After years of campaigning by Solidarity, Poland finally regained its freedom in 1989, and an ever increasing pace of change throughout the nineties has resulted in a transformed economy - and a growing tourist industry too.
The reforms and investment programmes still continue today and have led to major improvements to the general infrastructure - including healthcare.
Operations Abroad has sought out the very best, giving patients from the UK access to some of the most advanced medical technology and highly qualified teams, working to internationally recognised standards. New luxury hotels have been built in key locations, many as part of international hotel chains - and new shops, restaurants and tourist facilities have given visitor numbers a real boost.
This clinic is the most renowned and amongst the first private clinics in Poland to specialize in orthopaedics, sport traumatology and spine surgery.
The internationally recognised Hearing hospital is one of the foremost centres of its kind located in a specialised, purpose-built centre in the capital Warsaw.
This leading private specialist hospital was established in 2005 by a team of orthopaedic surgeons with the objective of providing patients with high quality medical and nursing staff using the latest technologies.