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SBK Surgery in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing SBK Surgery.

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Chiron Hospital Group, a specialist in high complexity medicine and pioneered the introduction of new technologies in all fields of medicine, offers Ophthalmology Units formed by professionals of great prestige.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

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Prof. Egon Georg Weidle

Medical Director of the Opthalmology Clinic

Dr. Eckart Apfelstedt-sylla

Squint Treatment, Eyelid and Lacrimal Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology, Electrophysiology

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Yunus Emre Hospital

A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.

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About SBK Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is SBK Surgery?
SBK surgery, or Sub-Bowmans Keratomileusis, is a type of LASIK surgery (refractive eye surgery) to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. SBK surgery is LASIK surgery done using an extremely thin flap on the cornea.

How is SBK Surgery carried out?

  • The surgeon uses a laser to create a flap on the cornea and opens it to reshape the corneal tissue below in order to improve vision.
  • The surgeon closes the flap, which heals on its own.

What is the difference between SBK Surgery and LASIK?
The main difference between SBK surgery and LASIK surgery is SBK surgery creates an even thinner flap on the cornea than LASIK surgery. SBK surgery flaps are around 110 microns thick compared with 120 to 160 microns for LASIK. SBK surgery is better for people with thin corneas. SBK surgery affects fewer strong corneal fibers and thus may reduce the risk of corneal ectasia.
SBK surgery is also associated with a lower risk of developing dry eyes.

What are the chances of success with SBK Surgery?
According to results of a study carried out by Drs. Slade and Durrie, published on Refractive Surgery News, 100% of eyes treated with SBK surgery had 20/40 vision or better the day after surgery. One month after surgery, 90 percent of eyes had 20/20 vision.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The SBK procedure takes under 1 hour to complete.

Days admitted : None – SBK is carried out on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia.

Recovery : - The vision may be foggy or blurry immediately after the surgery.
- Most people can return to work the day after SBK surgery.
- Vision after SBK clears fully in 1 or 2 months following the procedure.

Risks : SBK surgery is associated with similar risks to LASIK eye surgery.

Risks include:

- There is a greater chance of hazing or scarring with SBK surgery than LASIK surgery.
- There is less chance of dry eyes with SBK surgery.
- Over-correction or under-correction of vision.
- Infection.

After care : - Take prescribed antibiotic and medicated eye drops for a few weeks following SBK surgery.
- Protect the eyes from excessive glare with dark shields.
- Avoid sport or strenuous activity for a week following SBK surgery.
- Some patients need to wear eye patches at night to lessen the chances of infection.
- Refrain from rubbing your eyes following the SBK surgery procedure.

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