Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D.
Željko Jeleč, Ph.D., M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty, arthroscopic knee surgery as well as surgical and conservative treatment of many diseases in the field of general orthopedics. He graduated at the School of Medicine University of Zagreb in 1999. and finished his residency in orthopedics in 2008. at the Department for Orthopedic Surgery University Hospital Centre Zagreb. During residency program he completed a Postgraduate study in orthopedic surgery as well as the Scientific postgraduate study in Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, where he defended his Master of Science Thesis on the topic “Changing the ratio of respiratory gases in children and adolescents”. In addition to the Department for Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb he conducted a part of his residency program at the Department of Traumatology Zagreb and the Department of Vascular Surgery University Hospital Merkur. After completing his residency he worked at the Department of Orthopedics at the General Hospital “Dr. Ivo Pedišić” in Sisak where he served as Head of the Department from July 2012 until the end of 2015. In the period 2012 – 2016 he was a Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the General Hospital “Dr. Ivo Pedišić”, Sisak. In 2011 he defended his Doctoral Thesis entitled “The effect of flavonoids on osteoporosis caused by retinoic acid in rats” at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb.
In April 2016 he joined the team of experts of Specialty Hospital St. Catherine. During his work he regularly attended various seminars and courses from the fields of arthroplasty and arthroscopic surgery (2008 EFORT Travelling Fellowship – Lithuania, 2010 Shoulder Instructional Course Zagreb Croatia, 2010 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course Zagreb - Croatia, 2011 International Course of Arthroscopic Techniques Ljubljana - Slovenia, 2013 Arthroscopy Course - Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Rijeka - Croatia, 2015 Cadaver Knee Surgery Course Pleven - Bulgaria, 2016 Difficult Primary and Revision TKA Stolzalpe - Austria). He is an author of several professional and scientific papers and the author or coauthor of numerous congress (oral or poster) presentations. During several seasons he was licensed by the Croatian Football Federation as the physician FC Croatia Sesvete (1st and 2nd Croatian Football League). In November 2016 he was elected as an assistant at the Department of Biomedical Science, University North.
His field of interests are arthroplasty, arthroscopy, sports traumatology and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. He is a member of the Croatian Orthopedic Society, Croatian Association of Orthopedics and Traumatologists, Croatian Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, Croatian Medical Chamber and the Croatian Medical Association. Since 2012 he is a member of the Management Board of Croatian Orthopedic Society.
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I came to St. Catherine Specialty Hospital on the recommendation of my football club HSK Zrinjski Mostar. Everybody were very kind and I really don't have a single complaint agains...
„I came to St. Catherine Specialty Hospital on the recommendation of a work colleague and I didn 't regret. Everything is for 10. Everyone is at disposal and all the time available...
I would sincerely like to thank to the entire medical staff of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, from the extremely kind nurse Tereza, with whom I arranged the operation, through m...
"After a good experience with my wife's knee surgery in St. Catherine, I decided to my surgery here. I don't regret it at all, because the service was at a high professional level...
St. Catherine Specialty Hospital is known as one of the best health care institutions in Croatia. My experience so far with medical staff, physicians and service provided confirms...
I came to St. Catherine Specialty Hospital on the recommendation of my football club HSK Zrinjski Mostar. Everybody were very kind and I really don't have a single complaint against anyone or anything. I noticed big dedication from all employees, which made my stay even more pleasant. From the examinations to the surgery, everything went smoothly. Everyone is very friendly and professional. Dr. Jeleč is very approachable and he had no problem repeating and explaining everything to me. "
The patient underwent two procedures under the same anesthesia - arthroscopic toilet of the ankle and open stabilization of the peroneal tendons, performede by Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon.
„I came to St. Catherine Specialty Hospital on the recommendation of a work colleague and I didn 't regret. Everything is for 10. Everyone is at disposal and all the time available. The staff is cheerful. This place feels like home. Dr. Jeleč introduced me to the whole process and from the very beginning I was informed about everything. As we agreed-that's how it was."
The patient underwent total endoprosthesis of the left hip, performede by Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon.
I would sincerely like to thank to the entire medical staff of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, from the extremely kind nurse Tereza, with whom I arranged the operation, through my doctor, excellent operator Željko Jeleč, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon, who explained everything to me in detail and made the operation a success, right up to the head nurse of the department, Jasminka, who especially encouraged me before the surgery itself and dispelled all my fears with her answers to my questions. I would also like to thank to prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D., who by coming to visit, without removing the smile from his face, made my stay here more plasant and additionally contributed to a positive experience with this hospital. I really have just the words of praise for the entire team of St. Catherine, they did a great job together. I came to St. Catherine Specialty Hospital on the recommendation, and now I will definitely be the one who will recommend everyone else with the same or similar problems to contact this world-class hospital without any doubt or fear.
The patient underwent partial knee replacement. The procedure was performed by Željko Jeleč, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon.
In the photo with the head nurse of the department Jasminka Stanić.
"After a good experience with my wife's knee surgery in St. Catherine, I decided to my surgery here. I don't regret it at all, because the service was at a high professional level - from the first examination to the discharge from the Hospital. I would really like to praise access of dr. Jeleč. Every day after the operation he visited (at least 2 times) and had a short chat with me, which was very encouraging and helpful for me. The entire team took very good care of me, especially right after the surgery. "
The patient underwent Total hip replacement. The procedure was performed by Željko Jeleč, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon.
In the photo with nurse Gabriela Čagalj.
St. Catherine Specialty Hospital is known as one of the best health care institutions in Croatia. My experience so far with medical staff, physicians and service provided confirms this. I first came to the Hospital in May last year because of a problem with my right knee (pain, difficulty walking). After MRI and the first diagnosis made by prof. Igor Borić, M.D., Ph.D., Radiologist and Hospital Director, I got in touch with Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Jeleč explained the details of the surgical procedure and the course of recovery to me in a professional and simple way. I would like to point out that dr. Jeleč is very attentive and professional, and he made the whole process in the period before and after that operation much easier with his calmness and humanity.
Knee surgery (anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and partial knee replacement) was performed in January. Thanks to the extremely friendly, approachable and professional medical staff (nurses and doctors) the five-day stay in the Hospital was very pleasant, which I consider extremely important because they made my fear and anxiety disappear quickly.
I started physical therapy and rehabilitation seven days after surgery with Jelena Kelemen, bacc. physioth. Jelena is attentive, calm, patient and professional, and she helped me a lot to start walking without crutches very soon, to return to my daily activities and to recover towards the desired goal. I would also like to praise other physiotherapists, especially Ivana Glavač, bacc. physioth. with whom I was doing physical therapy for a while.
BIG 'THANK YOU' to the medical staff of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital for everything provided!
The patient underwent the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and partial knee replacement, whereby these two, otherwise standardly separate procedures, were performed for the first time in St. Catherine during the same operation. The surgery was performed by Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon.
I want to thank the entire team of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, especially Damir Hudetz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopedics to whom I came for the first examination on the recommendation of my friend and to Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon who ultimately did the surgery and successfully "fixed" what wasn't possbile to fix in the previous health institution. I am also very pleased with nurse Tereza-Fandya Younis Labaš with whom the communication is excellent, but also with all other medical staff – they are very kind and maximally professional. St. Catherine Hospital really has a valubale top team of experts. Sincere recommendations to all.
The patient underwent surgery for complete replacement of the previously built-in hip prosthesis, the so-called revision total hip endoprosthesis surgery (RETEP). The surgery was performed by Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon.
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