We perform surgery under general anesthesia using minimally invasive access and an operating microscope.

For cervical microdiscectomy, we implant titanium or polymer cervical disc implants and dynamic implants.

We perform decompression in degenerative disease of the spine, spinal canal stenosis, and lateral recess stenosis, using an minimally invasive methods.

We also perform microsurgical decompressions of the cervical stenosis and microsurgical decompression of central stenosis using the minimally invasive Over-The-Top method.

In our department we perform open and percutaneous spinal stabilizations of the thoracic and lumbar spine using the new generation of Aesculap implants.

These procedures are made for post-traumatic spinal instability (after fractures), degenerative instability and for spondylolisthesis.

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures.

We use a polymer cement injected to the vertebra bone cement which alleviates pain and secures the vertebra from further collapsing.

In our department we perform various of x-ray guided blockade procedures, e.g. medial branch block (MBB), perineural nerve block and sacroiliac joint block. These procedures are carried out under local anesthesia.


Vital Medic

46-200 Kluczbork
Skłodowskiej-Curie st. 21
Poland, opolskie

Contact to our patient service:

📱 +48 531 999 172
📱 +48 531 439 671
MON-FRI: 7:00 – 22:00




Paweł Respondek
📞 +48 531 999 172


Nicoletta Nicowska
📞 +48 531 439 671




Witold Libionka, MD PhD

specialist in neurosurgery and neurotraumatology

Connected with neurosurgery since 1998, when he started his scientific activity and then, remaining a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Health, individual studies at the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology of the Jagiellonian University Medical College. He continued his education at PhD studies at the Faculty of Medicine CMUJ in Krakow (2002-2006). During his specialisation in neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology of the Medical University of Krakow (2003-2010) he participated in numerous training courses to improve his professional qualifications (including Poland, USA, Germany, France). He completed a one-year research and clinical fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, USA.

Combining his professional and scientific work, he performs dozens of surgeries per month and participates in numerous research projects. He is the author or co-author of nearly a hundred publications and reports. His work on the mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation has been awarded at national and international conferences and has been published in Nature Medicine and Nature Neuroscience.

He is an international consultant, teacher and lecturer in functional neurosurgery and oncology using functional mapping. He has expert experience in deep brain stimulation, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, intrathecal pump-assisted baclofen treatment, and resection of glial brain tumors in the eloquent area performed with intraoperative awakening and electrophysiological monitoring of speech, movement, vision, hearing, and tactile functions (more than a thousand such procedures performed in total).

Bartosz Pańczyszak, Msc


Manager of the rehabilitation facility at Vital Medic Hospital.

Zdjęcie Mateusz Pawłowski

Mateusz Pawłowski, MD

specialist in neurosurgery

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Zabrze, Silesian Medical University in Katowice. Participant of doctoral studies at the Medical University of Wroclaw. Doctoral student at the Medical University of Wroclaw.

Specializes in neurooncology, spine and hydrocephalus surgery. He has improved his knowledge and skills during numerous national and international courses.

Zdjęcie Dariusz Szarek

Dariusz Szarek, MD PhD

specialist in neurochirurgy
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Wrocław, 2004
  • Graduate of postgraduate studies in biomaterials at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow 2005
  • Doctor of Medical Sciences since 2010
  • Specialist in neurosurgery since 2012

Completed his specialty training in 2006-2012 working in the Department of Neurosurgery at University Clinical Hospital in Wrocław and in the Department of Neurosurgery at T. Marciniak Specialist Hospital of Lower Silesia in Wrocław, where he has been working since 2013 as a deputy head.

Since completing his specialization training and starting to work as an independent neurosurgeon he has been focusing on the development of surgical techniques in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and advanced neoplasms of the nervous system.

In order to broaden his medical knowledge, in addition to continuing medical education courses, he constantly expands his skills by taking advantage of the knowledge of other neurosurgeons through internships in international centers:

  • University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
  • University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University Military Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
  • University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • University Hospital, Monpelier, France
  • Taishinkai Hospital, Sapporo, Japan

These placements included the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous hemangiomas, meningeal fistulas, and the performance of cerebral artery by-passes used for conditions such as moya-moya disease, “inoperable” cerebral aneurysms and tumors, and atherosclerosis of the cephalic arteries. In surgery for these conditions, he currently favors super-precise preparation based on the experience of Japanese neurosurgeons, where they use micro-tools designed by these doctors. He also advocates the use of neuromonitoring and intraoperative angiography to increase the effectiveness and reduce the risk of these operations.

The second area of development is surgical techniques to assist in brain tumor surgery. In these methods he focuses on the use of neuromonitoring, intraoperative awakenings, functional MR imaging and MR tractography.

Zdjęcie Monika Stomal-Słowińska

Monika Stomal-Słowińska, MD PhD

specialist in neurochirurgy

Monika Stomal-Slowinska, MD, graduated from the Silesian Medical Academy in Katowice in 1998. During her specialisation in neurosurgery she gained knowledge and improved her skills by participating in several trainings and courses abroad. Among others, she studied in Germany and Great Britain (London). In 2012, at the Medical University of Katowice, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences for her thesis in neurosurgery. In 2015 she defended her PhD thesis in neuropsychology at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. In the same year, she graduated with a degree in Aesthetic Medicine from the Medical College of Katowice, Poland, and a year later with a related degree in Anti-Aging Medicine from the International Center for Anti-Aging Medicine in Warsaw, a school under the auspices of the Society of Doctors of Aesthetic Dermatology (SLDE).

Monika Stomal-Slowinska, MD has many years of professional experience in the field of neurosurgery – she has been working in this field since her graduation.