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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 
Dr. Darius Bagdanavičius

       "My passion for aesthetic surgery encouraged me to continue my studies and become a doctor of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. In pursuit of professional development, acquisition of new knowledge and skills, I constantly take part and share my experience in various international seminars and conferences in the most famous plastic and aesthetic surgery clinics in Lithuania and Europe. I put all the experience and knowledge I have accumulated to help patients achieve the desired changes. The best result of my work is the rediscovery of the beauty of human and the rebirth of confidence in the soul. The understanding of beauty and aesthetics, and the desire to help, understand and listen to people is an integral part of my life. Plastic surgery plays an important role in my life, because it is not just a job, it is my way of life."


Education, Training, and Positions

  • 2009 Graduated from former Kaunas University of Medicine (recently Lithuanian University of Health Sciences);

  • 2009-2010 Medical Internship at Republican Siauliai Hospital;

  • 2010-2017 Residency at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Professional Certification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery;

  • 2012–present Doctor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Grožio Chirurgija Clinic;


Professional Development

  • 2015 The Mentor Course in Professional Education, Lithuania;

  • 2015 Course “Motiva Reconstructive Surgery of The Breast, Lithuania;

  • 2016 Congress of “World Union of Wound Healing Societies”, Italy;

  • 2017 Congress of “European Wound Management Association”, Netherlands;

  • 2017 “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the 21st Century – Possibilities and Challenges”, Lithuania;

  • 2018 The Successful Attendance and Completion of MotivaHybrid Masterclass hosted by Prof. Marcos Sforza. Lithuania;

  • 2018 B-Lite Master Class Workshop hosted by Dr. Jacky Govrin. Israel;

  • 2018 Beauty Through Science International Aesthetic Medicine Congress. Sweden;

  • 2019 Course “APTOS thread lifting methods”, Lithuania.

Weight Loss Surgeon
Md, PhD Antanas Mickevičius
  • Antanas Mickevicius MD, PhD, has 20+ years of clinical experience in upper GI and bariatric surgery. Initially trained in bariatric surgery at the Sahlgrenska university hospital (Gothenburg, Sweden), he underwent further advanced bariatric surgery training at Whittington hospital (London, UK).

  • Antanas Mickevicius MD, PhD is presently working as a consultant upper GI and bariatric surgeon in Lithuania and the United Kingdom. He conducts regular bariatric clinics in both countries and personally ensures the highest standards of safety, the best quality of preoperative preparation and postoperative follow-up.

  • Antanas Mickevicius MD, PhD is the lead bariatric and upper GI surgeon at Kauno Klinikos university hospital (Kaunas, Lithuania) as well as works as a consultant bariatric surgeon at Royal Stoke university hospital (Stoke on Trent, UK). Dr. Mickevicius trains other surgeons in the field of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, he is a member of the Lithuanian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO).

  • Dr. Mickevicius performs different bariatric surgery procedures, including Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Plication. During the year, the surgeon performed more than 200 bariatric surgeries in Lithuania and in the UK. Dr Mickevicius fluently speaks Lithuanian, English and Russian languages. To learn more about Antanas Mickevicius MD, PhD press here. 

Karolis Černauskis
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 
Dr. Karolis Černauskis

Specialization: breast surgery, abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”), body contouring.

Areas of work: consultations, botulinum toxin injections, surgical operations: breast augmentation (with implants or the patient’s own fat), breast reduction, breast lift, abdominoplasty, which can be combined with surgical treatment of hernias, liposuction, arm and thigh surgery, body contouring, upper eyelids plastic, plastic surgery after massive weight loss, and other operations.

Work and education

  • 2009-2015 – Master of Medicine, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

  • 2014-2015 – Internship at Šiauliai Republican Hospital;

  • 2015-2020 – Residency at the Surgery Clinic of Kauno Klinikos of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, qualification in abdominal surgery;

  • 2020-2022 – Vilnius University Santaros Clinic, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, professional qualification of plastic and reconstructive surgeon;

  • Since 2022 – Doctor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Gijos Klinikos.


Internships, conferences, seminars

Every year I participate in scientific conferences and in-service training courses both in Lithuania and abroad.


Scholarly publications

  • Co-author of the article “The Importance of pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer treatment and staging”. Journal: Theory and Practice in medicine (2015);

  • Co-author of the article “How severe is moderately severe acute pancreatitis? Clinical validation of revised 2012 Atlanta Classification”. World journal of gastroenterology (2017);

  • Co-author of the article “Safe liposuction: case presentation and literature review”. Journal: Lietuvos chirurgija (2020);

  • Co-author of the article “TAP block in abdominoplasty: literature review”. Medical Sciences;

  • Author and co-author of many other scholarly papers in Lithuanian and foreign scientific conferences.


The surgeon speaks fluent English and Russian.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 
Dr. Gintaras Papečkys

  • Surgeon G. Papečkys has performed over 5,000 aesthetic surgeries and is a Lithuanian pioneer of such surgeries and aesthetic procedures as: fat grafting procedure (1996), male genital correction (1997), botulinum toxin injections (1999). He was one of the first to use a “heavy” hyaluronic acid filler - Restylane Sub Q (2002) for face shape corrections. The surgeon was the first one who began using a new-generation fillers for facial correction - Radiesse (2009), for breast, buttock correction - Macrolane (2010). While developing the minimal invasive aesthetic facial surgery, the surgeon has introduced a suspension thread– “Silhouetle Lift” (2010) for lifting the weakened facial tissues. He started to apply platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections (2011) and was the first one in Lithuania who has performed the brand-new aesthetic medical procedure – stem-cell transplantation in facial skin (2011).

  • In 1981, G. Papečkys graduated from the Medical Care Department at Kaunas University of Medicine with highest distinction. He was working in the Surgery Clinics of one of the largest institutions of medical care in Lithuania - Kaunas Academical Clinics - for thirteen years. During his medical practice at Kaunas Academical Clinics, he was also giving consultations and working as a surgeon in “Kaunas Medical Centre”, the first private clinics in Kaunas.

  • The surgeon is a full member of Lithuanian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a member of International Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Gintaras Papečkys has upgraded his qualification in Austria, Belgium, Greece, France, Russia, the United States of America, and Italy. Dr. G.Papečkys has operated many famous Lithuanian music and show business representatives, prominent businessmen.

  • The surgeon promotes a minimally invasive facial aesthetic surgery and always keeps to this principle. Recent trends in aesthetic medicine have proven that the understanding of plastic surgery and facial aesthetics was chosen correctly.

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Knowing that you are able to help patients isn’t sufficient, it is necessary to see the positive result of the treatment as well. The greatest motivation while working comes from seeing the sparkle and hope in the eyes of the patient when appears a tangible positive change. Then the mutual motivation emerges to take the same path towards better health. It is exceptionally hard to change the lifestyle habits, however cooperation and desire are fundamental.

Work activity

  • Since 2018 – Dietology physician psychotherapist at Clinic AGATAS;

  • Since September 2014 Lecturer at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

  • Since September 2008 Dietology physician at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

  • August 2007 – September 2014 Assistant at Gastroenterology Department at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

Education and qualification

  • 2019 March – Basic training in motivational interviewing;

  • 2019 February – Graduate of the Introductory Psychotherapy Course (Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy) at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) Behavioral Medicine Clinic (4800 hours);

  • 2014 June 27 defended Doctoral degree in medical sciences “Nutrition habits, adherence to dietary recommendations and factors leading to weight loss and return after surgery”

  • 2009 – 2013 Gastroenterology Doctorant at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

  • 2005 – 2008 Dietology Residency at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital;

  • 2004 – 2005 Internist at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital


  • Lactase non-persistence is directed by DNA-variation-dependent epigenetic aging. 2016  

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms and eating behavior among morbidly obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 2014 

  • Nutrition in pregnancy after bariatric surgery. 2014 

  • Modern opinion about obesity nutrition. Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2013 

  • Patients knowledge about nutrition and vitamin and mineral use after gastric bypass. 2012  

Dietologist Physician 
MD, PhD Rūta Petereit 

Work activity

  • From 2005 Otorhinolaryngologist at the Kauno Klinikos Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital;

  • 2009-2019 Otorhinolaryngologist at “Gijos Klinikos” Clinic;

  • From 2019 Otorhinolaryngologist at “Gijos Klinikos”.

Education and qualification

  • 2001 Graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine;

  • 2005 Completed otorhinolaryngology residency at Kaunas University of Medicine;

  • 2010 Awarded the Doctor of Medicine.


  • 2006 Traineeship at Charles University, Faculty Hospital Motol (Prague, Czech Republic).

MD, PhD Marius Kašėta
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Orthopedist - Traumatologist 
MD, PhD Juozas Belickas

Work activity

  • 2005 - Head of the Department of Endoprosthesis and Sports Injuries of Kaunas Clinical Hospital;

  • 2009 - orthopedist-traumatologist of the clinic "Beauty Surgery";

  • From 2019 orthopedist-traumatologist at “Gijos Klinikos”.

Education and qualification

  • 1991 Graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (former Kaunas Medical Academy), Kaunas.

  • 1991 Internship at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark;

  • 1994 Completed a residency in general surgery at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital, Kaunas;

  • 1995 Completed Sumerian orthopedic courses in Helsinki, Finland and an internship at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark;

  • 1996 Graduated from the orthopedics-traumatology residency at the former Kaunas University of Medicine;

  • 1996 - Kaunas Clinical Hospital (former Kaunas Red Cross Clinical Hospital) orthopedist-traumatologist;

  • 1998 Trained at the Lorenz Böhler Injury Center, Vienna, Austria, and at Waterbury Hospital, USA;

  • 1999 Internship at Générale-Beaulieu Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland;

  • 2000 participated in Salzburg medical seminars, Austria;

  • 2001 Internship at Kassel Orthopedic Hospital, Germany;

  • 2002 Obtained a doctoral degree from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (formerly Kaunas University of Medicine), Kaunas;

  • 2002 - Lecturer, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

  • 2004 Internship at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium;

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