Specialists

MainSpecialists

Igors Troickis

Surgeon, Proctologist
AIWA Clinic Chief Physician. Certified Surgeon, Proctologist. General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery.  
Graduated from:
  • Riga Institute of Medicine.
  • Riga Stradiņš University. Faculty of Post-Graduate Education General Surgery Speciality Residency (under the tutelage of Professor Jānis Gardovskis).

Further education:

Has received theoretical and practical surgical training in the following courses:

  • Riga Stradiņš University. Oncological surgery.
  • Kaunas University Clinic, Lithuania. Bariatric surgery master class MD Prof. A. Maleckas.
  • TYCO Healthcare Education Centre, Elancourt, France. Bariatric master class Dr. Jean-Louis Alle Centre Hospitalier de Tivoli.
  • Surgery Department Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale di Reggio Emilia Ospedale di Gustalla, Italy.
  • Clinical Centre ISCARE – Lighthouse, Prague, Czech Republic. SAGB QS Course with Hands–on Training Prof. MUDr. Martin Fried.
  • Private Clinic Oslo Norway. Bariatric surgery training (Roux-Y Gastric Bypass).
  • Private Clinic Stockholm, Sweden. Bariatric surgery training (Roux-Y Gastric Bypass).
  • TSt. Claraspital Basel “Swiss Endos” Freiburg, Switzerland. Bariatric surgery training (sleeve gastrectomy) PD Dr.med.R.Petereli Prof. Dr. med.Th. Peters.
  • Sahlgrenska Hospital, University of Gothenburg. Revisional bariatric surgery Prof. Maleckas.
  • Long Beach Los Angeles, USA. IFSO2010 XV World Congress.
  • New Delhi, India. IFSO 2012 XVII World Congress.
  • Istambul, Turkey. IFSO 2013 XVIII World Congress.
  • Montreal, Canada. IFSO 2014 XIX World Congress.
  • Tallinn Estonia.BAS The 3th Congress of Baltic Association of Surgeons.
  • Riga, Latvia. BAS The 4th Congress of Baltic Association Of Surgeons.
  • Bruges, Belgium. Advanced Course In Reviseonal Procedures & Management of Complex Cases in Bariatric surgery.
  • Gdansk, Poland. Advanced Bariatric Surgical Procedures.

Specialising in:
  • pre-operation consultations,
  • specialising particularly in laparoscopic surgery, additionally acquiring in-depth mastery of abdominal cavity operations in colorectal and bariatric surgery, hernia and abdominal operations,
  • intestine, stomach laparoscopic method,  
  • colon operations, proctological operations, diaphragmatic hernia, groin hernia, thyroid gland operations, 
  • bile duct and abdominal hernia operations,
  • bariatric (stomach reduction) operations for weight reduction.

Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Surgeons.
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Kaspars Snipe

Proctologist - Colorectal Surgeon
Certified Surgeon, Colorectal Proctologist, and Ultrasonography Specialist with professional experience from 1999.
Graduated from:
  • Latvian Academy of Medicine (Riga Stradiņš University). Doctor’s degree. Paediatric Department. (1999)
  • Riga Stradiņš University. Post-Graduate Education Faculty General Surgery Speciality Residency. (2004)
  • Internships at prestigious clinics in Germany, Poland, Sweden and Italy.

Professional organisations:
  • 1996 – 1999 Member of the RSU Surgery Interest Group.
  • 1998 – 1999 Head of the RSU Surgery Interest Group.  
  • 1999 Member of the Latvian Association of Surgeons.
  • 2000 – 2003 RSU Council Member.
  • 2005 Latvian Colorectal Society Board Member.
  • 2007 – 2010 Latvian national delegate to the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP).
  • 2008 – 2011 Latvian national delegate to the European Association of Colorectal Surgery.
  • 2011 – 2015 European Association of Colorectal Surgery (ESCP) Eastern European Country Coordinator.
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Surgeons.

Specialising in:
  • surgeon’s and colorectal proctologist’s consultations,
  • rectal fistulas, new growths, tears, functional colon diseases, haemorrhoids,
  • ODS (Obstructed Defecation Syndrome),
  • rectocele, colon intussusception and faecal incontinence, etc.,
  • preparation of diagnostic plans and treatment with biofeedback therapy for patients with obstructive defecation syndrome, faecal incontinence and in the case of artery muscle weakness,
  • 3D transrectal ultrasonography (3D TRUS) – – rectal and anal canal examination,
  • LONGO, HAL- RAR, STARR, Milligan-Morgan, Ferguson operations,
  • anal and perianal polyps and growths resections,
  • anal fissure resections with mucilage plastic, anal/perianal/transsphincteric fistula resections with mucilage plastic,
  • Karydakis (pilonidal sinus operations).

  • Vast experience in the performance of scientific work and clinical research.
  • Author of several articles and publications.
  • Participation in congresses, conferences, seminars with lectures, talks and statements.
  • Participation in over 60 international and domestic conferences, congresses.
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Baiba Putniņa

Surgeon, Proctologist
Certified Surgeon, Proctologist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Further Education Professional Study Programme “Residency in Medicine” Surgeon’s Speciality Study Programme. Surgeon’s Diploma (2014).
  • University of Latvia Faculty of Medicine. Second Level Professional Higher Education Programme in Medical Treatment. Doctor’s Diploma (2009).
  • Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Medicine. Second Level Professional Higher Education Programme in Medical Treatment (2005).

Further education:
  • Received theoretical and practical surgical training in courses in Germany on the HAL – RAR method.

Professional organisations:
  • 2015 Member of the Latvian Association of Surgeons.
  • 2014 Member of the Latvian Medical Association.
  • 2009 Member of the Latvian Junior Doctors Association.

Specialising in:
  • surgeon’s, proctologist’s consultation,
  • rectoscopies,
  • diagnosing, conservatively or operatively treatment of all proctological illnesses, 
  • LONGO, HAL- RAR, STARR, Milligan-Morgan, Ferguson operations,
  • anal and perianal polyps and growth resections,
  • anal fissure resections with mucilage plastic,
  • anal/perianal/transsphincteric fistula resections with mucilage plastic, Karydakis (pilonidal sinus operations),
  • various growth lipoma, papilloma, atheroma resections,
  • abdominal anterior hernia operations, 
  • diagnostic laparoscopy, appendectomy, cholecystectomy,  
  • preparation of diagnostic plans and treatment with biofeedback therapy for patients with obstructive defecation syndrome, faecal incontinence and in the case of artery muscle weakness,
  • proctological operations (perirectal fistulas, tailbone epithelial passages) using VIVOSTAT technology (fibrin glue, enriched with cells encouraging healing).

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Andrejs Miļčevskis

Surgeon
Certified surgeon, proctologist with over 10 years’ experience in hospitals in Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jekabpils and Gulbene.
Graduated from:
  • Latvian Academy of Medicine.
  • University of Latvia Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education, specialising in general and thoracic surgery.

Specialising in:
  • abdominal anterior wall hernia laparoscopy operations,
  • laparoscopic surgical operations, appendectomy, cholecystectomy,
  • various growths lipoma, papilloma, atheroma resections,
  • bariatric (stomach reduction) operations – Gastric Bypass/Sleeve Gastrectomy. 
Consults patients:
  • with all types of abdominal hernias,
  • with post-operative hernias,
  • with gall bladder problems,
  • with chronic and acute appendicitis,
  • about ambiguous abdominal pain and ulcer diseases,
  • about stomach reduction (bariatrics).
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Jekaterina Kondratiško

Otolaryngologist

Ilze Dobele

Otolaryngologist

Rihards Urtāns

Otolaryngologist-Surgeon
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University – Doctor’s Degree.
  • Riga Stradiņš University – Residency specialising as an Otolaryngologist.
Further education:
  • Lithuanian University of health Sciences Vilnius 2nd Lithuanian-Polish ENT Congress.
  • Vilnius University hospital – seminar “Endoscopic Sinus and Scull Base Surgery.
  • Katharinenhospital Stuttgart. Famulatur in Otolaryngology.
  • Augusta Krankenhaus Duesseldorf. Famulatur in vascular surgery.
  • S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy St. Petersburg. Internship in General Surgery.

Specialising in:
  • LOR (otolaryngologist’s) consultations for children and adults,
  • LOR operations for children and adults,
  • Endoscopic sinus operations.

Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Otolaryngologists.
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Oļegs Sokolovs-Karijs

Otolaryngologist

Dace Lietuviete

Ophthalmologist, Surgeon
Certified ophthalmologist, surgeon with over 10 years’ experience.

AIWA Clinic Ophthalmology Centre Head Doctor.


Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University Ophthalmology Residency.
  • University of Latvia Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, obtaining a Second Level Professional Higher Education in Optometry.
Further education:

She has improved her surgical skills at leading clinics including in:

  • India (Mahatme Eye Bank and Eye Surgery Hospital),
  • Switzerland (University Hospital of Bern and European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology),
  • Estonia (KSA Vision Clinic),  
  • Italy  (Monza Eye Bank), 
  • Bulgaria (BOW Courses).

Specialising in:
  • small incision cataract surgery with the phacoemulsification method,
  • cornea transplantation surgery,
  • intravitreal injections,
  • optometry.

With her scientific work, she has participated in many international and domestic conferences.

Vast experience in the performance of clinical studies. Author of articles and publications. Engaged in post-graduate training of junior ophthalmologists.

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Nataļja Šamajeva

Ophthalmologist, Surgeon
Certified Ophthalmologist, Surgeon
Graduated from:
  • University of Latvia Faculty of Medical Care.
Further education:
  • French oculoplastic and blepharoplastic surgery course. 
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery - ophthalmology, course in Saint Petersburg and at the Fyodorov Eye Centre in Moscow.

Specialising in plastic and reconstructive eye operations:
  • stye removal,
  • eye conjunctive cavity reconstruction,
  • pterygium operation,
  • eyelid nip and tuck correction,
  • new eyelid skin growth excision,
  • trichiasis treatment,
  • levator advancement,
  • eyelid aesthetic plastic operation.

Regularly augments his professional knowledge by participating in international ophthalmologists’ congresses in Europe and Russia, as well as in conferences organised by the Latvian Association of Ophthalmologists.

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OKSANA PIĶE

Ophthalmologist, Surgeon
Certified Ophthalmologist, Surgeon
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University.
Further education:
  • Practical skills in cataract and glaucoma surgery augmented with courses in Sweden and Switzerland.

Specialising in:
  • small incision cataract surgery with the phacoemulsification method,
  • glaucoma operations.

Continually augments her knowledge at international congresses on cataract and glaucoma operations.

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Ingrīda Kozlovska

Ophthalmologist

Irina Korņilova

Ophthalmologist - surgeon

Visam Rafael

Traumatologist-Orthopaedist
Graduated from:
  • College des Freres Mont La Salle – Ain Saade.
  • Latvian Academy of Medicine.  
  • Pauls Stradiņš University residency specialising as a Traumatologist-Orthopaedist.  
Further education:
  • Internships at university clinics in Sweden.  
  • Additional knowledge acquired England, Germany, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and the USA.

Specialising in:
  • knee joint surgery (endoscopic, meniscus tear, anterior cruciate),
  • shoulder joint surgery (endoscopic, reconstructive ligament damage),
  • hip and knee joint endoprosthetics,
  • bone fracture operations,
  • orthopaedic and sports medicine operations – osteotomy, or extremity bone correction, damaged tendons, ligaments, and muscle reconstructive operations,
  • intra-articular injections (PRP (plasma-rich platelet), Hyalonronate, blockade)

Professional organisations:
  • Member and Board Member of the Latvian Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics Association.
  • Member of the Latvian Traumatologists and Orthopaedics Association.
  • Member of the Latvian Hip and Knee Endoprosthetics Association.
  • Alumni Member of the European AO Association (AO Alumni Association Member).
  • Co-Founder of Latvia’s Vidzeme Region Traumatologists’ and Orthopaedics Association.
  • Member of the Latvian Medical Association.
  • Member of ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy).
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Aleksandrs Omeļčenko

Traumatologist-Orthopaedist
Operating Traumatologist - Orthopaedist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Institute of Medicine.

Specialising in:
  • knee and shoulder joint arthroscopic operations,
  • hip and knee joint endoprosthetics,
  • bone fracture operations.

Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Traumatalogists and Orthopaedics Association.
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics. 
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Burn Doctors.
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Andrejs Škavronskis

Traumatologist-Orthopaedist
Certified Surgeon, Traumatologist-Orthopaedist
Graduated from:
  • Latvian Academy of Medicine.

Internships in Traumatology and Orthopaedics at the Riga Railwaymen’s “Biķernieki” Clinical Hospital.


Specialising in:
  • Outpatient traumatology and orthopaedics, as well as septic surgery. Performs bone and joint operations.
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Vitālijs Pasters

Traumatologist-Orthopaedist
Traumatologist-Orthopaedist with over eight years of experience. Specialises in foot surgery.
  • Augmented his knowledge and practical skills in the USA under the tutelage of Professor K.Keggi.
  • Internships at Lund University Hospital, Sweden.
  • Regularly obtains outstanding work experience, working in the United Kingdom, where he consults colleagues in complicated cases.

  • Regularly participates in international congresses and training in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Spain.
  • Vitālijs Pasters has a particular professional interest in studying and working on foot pathology and traumas.
  • Performs corrective operations on finger and foot deformations and arthroscopic foot operations.
  • Provides qualified assistance to adults in cases of bone fractures, dislocations, bruising and sprains.
  • Hallux valgus operations (osteotomy, arthritis).
  • Hallux rigidus neuroma (osteotomy, arthritis).
  • Foot arthroscopy.
  • Corrective operations on little fingers (osteotomy, arthritis, tendon transposition, tendon extension, tenotomy).
  • Morton’s neuroma operation.
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Viktors Vestermanis

Traumatologist-Orthopaedist, Algologist

Raimonds Mikijanskis

Neurosurgeon
Certified neurosurgeon Raimonds Mikijanskis consults and operates on patients with brain and spinal diseases.

Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University / University of Latvia – specializing in neurosurgery.

Further education:
  • Graduate of the prestigious four year course run by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
  • On several occasions, he has augmented his theoretical knowledge and practical experience at the Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland, the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute and Barrow Neurological Institute, USA. He actively uses the knowledge he acquires in practice. Regularly attends training courses organised by the EANS and international neurosurgeons’ congresses at which he has twice received awards for his academic work.

Areas of neurosurgical activity:
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Disk hernias in the neck and lumbar region
  • Acoustic neuroma (schwannoma)
  • Extra-intracranial artery anastomoses (Moyamoya disease, aterosclerosis)
  • Brain tumours
  • Head injuries
  • Skull base tumours
  • Cranial vault defects
  • Skull base defects
  • Hemifacial spasms
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Intraorbital tumours
  • Compression neuropathies (carpal canal, cubital canal, n. peroneus)
  • Leucorrhoea
  • Back pain, invasive alopecia (blockades)
  • Spinal cord tumours
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
  • Spinal canal tumours
  • Nerve tumours
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Society of Neurosurgeons
  • Member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS)
  • Member of the European Association Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
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Jānis Šlēziņš

Neurosurgeon
Certified Neurosurgeon

Consults and treats patients, using the most modern diagnostics and treatment approaches and particularly concentrating on minimally invasive and healing surgical methods. 


Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University. He obtained his Doctor’s Degree in Medical Science in Surgery, defending his promotion work on the subject of “Criteria for Surgical Treatment of Cerebral Infarction”.
  • At Riga Stradiņš University, Dr. Šlēziņš underwent residency training at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, and spent part of his residency working at Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal.

Further education:
  • Graduation of prestigious European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) four-year courses.

  • Pauls Stradiņš Hospital. Specialist Neurosurgeon. Also worked at the State Emergency Medical Service Centre of Specialised Medicine as a Doctor – Neurosurgeon.
  • From 2014–2016, Dr. Šlēziņš worked at leading British neurosurgery centres (King’s Neurosurgery, King’s College Hospital, London, and the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool), where he augmented his professional knowledge specialising in neurosurgery.

Professional organisations
  • Member of Latvian Society of Neurosurgeons, Member of the Certification Commission.
  • Member of the Latvian Medical Association.

Professional fields of activity:
  • brain and skull tumours (neuro-oncology),
  • trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasms,
  • hydrocephalus (water head) diagnostics and surgical treatment,
  • intervertebral disc herniation in the spinal cervix and lumbar region, radicular arm and leg pain, herniated disc operations,
  • stenosis of the lumbar spine, minimally-invasive surgical treatment,
  • back pain, acute and chronic. Invasive alopecia (blockade). Minimally-invasive spinal operations,
  • spinal cord and spinal tumours,
  • cerebrovascular pathology – aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations,
  • idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudo tumour cerebri),
  • serious head injuries, residual consequences of head injuries,
  • surgical treatment of Chiari malformations,
  • surgical correction of skull defects (congenital and acquired),
  • compression neuropathy diagnostics and treatment (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome),
  • surgical treatment of chronic and oncological pain.
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Dmitrijs Gavriļins

Neurosurgeon
Certified Neurosurgeon
Internships at:
  • James Cook University Hospital (United Kingdom).
  • Saint Petersburg Hospital (Russia).
  • AAF Cornell Weil Seminar (Austria).
  • EANS Congress (Greece).

Specialising in:
  • carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome,
  • central nervous system traumas,
  • intervertebral disc hernia,
  • peripheral neuropathy treatment,
  • hydrocephalus,
  • Chiari malformations and central nervous system oncological illnesses.

Professional organisations:
  • Latvian Society of Neurosurgeons.
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Dace Zvirgzdiņa

Neurosurgeon
Consults and operates on patients with brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and spinal diseases.

Consults patients with acute and chronic back pain, pain in the legs that radiates from the back, tingling, movement and sensory problems in hands and feet; devises examination and treatment plans, performs invasive anaesthesia (blockade), and conducts operations.

  • Obtained her education at Riga Stradiņš University, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital.
  • Internships at University of Hamburg’s Eppendorf Hospital in Germany.
  • Doctoral studies and a study commenced in the realm of vascular neurosurgery.
  • Further education: graduate of the prestigious four-year courses run by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
  • Regularly augments her knowledge and practical skills via EANS-organised courses and international neurosurgeons’ congresses, where was presented her scientific work on several occasions.

Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Society of Neurosurgeons.
  • Member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
  • Member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS).
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Uģis Spinga

Neurosurgeon

Jurijs Fiļins

Urologist
Certified Urologist, Andrologist
Graduated from:

Dr. Fiļins is a graduate of Riga Stradiņš University (Riga Institute of Medicine).


Further education:
  • 1993: qualification upgrading courses in ''Andrology and Sexopathology''.
  • 1994: international courses in ''Pathogenesis, Diagnostics and Male Infertility Treatment''.
  • 2000: qualification upgrading course at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Medical Education. 

  • Continually augments his professional qualifications and actively participates in international seminars and congresses in andrology and urology.

Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Urologists and actively involved in European Urologists’ Associations.
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Andrejs Maļevskis

Urologist
Certified Urologist, Operating Surgeon
Provides consultations to patients about:
  • kidney stone diseases,
  • benign prostate hyperplasia,
  • oncological diseases,
  • phimosis, paraphimosis,
  • urinary tract infections.

Performs:
  • diagnostic manipulations (so-called ultrasonography, cystoscopies and prostate biopsies),
  • oncological and neo-oncological operations,
  • remote lithotripsy for patients with kidney stone diseases,
  • prostate endoscopic operations (so-called prostate laser-induced nucleation with Holmium laser).
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Artūrs Sondors

Gynaecologist

Sergo Bokučava

Gynaecologist
Gynaecologist-Reproductologist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University (Riga Institute of Medicine).

Professional experience:
  • Head of the Gynaecology Department at Bolderaja Polyclinic (1996–2002).
  • Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Bulduri Hospital (2002–2005).
  • Lecturer at the University of Latvia.

Specialising in:
  • gynaecological USG (ultrasonography),
  • laparoscopy,
  • hysteroscopy,
  • vaginoplasty.
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Marina Ovsjaņņikova

Gynaecologist
Certified Gynaecologist, Obstetrics Specialist
Graduated from:
  • Leningrad Institute of Medicine.

Specialising in:
  • gynaecological examinations,
  • consultations on surgical treatment methods in gynaecology,
  • hysteroscopy or hysteroresectoscopy,
  • laparoscropy.
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Mārtiņš Levenšteins

Gynaecologist

Sergejs Gerasimenko

Surgeon

Inese Fišere

Surgeon

Andis Plīkšs

Surgeon
Certified Surgeon - Proctologist, Ultrasonography Specialist with professional experience from 2014 onwards.
Graduated from:
  • 2011 LMA and NSVI Adult Informal Education Programme “Abdominal Ultrasonography”. Valmiera, Latvia.
  • 2014 RSU Radiology Department Post-Graduate Education Programme Basic Training Programme in Ultrasonography “Abdominal Cavity and Superficial Tissue and Organ Examination”. Riga, Latvia.
  • 2002.04.09. – LAS/LMA Certified Surgeon – Basic Speciality.
  • 1997–2002 Surgery Resident AML/RSU.
  • 1991–1997 studies at the AML/RSU Faculty of Medicine and attainment of his Doctor’s Degree.

Professional organisations:
  • Member of LAS (Latvian Association of Surgeons) since 2004.
  • Member of EAES (European Association of Endoscopic Surgery) since 2002.
  • Member of ESS (European Society of Surgery) since 2002.

Specialising in:
    Surgery:
    • abdominal surgery,
    • hernia surgery,
    • video and US assisted surgery,
    • liver and gall bladder surgery,
    • proctological operations,
    • “small” oncosurgery.
    Ultrasonography:
    • abdominal (uropoetical) ultrasonography
    • throat (thyroid gland, epithelial cells, salivary glands) ultrasonography
    • prostate (including transrectal) and testicular ultrasound
    • breast gland ultrasonography
    • pleural ultrasonography
    • soft and superficial tissue ultrasonography (up to tendons and joints) - cysts, hematomas, growths, etc.

High Resolution Anorectal Manometry (HDRAM).
Author of several articles and publications.
Participation in scientific conferences and demonstration workshops.
Practices training for students.

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Dmitrijs Kirejevs

Traumatologist-Orthopedist

Laura Liepiņa

Plastic Surgeon
Graduated from:
  • University of Latvia Faculty of Medicine.
  • Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, where she underwent a residency in general surgery and plastic surgery.

Specialising in:
Professional organisations:
  • Member of the Latvian Association of Plastic Surgeons (LAPS).
  • Member of the International Confederation of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS). 
  • Member of the Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery (BAMPS).
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Valentīna Kandaurova

Plastic surgeon
Certified plastic surgeon. Has practiced mouth, facial and jaw surgery since 1966.
Graduated from:
  • Riga Institute of Medicine.

Professional experience:
  • Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital Dentistry and Facial Surgery Centre.

Specialising in: 
  • facial and jaw traumatology,
  • facial and jaw region infection treatment,
  • mouth surgery,
  • body plastic operations,
  • oncology,
  • beauty injections.

Professional organisations:
  • Latvian Association of Mouth, Face and Jaw Surgery.
  • Member and Certification Commission Member of the Latvian Association of Plastic Surgeons.
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Alena Soha

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Dermato-Cosmetologist
Certified Dermatologist, Venereologist, Dermato-Cosmetologist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Medicine.
  • Belarus State University of Medicine.

Further education:

University of Latvia, Residency Study Programme in the Speciality of a Dermatologist, Venereologist, Doctor’s Dermato-Venereologist’s Certificate.


Specialises in:
  • all types of acute and chronic skin diseases,
  • hair and nail diseases,
  • sexually transmitted diseases,
  • patients with chronic and acute facial skin dermatosis, atopic dermatitis and dry skin, bacterial, viral and fungal diseases, etc.,
  • liquidation of various skin growths (warts, papillomas, etc.), 
  • skin biopsies for diagnosis clarification,
  • filler injections,
  • botulinum injections.

Professional organisations: 
  • Latvian Dermato-Venereologists’ Association (LDVA).
  • European Association of Dermato-Venereologists (EADV).
  • Member of the Venereology Academy.
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Inga Ažiņa

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Infectologist
Certified Dermatologist, Venereologist, Infectologist
Graduated from:
  • 2017 Doctor’s degree in medicine (Dr. med.).
  • 2012 – 2015. RSU Doctor’s study programme in medicine.
  • 1995 – 1998. Residency at the Latvian Academy of Medicine specialising in dermatoveneorology, Dermatoveneorologist’s qualification.
  • 1989 – 1995 Higher, Latvian Academy of Medicine, Doctor’s qualification.
Further education:
  • Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Further Education, teaching programme “Current Topics in Infectology”.
  • Riga Stradiņš University doctoral studies (study programme “Medicine”).
  • Internships at the Mildmay Hospital and Royal London Hospital, London, England.
  • Acquired theoretical training in courses in Spain, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Argentine, Serbia and Latvia.
  • Lecturer in the University of Latvia’s Residency Development Programme.

Professional experience:
  • 2017 – to date: RAKUS Hospital “Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases” Infectology Polyclinic Head.
  • 2015 – to date: Lecturer in the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare’s Department of Public Health and Epidemiology.
  • 2009 – to date: Lecturer in the University of Latvia’s Residency Development Programme
  • Internships at the Mildmay Hospital and Royal London Hospital, 21-27 April 2014, London, England.
  • 2007 – to date: RAKUS Hospital “Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases” 2nd HIV/AIDS Outpatient Department Head.
  • 1998 – 2007: v/a LIC 2. HIV/AIDS Outpatient Department Doctor Dermatovenereologist.

  • Vast experience in the performance of scientific work and clinical research.
  • Author of several articles and publications.
  • Participation in congresses, conferences, seminars with lectures, referātiem, poster presentations and statements.
  • Participation in over 60 international and domestic conferences, congresses and meetings, forums, work discussions and round table discussions organised by WHO, UNAIDS (United Nations and AIDS), EATG (European AIDS Treatment Group) regarding current issues in infectology, dermatology, STS, tuberculosis and other matters related to public health.
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Elina Abolina

Resident doctor
Certified Dermatologist, Venereologist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Medicine.

Further education:

Regularly augments her knowledge in courses, seminars, conferences, including in aesthetic dermatology, use of various laser devices in dermatology and aesthetics, and performance of dermal filler and Botox injections.


Specialises in:
  • all types acute and chronic skin diseases,
  • nail fungus diagnostics and treatment,
  • sexually transmitted diseases,
  • in-depth skin growth and condition diagnostics – dermatoscopy,
  • liquidation of various skin growths (warts, papillomas, etc.) using a laser,
  • filler injections,
  • botulinum injections.

Professional organisations:
  • Latvian Dermato-Venereologists’ Association (LDVA).
  • European Association of Dermato-Venereologists (EADV)
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Žanna Maračkovska

Radiologist
  • radiography and X-ray imaging,
  • neuroradiology,
  • thoracic and abdominal cavity and pelvic computer tomography,
  • abdominal cavity organ ultrasonography,
  • superficial tissue and thyroid gland ultrasonography.

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Jeļena Grebjonkina

Radiologist (ultrasonography)

Juris Titovs

Radiologist-Diagnostician
Certified Radiologist - Diagnostician

From 1999, Member of the Latvian Radiologists’ and European Radiologists’ Associations.


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Rasma Vārna

Internist, Head of the Therapy Department
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University 2017–2018
    Residency in Public Health
  • University of Latvia 2013–2016 
    Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Riga Stradiņš University 2007–2013
    Doctor’s degree

Professional experience:
  • Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital Internist at the Emergency Medical Centre and Internist at the Internal Medical Clinic on-call, 2016 – to date.
  • University of Latvia Propaedeutic Lecturer in Internal Diseases, 2015 – to date
  • MFD Pārdaugava Internist, 2016–2018.
  • Resident in internal medicine, 2013–2016.

Experience exchange:
  • Participation in an experience exchange trip organised by the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations to Baku, Azerbaijan, 2012.
  • Internship as a clinical observer at UT Southwestern hospital, Dallas, USA, July-August 2016.
  • Participation in courses European School of Internal Medicine Winter 2017, Rīga.
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Anna Silda

Nephrologist, Internist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Stradiņš University – Doctor’s Degree (2011).
  • University of Latvia – Internist’s Speciality (2014).
  • Riga Stradiņš University – Nephrologist’s Speciality (2016).

Professional experience:
  • Since 2014, she has worked as an internist and on-call medical attendant and from 2016 as a nephrologist in the Nephrology Department, Peritoneal Dialysis Department and Outpatient Service Centre at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital.
  • Lecturer at the University of Latvia’s Department of Internal Medicine (Nephrology).
Public and professional organisations:
  • European Union Seeding Life Project on Organ Donation and Aspects of Transplantation: DTI-TPM Foundation, Latvia-Bulgaria-Spain.
  • The American Austrian Foundation OMI Salzburg Internal Medicine Seminar.
  • European School of Internal Medicine, winter session, Riga.
  • Internship UT Southwestern Medical Centre of Dallas, Texas, USA (Internal Medicine Clinic).
  • Professional exchange in Toulouse, France (Neurology Department).
  • Professional exchange in Ljubljana, Slovenia (Gastroenterology Centre).
  • Member of the Society of Internists.
  • Member of the Nephrology Association.

  • Vast experience in the performance of scientific work and clinical research.
  • Author of several articles and publications.
  • Participation in international and domestic congresses, conferences, seminars with lectures, presentations, poster presentations and statements.
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Pauls Bārtulis

Anaesthesiologist-Reanimatologist
Certified Anaesthesiologist, Reanimatologist
Graduated from:
  • Riga Institution of Medicine Faculty of Medical Care (1990).
Further education:
  • Riga Stradiņš University – courses in Bronchoscopy.

Professional experience:
  • Riga Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Anaesthesiology Department.
  • Riga 1st Hospital.

Professional organisations:
  • Latvian Association of Anaesthesiologists and Reanimatologists.
  • Member of the Latvian Medical Association.
  • Member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology.
  • Member of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia.
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Āris Graudiņš

Anaesthesiologist-Reanimatologist

Dainis Seimuškins

Anaesthesiologist-Reanimatologist

Evija Frolova

Physiotherapist
Certified Physiotherapist
Graduated from:
  • Daugavpils University.
  • Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Rehabilitation.
Further education:
  • Regularly augments her knowledge in courses, seminars, conferences, including internationally.

Professional fields of activity – physiotherapy:
  • classic massage, remedial massage using soft tissue techniques,
  • Bobotha therapy – encouraging correct, sequential motor function development,
  • handling – parental training,
  • physiotherapy using PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) methods,
  • physiotherapy using craniosacral therapy methods,
  • remedial taping,
  • remedial exercise for children/adults in groups/individually,
  • physiotherapy after endoprosthetics,
  • physiotherapy after lung diseases,
  • physiotherapy after operations,
  • physiotherapy for neurology patients,
  • physiotherapy for adults/children with musculoskeletal problems,
  • physiotherapy for psychosomatic problems (assessing the patient’s emotional state),
  • physiotherapy for patients with psychic diseases,
  • individual complex development and training.
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Jānis Alksnis

Pediatric gastroenterologist-endoscopist

Jekaterina Žeibo

Theatre Sister
Graduated from:
  • 2003–2007 – High School of Psychology
    2nd Level Higher Professional Education 
    Qualification: Psychologist.
  • 2002– Theatre Sister specialisation courses.
  • 1998–2001 – Pauls Stradiņš Rīga 2nd School of Medicine. 
    Professional Secondary Education.
    Qualification: Medical Nurse.

Professional experience:
  • 2013–2013: Senior Nurse
  • 2009–2010: Social Rehabilitation
  • 2007–2008: Assistant Psychologist
  • 2001–2016: Theatre Sister
  • 2000–2001: Sanitary

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Jeļena Strupule

Nurse anesthetist

Lasma Ruda

Nurse

Sandra Plakoša

Medical assistant

Evelīna Kelbrante

Nurse
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