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Get your surgery for free by claiming a refund from your local health board. The clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the systems of one of the EU countries and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times.
The clinic is equipped with modern diagnostic and surgical facilities, all analogous to those in Western European clinics. You will be looked after by professional English speaking staff. The wards are fully furnished and equipped with TV, WC and air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi is available while staying in the clinic.
Our clinic is one of the biggest surgical centres in the Baltic region. We work with patients from various countries, among which Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
Despite the size of the clinic we provide our patients with personal care and assistance. The majority of big public hospitals due to high volume of patients do not have enough resources and medical personnel to pay personal attention to each patient. Whereas we are fully focused on providing exceptional care and undivided attention for our patients.
The patients are provided postoperative care at the clinic without any additional fees. Your hospital stay may take up to 4 days. The surgeon only discharges our patients when they are in a good health state and ready to leave. This is contrary to the majority of clinics that tend to discharge patients one day after the surgery or even on surgery day.
Our clinic is flexible date-wise and can usually arrange your surgery on the date convenient for you.
Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including customer service desk, nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
Our clinic is the only clinic in Europe that offers customer service in 8 languages, among which English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, and Lithuanian.
2-3 hour regular flights operate from all main airports in the UK & Ireland. Lithuania is closer than you thought. You can find the list of direct flights here. Please note that airlines constantly add new flights and new destinations, therefore feel free to contact us if you need help choosing the flight that suits you best.
Our clinic operates strictly according to international standards. Therefore, contrary to most of the commercially oriented clinics in the region, we advise patients with lower BMI of non-surgical procedures. Dr Maleckas approves patients after a thorough evaluation of each case.
Lithuania has been a part of the EU and NATO since 2004. Lithuania has one of the fastest growing economies in the whole region and the second fastest internet speed in the world. Lithuanian medical schools have trained many medical professionals who are highly appreciated and employed by many foreign hospitals, among which hospitals in the UK.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive disorder that affects about 40% of the adult population. It is often described as “acid reflux” or “ heartburn”. Typical reflux symptoms include acid regurgitation, pain in the chest, difficulty swallowing, constant feeling of fullness, and bloating. Other gastric reflux signs are chronic cough, wheezing, and sore throat. There are certain risk factors, like obesity, alcohol use, and tobacco use, that increase the risk of GERD.
Gastric reflux disease can be improved with lifestyle changes, such as avoiding late-night meals, promoting weight loss, ceasing chronic use of tobacco and alcohol, as well as limiting consumption of reflux-causing foods (e.g. fast-food, sweets). However, if non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful, patients are recommended surgical treatment.
The main cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease is abnormal gastroesophageal sphincter function. A gastroesophageal sphincter is located between the esophagus and the stomach. It should be tightly squeezed between meals and loosen only to allow food into the stomach. In gastroesophageal reflux disease, the sphincter fails to close completely, so the stomach content can flow back up into the esophagus at any time. Returning gastric juices burn the sensitive lining of the esophagus, causing unpleasant symptoms, like heartburn, sore throat, and an acidic taste in the mouth. Some people have hereditary weak sphincters, and for others, gastric reflux disease flares up after eating spicy or fatty foods, smoking, and drinking alcohol.
Surgical fundoplication is performed by taking an upper part of the stomach and wrapping it 360 degrees around the lower esophagus. The mechanism of relief is based on stomach muscle contraction that closes the esophagus and prevents gastric reflux with minimal side effects.
Best candidates for fundoplication are those with Barrett’s esophagus, esophagitis, or hiatal hernia (part of a stomach bulging into the chest). Some people, for example, those with morbid obesity (Body Mass Index >40) may not be eligible for anti-reflux surgery.
Surgical fundoplication is a minimally invasive surgery. It is performed laparoscopically under general anaesthesia and takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. A surgeon uses a narrow tube-like camera as well as other operating instruments and inserts them into the abdomen through a few tiny incisions. The laparoscopic approach ensures shorter operating time, faster recovery, less scarring, and a lower post-operative wound infection risk. After gaining access to the operative site, the surgeon uses laparoscopic instruments to carefully wrap the uppermost part of the stomach and attach it around the esophagus.
After laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, patients spend 1-2 days in the hospital for close monitoring. Some patients may feel sore and have moderate pain in the abdomen. Any discomfort is controlled with painkillers so that the patients can rest properly. Some patients can find it difficult to swallow, have mild stomach cramps and feel bloated for up to 6 weeks post-surgery. Post-operative symptoms usually disappear within 2 to 3 months.
About 95% of people have excellent surgical outcomes and more than 50% continue to live without medications for acid reflux. Studies have shown that symptom improvement continues long-term. Even though the success rate is high, reflux symptoms can recur in 10 to 30% of patients. Some patients, however, may need a repeat procedure in 8 to 10 years. Other postoperative complications include bloating, difficulty swallowing, and diarrhea.
We will advise you on travel arrangements including flights to and from Lithuania. We will take care of airport pick up and drop off and arrange a pleasant stay in a comfortable hotel at a convenient location. We will be there for you 24/7 if needed.
*Please note that each case is individual and the results may vary.