We are the leading medical tourism clinic in the Baltic region with over 10 years of experience. We are proud of the fact that around 90% of our patients come from abroad: the UK, Ireland and Scandinavian countries – this is the area we specialise in and our processes have been adapted to cater specifically for patients from abroad. Our team of surgeons perform over 4.000 surgeries per year, mostly plastic, bariatric, orthopaedic, general and gynecological surgeries.
Even 68% of our patients travel to have combined surgeries due to our expertise in this field – it has been our specialisation for many years now. We performed such surgeries for more than 10.000 patients to this date. Combining surgeries allow our patients to save time, money and even health. We carefully select patients, evaluate each case individually, and only agree to combine surgeries within health & safety limits.
We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year and around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.
Already more than 30.000 of our former, current and future patients joined our online community with the aim to build a space for opinions and mutual support. Members are welcome to share experiences about their visit to the clinic and to discuss all surgery-related matters.
Our team of 12 plastic surgeons has 10-15 years of experience in the field in total performing over 3.000 different plastic surgeries per year. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.
Our clinic or patients are seen on different media mentions like: BBC, Forbes, Mirror, MailOnline, The Sun and others.
Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical services. We care about the safety, comfort and successful results of our patients from all over the world.
We provide customer service in 9 foreign languages including English, Swedish, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish. Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
Every patient has a dedicated customer service representative, helping patients plan their visit, answer all associated questions, available every working day via email/phone.
We do offer an exclusive Aftercare package in the UK and Ireland for our plastic surgery patients. With our Aftercare package, you will get extra support and help while healing and recovering back in the UK or Ireland. Our partner Hollie is a professional cosmetic nurse practitioner with 17 years of post-registration experience. Now Hollie is managing the nurse network in the UK and Ireland which is ready to help you, the patients of the Nordesthetics.
Patients have an opportunity to stay in the apartments, supervised by our clinic. Apartments are located in the centre of Kaunas and most importantly, right next to our new clinic, in the same building (1 min by foot) and are provided with additional medical care (the nurse visits a patient at least once a day after discharge from the clinic), which is not possible while staying in a hotel or other accommodation.
All inclusive price, which is twice lower than in Western European clinics. Our clinic works with medical professionals of the highest education and experience level and uses the same materials as the clinics in Western Europe. More often than not, the quality of our clinic‘s facilities exceed the ones in Western European clinics. The price difference is only due to considerably lower average salaries and taxes – which is the main reason for medical travel everywhere around the world.
Hysterectomy is a surgery performed to either remove the uterus completely or remove a part of it. It is the last-resort treatment option to treat difficult conditions of the female reproductive system. These health problems include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine prolapse, gyneacologic cancer, chronic pelvic pain, and others.
There are different types of hysterectomies, each involving different levels of removal within the female reproductive system. Depending on the patient’s condition, the surgeon determines what is best for the patient and chooses one of the following procedures:
This surgery removes only the uterine body while preserving the cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Partial hysterectomy may be recommended in cases of ovarian, uterine or cervical cancer.
Hysterectomy is performed under general anaesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep during the entire surgery. There are different techniques to access the reproductive organs and remove the uterus. In an abdominal hysterectomy, the surgeon removes the uterus through a 15-20 centimetre-long incision. In a vaginal hysterectomy, the surgeon makes an incision in the upper part of the vagina (close to the cervix). In laparoscopic hysterectomy, the surgeon makes a few key-hole size incisions and inserts a laparoscope (a thin tube with a video camera) and other assistive instruments. The following steps of detaching the uterus from the ligaments and blood vessels are similar in all types of hysterectomies. Once the uterus (sometimes altogether with the ovaries) is taken out and the tissues are stitched and closed. In vaginal hysterectomy there is usually no bandaging, however, in abdominal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy, the wounds are closed with the dressings.
There are a few ways for the surgeon to access female reproductive organs and remove the uterus:
In an abdominal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through a horizontal incision in the abdomen along the pubic hair. This technique could be recommended for the removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes, enlarged uterus, large fibroids, endometriosis, cancer, or other diseases involving the pelvic cavity. This type of approach allows better visibility and accessibility, which makes it a favorable option for complex cases.
Preparing for surgery takes a few important steps. Firstly, patients should consult the surgeon. During the examination, the surgeon evaluates the size of the uterus and determines the exact surgery plan. Patients should be prepared to discuss the medications and supplements as some of them could have blood-thinning properties and must be discontinued before surgery.
Women should not smoke for at least a month before and after the surgery and limit alcohol consumption. Losing weight is beneficial before surgery to reduce complication risk.
A week before the surgery, women should have a blood test and urinalysis. In some cases imaging studies, like ultrasound, MRI, or CT, are also needed. On the day of the surgery, women should not wear any jewellery to the hospital and refrain from eating at least 8 hours before surgery.
After the abdominal hysterectomy, most women stay 2-3 nights in the hospital. After vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy, the hospital stay is shorter, usually only 1 night. Women are prescribed pain medications and given instructions on how to take care of the wound. Once discharged from the clinic, women should take 4-6 weeks to rest and recover. While most patients feel quite well after about 2 months, rehabilitation can take up to 3 months for internal healing. During this time, the body is prone to the internal strain of the wound or the repaired tissues. In the early postoperative stages, women begin gentle walking, continuing to increase the duration of activity. There are multiple benefits of walking, like reduced risk of blood clots, improved bowel function, increased energy, and relieved stiffness.
Regardless of the surgery type, a hysterectomy is a major surgery that comes with certain risks, like infection, blood loss, the possible damage to the bladder, blood vessels, and nerves. There is a rare long-term risk of pelvic prolapse (a condition when the pelvic organs drop into an abnormal position). Women may experience various side effects, like bloating, lower back pain, constipation, fatigue, or weight gain.