Banded Gastric Bypass Abroad: Lithuania

Price in GBP
Price in EUR

Gastric bypass packages in our clinic:

  • Regular price – 5.450 £
  • UK dietitian package – 5.790 £

Gastric bypass variations in our clinic (regular price):

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Regular price:

  • consultation with the surgeon and anaesthesiologist
  • all the necessary health tests before and after the surgery
  • bariatric surgery
  • anaesthesia
  • hospital stay (1-3 days) with 24 hours medical care
  • 24/7 personal assistance during your stay
  • transfers to / from the airport, hotel and clinic
  • diet instructions after bariatric surgery
  • 10% discount for plastic surgery later (if needed)
  • FREE dietician follow-up for 5 years (regular, not UK based)
UK dietitian package includes everything as the regular price plus:

Please note that the price of the surgery itself is provisional and may be accurately assessed only after the evaluation of each individual case.

The default currency at our clinic is EUR, so if you were looking at prices in GBP it may vary depending on GBP / EUR exchange rate at the moment of payment.

Things to consider when choosing a clinic and surgeon abroad:

  • Is it a World-class surgeon with similar experience to ours (700 bariatric surgeries per year) ?
  • Is bariatric staff available? We are one of the few clinics that has a specially trained bariatric nursing staff.
  • Experience with bariatric anaesthesia? Anaesthesia of overweight patients requires skill and specialised experience, and our anesthesiologists have been specialising in bariatrics for over 15 years.
  • What is the quality of the dietitian follow-up services? We offer a 5 year follow-up with a specialised UK-based bariatric dietitian.
  • Is it a multidisciplinary private hospital? Nordbariatric is a private clinic with modern facilities and exceptional care.
  • Overall knowledge in the field? We have designed a unique bariatric mobile app. Our surgeon is the co-author of more than 40 scientific articles.
Testimonials
Sue, UK
Sue, UK
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This hospital and staff have got the whole package from collection at the airport to consultations so very friendly and professional you are put at ease from the moment you arrive. The only regret I have I wish I had done this years ago. You are up and about so quickly the staff are magnificent I felt so cared for, I now think back and wondered why I was so worried about doing this. I would highly recommend this to anyone overweight.
Lynn, UK
Lynn, UK
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I'm so pleased I went with Nordbariatric Clinic. They are such a professional, friendly & caring team. From correspondence with emails, being picked me up from the airport, taking me for tests, to my hotel & back to the airport. The hospital stay was amazing, the communication was fantastic & I had nothing to worry about. I was well looked after & they couldn't do enough for your recovery & comfort. Thank you to all the staff at Nordbariatric Clinic you are a remarkable team.
Jayne, Scotland
Jayne, Scotland
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Do not hesitate, you will be looked after from the moment you arrive at the airport. The clinic and the team are wonderful, especially Ausra and Santa, they are angels. The Professor is wonderful and will answer all your questions and put you at ease. In terms of value for money this is the top. I was worried about the quality of service by going abroad but I can honestly say I believe I have had better treatment at Nordbariatric than I would ever have got in UK.
Zoe, UK
Zoe, UK
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From the outset I was filled with confidence by the professionalism and efficiency of all the staff from Aurelija my customer service repesentative, to the other reps - Irina and Simona, the medical professionals - Dr Maleckas, the surgeon and the nurses (special mention for Ausra) who cared for me. Never been looked after better and the whole experience in Lithuania was life altering. Would I recommend them? 100%, they are fantastic and if I need further surgery in future I wouldn't hesitate to come back.
Vanessa, Spain
Vanessa, Spain
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Excellent care of each and every one of those who are part of the team! Thank you all...Doctor Maleckas, a true expert! All of the nurses great, they treat you superrr well! Thank you all!!!! And Daiva!!! You are fantastic!!! Thank you very much for everything! And I hope to see you again soon!!! A big kiss!!!
Christine, Norway
Christine, Norway
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A great clinic with a really friendly staff. They take good care of you and make you feel safe during your stay 🙂 All the uncertainty I had before I travelled, disappeared when I first met them.
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Our patient Paul was interviewed by the largest UK broadcaster BBC One on Nolan Live show 1 month and 1 year after the surgery. He chose to travel to our clinic from Nothern Ireland to undergo bariatric surgery with Professor Maleckas. He has lost 8 stone (~50 kg). Watch interview here.

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One of the most experienced private bariatric clinic teams in Europe. More than 6.000 bariatric surgeries were performed by our surgeon to this date. A figure that no surgeon or clinic in a region can match.

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The only clinic in Europe with a specially designed bariatric mobile app for patients after weight loss surgeries. Available in 6 languages on iOS as well as Android devices.

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Refund from NHS & HSE

The clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund from NHS & HSE for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the UK and Irish systems and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times. 

World-class surgeon

• Our surgeon Almantas Maleckas is a doctor of medical science
• UK General Medical Council (GMC) certified
• He performed over 6.000 bariatric operations
• A pioneer in laparoscopic surgery in the region
• More than 15 years working experience in Sweden, Gothenburg University hospital
• Works both in Lithuania and Sweden, speaks fluent English and Swedish
• London School of Economics graduate

5-year follow up with UK-based dietitian

Follow-up after the surgery is essential. Nutrition is the most important aspect of follow-up to safely maximize weight loss and prevent weight gain. Therefore, we offer 5-year follow-up with the surgeon and UK based dietician. Deborah is a Registered dietitian and Nutrition Consultant with over 25 years of experience. Read more about her here.

Special bariatric app for your mobile phone

We proudly present the product of our clinicBariatric IQ mobile app, the first comprehensive and easy-to-use app specially designed to address all issues bariatric patients face before and after surgery. It is currently available in 6 languages, has a massive product database, recommendations, motivations, community and many other features. Read more

What sets us apart from other clinics?
Dr Almantas Maleckas has performed more than 6.000 bariatric surgeries. He is fluent in four languages, among which English and Swedish. The surgeon has been regularly working in Sweden for almost 15 years. Dr Maleckas is a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery in Eastern Europe and has trained many other bariatric surgeons in the region. Read more about the surgeon here.

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.

During your entire stay in Lithuania you will receive personal care as well as transport to and from the clinic, hotel, and airport. You will not have to worry about a thing. You will be assisted from the moment your plane lands in Vilnius or Kaunas airport till your departure.

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.

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COVID-19 situation in Lithuania

Lithuania has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 cases in Europe. Its rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100.000 residents in the last 14 days is more than 10 times lower than UK. You can read the latest COVID-19 updates here.

What is banded gastric bypass? How is the surgery performed?

Even though gastric bypass is widely known as the gold standard procedure for quickly treating morbid obesity, insufficient weight loss and even long-term weight regain have been observed in a relatively large number of post-operative patients worldwide. While the cause of inadequate weight loss and weight regain depends on a number of factors, an increase in the gastric reservoir size due to dilatation of the pouch is frequently suggested as one of the main reasons. Either a dilated pouch or a dilated pouch outlet can lead to poor restriction, lack of satiety, and consequently, regain of weight. In order to prevent that, a variation of the gastric bypass surgery was introduced: the banded gastric bypass.

Banded gastric bypass is an advanced gastric bypass characterised by placing a band around a surgically created small (≤30.0 ml) upper gastric pouch. The band enhances restrictive mechanisms, preventing long-term weight regain and eventual revision surgery. Banded gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically through small incisions that are created for the abdominal cavity to be accessed. A single camera port and a couple of operating ports are placed to serve as passageways for specially designed surgical instruments that are used to manipulate the intra abdominal contents. Therefore, the laparoscopic banded gastric bypass surgery is also found to be very safe, with a similar complication rate between banded and nonbanded surgery, and a low incidence of band-related problems.

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When would one require a banded gastric bypass?

In general, an eligible candidate for a weight-loss surgery is someone with body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher.

The candidacy of patients with BMI lower than 35 can also be considered if life-threatening comorbidities, such as cardiopulmonary problems or severe diabetes mellitus etc., are present.

However, as with all bariatric procedures, banded gastric bypass should not be the first choice solution when coping with obesity. An ideal candidate for banded gastric bypass should have a history of failed attempts to lose weight conservatively and be willing to make dietary and lifestyle changes in order to maintain sustained weight loss after the procedure.

Nonetheless, banded gastric bypass is especially beneficial to those who are at a higher risk of long-term weight regain due to imbalanced caloric intake. Patients who have difficulties with adhering to a strict nutritional and exercise regimen, or have already unsuccessfully tried to acquire new coping skills to decrease reliance on food for addressing emotional needs should consider choosing banded gastric bypass, as the band mechanically limits the amount of food that may be comfortably eaten.

When gastric bypass is formed and no band is placed around it, the gastric pouch may easily enlarge from constant overeating and revision surgery may become necessary for adequate weight loss to be maintained. However, every surgical intervention is associated with risks of perioperative and postoperative complications that may impair vitally important organ functions and the overall  quality of life.

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Pros and cons of a banded bypass
  • Initial and sustained weight loss.
  • Resolution or remission of obesity-related comorbidities, such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis etc.
  • Relatively low perioperative and postoperative complication rate.
  • Minimally invasive operative technique
  • Low revision rate after initial banded bypass.
  • Long-term improvements in physical and emotional health.
  • Significant dietary restrictions due to reduced gastric capacity.
  • Permanent changes in stomach anatomy.
  • Risk of dumping syndrome that includes lightheadedness, fatigue, and diarrhoea that can be caused by consumption of sugary foods, as well as potential vitamin and mineral deficiency.
Preparing for a banded bypass

Even though the preparation process for banded bypass is rather uncomplicated and does not significantly differ from preparing for any other bariatric surgery, there are a few notes that should be taken into account for recovery and the long-term weight-loss outcome to be as successful as possible. To assess one’s motivation and predict the adherence to postsurgical recommendations, patients are encouraged to lose some weight before the surgery. However, if a patient is unable to make significant changes in their diet or increase the level of physical activity before the surgery, it may still be performed.

There are a few general pre-surgery recommendations that should be followed in order to properly prepare for any surgical intervention:

Avoid using tobacco products and consuming alcohol before the procedure for as long as possible. Alcohol and chemical compounds inhaled with smoke may seriously compromise the healing process and delay recovery.

In order to prevent perioperative complications the use of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other blood thinners should be avoided before the procedure, unless the operating doctor has advised otherwise.

Consult the surgeon about your allergies, previous surgeries and daily medications. If you have any pre-existing conditions that require daily usage of medication, your operating doctor should be informed about it.

Recovery after banded bypass

Banded gastric bypass is a minimally invasive procedure, widely acclaimed for its relatively short recovery time. Even though it takes up to 3-5 weeks to fully recover after the surgery, post-surgery patients may leave the hospital one day after the procedure and resume their daily activities in 3-5 days.

In the first few days after the procedure it is not unusual to feel mild to moderate discomfort when eating. This is because your whole body has to adapt to significantly altered gastric anatomy and optimise the digestive process. In the first several months after weight loss surgery patients are encouraged to gradually incorporate new products into their diet and strictly avoid overeating, as it may provoke dumping syndrome, vomiting and other unpleasant symptoms.

In the first weeks after the surgery patients are encouraged to start exercising regularly.

Patients are strongly discouraged from consuming alcohol and using tobacco products, especially while taking any kind of prescribed medication after the surgery, for they may provoke some toxic side effects and complications could develop.

Life with banded bypass and lifestyle changes needed

As with all bariatric procedures, lifestyle changes after banded bypass are inevitable in order to achieve and maintain long-term results.

  • As gastric volume is surgically reduced, less food can be comfortably eaten at a time. Portion control will help the stomach to avoid regaining its preoperative state and limits caloric intake.
  • Physical activity plays an essential role in weight loss maintenance after bariatric surgery.
  • Daily usage of vitamins and food supplements are advised in order to prevent nutrient deficiencies.
  • Massive weight-loss in a short period of time may result in progressive loss of skin elasticity. In this case another body contouring surgery should be considered.
Will my band ever need to be removed?

Gastric band is supposed to stay inside one’s body permanently. However, a relatively low incidence of displacement and erosion of the band has been observed worldwide. When a band is displaced or causes disruption in the stomach wall, it must be removed to avoid further complications.

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Personal assistance in Lithuania

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.

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