Our clinic works with highly professional and educated surgeons. They have 10-15 years of experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. They perform over 2000 surgeries per year. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.
Our clinic is one of the biggest surgical centres in the Baltic region. We work with patients from various countries, among which the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, 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.
Without any additional fees patients are tended in the clinic as long as they need. It may take up to 3 days. We only discharge our patients from the clinic 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 one of the biggest plastic surgery patient groups in Europe. In this group more than 20.000 of our past and future patients tell about their experience, share useful recommendations and transformation photos. You can join the group here.
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 of plane landing in Vilnius or Kaunas airport till your departure.
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, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, French, Norwegian 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.
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.
ENT simply stands for “ear, nose, and throat”. ENT surgeons focus on treating the conditions associated with hearing, smell, taste. The main ENT surgeries are:
Sinus surgery aims to open blocked sinuses remove abnormal growth in the nose and sinuses and treat ongoing or recurrent sinus infections. There are a few types of sinus surgeries, including endoscopic sinus surgery, image-guided surgery, Caldwell-Luc operation, and sinus surgery by open approach.
Functional endoscopic surgery is the most common type of sinus surgery. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is carried out entirely through the nostrils, and so, leaves no scarring.
Myringoplasty is a surgery to close and repair a perforated eardrum. The surgery prevents infections of the middle ear and may improve hearing.
DCR is short for dacryocystorhinostomy and it is a surgery to treat a blocked tear drain. DCR creates a bypass from the inner corner of the eye to the nasal space.
Tonsillectomy is a surgical removal of the tonsils to treat chronic tonsillitis or sleep apnea.
Otolaryngologists (ENT doctors) encounter various problems of the ears, nose, and throat. The most common symptoms are runny nose, loss of sense of smell, snoring, nose bleeds, ear pain, coughing, sore throat, dark circles under the eyes, , and others. Some of the common ENT pathologies are:
There is a very wide range of ENT conditions, and so the treatment ranges from medications, like nasal rinse all the way to antibiotics, to many different types of ENT surgeries.
Chronic Sinusitis is firstly treated with saline nasal irrigation, allergy medications, steroid nasal sprays and/or systemic steroids to reduce swelling and in some cases antibiotics are sometimes necessary for sinusitis if your infection is caused by bacteria. If your doctor can’t rule out an underlying infection, he or she might recommend an antibiotic, sometimes with other medications. If medical treatment is not effective, patients are referred to an ENT surgeon for endoscopic sinus surgery.
The first step towards surgery is a consultation with an ENT surgeon. The initial check-up is usually scheduled a month before the surgery during which the doctor collects medical history, inspects the ears, nose, throat, and neck. The physician also orders laboratory (e.g. blood count) and imaging tests (e.g. CT scan) to determine the cause of the problem and plan the upcoming surgery. Prospective patients may also have to be seen by other specialty doctors, like an ophthalmologist (an eye doctor). We advise patients to bring a list of the medications they take, as some of them (e.g. Aspirin) should be discontinued before the surgery.
Smoking is not allowed for at least 3-4 weeks before surgery since smoking severely increases the risk of thrombosis. Patients may ask a family member or a friend for assistance during the first 24 hours post-op. On the day of the surgery, we recommend patients arrive without jewelry, nail polish, or body piercings. To prevent regurgitation during surgery, patients must not eat or drink anything at least 6 hours before surgery.
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed to treat chronic sinusitis refractory to medical treatment, nasal polyps, antrachoanal polyps, recurrent sinusitis, sinus mucoceles, sinus tumors, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, orbital decompression due to graves disease, optical nerve decompression, and septal deviation. The main goals are to improve the airflow through the nose, reduce the severity of sinus infections and increase health related quality of life. Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes from half to a few hours to complete. A surgeon uses an endoscope (a tiny camera) to visualize the inside of the nasal space and sinuses. The doctor then inserts other tiny instruments alongside the endoscope to effectively remove sinus blockages and nasal polyps or straighten the deviated septum. Post-surgery, a drip pad is placed under the nose to collect nasal discharge.
Myringoplasty is a surgery to repair a perforated eardrum. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes between 10 and 60 minutes to complete. A surgeon enters the ear canal through the incision behind the ear or without any external incisions through the external ear canal using endoscope (small camera). Then the surgeon uses a muscle fascia graft or cartilage graft to repair the perforation. The ear is then filled with cotton packing and closed with a bandage to protect the ear canal.
DCR (dacryocystorhinostomy) is a surgery to treat abnormal tearing, caused by the blockage in the tear drain. It is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 30 and 60 minutes to complete. DCR can be performed externally (through a skin incision) or endoscopically.
Endoscopic DCR is a minimally invasive procedure that also creates a by-pass from the tear sac to the nose except the surgeon does not incise the skin and instead uses an endoscope (a miniature camera) to visualize the tear duct system. After accessing the tear drainage system, the surgeon removes a part of the bone and inserts a stent to create a new lacrimal passage. A pressure bandage may be placed over the site of surgery to reduce the bruising.
Tonsillectomy is a procedure to treat chronic tonsillitis or sleep apnea. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour. During tonsillectomy, a surgeon uses a cold instruments to dissect the tonsils, a small electric probe to destroy the tissue and seal the blood vessels with electrocautery.
After DCR, patients have a dressing over the eyes and under the nose. It is normal to have moderate pain, some swelling and bruising around the eye, nose, and cheek areas. Patients are prescribed antibiotic eye drops, nasal spray. At 4 to 6 weeks, patients are routinely reviewed. If a silicon tube was placed during surgery, it has to be removed in 4 to 12 weeks post-op. It is possible to return to work as soon as 48 hours post-op.
Endoscopic sinus surgery
After surgery, a nasal drip pad is placed under the nose to collect blood. It is normal to have some swelling of the nose, upper lip, or cheeks. Some areas of the face can feel numb for up to a month. Patients see the doctor regularly for 3-4 months to check if the sinuses are healing well. A return to work can be expected in about 3 weeks.
After myringoplasty, an ear canal is plugged with a dressing for a few weeks. Patients may experience loss of taste on one side of the tongue and mild pain with chewing. For a few days post-op, it is also normal to have nausea or vertigo. For pain relief, myringoplasty patients are prescribed paracetamol or other pain killers. Full recovery can be expected in depending on surgery type from 3weeks to 3 months.
After tonsillectomy, patients should expect moderate to severe pain in the throat, neck, or jaw, for 1 to 2 weeks. Patients may experience nasal discharge and ear pain. Ibuprofen or paracetamol may be used to reduce postoperative pain. It is recommended to have a strict diet (drink only still water, eat only soft, non-sour, non-spicy, food) and to reduce your physical activities to minimum that helps to reduce post op bleeding rate. Normal post op bleeding rate is up to 6%. It can take up to 10 days for throat discomfort to subside and full recovery can be expected in around 2 weeks.