Mini Gastric Bypass Abroad: Lithuania

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

What is a mini bypass surgery and how is it performed?

Mini gastric bypass is also known as a single anastomosis gastric bypass. It is a bariatric surgery which can help to lose as much as 75% of excess body weight. Mini gastric bypass is getting increasingly popular all over the world because of the long term weight loss results and lower complication risk than other bariatric surgeries. Additionally, mini gastric bypass is a reversible procedure which might also be the reason for its popularity.

Mini gastric bypass works by restricting absorption and caloric intake. To achieve that the stomach is divided into two pouches. One pouch is connected to the oesophagus and stores food, while the other one only produces gastric juice. In addition to that, duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) is bypassed by connecting jejunum directly to the new small stomach pouch. This way, 1 to 2 meters of the intestinal tract is bypassed. After the surgery food flows into a tube-like stomach and then into the remaining small intestine for further digestion.

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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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How does mini bypass surgery compare to classic gastric bypass surgery? Is it less invasive?

Mini bypass surgery differs from the bypass in that there is only one new junction formed (between the stomach and the small intestine). In a classic gastric bypass not only the stomach is connected directly to the small intestine (bypassing duodenum), but the duodenum itself is cut and reattached to the lower part of the small intestine. In other words, there are two junctions in classic gastric bypass and only one junction in mini gastric bypass.

Even though the mini bypass is called mini, the length of the intestine bypass does not allow it to be called less invasive. It is mainly called mini because it has one junction instead of two, making it a half of the classical bypass.

Mini gastric bypass is advantageous because of shorter operating time and fewer changes in the intestinal route which, subsequently, lowers complication risk.

Moreover, weight loss results are better due to malabsorption of fats and other food components.

When is mini gastric bypass surgery needed?
  • Mini gastric bypass is a promising procedure for bariatric patients. Patients usually qualify for bariatric surgery when their body mass index (BMI) is 35 and higher. In the presence of serious health risks patients with BMI of 30-34 can also qualify for a weight loss surgery. Morbid obesity is diagnosed in those patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more.
  • Excess weight brings a number of serious health issues (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes).
  • Without a doubt, obesity also significantly lowers life satisfaction.

Fortunately, it is possible to help bariatric patients lose a significant amount of weight, and thus, increase their quality of life. Thousands of patients have already benefited from long-term success of this bariatric surgery and began a new life chapter.

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Advantages and disadvantages of a mini gastric bypass
  • Mini gastric bypass provides rapid weight loss due to the tight dietary restrictions. Rerouting of the intestines changes intestinal hormone balance, therefore, patients have lower appetite. After the surgery the patient’s body produces less hunger hormones and more satiety hormones, therefore, the patient has a decreased appetite and can feel full for longer.
  • Moreover, studies have shown that mini gastric bypass patients are less likely to eat fat and sugar-rich meals for pleasure.
  • 96 % of the patients report having resolved life-threatening health issues, such as high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
  • Unlike a sleeve gastrectomy, mini gastric bypass together with the classical Roux-en-Y bypass is a completely reversible procedure.
  • It restricts food options for the rest of one’s life.
  • Rerouting of the intestines not only reduces calorie intake but also restricts absorption of various vitamins, thus, the patient has to take essential supplements.
  • If dietary recommendations are not followed successfully, the patient can experience gastrointestinal dysfunction. Eating foods rich in sugar and fat can result in dumping syndrome, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Preparing for the surgery

Starting the preparation process as soon as possible can help save you money, lower complication risk and increase the long term weight loss. A patient can begin preparing for their surgery as early as 1 year before the procedure, so that there is enough time for all the necessary arrangements and initial weight loss.

Firstly, you should schedule a pre-surgery consultation with a general practitioner and find out about any documents (e.g. medical history) you might need. Your family doctor will evaluate your current physical and emotional state of health. Then you should contact the clinic and arrange an initial consultation with your bariatric surgeon. The surgeon will help you choose the best weight loss method and will explain the proposed treatment plan. You will have to undergo pre-surgery tests that will confirm your candidacy.

Once the treatment plan is confirmed, you can start introducing changes to your usual eating habits. Start eating for your health and not for pleasure. No doubt it can be quite challenging to implement healthy eating habits, therefore, you should seek help and advice from a professional dietitian. Losing around 10 % of one’s body weight before the surgery will significantly reduce the complication risk and will make the recovery process much easier and quicker.

Also, you should increase your physical activity by doing something you could tolerate and would enjoy (e.g. walking, swimming).

You should get in the habit of taking multivitamin supplements daily.

Do not drink anything with your meals because after the surgery you will no longer be able to drink any liquids for at least 30 minutes before and after your meal due to a smaller stomach size. Caffeinated drinks will have to be avoided post-surgery. In order to avoid caffeine withdrawal symptoms, patients are recommended to start reducing caffeine intake before their weight loss surgery.

Smoking should be avoided for at least one month before and after the surgery. Bear in mind that the risk of clotting remains high for up to 6 weeks since the last smoked cigarette.

Smoking should be avoided for at least one month before and after the surgery. Bear in mind that the risk of clotting remains high for up to 6 weeks since the last smoked cigarette.

Patients have to undergo several medical tests as part of an accurate medical assessment. It usually includes a blood test, an electrocardiogram and gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy.

With the surgery day approaching (approximately 4 to 2 weeks before) you will have to stick to a certain diet that will help you lose intra abdominal fat. The main purpose of pre-surgery diet is to shrink fat around the liver so that it is easier for the surgeon to access the stomach. Bear in mind that you must not eat anything for at least 6 hours before the surgery.

Recovery after mini bypass surgery

Right after the surgery it is normal to experience weakness, light-headedness, gas pain, nausea, and vomiting. You are likely to feel pain at the incision sites. You will receive intravenous pain medication for the first few days and as soon as you are able to tolerate fluids you will be given oral pain medication too. You should feel comfortable with asking for pain medication if needed.

Many patients get back up on their feet on the first day after their surgery as it lowers blood-clotting risk and enhances healing. Standing up and doing post-operative exercises will minimize complications and speed up your recovery.

Your follow-up consultation will be scheduled in the next 3 weeks post-surgery. You will get detailed instructions about the wound care and follow-up appointments on the day of your discharge.

When back home, you should give yourself time to rest and recover. You can ask someone to stay with you for the first few days. Most patients take at least 2-3 weeks off work. Avoid sitting and laying down for long periods of time as this can increase clotting risk, however, light activity is highly recommended. Driving may be resumed once you stop taking oral pain medications. Begin walking and gradually increase the distance so that you are able to walk for 45 minutes a day by the sixth week. If you have joint problems you can do water exercises as early as 3 weeks post-op. Avoid lifting heavy objects and doing strenuous activities (e.g. vacuuming) for the first 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. Women who were using oral contraceptive pills might need other types of contraception since the pills may not be fully absorbed after the surgery. However, each case is individual, therefore, female patients should first consult their gynecologist about the further use of contraceptives and their effectiveness.

  • During the first week after the surgery your diet will consist only of clear liquids. Coffee, carbonated drinks, and sugar should all be avoided in order to avoid gastric reflux, dumping syndrome, and gas formation.
  • On the second week post-op patients can consume more dense liquids (protein shakes, diluted broth, unsweetened milk, sugar-free yoghurt, and sugarless fruit juices).
  • On the third week you will be able to eat oatmeal and other pureed foods that are low in fat and sugar. Boiled or cooked eggs, jarred baby food, pureed fish, avocados, mashed bananas can be added to your daily diet by this time. However, fibrous vegetables and fruits should still be avoided as they might not be fully digested.
  • 4-6 weeks after the surgery you will be already able to eat solid foods, such as chicken, fish, and non-fibrous vegetables. You should still avoid fibrous fruits, white potatoes, steaks, caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks.
  • By the fifth week you can start introducing new products, however, make sure that your meals consist of enough lean protein and vegetables. Bear in mind that weight loss success depends mainly on one’s willingness to stick to the new dietary habits.
Lifestyle changes after mini bypass surgery

Having taken everything into consideration, weight loss surgery results highly depend on how the patient can adhere to the new lifestyle. You will firstly have to commit to good nutrition and follow your eating plan. You will have to adapt to eating smaller portions and notice the difference between emotional eating and real hunger. Weight loss is difficult without exercising. Increasing your physical activity will help to keep the weight off and increase overall life satisfaction. Since bariatric surgery diminishes food absorption, you will have to take nutritional supplements that will prevent vitamin and mineral deficiency. Keep in mind that there are special support groups for bariatric patients where you can find emotional support and learn together with other bariatric patients.

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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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