Top healthcare operator bought the only Romanian hospital specialized in metabolic surgery

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Regina Maria, one of the largest private health care network in Romania, bought Ponderas hospital, the only hospital specialized in metabolic and bariatric surgery, according to a press release. The transaction is pending, waiting for the Competition Council approval – a standard procedure which will take place over the coming months.

Delta Health Care SRL, the company operating Ponderas hospital, is controlled by the surgeon Catalin Copaescu, with a shareholding of over 84 percent.

Hospital Ponderas ended 2014 with net turnover of RON 46.45 million, 49.68 percent higher than in 2013. Ponderas had in 2015 a turnover exceeding RON 71 million (EUR 16.1 million), with over 54 percent higher than in 2014.

Ponderas has a capacity of 141 beds, 8 operating rooms and over 25 examination rooms for all ambulatory medical specialties and is equipped with high technology that helps specialists diagnose the patient (MRI, CT, ultrasound and RX), eight operating rooms fully equipped with 2D and 3D laparoscopic surgery equipment, video- assisted anesthesia, two endoscopy/colonoscopies rooms.

At Ponderas, laparoscopic surgery is used in more than 98 percent of the cases that require surgery due to its benefits towards the patients. Currently, Ponderas is the only Center of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery with a double accreditation from Eastern Europe – European and American.

Regina Maria, the leading premium integrated private healthcare services operator, has over 3,000 full-time employees and collaborators, and 22 own locations in Bucharest and nationwide. The company offers medical services of the highest quality through an extensive network of facilities across the country serving over 1.2 million retail patients. In addition, it has a portfolio of approximately 300,000 corporate subscriptions. In figures, Regina Maria represents: 22 own locations, 4 hospitals, 2 maternity clinics, 5 medical campuses, 5 imaging centers, 11 accredited medical laboratories, a Central Stem Cells Bank and over 180 partner clinics throughout the country.

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