Meet our UK Patient Coordinator – Mim Dickens

Hi there, my name is Mim and I am 47 years of age. I am very proud and pleased to say that I am a UK Patient Coordinator here in the UK. I also have had surgery at this outstanding Clinic. I am based in the UK and I can help guide you on your journey. I am a phone call away and can answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Wissam Raphael – Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon

A highly acknowledged surgeon, with 17 years experience in general orthopaedics.
The surgeon performs over 850 procedures annually.
· 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.


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11 Reasons to choose us

A private modern surgical centre

The Clinic is 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 to give 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.

Highly experienced surgeons and medical team

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

Top quality equipment and implants

We have four new surgical theatres equipped with the most up-to-date surgical equipment. The implants used by our orthopaedic surgeons are of proven quality: Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, Smith & Nephew, B-Braun.

Prompt appointment system

We are committed to do our best to adapt to your wishes in terms of arranging appointments. In general, we are ready to accept you for surgery within one to two weeks from the time our surgeon has reviewed your medical documentation and health questionnaire and a preliminary qualification for surgery has been completed.

10 year follow up

Our patient coordinator will be able to assist you by telephone or email for ten years after your hip or knee replacement surgery and for two years after your ACL reconstruction surgery, available to answer any questions relating to your surgery.

Half the price of equivalent UK surgery

With us you get the same (or an even better) service than that of a private clinic in England, for half the price.

English speaking medical personnel

Our doctors, nurses and the other medical personnel speak English fluently.

24/7 personal assistance

During your stay at the clinic you will be monitored day and night by our experienced nursing and medical team.

Convenient direct flights to Riga

There are numerous direct flights from the UK to Riga (RIX), operated by Ryanair (from London/Stansted, East Middlands, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford), Wizz Air (from London/Luton, Liverpool, Doncaster Sheffield), Air Baltic (from London/Gatwick). There are also flight connections from the UK to Riga operated by additional flight operators through their hubs in Europe.

Surgeon’s liability insurance

The clinic provides Surgeon’s liability insurance, to 30000 Euro for each orthopaedic surgeon operating at the clinic.

Further rehabiliation at the clinic

A typical schedule for hip or knee replacement surgery would be to arrive on a Monday and depart the following Monday. Our rehabilitation specialist, guided by your surgeon, will help you during the days after surgery. There is also the opportunity to stay an extra one, two or three weeks at the Clinic, for further rehabilitation, if required.