Erika, I was reading few articles and policies on internet and from my understanding it is as following (in short):
You will ask your GP for a visit of a specialist (e.g. angiologist) anywhere in Slovakia.
1. Doctor-specialist must fill the proposal in Slovak language where he states e.g. that it cannot be diagnosed and performed in Slovakia, reasons, address of the clinic in Poland, etc. and pass it to the director of the hospital.
a) confirmation from the clinic in Poland that they will accept form E112SK, which means that a polish partner insurance company of your insurance company will pay for the procedure.
b) health documentation for the insurance company doctor who will be approving it
c) approx. costs calculation
d) your approval
2. The hospital will then file it at your local insurance office.
3. When the proposal is approved (must be in 14 days) you should get the E112 which enables you to have the surgery in EU.
At what point are you having problems? I think that prof. Stvrtinova should not have any problems with the proposal. I did`t find anything regarding the specialist being from your region. Or maybe the problem is that the clinic where prof. Stvrtinova works isn`t a hospital just a private clinic? Or that they still think that it can be diagnosed and performed in Slovakia and therefore they are afraid to fill it? Because maybe the problem is that it is common to perform ballooning or stenting in arteries in many hospitals in Slovakia. It was just never done in jugular veins, but in fact it is possible to be performed here...hmm, complicated