Žilvinas Saladžinskas – MD, PhD, Abdominal Surgery
It’s no secret that in my field, many patients conceal their illnesses and put off seeing a specialist, even though successful treatment is best ensured by seeking medical assistance on time. I always try to explain these things to patients.
In interacting with patients, it is crucial for me is to listen to them and establish a dialog that reveals a lot of information about the disease and helps to better prepare for treatment. The most important thing for me is the end result, which I correlate with the patient’s good health, so I always try to not let them down, no matter how difficult or hopeless the situation might be. I always put my heart into it: I listen to my patients and feel for them.
Work and Education
1988 Graduated from Kaunas Medical Academy;
1988–present Surgeon at Kaunas II Clinical Hospital;
1994 Awarded the Doctor of Medicine;
1998–present Abdominal surgeon at the Kauno Klinikos Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital;
2001–2007 Associate professor at the Kaunas University of Medicine Surgical Clinic; 2007–present Professor;
2005 Earned his Master of Public Health;
2007–present Head of the Department of Surgery at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences affiliated Hospital of Oncology;
2011–present Abdominal surgeon at Grožio Chirurgija Clinic.
1989 Traineeship at the Kiev Proctology Centre (Kiev, Ukraine);
1994 Traineeship at Tübingen University Böblingen Hospital (Germany);
1996, 1999, 2001 Traineeship at Lund University Malmö Hospital (Sweden);
1999 Traineeship at St Mark’s Hospital (London, England).