In the UK the amount of people getting treatment on the NHS is dropping with strict restrictions in place meaning many will have no option other than to go to private clinics for help. Others, who are eligible for free treatment, often face long waiting lists.
For those needing health or medical care, going abroad for treatment is a way of getting medical services faster and avoiding frustration because of being stuck on long NHS waiting lists. Some people go abroad even though they have private health insurance, as it is more affordable to pay for the procedure themself.
No medical procedure is 100% risk free anywhere in the world, but a clinic we represent maintains very high health and procedural standards as required by the European Union, and Lithuanian law in order to get the licence to practice. Our quality and safety standards are equal to or even higher than any other EU country.
The cost of living in Lithuania is much lower than it is in the UK, so labour costs and company’s expenses are cheaper. This allows Lithuanian medical institutions to deliver high standards at a large discount to other European countries.
Yes. We ensure that doctors and specialists will be able to communicate freely with you. If you have any queries or concerns don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Due to a high level of efficiency there is no waiting list for treatment in Lithuania. The only wait is the time it takes to organise everything and carry out the necessary checks.
In surgical instances, on the rare occasions that complications do arise after you return home, you can contact us for assistance. Depending on the complication or aftercare required, you may need to decide whether to make a return trip or continue treatment at home.
Most patients have at least one consultation with a doctor at our London clinic before they leave for treatment. Some patients tend to find it more than enough to communicate via email or phone at first, and then discuss in detail once they arrive at the clinic.
Usually you may need to fill out a questionnaire and provide your full medical history. This can be obtained by writing and asking for a copy from your GP surgery or the health records manager, or patient services manager, at your local hospital trust. In some cases you may need to get copies of any x-ray pictures you have had done, also certain blood or hormone tests can be necessary.In general, the more information you can provide the better, so try to not leave anything out when providing this information, and make sure it is all accurate.
If you are not staying in the hospital as an in-patient, you will be transferred back to your hotel to rest. You may return to the clinic for follow ups before returning home. The doctors and representatives are on call if you need anything.
No. Any UK or EU citizen can travel freely within the EEA (European Economic Area).
This depends on the procedure and will be recommended by the specialists. Usually the time you will need to be away from home is 1-6 days, but you can stay for longer to soak up some culture or explore the country.
Your hotel room will normally have space for two, so if you are having treatment for one then you can bring a friend or family member. Many people like having the company of a friend when they go away for treatment.
We can help you find accommodation near the clinic you are visiting, as we have knowledge of the area and some special deals with hotels. Ask us for more details.