Children’s Surgery, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Centre

Head of the Centre: Gilvydas Verkauskas, Assoc. Prof., M.D.
Tel: +370 5 272 0596
E-mail: gilvydas.verkauskas@santa.lt

The Centre is Comprised of:

* The Children’s Surgery Department
* The Children’s Orthopaedics and Traumatology  Department
* The Children’s Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology Department

About the Centre

The main task of the Children’s Surgery, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Centre is to provide the highest level of specialized surgery and urology, otolaryngology and ophthalmology, orthopaedic and traumatology treatment for both in-patient and out-patient children patients by utilizing the latest in modern methods and equipment. Ophthalmologists  utilizes the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques and state-of-the art equipment, including diagnostic and surgical microscopes and modern ultrasound (both A and B modes), ophthalmic fundus photography and computer based diagnostics. Otolaryngologysts utilizes many modern diagnostic and treatment methods, including a computerized video endoscope system with full image storage and retrieval capabilities. This system is also used in determining both preoperative and postoperative patient status, disease monitoring as well as treatment outcomes.

The Orthopaedics and Traumatology  Department  treats children under the age of 18 years of age for serious injuries (trauma, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and neurosurgery). The orthopaedics and trauma specialists maintain a strong reputation throughout Lithuania as well as abroad.

The Neurosurgery Section performs complex operations for patients with brain injuries, vertebral fractures and congenital malformations. In 2009, the very first facial and cranial, frontal part correction operation in Lithuania was performed by a team headed by the neurosurgeon Gintaras Migauskas on a one year old boy.

The medical doctors  have all participated in various training courses and earned qualifications in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland and Latvia. They have also presented scientific papers in numerous international conferences in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, France, Austria, China and South Africa.

The Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department maintains close ties with various Lithuania-American charities and support organizations, such as the “Lithuanian Children’s Hope”.

Medical students from Vilnius University as well as students from Vilnius College both study at the Centre. Various scientific work is also carried out at the Centre.

Staff

Head of the Children’s Surgery Department Kęstutis Trainavičius, M.D, Ph.D.
Head of the Children’s Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology Department Virgilijus Sakalinskas, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of the Children’s Orthopaedics and Traumatology  Department Giedrius Bernotavičius, M.D., Ph.D.

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