The National Center for Spinal Disorders, an affiliate of the Buda Health Center, is the only hospital in Hungary covering virtually the entire diagnostic and treatment spectrum of all disorders of the spine.


Shorter Waiting List

The Waiting List for Spinal Surgery is Now Shorter

The yearly allotment of state financed surgical procedures at the National Center for Spinal Disorders has been increased.  Patients, who have been on our waiting list for several years, can now look forward to being called in for surgery within the next few months. 

According to Peter Paul Varga, MD, Director General of the National Center for Spinal Disorders, in an interview given to InfoRádió, the two-year waiting list will, for all effects and purposes, be eliminated in 2014.  The list will be replaced with a waiting list of six-months, the European standard level.


Dr. Varga stated that the government worked together with the National Health Insurance Fund Administration (OEP) to determine the capacity increase necessary for maintaining a six-month waiting list.  “Their determination will guarantee that our waiting list will no longer grow to such magnitude.  We were also specifically promised that OEP will continually monitor the waiting list and make adjustments, as necessary”, stated the Director.      

We also learned that of the 1800 surgical procedures performed each year most were acute or emergency cases.  With the 30 percent capacity increase, the 700 patients currently awaiting surgery will now all be treated by the end of the year and the new patients presenting for surgery in the meantime, will only have to wait six months. 


Suspension of outpatient and inpatient care in non-acute cases

Dear Visitor,

Amidst the current epidemiological situation and in line with the orders of the competent government bodies, the Buda Health Center (BEK Kft.) is suspending its outpatient and inpatient care in non-acute cases. This mainly pertains to the National Center for Spinal Disorders’ surgical care: as of today, the institute will only see patients in need of acute spinal treatment based on the referral of a general practitioner or a medical clinic specialist. We would like to ask our Patients not to make any further appointments as we will only keep this option open for referring doctors.      

As far as ongoing treatments are concerned, our dispatchers will continuously keep patients posted following the guidance of their respective doctors. Should you have any questions, we recommend contacting your doctor via email through the institute’s email address.      

This measure will change based on central orders upon the alleviation of the epidemic.      


Péter Pál Varga, M.D.
Founding Director