endoscopic procedures during his career
Vygantas Gruslys consults on all thoracic diseases. He performs upper gastrointestinal and respiratory endoscopic procedures in adults and children—gastroscopy, bronchoscopy and manipulations. He is one of the most experienced experts in his field in Lithuania.
Dr Gruslys has gained wide practical experience while working at one of the largest hospitals in Lithuania, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos. He has had traineeships at the Hemer Lung Clinic and the Gerlingen Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Germany.
As part of his continuous professional development, Dr Gruslys regularly participates in refresher courses. He is a member of several professional societies.
1980-1986 – clinical medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University.
1986-1987 – internship in surgery, Clinic under the Research Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine.
1989-1992 – doctorate in biomedical sciences, Vilnius University.
1997 – defended his doctoral dissertation in medicine titled ‘Pyopneumothorax surgery and prophylactics’
1987-2009 – thoracic surgeon, endoscopy technician, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Central Affiliate, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos.
1995-present – thoracic surgeon, endoscopy technician, Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.
2006-2009 – head of the Department of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Central Affiliate, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos.
2009-present – thoracic surgeon, Centre of Pulmonology and Allergology, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos.
Thoracic surgeon, endoscopy technician.
Dr Gruslys continues his professional development in Lithuania and abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Czechia).
Co-author of more than 40 scientific articles
The most recent publications:
1. Janilionis R., Gruslys V. 2007. Are silicone stents useful in the treatment of benign esophageal stenoses? Experience of four cases, Lietuvos chirurgija, 5(3): 418-423.
2. Gruslys V., Janilionis R., Žilinskas A. 2007. Role of oesophageal stenting in the management of patients with non-malignant oesophagopleural fistula: Experience of two cases, Lietuvos chirurgija, 5(3): 409-417.
3. Žilinskas A., Gruslys V., Jovaišas V., Janilionis R. 2007. Spontaneous oesophageal perforation: case report, Lietuvos chirurgija, 5(3): 418-423.
4. Jovaišas V., Gruslys V., Jagelavičius Ž., Kiškis G., Janilionis R. 2007. Temporary bronchus occlusion in the treatment of pyopneumothorax and bronchopleural fistula, Lietuvos chirurgija, 5(3): 250-254.
Consultant on thoracic surgery at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.
Vice-president of the Lithuanian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Member of the Lithuanian Doctors’ Union.
2000 – 3rd degree diploma of Vilnius Surgical Society for the paper ‘Endobronchial catheter drainage of pulmonary abscesses’.