An article in Openaccessgovernment.org claims that by 2022, Lithuania will attract an estimated 300,000 medical tourists per year due to its improved medical facilities. The article specifically describes UK patients being targeted for dental surgery, particularly dental implants. No source of this estimate was given.
The article quotes Vytis Papeckys, one of the founders of Health Tourism Lithuania, a medical travel agency, saying “Currently we have been observing increasing numbers of British patients, coming for various procedures, from plastic surgery to dentistry. I think this is due to long NHS waiting lists, affordable prices and good quality of private healthcare here in Lithuania. Our company is definitely glad to see an increased interest from the UK.”