Clinic and Surgeons

Our private, modern surgical centre is located in Riga, Latvia and modelled after the best state of the art medical institutions in Europe.

We offer hotel style overnight rooms equipped with a flat screen television, wifi and air conditioning providing a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. If you wish, a family member or friend may accompany you during your stay in Latvia, sharing your private room.

Our surgeons and medical personnel are highly experienced. Our two leading orthopaedic surgeons are specialised in hip and knee replacements and ACL reconstruction, with seventeen to thirty years experience in general orthopaedics and ten to eighteen years experience in the specific surgeries.


Dr. Alexander Omelchenko – Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon

A highly acknowledged surgeon, with 30 years experience in general orthopaedics.

The surgeon performs over 850 procedures annually.

Specialities:
· Total hip arthroplasty (cementless, cemented and hybrid types) – 18 years.
· Total knee arthroplasty – 18 years.
· Knee and shoulder joint arthroscopy (meniscal tear repairs, ACL/PCL tear repairs, ligament repairs etc.) – 15 years.

Speaks English.

1986. He graduated from Riga P.Stradina University – Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon.

He studied, gaining qualifications and experience, in Sweden (St Göran’s Hospital), France (Artro Institute), Austria (hospital LKH Stolzalpe), Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland.

Congresses and conferences:
· International Orthopaedic Congress, Sweden.
· ICJR 2015 World Arthroplasty Congress, France.
· Knee Expert Navigation Training, Austria.
· Hip Symposium: 25 Years of Hydroxyapatite, De Puy Institute, Switherland.
· Challenges and Solutions in Revisional Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Latvia.
· Hip Masterclass, Zimmer Institute, Czech Republic.
· Scorpio NRG Launch Seminar, Stryker, Lithuania.
· 15th International Targon Course, France.
· NOF 56. Congress, NOF, Estonia.
· Masterclass: Difficult Primary and Revision Knee, Zimmer Institute, Latvia.
· Hip and Knee, Zimmer Institute, Lithuania.
· Masterclass Hip and Knee, Zimmer Institute, Austria.
· Basic Total Knee Replacement, De Puy Institute, Lithuania.
· Less Invasive Approaches in Total Hip Arthroscopy, Latvia.
· Baltic Arthroscopy Course, De Puy Synthes, Lithuania.
· Infection in Orthopaedic Trauma, Estonia.
· Total Joint Replacement, Latvia.
· Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy,Stryker, Lithuania.
· Upper Limb Periarticular Fractures, AOTrauma, Estonia.

Memberships:
· Member of the board of the Latvian Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sport Trauma Association.
· Member of the Latvian Trauma and Orthopaedic Association.
· Member of the Latvian Burns Association.


Dr. Wissam Raphael – Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon

A highly acknowledged surgeon, with 17 years experience in general orthopaedics.

The surgeon performs over 850 procedures annually.

Specialities:
· Total hip arthroplasty (cementless, cemented and hybrid types) – 12 years.
· Total knee arthroplasty – 12 years.
· Knee and shoulder joint arthroscopy (meniscal tear repairs, ACL/PCL tear repairs, ligament repairs etc.) – 10 years.

Speaks English.

1998. He graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy – Medical doctor.

2004. He graduated from Riga P.Stradina University – Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon.

He studied, gaining qualifications and experience, in England (University Clinical Hospital/ Leeds University Hospital), Sweden (Lunde University Hospital), Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and the USA.

Congresses and conferences:
· Difficult Primary and Revision Knee and Hip Masterclass, Finland.
· 17th ESSKA 2000 Congress, Barcelona, Spain.
· 16th ESSKA 2000 Congress, Amsterdam, Holand.
· 15th ESSKA 2000 Congress, Switzerland.
· Pain in Europe, Hamburg, Germany.
· Sport Medicine International Olympic Committee, Tallinn, Estonia.
· 4th Baltic Trauma & Orthopaedic Congress, Kaunas, Lithuania.
· Knee Expert Navigation Training , Vienna, Austria.
· Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, Las Vegas, USA.
· 13th ESSKA 2000 Congress, Porto, Portugal.
· 12th ESSKA 2000 Congress, Innsbruck, Austria.
· AO Expert Course, Management of Bone Fractures,Leeds,United Kingdom.
· Trauma and Critical Expert Course, Cape town, South Africa.
· EFFORT Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.

Memberships:
· Member of the board of the Latvian Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sport Trauma Association.
· Member of the Latvian Trauma and Orthopaedic Association.
· Member of the Latvian Hip and Knee Association.
· Alumni member of the European AO Association.
· Member of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy.

Procedure prices

Procedure   Surgery   Implant
Hip replacement   £ 2 980   from £ 1 440
Knee replacement   £ 2 980   £ 1 980
ACL reconstruction   £ 1 980   £ 340