Book a consultation in London with Professor Maleckas on 21 January here.
Book a consultation in London with Professor Maleckas on 21 January here.
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.
One of the most experienced private bariatric clinic teams in Europe. More than 7.000 bariatric surgeries were performed by our surgeon to this date. A figure that no surgeon or clinic in a region can match.
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.
Nutrition is one of the main focus after weight loss surgery to maximize weight loss and prevent weight gain. We offer a dietitian who will talk with you about the diet you’ll need to follow after surgery, explaining what types of food and how much you can eat at each meal. Karolina is a dietitian and Nutrition Consultant with a degree in the medical field. Read more about her here.
We proudly present the product of our clinic – Bariatric 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
The clinic is equipped with modern diagnostic and surgical facilities compliant with all EU standards and requirements. 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 the UK, Ireland, 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 is approximately 2 days. However, the surgeon only discharges a patient when they are in a good health state and ready to leave.
Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical service.
Our clinic has a Facebook community of more than 5.000 bariatric patients. In this group our past and future patients share their experiences, useful recommendations and transformation photos. You may join the group here.
Once you land in Lithuania, you do not have to worry about any transportation arrangements. You will receive airport pickup/dropoff and all transfers related to your surgery, tests, consultations and followup. Our staff are always only a phone call away.
Our clinic is the only clinic which has developed their own app designed specifically for bariatric patients – Bariatric IQ. The most useful feature of this app is special bariatric diet recommendations based on a particular product, a patient’s gender, time after surgery and other factors. Such a feature has not been replicated by any other bariatric apps in the world. Read more and download the app on your IOS or Android smartphone here.
2-3 hour regular flights operate from all main airports in the UK & Ireland. Lithuania is part of the EU and is closer than you thought. You can find the list of direct flights here. Please note that airlines constantly add new routes, therefore feel free to contact us if you need help choosing the flight that suits you best.
Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including customer service desk, nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
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.
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.
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.
Besides noticing a lack of weight loss results, there are specific reasons for weight loss surgery revision:
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.
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.
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.
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.