Gastric Surgery Abroad: When the Surgery Is Not the Right Option: Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

The number of people who are ready to go abroad for a weight loss surgery is increasing every year. While the majority of the patients are able to successfully lose a significant amount of weight after gastric surgery abroad, some people need to go back home from another country without having the planned surgery performed – and here is why.


Vilnius, Lithuania -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/03/2015 -- It is a common practice in the hospitals of the European countries to perform many different diagnostic tests and check the patient's health in depth before the surgery. Additionally to visiting a dietitian specialist and having a special meal plan made specifically for the patient, he/she is also being seen by an endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, psychotherapist and other specialists. This is when unexpected things may happen that would change the planned itinerary for the patient.

"We just had a patient from the United Kingdom a couple days back who we planned to operate – gastric sleeve surgery. The patient was not significantly overweight, however, was having no success with losing any weight in the past, and so decided to go for the surgery. After the initial tests, the day before the planned surgery, our doctors have noticed the patient having thyroid problems. Our suggestions for this patient were to treat the thyroid and come back to us in a month or two, for another health check-up and possibly the surgery. The good thing out of this situation is that thyroid problems can actually be the main reason for the patient not being able to lose weight. Which basically means that the surgery might not be needed at all, if the patient follows the guidelines provided by our doctors" – says Andrius Jonutis, General Deputy Manager at Kardiolita private general hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Gastric sleeve, gastric plication and gastric bypass surgeries are the most effective weight loss surgeries, and are the most popular between patients who choose gastric surgery abroad. However, as this case shows, the solution for weight loss problems is not always surgery, and this can only be realized by professional, experienced doctors who check patient's health prior to the planned surgery.

Gastric surgeons at Kardiolita private hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania, perform many gastric surgeries daily, while offering patients a very competitive price package, world-class hospitals quality level of services, and the highest comfort - please send your enquiry at: http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/send-message or call +44 (0) 203 290 0070.

About Kardiolita
Kardiolita is the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, accredited by the JCI and working by the highest industry standards. Established in 1998 Kardiolita provides full range of medical services – from comprehensive diagnostics to various surgical treatments within many medical areas. Kardiolita employs 200+ highly qualified Lithuanian doctors with extensive international experience and treatment performance of more than 45+ medical areas. The hospital has long-term experience in treating international patients.

Contact Information:
Private Hospital "Kardiolita"
Phone: +44 (0) 203 290 0070
Laisves Av. 64a, Vilnius, Lithuania