SK Impeks Medical Diagnostic Center JSC (hereinafter – the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center, or Center, or MDTC), one of the pioneers of private medicine in Lithuania, was founded in 1995 on the basis of the most modern examples of private clinics in North America and Western Europe.
In 1995, when the Center commenced its activities, it employed consulting and treating doctors from twenty different medical professions and approximately 200 laboratory tests were carried out.
That same year, the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center was the first clinic in Lithuania to acquire computer tomography equipment, which for a long time was used to carry out scans on anyone in Lithuania who needed them.
In 2005, the Center marked its 10th anniversary by opening a new block for its patients, with the result that there is now a highly modern Surgical Center that comprises inpatient and day surgery facilities, anaesthesiology, reanimation and intensive care units, and three operating rooms with state-of-the-art technology and patient wards.The new block also hosts units for allergy diagnostics, dietetics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, ophthalmology, orthopaedic traumatology and radiology, specialized doctors’ consultations and diagnostic testing rooms.
The Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center has become one of the first healthcare institutions in Lithuania to implement an integrated quality management system certified by ISO Certificate 9001:2008 by the international organization Bureau Veritas Certification
In 2007, the 1000th surgery was performed at the Surgical Center.
In 2010, in order to reflect the wide range of services more accurately, the name of the Medical Diagnostic Center was changed to the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center.
In 2011, the Center for Laboratory Diagnostics was the first in Lithuania to be accredited according to the ISO 15189 standard, developed specifically for international medical laboratories. This accreditation is the highest international recognition for the accuracy and reliability of the tests performed by the Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Center’s laboratory.
In 2012, the Center was accredited according to the standard ‘Treatment Abroad, Code of Practice’. Healthcare institutions that have voluntarily implemented this standard have been acknowledged as providing high-quality services that promote the development of best-practice medical tourism. The Center is the only medical institution in the Baltic States so far that has this certificate.
At the end of 2007, the inpatient unit of the Surgery Facilities was extended.
In 2013, for the convenience of patients, the website of the Center was updated.
The Center also became an initiator and member of the establishment of the Lithuanian medical cluster, which brings together 16 companies providing medical, rehabilitation, SPA, hotel and specialized travel agency services.
In 2014, the website medcentras.lt was launched for mobile devices, and a Wi-Fi network was implemented on the Center’s premises.
To help people suffering from myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism, a new service – laser vision correction – was introduced at the Center.
Equipment was updated, such as the installation of a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit, and the Center joined bodies involved in a selective mammography screening program.
That same year, the reconstruction of the attic floor of the old MDTC building was completed. In the new 900 sq. m. premises, more offices for consulting and testing were equipped.
Even more new services were introduced. Patients were presented with a completely new service in Lithuania – the treatment of varicose veins with the use of medical glue.
By the end of the year, a new MRI unit, 1.5T, was installed.
In 2015, the range of services was further developed with the introduction of electroneuromyography services using the state-of-the-art equipment.
Renovated reception facilities; GP paediatric counsellors and paediatricians moved into newly repaired premises on the ground floor; and two cardiologists' offices were equipped at the same time, increasing the availability of services.
In 2015, the MDTC became the first medical institution in the Nordic region certified according to two international German TEMOS (Trust for Effective Medicine) medical tourism standards: the exceptional quality medical tourism services standard Excellence in Medical Tourism, and the qualitative foreign patient service standard Quality in International Patient Care.
In the same year, the MDTC was accredited in accordance with the Joint Commission International (JCI) standard (globally acknowledged as the ‘gold’ standard) Hospital Program.
The Center celebrated its 20th anniversary. On this occasion, together with a famous journalist and writer, a book about the achievements of the MDTC was released.
Meanwhile, a new queue control system was introduced at the reception.
In 2016, the Center for Neurology and Psychiatry was established, and the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center was refurbished, where a completely new approach towards rehabilitation was created and new hydrotherapy services were introduced.
One of the areas of support for the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center is that of future medical professionals. In 2017, the Center established a nominal prize for the best 5th grader at the Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University. This prize is traditionally awarded at the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University in March, during a commemoration of the Day of Lithuania's Independence Restoration. The Center supports a wide range of students’ academic events, and a training facility for medical students was established at the Center.
In 2018, the Center for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology was established.
More than 200 different healthcare institutions in Lithuania use the Center’s services.
The Center cooperates with Lithuanian and foreign health and life insurance companies.
Currently, the Center employs 200 physicians, who represent as many as 53 different medical areas. In 2018, the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center provided over 0.5 million services to its patients, of which around 70,000 medical specialist consultations, over 300,000 laboratory tests, more than 70,000 instrumental tests and examinations, and over 3,000 surgical operations were performed.
Every year, over 60,000 patients from all over Lithuania and abroad regain or strengthen their health at the Center.