Because of temperate climate and extraordinary pleasant environment Zlatibor has been known as a mountain suitable for rest, recovery and medical treatment for a long time. Today Zlatibor has experts and equipment that make it suitable for offering services in health tourism. The leading institution is the Special Hospital “Zlatibor”, but also most hotels offer various services that can contribute to improving general health of guests.
The Special Hospital for thyroid gland disease and metabolism is a modern institution that posesses all necessary diagnostics unique in this region. Nuclear laboratory with RIA laboratory enables thyroid gland pathology diagnosis to be done quickly and effective according to contemporary standards. In nuclear medicine services the following functional, morphological and hemodynamic researches can be done: nuclear endocrinology, bones and joints scyntigraphy and salivary glands scyntigraphy. As for the therapy, nuclear medicine radical treatment of hyperthyrosis with radioactive iodine is being carried out.
Within this special hospital there is also laboratory for osteodezimetry (determining the value of bones density with the help of DHA apparatus Explorer-hologic) and cardiopulmunar diagnostic services (diagnosis of coronary disease and defining conditional functional ability of athletes).
Laboratory within the reception services can check blood picture. Department for physical medicine and rehabilitation disposes of all necessary apparatuses for electrotherapy, electro-diagnostic and use of thermal, hydro and kinetic therapy procedures.
In this institution consultant medical checkups by professors from Belgrade Medical School can be preformed: endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, physiatrists, gastroenterologists and cardiologists.
Special Hospital “Čigota” offers several kinds of health-recreational programmes: wellness programme and Čigota programme. Within the first one there are manager (antistress) programme, anti-cellulite and thyroid gland programme.
Programme Čigota is a dietetic recreative programme that makes people get rid of surplus weight by well balanced diet-plans and physical activities. This programme creates group positive atmosphere and gives information about importance of correct nutrition and recreation. It includes complete antrophometric measurement, biochemical diagnostics, low-caloric diet (1200-1500 kcal/day), organized physical activities (walks, exercises, and swimming), education, instructions and advices for correct nutrition.
In the Special hospital for thyroid gland disease and metabolism Zlatibor Čigota there is also Relax centre with a swimming pool, sauna, a steam bath, solarium, hydro-massage and others.