Almantas Maleckas – MD, PhD, Abdominal Surgery

Weight loss surgery is first and foremost a method for resolving health problems, and only later – ones related to aesthetics. For years, I observed how patients struggling with obesity were not able to get the treatment that they needed. So I looked for opportunities, and took a particular interest in the surgical treatment of this problem, which is currently the most effective method.

As a specialist in weight loss surgery, it is very important to me that I can help people who have often lost hope to improve their quality of life from a physical and aesthetic point of view. It fascinates me that when I see my patients six months later, I often don’t even recognise them – their features become defined again and they sometimes look like completely different people. Each time is like a confirmation to me that I wasn’t wrong to select such a responsible field of surgery that has the ability to very quickly change both the health and appearance of my patients for the better.


Work and Education

1991 Graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine;

1994 Completed general surgery residency;

1996 Completed abdominal surgery residency;

1996–present Abdominal surgeon at the Kauno Klinikos Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital;

2000 Awarded the Doctor of Medicine;

2000 Became associate professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Surgical Clinic;

2003–present Abdominal surgeon at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Sweden);

2010–present Professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

2011–present Visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden);

2011–present Weight loss surgeon at Grožio Chirurgija Clinic.


Professional Development

1996 Traineeship at University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany);

1997 Traineeship at Areteion University Hospital (Greece);

1999 Traineeship at the Inselspital/University Hospital of Bern (Switzerland);

2001 Traineeship at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Sweden);

2007 Traineeship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (USA).