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Department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Dr. Tomas Balsevicius

About the department

The department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Kardiolita Hospital Vilnius provides services for treating ear, nose and throat diseases. The department's specialisation also includes the surgical treatment of pathologies on the head and neck. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art devices for audiometry, impedancometry, and tuning fork tests, as well as a laboratory for cytological examination of the ears, nasal swab and biopsy studies. The medical team also has many years of experience performing videonystagmography to determine the cause of vestibular disorders accurately. After evaluating the results of diagnostic studies, doctors develop a comprehensive, tailored treatment regimen using reliable classical and modern techniques. Many medical procedures, such as cleaning the ear canal, washing the sulfuric plug, opening an abscess, and removing a foreign body, are performed by specialists on an outpatient basis. If the patient needs inpatient treatment, the caring medical staff creates all conditions for a comfortable stay in the clinic.

The department specialists have many years of experience in the conservative and surgical treatment of acute and chronic ENT pathologies, including injuries, infections, bleeding and foreign bodies. The department's range of surgical services includes removal of adenoids, reduction of nasal bone fractures, rhinoplasty and tonsillectomy. Doctors prefer minimally invasive, gentle surgery with cosmetic and aesthetic results.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Throat cancer
  • Goitre
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Radiation necrosis in neck
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Irregular shape and size of the ear
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Perforates eardrum
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Profound deafness
  • Neck injury
  • Nasal polyps
  • Hearing loss


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Ear endoscopy
  • Audiometry (tests the ability to hear sounds)
  • Impedansometry (used to detect middle ear problems)
  • Rhinomanometry (measures air pressure in the nasal cavity)
  • Ear biopsy
  • Sinus punctures
  • Ultrasound examination
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 


  • Ear canal cleaning
  • Opening of the cyst in the tonsils and pharynx
  • Catheter lavage of the auditory tube
  • Maxillary sinus lavage
  • Nasal swab removal
  • Stopping anterior nasal bleeding
  • Removal of a foreign body from the ear, larynx or nose 
  • Removal of adenoids and tonsils
  • Reposition of fractured nasal bones
  • Radiofrequency thermoablation
  • Rinoseptoconchoplasty
  • Other treatment procedures
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Doctor profile


  • 1994 - 2001 Master of Medicine, qualification of a medical doctor, Kaunas University of Medicine   
  • 2001 - 2002 Internship, Kaunas University of Medicine
  • 2002 - 2005 Residency in otorhinolaryngology, qualification of otorhinolaryngologist, Kaunas University of Medicine
  • 2005 - 2010 Doctoral studies, doctoral degree, Kaunas University of Medicine


  • Since 2005 Otorhinolaryngologist, LSMUL KK Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
  • 2007 - 2010 Assistant, LSMU
  • 2010 - 2014 Lecturer, LSMU
  • Since 2014 Associate professor, at LSMU
  • Since 2018 Otorhinolaryngologist, Kaunas Kardiolitos Clinic

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Association of Otorhinolaryngologists of the Kaunas Region
  • Member of the European Society of Otorhinolaryngologists 
  • Honorary Member of the Italian Society of Rhinologists
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