OREANDA-NEWS. August 20, 2013. Orto clinic was opened in Riga – this is the first newly built private traumatology and orthopedics centre in Latvia. The total project costs were about LVL 3.5 million, where LVL 2.7 million were spent on the building construction, and LVL 0.8 million – on acquiring medical and other necessary equipment.

The project financing was ensured by ABLV Private Equity Fund 2010, KS investments in SIA Orto klinika share capital and by bank loan.

The centre occupies 3 floors, and its total floor area is 3 500 m2. The building construction took almost a year: in June 2012 building site preparation was started, and in June 2013 the building was commissioned.

The new medical centre comprises outpatient department, department of diagnostic radiology, physiotherapy department, day-patient department, clinical research department, rheumatology department, in-patient department, and surgery block. There are 13 two-bed wards and 2 one-bed wards, as well as intensive therapy room, in the in-patient department. The in-patient department can accommodate 30 patients simultaneously. The hospital staff consists of more than 50 highly professional specialists, and their work is aimed at ensuring maximum comfort for patients, providing them professional help of the highest quality.

The in-patient department allows performing more than 5 000 surgeries per year, thus completely satisfying Latvian demand and leaving considerable resources for servicing the increasing number of foreign patients.

Some of the most experienced Latvian specialists in traumatology and orthopedics work in the clinic: Valdis Andersons, Vitolds Jurkevics, Andrejs Peredistijs, Janis Vilums, as well as Kaspars Ruks and Artis Gulbis, who specialize in spine surgery. The head of the radiology department is radiologist and diagnostician Peteris Likums.