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MD PhD Tomas Balsevičius, Otorhinolaryngologist

MD PhD Tomas  Balsevičius

Areas of activity

Consults on ears, nose and throat diseases, performs all usual  ears, nose and throat surgeries, specializes in nose and sinuses, snoring and obstuctive sleep apnea surgery.

Education

1994 - 2001 y. Kaunas Medical University, Master of Medicine, medical doctor‘s qualification    
2001 - 2002 y. Kaunas Medical University, internship
2002 - 2005 y. Kaunas Medical University, Otorhinolaryngology residency, qualification of a  doctor otorhinolaryngologist
2005 - 2010 y.  Kaunas Medical University, doctoral studies, Ph.D.    

Professional experience

Since 2005 y. HLUHS KC Ears, nose and throat diseases clinic, doctor otorhinolaryngologist
2007 - 2010 y. LUHS, an assistant
2010 - 2014 y. LUHS, a lecturer
Since 2014 y. LUHS, the associated professor 
Since 2018 y. Kaunas „Kardiolita Clinics“, doctor otorhinolaryngologist

Professional improvement, internships 

2006 y. Internship at ENT Clinic of Antwerp University Hospital. Subject: Radiofrequency thermal ablation interventions, Antwerp, Belgium
2007 y. Internship at ENT Clinic of Mannheim University Hospital. Subject: Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, Mannheim, Germany
2008 y.  Seminars of ENT diseases, Salzburg, Austria
2008 y. 1st Congress of European Otorhinolaryngologists – Academy of Head and Neck Surgeons, Mannheim, Germany
2009 m. 1st Congress of European Otorhinolaryngologists – Confederation of Head and Neck Surgeons, Barcelona, Spain
2011 y. 5th Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists of Baltic States, Riga, Latvia
2011 y. Seminars of ENT diseases, Salzburg, Austria
2012 y. 20th World Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists (IFOS), Seoul, South Korea
2013 y. 2nd Congress of Lithuanian-Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Druskininkai, Lithuania
2014 y. 85th Annual Congress of German Otorhinolaryngologists, Dortmund, Germany
2015 y. 3rd Congress of Lithuanian-Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Augustow, Poland
2015 y. 3rd Congress of European Otorhinolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons, Prague, Czech Republic
2016 y. 120th Congress of American Otorhinolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons, San Diego, USA
2017 y. 4th Congress of Lithuanian-Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Augustow, Poland
2017 y. 4th Congress of European Otorhinolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons,, Barcelona, Spain
2018 y. 7th Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists of Baltic States, Riga, Latvia
2018 y. Bergamo Open Rhinoplasty Course, Bergamo, Italy
2019 y. 69th Congress of Australian Otorhinolaryngologists, Brisbane, Australia

Scientific activity 

2010 y. Kaunas Medical University, subject of Ph/ D/ dissertation „Effectiveness of radiofrequency thermal ablation in the treatment of snoring patients and suffering with mild as well as moderate obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome“

Articles with IF ((Clarivate Analytics Web of Science)

-BalseviciusT, Uloza V, Sakalauskas R, Miliauskas S, Reklaitiene R, Baceviciene M. Psychometric properties of the Lithuanian version of Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (a pilot study). Medicine (Kaunas). 2008;44(4):296-301.
-Uloza V, BalseviciusT, Sakalauskas R, Miliauskas S, Zemaitiene N. Changes in emotional state of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea patients following radiofrequency tissue ablation. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Sep;266(9):1469-73.
-Uloza V, Balsevicius T, Sakalauskas R, Miliauskas S, Zemaitienė N. Changes in emotional state of bed partners of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea patients following radiofrequency tissue ablation: a pilot study. Sleep Breath Sleep Breath 2010;14(2):125-30.
-Balsevicius T, Uloza V, Sakalauskas R, Miliauskas S. Peculiarities of clinical profile of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome patients. Sleep Breath. 2012;16(3):835-43.
-Balsevicius T, Uloza V, Vaitkus S, Sakalauskas R, Miliauskas S. Controlled trial of combined radiofrequency-assisted uvulopalatoplasty in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate OSAS (pilot study). Sleep Breath. 2013;17(2):695-703.
-Vaitkus S, Padervinskis E,Balsevicius T, Siupsinskiene N, Staikuniene J, Ryskiene S, Lisauskaite L, Vaitkus J. Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the sino-nasal outcome test (SNOT)-22 for Lithuanian patients. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;270(6):1843-8.
-Balsevičius T, Uloza V, Sakalauskas R, Miliauskas S, Jarutienė I. Efficacy of radiofrequency treatment of the soft palate for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome: treatment protocol with nine lesions to the soft palate. Sleep Breath. 2015;19(3):1003-9.

Tutorials, textbooks

-Balsevičius, V. Ulozas, R. Pribuišienė, I. Ulozienė, S. Vaitkus, E. Padervinskis, G. Gylys. Lithuanian Questionnaires Used in Otorhinolaryngology. School-book; Kaunas: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2013.
-Ulozas, V. Liutkevičius, R. Pribuišienė, I. Ulozienė, T. Balsevičius, S. Vaitkus, E. Padervinskis, G. Alzbutienė, G. Gylys “Lithuanian Questionnaires Used in Otorhinolaryngology (first addition)”. School-book; Kaunas: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2017.
-N. Šiupšinskienė, T. Balsevičius, S. Balseris, D. Rauba, G. Vaitukaitienė “Modern diagnostics and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea of adults: otorhinolaryngological aspects”. School-book; Vilnius: Vilniaus University, 2018.
-Pribuišienė, V. Ulozas, T. Balsevičius, A. Kuzminienė, I. Ulozienė, S. Vaitkus. “Clinical Otorhinolaryngology”. Tutorial; Kaunas: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2019. 
Oral presentations at international scientific events
Display presentations at international scientific events
Articles in scientific publications

Membership

Member of Kaunas Region Otorhinolaryngology Association, Board member
Member of the European Society of Otorhinolaryngology
Honorary Member of the Italian Rhinologic Society