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Gastric Plication

Gastric Plication is an operation to reduce the size of the stomach and is an exciting advancement in the field of weight loss surgery. It is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach in a minimally invasive way that does not involve any cutting. 

By decreasing the size of your stomach, the amount of food you can consume is considerably reduced. You will experience a feeling of fullness after eating only a small portion of food and that feeling of fullness will last for longer.


Costs & Info

  • Surgery Costs: € 3.800—€ 4.400

  • The procedure performs: Top class Bariatric Surgeon, Professor, Doctor of Sciences with 30 years of experience

  • Expected weight loss: 70% of excess body weight

  • Surgery Time  -  1—1.5 hours 

  • Clinic Stay  -  2 nights 

  • Fly Home  -  4—6 days

  • Time off Work -  1—3 weeks

  • Full Recovery  -  4—6 weeks

  • Possible refund from your local health board

Weight Loss


  • Gastric Sleeve

  • Bikini Line Sleeve

  • Gastric Bypass

  • Gastric Plication

  • Gastric Band

  • Gastric Ballon

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EU Cross Border Healthare Directive Ireland
How To Apply?

The EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive determines rights to receive planned medical treatment in European Economic Area. If you live in any other EEA country and have to wait long for your treatment at home, you have rights to have it in Lithuania and get paid by HSE in Ireland.


You just have to follow some simple steps:

  • contact your GP for a referral,

  • contact us to arrange an appointment and medical treatment,

  • go for treatment and pay privately,

  • we will help you to complete all the necessary documentation and apply for reimbursement.

We Offer All-Inclusive Package 

We eliminate all of the planning and preparation by taking care of everything from the moment you arrive in Lithuania to the moment you depart. Ground transportation, hotel stay, and everything in between is covered in our All-Inclusive Package.

The only expenses you have are the flights and any additional care that goes beyond the essentials.

WHAT’S INCLUDED in the Gastric Plication All-Inclusive package?

  • Consultation with Anaesthetist before the surgery

  • Blood tests

  • Electrocardiogram

  • Bariatric surgery (all-inclusive)

  • Local dietitian consultation and postoperative diet recommendations in your private room

  • Special meals after surgery in the clinic

  • All medical documents

  • FREE consultation with BaltiClinic Aesthetic plastic surgeon (after 12 months)

  • No Hidden Fees

  • Help with organizing the trip

  • Private Ground Transportation 

  • Certified Surgeon

  • State-of-the-Art Equipment

  • Patient Coordination

  • 24/7 Surgical Team and Nursing Staff

  • Hospital stay in private room (2 days)

  • 4.5 Star Hotel (5 nights)

  • Online Support Group

  • Consultation with Endocrinologist

  • Gastric Endoscopy test

GASTRIC ENDOSCOPY TEST and Consultation with ENDOCRINOLOGIST before the surgery - a mandatory and very important tool in preoperative assessment!


The procedures is performed
by a Bariatric Surgeon



Bariatric Surgeon Antanas Mickevičius MD, PhD - one of the most respected bariatric and upper GI surgeons in Europe with extensive training and 30 years of experience in Swedish, British and Lithuanian healthcare systems.
His areas of expertise include Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Bikini Line Sleeve, Gastric Plication, Gastric Band, Gastric Balloon.
Antanas Mickevičius MD, PhD is Bariatric surgeon whitch makes patients happy and professionalism guarantees that patients with obesity have highest quality gastric surgeries.


Our highly trained bariatric surgeon and experienced medical staff are committed to the highest level of patient care. To our patients, we are offering a safe, friendly and discreet environment. Confidentiality and individual attention are guaranteed. 

Gastric Plication BENEFITS

  • Gastric Plication does not alter a person’s digestive tract

  • Supposedly reversible procedure

  • Allows patients to consume a large range of foods, a feature gastric bypass does not allow

  • First research says there is comparable weight-loss to gastric bypass surgery.

  • Gastric Sleeve Plication does not cut or permanently remove the stomach.

Not all patients are good candidates for gastric plication surgery. Patients need to fall into the lower range of the BMI curve, typically 30 to 40 BMI. Anything higher warrants the need for a more powerful bariatric surgery.


  • Surgery Time  -  1—1.5 hours 

  • Clinic Stay  -  2 nights 

  • Expected weight loss: 70% of excess body weight  

  • Fly Home  -  4—10 days

  • Time off Work -  7—10 days

  • Full Recovery  -  3 weeks

  • Patients should expect to be in the hospital for about two days after the procedure. The doctor, medical team, and nurses will be monitoring your recovery and healing for two to three days post-surgery.

  • You will be prescribed medication to improve healing, nausea, pain, and obstruction that is best suited for your postoperative needs, side effects, and possible risks. 

  • World class medical treatments

  • Highly qualified surgeons

  • Over 20 years of experience

  • Quality and Responsibility

  • Modern Clinic and latest technologies

  • 24/7 Individualized Care 

  • Wide range of medical procedures

  • Comprehensive bariatric treatment and care package

  • All English speaking Staff

  • Lithuania is a Safe and Reliable Country

  • Affordable prices

WHY choose

Hoe is Gastric Plication PERFORMED?

Your surgeon will first cut 3-5 incisions in the abdomen during the operation while you are under anesthesia. The surgeon will insert a laparoscope, or small video camera, which guides the entire surgical procedure.

This minimally invasive procedure cuts down on the recovery time due to the simplicity and no-cutting method. The plication procedure utilizes a sewing and folding technique, which sews 1 to 3 folds in the stomach to reduce the stomach capacity by roughly 70%. 

This small stomach holds significantly less food, lowering how much you eat by filling you up quickly and reducing your appetite. No stapling or cutting is done to the stomach for this procedure, and it has the potential to be reversed. If needed, it can also be converted to another type of weight loss procedure, such as a gastric bypass or banding procedure. The entire surgery duration takes approximately 1-2 hours.

Risks of Gastric Sleeve Plication

The risks associated with the gastric plication procedure are very similar to other types of laparoscopic procedures. They include the risk of bleeding, infection, blood clots, and potential injury to other organs during the process. If you have more severe complications, it may need to be reversed or converted to another type of procedure. This is extremely rare, however. There is a sporadic risk of leaking from the suture line. After the surgery, keep an eye out for red flags that might signal complications. This includes redness or warmth around the incision site, which might mean an infection, severe abdominal pain, dizziness, or excessive vomiting. If you have these or other problematic side effects, consult your doctor right away.

STEPS For Medical Travel

  • Write us a message and we will gladly answer to all of your questions about the procedure.️

  • We will arrange a free online consultation.

  • We will book your appointment date.

  • ️Flight tickets, hotel reservation. You can do it on your own or we can help you with all recommendations.

  • Then in Lithuania, we will greet you at the airport and your private driver will take you to the clinic for a personal consultation with a doctor.

  • Night at the hotel before your procedure.

  • ️In the morning of your surgery, your private driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the clinic.

  • Your assistant will be with you all the time so you can feel as comfortable as possible.

  • After the surgery, you will stay at our clinic for 1-2 nights depending on your procedure in a luxury room with all amenities.

  • Our professionals will take exceptional and individual care of you 24 hours a day.

  • Before discharge, you will meet your surgeon, he will also explain to you all postoperative care details. You will get your medication set.

  • Your assistant will be in contact with you all the time during your stay and after flying back home. There is no need to worry about travelling alone as every minute of your stay you will feel cared and supported.

Your personal coordinator will be the person who you will speak to or receive the first email from. Your coordinator will happily answer any questions you might have and guide you through all information you may need by providing you with the support in your plastic surgery journey.

Your personal driver will greet you at the airport for your private airport transfer. During your stay in Lithuania, we provide all your transportation between the airport, hotel and clinic.


Book any hotel in Kaunas, and we will take care of all your transportation requirements. Our patients love to stay in Kaunas "Moxy Kaunas Center", "Amberton Cozy Hotel Kaunas", "Kaunas City", "Algiro Hotel", which are close to our main clinic. You can easily travel thru the city by safe Taxi.


Just a few hours of flight to Kaunas International Airport (KUN),  or Vilnius International Airport (VNO), and we will meet you there.


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