JCI-Certified Bariatric Surgery Hospital Abroad

Our private hospital is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is the only medical facility in the Baltics that has Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation – most prestigious standard in global health care. Equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and with a team of the best doctors in the country, the hospital specialises in more than 45 treatment areas. Our work is always double-checked according to the strict JCI and EU care standards and safety measures. This all guarantees the highest quality possible, which in turn gives the desired results to our patients. Increasing numbers of medical tourists from UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, The Netherlands and other countries visit our hospital for bariatric and other surgeries. Every patient is provided with personal care and assistance 24/7 during their stay in Lithuania, as well as insurance of €100000 / £78500. Please take a look at our facts and media:

Facts about the hospital:

  • 190 highly qualified doctors with extensive international experience and fluency in English;
  • No waiting times, hence we can arrange the surgery at the most convenient time for you;
  • During the recovery, the patients stay in spacious and cozy single-bed rooms. Accompanying person may also stay in the patient’s ward.


Our lead surgeons

Vytautas Lipnickas, MD PhD – specialises in hernial surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gastrointenstinal surgery. He and his team will be taking medical care of you during your stay. You can get to know him better via online communication prior your decision to come to Lithuania.

Short resume of the doctor

Professional & Scientific career:
  • Graduated in Medicine at the University of Vilnius in 1984
  • Abdominal surgeon at Department of Abdominal Surgery in Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos
  • From 2006 – abdominal surgeon at Kardiolita
  • Gave lectures on issues of surgery for abdominal wall hernia at conferences in the United Kingdom, USA, Check Republic, Spain, Poland
  • The doctor is a coauthor of a number of scientific articles and publications
  • since 2004 – have been working in Aesthetic Surgery Centre according to aecthetic surgery profile
  • the author/co-author of five scientific works in Student Scientific Society
  • since 2000 – have been publishing medical articles in scientific and public media and making reports at conferences together with T. Norkus
  • 2009 – co-author of the first detailed Lithuanian textbook of plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • since 2006 – associate member of Lithuanian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • since 2012 – active member of Lithuanian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Experience: has undergone professional traineeships in laparoscopic surgery in Germany, in pancreatic cancer surgery at Kaunas Medical University , in gastric and duodenal surgery, urgent abdominal surgery at Vilnius University.


  • A member of the Board of Association of Lithuanian Surgeons;
  • A chairman of revision committee of Lithuanian Minimally Invasive Surgery Society;
  • Vilnius region Surgical Society;
  • European Hernia Society;
  • Austrian Hernia Society;
  • Association of Lithuanian Surgeons;
  • Lithuanian Minimally Invasive Surgery Society;
  • Lithuanian Society of Gastroenterologists.
Dr. Kaselis
Nerijus Kaselis, MD – widely regarded as one of the best specialists in general and abdominal surgery, with special focus on obesity surgeries (e.g.: gastric bypasses). He is granted the highest qualification category for a surgeon.

Short resume of the doctor

  • 1980–1986 – Kaunas Institute of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, medicine
  • 1986–1987 – Klaipėda Municipal Hospital, surgery residency
  • 1996 – granted the highest qualification category for a surgeon
  • 1999 – licensed for abdominal surgery
  • 2008–2010 – completed the European Obesity Academy (EOA), Karolinska University, Stockholm.
Professional experience:
  • 1987–2005 – Klaipėda Municipal Hospital, Department of Surgery, surgeon
  • 2005 – present, department head at the Abdominal and Endoschopic Surgery Department, Klaipėda National Hospital
  • 2007 – Aarhus University Aalborg Hospital in Denmark, guest surgeon for obesity surgery
  • Since 2014 – abdominal surgeon at Kardiolita UAB
Internships: 1991 professional exchange at Blekinge Hospital, Karlskrona, Sweden; 1993 professional exchange at the Russian National Centre of Surgery, Moscow; 2003 professional exchange at Mahidolo University Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; 2005 professional exchange at Copenhagen University Herlev Hospital, Denmark; 2005 professional exchange at Aarhus University Aalborg Hospital, Denmark; 2005 member of the Lithuanian Obesity Association; 2006 professional exchange at Tata Memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai, India; 2006 professional exchange at Tehran University and Mehr Hospital, Tehran, Iran; 2006 international congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) in Sidney, Australia; 2007 member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO); 2008 IFSO international congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2010 IFSO international congress in Long Beach, California, USA

JCI Accreditation

The hospital has:

  • Out-patient department;
  • 3 modern operating rooms, a 24-hour intensive care unit (12 beds);
  • In-patient department with comfortable and cosy wards (single / double / family / luxury – totaling 44 beds).

Also available – Inquire for more information and costs »

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gynaecological surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Skin laser surgery
  • Urological surgery