Meet our UK & US 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 & US 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.

Janis Slezins, MD, PhD – Senior Neuro & Spine Surgeon

A highly acknowledged surgeon, with 12 years experience in Neurosurgery. The surgeon performs over 160 surgeries annually. Specialises in:
· Minimally invasive spinal surgery (cervical and lumbar disc disease, spinal stenosis)
· Brain and skull base tumours
· Chiari malformation
· Microvascular decompression for neurovascular conflicts
· Hydrocephalus
· Entrapment neuropathies


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10 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 two senior neurological & spinal surgeons are specialists in minimally invasive spinal surgery – cervical and lumbar disc disease, spinal stenosis, brain and skull base tumours, microvascular decompression for neurovascular conflicts, cerebrovascular disease (aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations), hydrocephalus and other neurological surgeries.

Superior quality equipment

Our neurosurgical/spinal operating theatre is equipped with the most up-to-date surgical equipment to ensure maximum safety for patients during surgery (including Carl-Zeiss Pentero microscope, latest GE X-ray equipment).

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.

1 year follow up

Our patient coordinator will be able to assist you by telephone or email up to one year following your spinal surgery she will be available to answer any questions relating to your surgery.

Half the price of equivalent surgery in the UK & Ireland

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