Bariatric revision surgery abroad: Lithuania

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Price in EUR

Revision packages in our clinic (regular price | UK dietitian package (recommended)):

  • Gastric band to bypass (1 stage) – 6.390 £ | 6.750 £ (recommended)
  • Gastric band to bypass (2 stages) – 6.990 £ | 7.350 £ (recommended)
  • Gastric bypass revision – 6.650 £ | 6.990 £ (recommended)
  • Gastric sleeve to bypass – 5.990 £ | 6.390 £ (recommended)
  • Gastric plication to sleeve – 6.550 £ | 6.890 £ (recommended)
  • Gastric plication to bypass – 6.550 £ | 6.890 £ (recommended)

Detailed pricing explanation in the next tab

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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As Seen on BBC

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 several times lower than UK. You can read the latest COVID-19 updates here.

Direct flights to Lithuania
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Oslo (Sandefjord Torp, Gardemon), Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund
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Berlin, Nurnberg, Cologne, Bremen, Dortmund, Munchen, Frankfurt
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Weight loss surgery revision - why do some individuals end up putting the weight back on—regaining enough to consider another operation?

Going through a relapse is a possibility, even though not a common one, for patients who have gone through bariatric (also known as weight loss) surgery. Such cases require weight loss revision surgery to help patients either lose weight again or fix any other associated issues. There are multiple factors that may contribute to one putting the weight back on, including changes in attitudes and habits, anatomical reasons (such as one’s stomach stretching out) or specific instances of the bariatric technique losing its effect over time. Additionally, it may simply be a case of the patient’s body not responding well to the treatment. Nonetheless, sometimes revision surgery is performed due to medical complications rather than putting the weight back on: the formation of ulcers, scar tissue or problems with absorbing nutrients.

FAQ sessions with our surgeon
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FAQ: Why might the weight loss stop after bypass surgery?
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FAQ: The weight loss stops few weeks after surgery, is it normal?
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FAQ: Hunger after the weight loss surgery, is it a normal feeling?
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Watch full list of interview sessions on our Youtube channel.

Types of revision surgery. What can be done?

One of the most frequently revised bariatric surgeries is a gastric band (or a lap band), which is a way of restricting food intake by placing an adjustable silicone band around the top of the stomach. This technique reached its peak popularity a few years ago, leading to a number of patients now needing revision due to the gastric band loosening or even slipping (therefore causing unpleasant symptoms such as nausea and vomiting). In this case, revision surgery is done by way of converting to a sleeve gastrectomy (eliminating part of the stomach and shaping the rest into a tube – like structure) or a gastric bypass (forming a structure that lets food bypass most of the stomach and enter into the middle part of the small intestine). It is important to mention that the removal of the lap band itself is a vital step and should be done separately from the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. This of course depends on the severity of the scarring and adhesions that may have developed because of the gastric band – therefore, it is usually advised to let the area heal before moving on to performing a sleeve or bypass a few months later.

Gastric sleeve revision surgery is either done due  to the stomach expanding as time passes or due to the patient developing gastric reflux. There are three possible options for this patient group: conversion to a gastric bypass, conversion to a duodenal switch or redoing the gastric sleeve itself. Statistically conversion to bypass is the safest and most common option.

As with the gastric sleeve, stretching of the stomach pouch is one of the most common reasons to have revision surgery. In this case, there are four options available. The first one is placing a gastric band on the top part of the stomach to increase the restriction of food intake. Other options include a stapled reduction of the pouch (eliminating a part of the pouch and decreasing the size of the passageway to the intestines) or increase the bypass. The fourth alternative is endoscopic repair – the surgeon tightens the connection between the stomach and the intestines. However, this technique does not have a guarantee of long – lasting results.

For patients who have had gastric plication done and yet have not achieved satisfactory weight  loss results or regain the weight, have two options: sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

When would I know I need revision surgery?

Besides noticing a lack of weight loss results, there are specific reasons for weight loss surgery revision:

  • Your gastric pouch has stretched or has an enlarged opening;
  • Your intestinal absorption of calories has increased;
  • Your gastric band has loosened or slipped;
  • An opening (also known as a fistula) forming between the stomach pouch and bypassed stomach;
  • Leaking staple lines which cause unpleasant symptoms (abdominal and back pain, fever, rapid heart rate and so on);
  • The formation of ulcers;
  • Scar tissue formation which may result in closing passages in the digestive tract, causing further complications;
  • Difficulties with absorbing nutrients, vitamins and minerals;
  • Gastric reflux;
  • Unresolved conditions and diseases related to obesity.

In addition to indications for weight loss surgery revision, such factors as when and how the original surgery was performed and initial weight loss after the surgery are taken into account when deciding whether revision surgery is necessary.

What is the recovery time for weight loss surgery?

A stay at the clinic is required after the surgery and can take up between 1 to 3 days. After leaving the clinic, you should expect to take at least a few weeks to recover and focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and habits. However, recovery time is individual and may vary with each case.

What kind of results can I expect after these procedures?

As with the original weight loss procedure, the results depend not only on the surgery itself, but on the patient’s commitment to changing or keeping up with healthy lifestyle habits, such as refraining from certain foods, avoiding binge – eating and maintaining exercise. There is a possibility to lose either more or less weight than after the initial bariatric surgery, hence it is important to stick to the healthy lifestyle and follow your surgeon’s recommendations carefully.

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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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