About us

The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos is the largest hospital in Lithuania. Established in 1940, the Hospital has grown into one of the most prominent and modern hospitals in the country. The hospital of Kauno klinikos is dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare to patients from all over the country and abroad. There are many medical "first" and "only" performed in Kauno klinikos which shows a high level of professionalism, qualification, modern medical technologies, and developed infrastructure implemented in the Hospital.

Kauno klinikos employs more than 2025 physicians and 2399 nurses, who provide care according to the highest standards of evidence-based clinical practice. The hospital has 39 departments devoted to all medical and surgical specialties, including cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, and organ transplant surgery. The annual number of outpatient consultations is increasing every year. In recent years there were more than 1.3 million visits and 91 thousand hospital admissions.

Kauno klinikos seeks to improve the health and quality of life of Lithuanian people as well as to develop ambitious and advanced health specialists and create and implement innovations based on scientific research. Here the most serious, rare, and undiagnosed diseases are successfully diagnosed and treated, and extremely complex operations are performed. There are 25 centers for rare and undiagnosed diseases in Kauno klinikos to enable effective collaboration among different specialties treating rare conditions such as neuromuscular disorders, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, neuroendocrine tumors, etc.

The Cardiac surgery center of Kauno klinikos was established in 1957 and it has been a cradle for many significant inventions ever since. Original therapeutic techniques, such as electric cardiac stimulation, and cryo-and laser ablation of arrhythmogenic lesions, were introduced here for the treatment of serious heart rhythm disorders. Heading the Center is Prof. Rimantas Benetis, a globally renowned valve reparative surgery, and coronary bypass surgery expert, who successfully carried out the first heart-and-lung transplant in Lithuania. Today Kauno klinikos is the only provider of lung transplantations in Lithuania.

Kauno klinikos has state-of-the-art technologies for medical imaging and a proper infrastructure to meet the procedural requirements of different radiology examinations. The Radiology Department of  Kauno klinikos provides a wide range of diagnostic imaging services: including CT scanning, DEXA bone density scanning, mammography, angiography, MRI scanning, radioisotope scanning, ultrasound scanning, and X-ray. The first PET-CT scanner in Lithuania was installed in a brand-new Diagnostic Radiology Centre of Kauno klinikos. 

Neuro-oncology is one of the principal directions of work at the Neuroscience Institute of the Department of Neurosurgery. So far, Kauno klinikos is the only Gamma knife center in the Baltic States.

  • 39 clinical departments
  • 4 affiliated hospitals
  • 9 intensive care and anesthesiology units
  • 2 emergency departments
  • 14 diagnostic and interventional units
  • 2249 hospital beds
  • 25 rare disease management coordination centers

Improving the health and quality of life of the Lithuanian population, fostering ambitious healthcare professionals who pursue continuous development, and developing and introducing research-based innovation.

Modern medical and socially responsible assistance for difficult patients.

Cutting-edge knowledge and best practices for students and healthcare professionals.

World-class research and development.

Motivating work and social conditions.

1.    Priority areas of healthcare development:

a)    Reducing the morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular diseases;
b)    Reducing the morbidity and mortality related to cerebrovascular diseases;
c)    Ensuring the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oncologic diseases;
d)    Reducing injuries and mortality related to external causes;
e)    Maternal and child health promotion, prevention, and effective treatment of diseases.

2.    Promotion of cooperation with universities, regional hospitals, and other healthcare institutions.

3.    Development of modern diagnostics and therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and transplantology.

4.    Development of care for patients with rare diseases.

5.    Active participation of Kauno Klinikos representatives in shaping the Lithuanian health care system that meets the expectations of modern society.

Nurturing of community, tolerance, respect, integrity, professionalism, and creation of an anti-corruption environment.