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.


Professional Development

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).