Sanja Čolić

Pain Management Clinic – Chronic Pain Management

My search for a chronic pain diagnosis took two years. The pain was unbearable and incurable because my diagnosis was unknown. I came to St. Catherine Hospital on the recommendation of a friend - initially at prof. Goran Mrak, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgery specialist, and then I continued the treatment with Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care. Doctor Marin Lozić doesn't give up on an unusual diagnosis and he will do everything he can to make your life easier. I am still on that healing journey with him. Step by step, it is getting easier for me and I hope that soon all the pain will become a part of my past. I want to thank Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D. from the bottom of my heart for everything. I will continue to travel 1.100 kilometers every 15 days to get his help and support. Also, I would like to praise the extremely kind and helpful staff of St. Catherine.

In the photo with Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care

Ivica Katić


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Every year I do an abdominal ultrasound, and when they discovered a gallstone, I didn't pay too much attention to it at first. After talking with a doctor at another health institution in Zagreb, I decided to have another consultation about this and that's how I came to Stefan Dimov, M.D., specialist in abdominal/digestive surgery. Doctor Dimov explained everything to me in detail: what is bile, what are my options, what can go wrong, the course of the operation itself, etc. After that conversation, I realized that I had nothing to wait for, but to solve it. I didn't hesitate much and immediately arranged the operation. Why did I choose to do the surgery in St. Catherine? The reasons are preoperative and postoperative. I assumed how it would all look like, but in the end, it turned out even better than I expected. The entire medical staff was more than friendly, they were always with me and asked if I needed anything, how I was feeling, told me to call them for every little thing I need... The surgical procedure passed perfectly. I had surgery on Friday morning, and I was already out on Saturday morning. With the advices of Stefan Dimov, M.D., the recovery is going great. Once again, I would like to thank everyone, all the medical staff, but I must especially praise the anesthesiologists who took care of me during the operation. Finally, my message to everyone is that health has no price, and that is why I sincerely recommend St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.

The patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy - laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery. The procedure was performed by Stefan Dimov, M.D., specialist in abdominal/digestive surgery.

Miroslav Barišić

Pain Management Clinic

„I have had pain in the lumbar segment of the spine for 12 years, so I decided to be treated at the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital. After a couple of examinations with Marjan Rožanković, M.D., Ph.D., Consultant Neurosurgeon, whose appointments I received very quickly, he recommended Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., and I am very grateful to him. Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D. helped me during the first examination and I felt much better and the pain decreased significantly. I am grateful to him that I no longer have such severe pain and that he has such an approach to the patient where he explains everything in detail. I have not had such an experience with other doctors. I have nothing but praise for the ambience of the hospital and the medical team.“

In the photo with Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care.

Ružica Lukanović


I am very satisfied with the overall service in St. Catherine, which is confirmed by the fact that every time I travel with a smile from Šibenik to Zagreb, where the Hospital is located. The medical staff is extremely kind, helpful and, most importantly, they will always greet you with a smile on their face, and that means a lot to me personally. I would especially like to praise Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care who is very simple and nice, but maximally professional in his work. Finally, I would like to emphasize the individual approach tailored to the specific needs of each patient, which all the employees of St. Catherine have to the patient. I had never experienced such treatment before, so I like this personalized approach the most. In St. Catherine patient really comes first!

In the photo with Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care

Marijana Čulin


Fistula Laser Surgery

I would like to praise and thank all the medical staff of St. Catherine Hospital, but mostly Ana Dimova, M.D., general surgery specialist and digestive surgery subspecialist who has been dealing with my problem which I have had since 2015. Namely, after a long hesitation and fear of the classic invasive surgery for rectovaginal fistula that occurs as a result of a more severe stage of Crohn's disease, surfing the Internet I came across the website of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital which treats fistulas with laser and stem cells. Both methods of treatment attracted me and gave me hope that I would finally, after 7 long years, get rid of the abscess. Big 'thank you' to the wonderful dr. Dimova who already at the first proctological examination freed me from the fear and trauma that has been lingering in me for 7 years. From personal experience, I can confirm that women postpone such examinations just because of discomfort and shame. I give a 5-Star rating to dr. Dimova, as well as to the entire Hospital where I have undergone fistula laser surgery and done the whole preoperative and post-operative process. The service is a world class, so much so that at one point I thought I was dreaming, because after comparing it to a month of treatment at another health institution, it feels like I live in two parallel worlds. I definitely recommend to everyone St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and wonderful dr. Ana Dimova.

The patient underwent fistula laser surgery. The procedure was performed by Ana Dimova, M.D., general surgery specialist and digestive surgery subspecialist.

Dr. Ubavka Dizdarević

After several months of searching for a clinic where I would operate a hip destroyed by arthrosis, I decided to go to St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and I did not regret it. Expertise, kindness, professional approach and an atmosphere in which full attention is given to patient really made my recovery easier and faster. Since I am a healthcare professional myself, I notice details that someone else might not and I am really thrilled because nothing is left to chance - from preoperative preparations to postoperative treatment, everything is checked to the smallest detail to ensure the best result. Thanks to the skills of Trpimir Vrdoljak, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and Ira Đevahira Husedžinović Kliškinjić, M.D., specialist in anesthesiology, reanimatology and intensive care treatment, subspecialist in intensive care treatment, hip replacement surgery with anterior approach allowed me to walk with one crutch after 4-5 days. The wonderful physiotherapist Ivana helped me to walk around the house without crutches after 4-5 treatments wit her. I am also grateful to her for always having a complete, competent and encouraging answer to every one of my questions, and there were many. I warmly recommend everyone who has this or similar problems to contact St. Catherine Specialty Hospital. By chance, I had the opportunity for surgery in one of the best New York hospitals and I responsibly claim that St. Catherine Specialty Hospital is in that rank. Moreover, kindness and communication with the patient is much more pleasant and humane.

In the photo with Ivana Glavač, bacc. physioth.

Kosta Minovski


I am very satisfied with the service in St. Catherine Specialty Hospital. The approach of the medical staff, the professionalism and expertise of Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care and Marjan Rožanković, M.D., Ph.D., consultant neurosurgeon, as well as the complete service – everything is at a very high level. That is why I always return to St. Catherine Hospital regarding my health problems. Sincere recommendations to all.

In the photo with Marin Lozić, M.D., Ph.D., specialist of anesthesiology and subspecialist of intensive care

Obitelj/family Abdulkerimov

I would like to thank our surgeon Dr. Darko Antičević for an amazingly done job, and to the anesthesiologist who was present all through the surgery.
Thank you to all the doctors of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, and the entire medical staff for their professional and dedicated work. We would also like to thank Natalija Zalović, our interpreter for being an outstanding human and giving us support during those trying times, for being available to us at all times and for translating everything for us. We are very satisfied with everything.
Once again, thank you! May God bless you all!

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