Private Hospital “Kardiolita”

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Abroad: Shoulder Orthopaedic Surgery Options

Shoulder replacement surgery, although not as common as hip replacement or knee replacement surgery, is an effective way of treatment for shoulder joint pain or disability. When the bones are torn or parts of the shoulder bone are damaged, shoulder joint replacement surgery has proven to be one of the most effective ways of treatment.


Vilnius, Lithuania -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2015 -- Just like with other orthopaedic surgeries, patients are actively seeking for options to have the surgery performed at a lower cost which often leads patients to choose shoulder surgery abroad.

Before proceeding with booking the surgery in another country, it is highly recommended to have patient's health examined in order to make sure the patient is healthy enough to have the surgery and complete the recovery process.

"It is quite common to have problems with both shoulders, especially for older people, and in this case many patients would enquire whether they could have both of their shoulders operated on the same visit." – says Andrius Jonutis, General Deputy Manager at Kardiolita private general hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania.

In theory, this would not cause technical problems but in reality, shoulders can be operated one at a time, with a minimum healing and recovery period of 3 months in between the two surgeries. The reason being that the patient would not be able to live normally with both shoulder joints replaced at the same time – not possible to move hands or help yourself at all. This is why, when both shoulders need replaced, shoulder replacement surgery abroad should be evaluated considering the double visit factor: the first visit – for the first surgery, and the second visit for the second surgery. Additionally, on the second visit the operating surgeon reviews how the already operated shoulder is healing, and may provide advice on what to do, and what to avoid, with the second surgery.

Orthopaedic surgeons at Kardiolita private general hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania, perform shoulder joint replacement surgeries daily, and the waiting times to book the dates for a surgery are usually less than 7 days. Lithuania is #2 in the world for the lowest number of complications after orthopaedic surgeries.

For patients coming from the UK, we can assist with the process of the NHS funding for the surgery, which would reduce the total price for you by up to 80% (you would only need to pay for the travel and cover the difference – if any – of the payment that the NHS refunds).

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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.

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