The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


Szalontay, Tibor, MD


I have more than 30 years of specialist experience. I have learned to cooperate with my patients and, with trust, hard work and knowledge, I and my patients can restore their condition to how it was before the problem. We always choose wisely, meaning that we choose the safest and the best way of treating. We try to solve the problem with conservative medicine when it is possible; we consider the possibilities of surgery, if it is inevitable.

Professional experience

  • 1988 – 2019: Hungarian Army Medical Center
    • 1988 – 2016: Department of Trauma-orthopaedic and Hand Surgery
      • 1999 – 2016: Adjunct
      • 2004 – 2016: Senior doctor
    • 2008 – 2016: Department of Traumatology
      • Senior doctor (lieutenant colonel rank)
    • 2016 – 2019: Department of Traumatology, Hand Surgery
      • Deputy Head of Department (lieutenant colonel rank)
  • 1995: Israel
  • 1999: Finland
  • 2005 – 2014: NATO (7 times, 3-9 months)
    • Military and extremity surgeon
  • 2008 – : Buda Health Center
  • 2011: Germany

Education and qualifications

  • 1986: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1992: qualifying exam in general surgery
  • 1994: qualifying exam in traumatology surgery
  • 1998: qualifying exam in hand surgery
  • 2001: qualifying exam in plastic surgery

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Traumatology Society
  • Hungarian Society for the Surgery of the Hand
  • Hungarian Association of Rheumatologists
  • Hungarian Medical Chamber

Scientific activity

  • Presentations, publications
    • I gave 16 presentations as an author on traumatology, hand surgery and plastic surgery in congresses and courses.

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.