Gastric band to gastric bypass

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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.

Other stories

Our patients’ stories have also been mentioned in other media. Read the full stories here.

Only we can offer:
bariatric surgeries performed

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.

our app downloads worldwide

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.

You can find FULL ALBUM of our before /after photos on our Facebook site.*

Refund for EU patients

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. 

Bariatric Team
5-year follow up with dietitian

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.

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 7.000 bariatric surgeries. He is fluent in four languages, among which English and Swedish. The surgeon has been regularly working in Sweden for over 15 years. Dr Maleckas is a pioneer of laparoscopic surgery in Eastern Europe and has trained many other bariatric surgeons in the region. Read more about him here.

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 is the only clinic in Europe that offers customer service in 10 languages, among which English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish,  and Lithuanian.

You can find lots of testimonials from our previous patients online. Reading all the positive feedback on Google or Facebook can help you make a final decision. 

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.

Bariatric team

Why has my band stopped working?  

The success of a gastric band surgery depends on many factors, especially on your ability to stick to lifestyle changes. Gastric banding is considered unsuccessful if you fail to lose more than 50 %  of your excess body weight or experience complications, such as stomach stretching, heartburn, band slippage, erosion, or intolerance. Some complications can be managed non-surgically through band adjustments or patient re-education, while others may need additional surgery.

Most of the gastric band surgery complications are related to your lifestyle. If you are not losing enough weight because of poor eating habits, there is an option to be re-educated on appropriate dietary behaviors (e.g. consuming smaller portions and avoiding liquids while eating). Most of the complications after gastric band insertion are caused by overeating. Such behavior not only results in weight gain but also leads to dilated esophagus or band slippage. Sometimes gastric band malfunctioning may be linked to individual anatomical changes, such as stomach stretching or band erosion. Fortunately, the removal of the gastric band provides immediate relief of adverse symptoms and ensures further weight loss.

FAQ sessions with our surgeon
FAQ: How much weight it is normal to loose a month after surgey?
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FAQ: What is sleeve gastroplasty (POSE) procedure
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FAQ: Would gastric balloon be helpful if you are overweight?
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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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FAQ: Liver shrinking diet.
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FAQ: How long will I keep loosing weight after weight loss surgery?
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FAQ: Is gastric sleeve surgery less invasive and more simple surgery?
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Watch full list of interview sessions on our Youtube channel.

What are my options?

If a gastric band has failed to help you lose weight, there are two main options that you can consider.

As many as 80 % of all patients can have a gastric band removal and conversion procedures performed in one surgery. However, in some cases (especially when excessive scarring of the stomach and a lot of adhesions are present) it is better to wait a few months and let the stomach heal until converting into gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.

How do I prepare for surgery? What pre-op tests are needed?

If revision surgery is indicated, you will have to undergo medical tests, including a complete blood count, urine analysis, electrocardiogram (ECG), and gastroscopy, to  accurately assess your state of health. Also, there are other medical tests that might be required, such as lung or kidney function assessment. These tests are performed in order to check for possible underlying problems such as liver malfunction, high blood cholesterol levels, or the presence of excess fluid in the tissues.

Two weeks before the surgery you should stop taking blood-thinning medicines, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, and avoid consuming other blood-thinning substances (e.g. fish oil, garlic).

Keep in mind that tobacco and alcohol consumption should be ceased one month before and one year after the surgery.

There are no specific dietary recommendations for the day before the surgery apart from that you should eat lightly and avoid binge eating. Have a shower the night before your procedure. Refrain from eating or drinking anything 12 hours before the surgery.

How will my diet look like?

For a few days after your surgery you will be able to consume only liquids, such as juices, jelly, or diluted broth. Avoid carbonated and caffeinated drinks as well as drinks which are high in sugar as these can contribute to acid reflux or gas formation.

During the first two weeks post-surgery, you should transition from consuming clear drinks to more dense liquids. Your diet will consist of protein shakes, blended soups, low-calorie milk, and yogurt. You may also increase protein intake by adding powdered milk, or eggs to your soups. Drink a glass of water between your meals and take multivitamins daily.

On the third week you can begin eating very small portions of solid food, like pureed vegetables, boiled or scrambled eggs, lean mashed fish or poultry. Bread and meats which are difficult to chew should still be avoided.

During weeks four to eight you should already consume approximately 500 kcal a day. A standard meal plan consists of 5-6 small meals, measuring 1/4 cup for solid food and 1/2 for liquids. You can make slight adjustments to the menu according to your taste preferences, however, you should still avoid fibrous fruit, chewy meats, potatoes, and other foods high in carbohydrates.

Two months after the surgery your caloric intake should be increased to approximately 1000 kcal a day with at least 70 grams of protein. It is important to consume 5-6 small nutritious meals a day. By this time, you should have adopted healthy eating habits that are to stay with you for the rest of your life.

Recovery after the surgery
Advantages and disadvantages of gastric band conversion surgery



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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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