Mini Gastric Bypass Abroad: Lithuania

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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.

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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.

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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.

See before-after pictures

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. 

World-class surgeon

• Our surgeon Almantas Maleckas is a doctor of medical science
• UK General Medical Council (GMC) certified
• He performed over 7.000 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 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 2.000 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, German, 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.

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COVID-19 situation: We're open!

Our clinic is open and operates in accordance with all safety requirements. All the procedures are implemented as usual. You can read about 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.

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

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
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
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.

We're open! Accepting patients from the UK and other countries