Self-funded health services

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a very important branch of rehabilitation medicine, and it is also increasingly emerging as a preventive measure. Our programme offers services for both rehabilitation and prevention. The essence of our programmes is an individual approach, on the basis of which we design an appropriate physiotherapy programme.

We recommend that the therapy at the Rimske Terme spa lasts from 14 to 21 days with a one-day break every six days of therapy (balneopause), and you will feel the benefitial and healing effects after just a few days of therapy.

Physiatric clinic

Present physicians (morning hours):

Prim. Prof. dr. Zmago Turk
Physiatrist, Rheumatologist, Forensic Medical Expert

dr. Ana Golež dr. med.
Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine

dr. Matic Ivanovski dr. med.
Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine

An examination must be booked in advance.

Specialist clinics - participating doctors

Jakob Merkač, dr.med.

In 2009 he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. He passed the specialist exam in orthopedics in July 2016 at the Orthopedic Clinic in Ljubljana. Since 2017, he has been employed at Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital in the Department of Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries. He specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the shoulder, knee, and ankle joints. He works more intensively with sports injuries of the knees, reconstructions of the knee ligaments, stabilization of the patella, treatment of cartilage and osteotomies. He regularly expands his knowledge at congresses at home and abroad.

mag. Nikša Hero, dr.med., specialist orthopedist

In 1980 he graduated from Medical Faculty in Rijeka. In 1989 he passes the specialist exam in orthopedics in Ljubljana, and in 1999 he received his master’s degree in postgraduate studies in Zagreb in the field of surgical treatment of scoliosis. He is a regular participant in Eurospine professional meetings and a lecturer at the Experts Spine Meeting. In 2014, he was elected president of the Vertebrological Association of Slovenia, an organization that unites all physicians involved in the reatment of spine.

He has been employed at the Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital since 1983, and since 2008 he has been the head of the pavilion for spinal surgery and pediatric otrhopedics.

dr. Samo-Karel Fokter, dr.med., specialist orthopedist

In 1985 he graduated from the Medical Faculty in Ljubljana, and in 1992 he completed a specialization in orthopedic surgery. In 2000 he received his master’s degree from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, and in 2006 his doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. As an associate professor at the Medical Faculty of the Univeristy of Maribor, he received additional education in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and France. He is the president of the Expert Council for Orthopedics of the Slovenian Medical Association.

He is employed at the Univeristy Clinical Centre Maribor. He focuses mainly on the surgical treatment of spinal diseases, and also has extensive experience in dealing with complex problems with the hips, knees, feet, and shoulders.

mag. Igor Tekavčič, dr.med., specialist neurosurgeon

In 1973 he graduated from the Medical Faculty in Ljubljana. He has been a specialist neurosurgeon since 1980. He also went to trainings abroad, in London, Stockholm, and Detroit. He also worked in Kuwait between 1984 and 1989 as a consultant in the field of neurosurgery.

He is employed at the Univeristy Medical Centre in Ljubljana. He is specialized in spine.

Benjamin Marjanovič, dr.med., specialist orthopedist

In 2008 he graduated from the Medical Faculty in Trieste. Then he continued his intensive training at congresses and courses at home and abroad. In 2015, he became a specialist in orthopedic surgery. He has been employed at Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital all the time, and now he is there at the Department of Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries.

He is specialized in shoulder orthopedic surgery.

Anže Mihelič, dr.med., specialist orthopedist

In 2008 he graduated from the Medical Faculty in Ljubljana. Specialist in orthopedic surgery since 2015, employed at the Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital in the Department of Bone Infections and Prosthetics.

He is specialized for knee, hip, shoulder prosthetics and the treatment of bone and artificial implant infections.

dr. Matevž Topolovec, dr. med., specialist in orthopedic surgery

In 2008 he graduated from the Medical Faculty in Ljubljana. In 2010, he was educated in the United States (University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics). In 2014, he obtained the title of Doctor of Science in the field of Biomedicine. He was also on a short exchange in Sweden (Karolinska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska University Hospital). In 2016, he passed the specialist exam with distinction.

Now, he is a full-time employee in the Spine Surgery Department at Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital. He specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment of spinal problems.

doc. dr. Robi Kelc, dr. med, specialist in orthopedic surgery

Head of many medical services of sports expeditions under the auspices of the Olympic Committee and the Football Association of Slovenia. He was educated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He is intensively involved in research on the issue of muscle injuries, about which he has lectured at important conferences in New York, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Amsterdam, etc. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and shoulder and knee joints.

He is employed at the Institute of Sports Medicine Maribor.

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Contact

Valetuda Medical Centre

Phone: +386 3 574 20 00
E-mail: info@rimske-terme.si

Opening hours

  • MON-FRI9:00 - 16:00
  • SAT, HOLIDAYS9:00 - 14:00
  • SUNCLOSED