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PEDIATRICS

PEDIATRICS

Jurmala city council
Jomas Street 1/5,
Jurmala, LV - 2015
Phone.: +371 67147905
Fax: +371 67147901
e-mail: guntau@jpd.gov.lv

Executive director Gunta Ušpele
guntau@jpd.gov.lv



Registration details:
VAT Nr. LV40008131781
Bank: A/S Swedbank
SWIFT code: HABALV22
Bank Account: LV33HABA0551023531429

 

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Why choose Latvia?

Paediatric specialists at our clinics provide a wide range of treatment and care, treating challenging and complex cases. The treatment process is organised so that the patient receives effective, safe and quality care. This is made possible by adhering to global best practice and achievements in the realms of medical science and research, adopting and implementing it in daily practice.

 

Top 10 reasons why you should choose Latvia:

  1. Precise examinations. A wide range of functional and radiological examinations are available for children. Complex diagnostic services are available, performed by highly qualified and professional specialists.
  2. Professional team of medics. High-quality treatment is provided by experienced and knowledgeable doctors and nurses. Most doctors working at the children's hospital consider their work to be not just a service, but a mission. Doctors are educated and do internships abroad and in some sectors, such as cardio surgery, conduct complex world-class operations, in collaboration with foreign doctors.
  3. Modern surgery for children. Surgery is performed using effective globally recognised operation and treatment methods that reduce the risk of complications and significantly shorten the recovery period.
  4. Total care. We provide complete care administered by a wide range of specialists throughout the treatment process, starting with diagnostics through to post-surgery recovery.
  5. Availability of services. The healthcare available in Latvia is on a par with the level offered by clinics elsewhere in Europe but prices are significantly lower.
  6. Presence of parents. One parent can stay in hospital free of charge if the patient is a child up to five years of age. In more serious cases, for an additional charge accommodation can be arranged so that the parent can stay with an older child. A comfortable house for parents with all the standard conveniences is available within the hospital grounds.
  7. Convenient location. Travelling to Latvia is simple – plenty of travel options are available by air, sea, rail and road. Frequent and direct flights are available from Europe’s biggest cities and strategically important transport centres.
  8. EU quality standards. Infrastructure, environment and work organisation at our clinics correspond to the very highest European patient care standards.
  9. No language barriers. Latvian specialists are vastly experienced in working with foreign patients and can communicate in several foreign languages fluently.
  10. Added value. Latvia is located along the shores of the Baltic Sea and offers a wide range of active leisure options. No trip to Latvia is complete without a visit to Riga, which is the capital of culture in the Baltic States, as well as an architectural pearl and gastronomic paradise.

 

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Services offered

DIAGNOSTICS

The functional diagnostic service can perform various examinations and diagnose heart, urological gland, central nervous system, epilepsy and other disorders. The following services are available:

  • echocardiography;
  • electroencephalography;
  • cystometry;
  • uroflowmetry;
  • polysomnography;

and other services upon individual request.

 

The diagnostic radiology service performs a wide range of radiological examinations:

  • X-rays;
  • ultrasonography;
  • computed tomography;
  • magnetic resonance;
  • scintigraphy etc.

 

Radiological examinations are conducted in accordance with the quality guarantee programme, making sure that examinations are justified and are performed with the lowest possible doses of radiation. New methods are continually being introduced and new technologies are being upgraded to significantly shorten the examination time and improve precision.

More detailed information about diagnostics is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/diagnostics

 

MEDICAL GENETICS AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSTICS

A physician specialising in prenatal diagnostics and expert in detailed foetal examination (evaluating specific indicators that may indicate foetal health). The specialist is competent in evaluating the results of ultrasonography, biochemical, minimally-invasive and non-invasive examinations of the foetus in accordance with the timing of the pregnancy and existing changes.

 

  • Structural foetus development defect diagnostics ( EPIQ7 Philips ultrasonography apparatus);
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Test – NIPT;
  • Foetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) risk recalculation for high and mid-risk group expectant mothers for chromosomal foetal pathologies;
  • Early (from Week 11 of pregnancy) chromosomal foetal pathology diagnostics (chorion biopsy – CVS);
  • Other services upon individual request.

 

VACCINATION

  • Combined vaccine - diphtheria, tetanus, polio;
  • Combined vaccine – diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough;
  • Combined vaccine – diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, B type
  • Haemophilus influenzae infection, hepatitis B;
  • Haemophilus influenzae infection;
  • Measles, rubella and mumps;
  • Tick-borne encephalitis;
  • Human papillomavirus;
  • Chickenpox;
  • BCG;
  • Upon individual request.

 

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

Children are provided with a full range of examinations and eclectic treatment. During the consultation, the otorhinolaryngologist will diagnose and treat nasal, throat, sinus and ear illnesses, as well as prescribe additional examinations if necessary. LOR illnesses are often related to other illnesses, therefore patients can also be consulted by otoneurologists, allergologists, audiologists, children’s neurologists, children’s infectologists, as well as hearing aid acousticians. Various medical manipulations and surgical treatment are available:

  • Nasal cavity and sinus endoscopic surgery;
  • Ear microsurgery – middle ear microsurgery;
  • Voice box surgery - endolaryngeal microsurgery operations with the use of CO2 laser technology;
  • Throat tonsil operations;
  • Throat and head soft tissue surgery;
  • Ear and nose plastic operations;
  • Other services upon individual request.

More detailed information about otorhinolaryngology is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/otorhinolaryngology

 

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Children are provided with full eye and vision health diagnostics, as well as outpatient or surgical treatment of diagnosed illnesses. Care is available for children of all ages, from infancy onwards. An experienced ophthalmologist can also evaluate the sharpness of vision of a child who cannot talk yet, examining how the child sets its view and follows bright lights and small toys. Children often do not complain about problems with their sight because they have nothing to compare them to. Young children may also not notice that one eye cannot see well, because the other eye can compensate for its bad eyesight. The following procedures are available for children:

  • Strabismus diagnostics and surgical treatment;
  • Congenital eye disease and refraction pathology diagnostics;
  • Therapeutic and surgical treatment of congenital glaucomas;
  • Surgical treatment and recovery from congenital and other cataracts;
  • Treatment for congenital droopy eyelids (ptosis);
  • Other services subject to individual requirements.

More detailed information about sight correction is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/vision

 

ORTHOPAEDICS

Orthopaedic services entail diagnosis and treatment of movement and support injuries and diseases. Specialization includes treatment for back and joint problems, injury treatment, and sports medicine. Consultation from an orthopaedist may be required for a child suffering from congenital limb deformities, skeletal injuries, gait disturbances, limping or the consequences of fractures.

More information about orthopaedics is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/orthopedic

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Gastroenterologists provide advice, make diagnoses and conduct treatment of various diseases of the digestive organs. Unique technologies and diagnostic equipment make it possible to significantly shorten the examination time and improve accuracy. This plays an important role in the early detection and treatment of digestive tract diseases and neoplasms. Minimally-invasive techniques are available that are suitable for the treatment of a child. The age and emotional maturity of the child will determine whether the examination can be conducted under local or general anaesthesia. The following examinations are available:

  • Oesophagogastroscopy;
  • Colonoscopy;
  • Rectoscopy;
  • Other services subject to individual requirements.

More detailed information about gastroenterology is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/gastroenterology

 

NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

Latvian clinics offer investigation of acute and chronic nervous diseases, conservative and surgical treatment, rehabilitation and preventive treatment for children of all ages from infancy onwards. Modern nervous system examination methods are available including radiological and ultrasound diagnostics, magnetic resonance and electroencephalography, etc. examinations. New treatments are continually being introduced in accordance with industry-wide tendencies. The specialist provides each patient with an individual approach - children and their parents are provided with comprehensive information about the nature of the illness, the expected diagnosis and scope of the treatment process and recovery prospects.

 

Available services:

  • Invasive determination and observation of intracranial pressure;
  • Neuroendoscopy;
  • Surgical correction of congenital nervous system anomalies; 
  • Craniosynostosis operations;
  • Surgical treatment of neuroncological diseases;
  • Surgical assistance with traumatic nervous system damage and its consequences;
  • Epilepsy diagnostics, treatment and surgery;
  • Other services upon individual request.

 

GENERAL SURGERY

  • New born surgery (congenital digestive tract, diaphragm, lung anomalies);
  • Chest and abdominal organ surgery;
  • Uropoetic system organ surgery (hypospadias surgery);
  • Minimally invasive abdominal surgery (gall bladder surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, testicular positional abnormalities);
  • General paediatric surgery;
  • Other services upon individual request.

 

CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIOSURGERY

At the Children’s Cardiology and Cardiosurgery Clinic, advice and medical assistance are available to patients with irregular heartbeats and various congenital and other cardiovascular diseases. A wide range of diagnostic options are available to children of all ages including new born infants.

More information about cardiology is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/cardiology

 

CHILDREN’S REHABILITATION

Latvian rehabilitation centres offer rehabilitation programmes for various illnesses. These are customised to meet the individual requirements of each patient. Many of them involve treatment of 2-4 hours a day for 5-7 days a week. During the rehabilitation course, the child's clinical condition and functional problems are assessed and documented. Preventive measures are taken to avoid complications, an individual rehabilitation plan is drawn up, and both the patient and his or her parents receive education and information regarding social integration. In addition, health aids are adapted, recommendations are made and the patient is included in the dynamic observation register. The patient also has access to the latest generation of robot technologies, which ease the recovery process and accelerate the patient's recovery and the regaining of mobility.

More information about cardiology is available here: https://healthtravellatvia.lv/en/rehabilitation

 
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Service price list

Ultrasonography from EUR 21.50
X-rays from EUR 10
Scintigraphy from EUR 46
Computed tomography from EUR 80
Magnetic resonance   from EUR 117
Echocardiography from EUR 40
Electroencephalography from EUR 33
Miction cystometry from EUR 130
Uroflowmetry from EUR 15
Vaccination from EUR 26
Polysomnography from EUR 265
Otorhinolaryngology from EUR 455
General surgery   from EUR 552
Neurosurgery from EUR 1417
Cardiosurgery from EUR 6769

 

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Treatment process – step by step

Individual treatment steps for each patient will vary, and a detailed treatment process will be determined by each patient’s needs, state of health and ascertained problems. In choosing to undergo treatment in Latvia, the patient’s family can primarily reckon with the establishment of a close relationship electronically followed by a visit to Latvia lasting several days. All the transcripts and opinions received to date in relation to the specific illness should be sent to the clinic. The more information that the doctor has access to, the easier it will be to for the doctor to form a diagnosis and choose the most appropriate treatment strategy.

It is important to take into account that medical treatment in Latvia can differ from the practice in the patient’s native country. Regardless of the amount of medical documentation submitted, initially it may be necessary to perform primary diagnostic procedures and consultations at our hospital to be completely sure that a quality and precise treatment has been prepared for the relevant situation.

General treatment process steps are as follows:

  1. Electronic communication with the chosen clinic, introduction to specialists and ascertainment of requirements (via phone calls, e-mails, skype calls).
  2. Arrival in Latvia – the performance of the following steps will be planned on specific dates:
    1. set diagnostic examinations;
    2. medical manipulations and/or operations;
    3. analysis of results and identification of subsequent treatment steps.
  3. Remote communication as necessary, monitoring results as required (electronically).

The duration of the visit to Latvia will depend on the medical treatment determined for the patient.

 

Jurmala city council
Jomas Street 1/5,
Jurmala, LV - 2015
Phone.: +371 67147905
Fax: +371 67147901
e-mail: guntau@jpd.gov.lv

Executive director Gunta Ušpele
guntau@jpd.gov.lv



Registration details:
VAT Nr. LV40008131781
Bank: A/S Swedbank
SWIFT code: HABALV22
Bank Account: LV33HABA0551023531429

 

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