Patient Interview

"Dance again"

The professional ballet dancer from the Russian Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Marina Abdullaeva visited the Luisenhospital Aachen for treatment.

Why did you decide for a treatment in Germany?

The German health care has an excellent reputation and simply is one of the best in the world. I love my profession as a ballet dancer and yoga instructor and I intend to stay in this business for a long time, therefore I wanted a professional and high quality treatment. This refers not just to the medical care but also to the most modern techniques, like first-class implants. I prefer a long term treatment because a further surgery is already scheduled in a couple of years.

Why did you choose the Luisenhospital Aachen?

I took my time to choose the right clinic for me. In first contact, the Luisenhospital seemed very uncomplicated, professional and above all highly sophisticated to me. Apart from that, I heard nothing but good things from friends about the Luisenhospital, so I decided to go there. One of the most important aspects has been that I was able to go on rehabilitation right after my hip replacement surgery and stay in the same clinic.

Did the treatment and its outcome match your expectations?

Of course I was afraid of such a major treatment in a foreign country but I immediately felt very comfortable with the doctors, nurses and the entire staff. The surgery took place without any complications and seemed very professional to me. The communication in English has been excellent but also a Russian interpreter would have been available. It took me just a couple of days right after the surgery to be able to move again. That even exceeded my expectations!

Which is your most positive aspect?

The personal and individual care of the entire team made the most impression on me. I felt like a guest and very comfortable. The accommodations at the "Station Königin Luise" unit have been excellent. It is a very personal, familiar and purely first-class atmosphere. The whole staff supported me with travel preparations so everything went without any problems.

The professional ballett dancer of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Marina Abdullaeva decided for a treatment at the Luisenhospital Department of Trauma and Emergency Orthopaedic Care.