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.
What are varicose veins? What are the types of varicose veins?
Varicose veins, also called varicoses, are superficial vessels that are enlarged and twisted in appearance. Normally, veins carry the blood from the feet up to the heart but varicoses disturb normal blood flow, causing blood stasis and swelling. That is why varicoses not only look aesthetically unpleasing but also come with a number of health concerns, including swelling, chronic pain, and soreness in the legs.
There are a few types of varicose veins: spider veins, reticular varicose veins, and saphenous varicose veins. Spider veins are thin strikes of red, green, or purple, that spread in a web-like pattern and can be found anywhere in the body. Reticular varicose veins appear in blue, red, or green tones and spread like a mesh, covering a wide area of the skin. Saphenous varicose veins are the ones that tend to swell and bulge out from the skin. They look extremely unsightly and cause a lot of discomforts.
How are varicose veins diagnosed? What are the symptoms?
Varicosities are diagnosed during a physical examination and a Doppler ultrasound test. Doppler ultrasound measures vascular flow and detects abnormal blood flow patterns. The test takes about 20-30 minutes and is completely painless.
Varicose veins present with a number of common symptoms that include aching, heavy legs, swelling of the feet and ankles, burning sensations, muscle cramps, and dry skin over the affected veins. In severe cases of varicose veins, enlarged and twisted veins lead to the formation of extremely painful sores.
Types of varicose veins
First choice treatment options are lifestyle changes, compression stockings, and sclerotherapy. Patients are recommended to quit tobacco, try to lose excess weight, and keep their feet elevated to reduce swelling. Compression stockings encourage circulation by applying pressure to the legs, ankles, and feet. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special solution that diminishes the appearance and effectively treats spider veins, reticular varicose, and subcutaneous varicose veins.
A good candidate for varicose vein treatment is someone with persistent pain caused by varicose veins despite non-surgical treatment methods, like losing weight, exercising, and wearing compression stockings. Good candidates are between 30 and 60 years of age and have generally good health. However, surgical varicose vein treatment cannot be performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
On the day of the surgery, a patient should arrive with loose-fitting clothes and without jewellery, piercings, or contact lenses. It is necessary to refrain from food and drinks for at least 8 hours until surgery.
The most popular surgery for varicose veins is endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). The surgery takes about 20-30 min. per leg under local anaesthesia. A surgeon inserts a laser fiber so its tip lies at the highest point (most often in the groin crease). The laser is then turned on and pulled down the vein over about 5 minutes. The laser light causes the vein to contract and close. Previously stagnant venous blood can now flow into normal veins and continue to be carried to the heart. Once the surgery is over, the doctor covers the needle puncture with a small dressing and puts on a compression stocking.
Even though serious complications are very rare, patients should be informed about the possible risks of infection, bleeding, scarring, allergic reaction to medications, temporary numbness of the skin, thermal injury (burn), a clot in a deep vein, and others.
Patients can get back to work and get on with most activities right after the surgery. Varicose vein surgery is a permanent solution, however, it cannot prevent new veins from occurring in the future. This is why patients should take preventative measures, like losing extra weight, taking up exercise, and wearing compression stockings.