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Adjustable Gastric Banding

OUR PRICE

Adjustable Gastric Banding

€ 4,299

WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO OUR PRICE:

  • Pre-travel online consultations with our surgeon;

  • On-arrival surgical consultations;

  • Help with organising the trip (plane tickets, hotel, etc.);

  • Transport between an airport, clinic, and a hotel;

  • Necessary tests before the operation;

  • Surgery with anaesthesia;

  • 2 days hospitalisation in the clinic (private room);

  • 24/7 medical support and medication;

  • Any unexpected treatment costs related to surgery in the clinic will be covered by the clinic;

  • Special meals during hospitalisation;

  • Consultation with a nutritionist;

  • Pre-departure medical tests;

  • Medical documents after surgery (in English);

  • Free postoperative follow up for 2 years;

  • -10% for plastic surgery.

Beauty & Wellness Medical Center

So far we have four clinics under our administration. In three of them you will feel like you are in a hotel, and in one clinic patients receive more individual attention for unique cases. As each patient is different, we treat you based on your specific needs and expectations. This is why it is essential for us to know your physical condition, medical condition, and medical history. Based on this information we will be able to determine which of our clinics is the best match to meet your personal needs. 
The most common procedures that our patients go through are breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, facelift, brow lift, weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve), joint replacement (hip replacement, knee replacement, etc.), etc. 
Please don’t hesitate to contact us, so that our warm and friendly staff can answer all of your questions. 

Our Surgeon

We are proud to have Prof Antanas Mickevicius on our team!
Surgeon, the specialist in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery

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Antanas Mickevicius MD, PhD, has over 10 years of clinical experience in upper GI and bariatric surgery. Initially trained in bariatric surgery at the Sahlgrenska university hospital (Gothenburg, Sweden), he underwent further advanced bariatric surgery training at Whittington hospital (London, UK).
Prof Antanas Mickevicius is presently working as a consultant upper GI and bariatric surgeon in Lithuania and the United Kingdom. He conducts regular bariatric clinics in both countries and personally ensures the highest standards of safety, the best quality of preoperative preparation and postoperative follow-up.
Prof Antanas Mickevicius is the lead bariatric and upper GI surgeon at Kauno Klinikos university hospital (Kaunas, Lithuania) as well as works as a consultant bariatric surgeon at Royal Stoke university hospital (Stoke on Trent, UK). Dr Mickevicius trains other surgeons in the field of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, he is a member of the Lithuanian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO).
Dr Mickevicius performs different bariatric surgery procedures, including Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Plication. During the year, the surgeon performed more than 200 bariatric surgeries in Lithuania and in the UK. Dr Mickevicius fluently speaks Lithuanian, English and Russian languages. To learn more about Prof Antanas Mickevicius press here. 

What Our Patients Say

Why Choose Us?

  • The largest plastic surgery clinic in the Baltic States. The most extensive choice of private medical services;

  • 10 years in the market. One of the first started private medical practice in Lithuania;

  • The most plastic surgeons in one clinic - 6 operating surgeons; 4 orthopaedic surgeons; 1 bariatric surgeon;

  • 7 Doctors of Medicine (MD) in plastic, bariatric, and orthopaedic surgery;

  • The wide range of services in Plastic, Day, Weight Loss, and Orthopaedic Surgery; Dentistry; Dermatology;

  • No hidden cost;

  • Easy to reach locations in Kaunas and Vilnius;

  • Additional postoperative services (massages, special offers);

  • The highest level service, comfortable clinic, great food, professional and kind staff, English and Russian speaking administration, etc.;

  • Free transfer from and to an airport;

  • Safety - low error rate <1% (the world average is <7%);

  • Warranty – every patient receives the receipt/invoice in our clinic. Having receipt guarantees to receive the free correction of medical errors if such happens.

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NHS will cover:

  • The cost of the consultations; 

  • Diagnostics;

  • Treatment.

What the NHS will not cover:

  • Translation (if required);

  • Travel costs and insurance;

  • Accommodation (except when staying in the hospital).

You feel like your doctor isn’t helping?
NHS waiting lists for gastric surgery is too long?
The cost of gastric surgery in your local private clinic is too high?

If you are a resident of Great Britain and eligible for treatment on the NHS, you can eliminate all above by having weight loss surgery at our private clinic in Lithuania. 

Is it necessary to get approval from GP or NHS before weight loss surgery?
You don’t need NHS permission, but it would be wise to apply for NHS prior-authorisation. So you will be confident that you are eligible for reimbursement. 
If GP refuses to refer you for further diagnostics or treatment, but treatment abroad was justified by European doctor, the NHS might compensate such costs for treatment abroad.
To get NHS authorisation in advance, please click here. 

What documents should I bring from your clinic to make a claim?
A detailed medical report, invoices and receipts. From our clinic you will receive the medical report in English language, so you don't have to worry about the translation.

How Bariatric Surgery Works?

How Do I Know If I Need Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery will help you if:

  • You cannot lose weight with diet and exercise;

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher;

  • Your BMI is 35 or more, and you have serious overweight-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; or severe sleep apnea;

  • In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight loss surgery if your BMI is 30-34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.

Why Lithuania?

  • Much Lower Prices;

  • One of the Best Specialists;

  • European Health and Safety Standards;

  • Up-To-Date Technology;

  • Easy and Inexpensive Travel;

  • Free Transfer From and To Airport;

  • No Hidden Costs. 

 

Travelling Has Never Been So Easy!

Just a few hours of flight to Kaunas International Airport (KUN), or Vilnius International Airport (VNO), and we will meet you there. Book any hotel in Kaunas, and we will take care of all your transportation requirements. Our patients love to stay in "Algiro Hotel", which is close to our main clinic. 

Medical Travel Insurance

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is adjustable gastric banding?


Gastric banding with an adjustable band is the least invasive surgical method to treat obesity. The purpose of this surgery is to reduce the size of the stomach by placing a special band, which acts as a belt that tightens. Thus, the stomach is divided into two parts: upper and lower. The upper stomach pouch is smaller and it limits the amount of food the patient can eat. Therefore, a sense of fullness is achieved by a small amount of food, and this enables to reduce calorie intake.
The following special criteria are applied for the surgical treatment of obesity:

  • Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m2;
  • Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35 kg/m2 with comorbid diseases (type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sleep apnea, arthrosis, infertility);
  • Conservative weight loss methods applied were not effective;
  • No history of endocrine disorders, which can cause obesity.




How is the surgery performed?


During the surgery, a laparoscopic approach is employed under general anesthesia. A small incision at the belly button is placed, and a tiny laparoscopic video camera (laparoscope) is inserted through this incision. To introduce and manipulate surgical instruments, a few small additional incisions are placed. The abdominal cavity is inflated with CO2 gas, which creates a working space for a surgeon. The surgeon performs all surgical manipulations while watching them on a video screen.
A special band is placed around the upper part of the stomach between the cardia and the body. The tightened band gives the stomach an hourglass-like shape. The upper part of the stomach becomes about 100 mL in volume. The gastric band contains a reservoir that is filled with saline. The reservoir is connected to a small access port that is implanted underneath the skin. This allows the gastric band to be adjusted after the surgery by adding or removing some saline through the access port.
After such a procedure, the patient can eat a small amount of food at one sitting as the upper stomach pouch fills very quickly, and the tightened gastric band slows down the passage of food into the lower part of the stomach.
The band can remain in the patient’s body for the rest of his/her life.




What should be known after the surgery?


  • It is very important to follow special eating guidelines especially during the first days, as well as to have regular follow-up visits during the postoperative period;
  • After this restrictive approach, patients lose 0.5–1 kg per week on the average.





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