Rare and complicated backbone operations at Stradins Hospital

In collaboration with European colleagues Petr Vanek from Prague Military hospital (the Czech Republic) arrived at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Neurosurgery clinic to perform backbones stabilization operations. He operated two young Latvian patients with rarely observed backbones deformations.

Clinics, Centers, Institutes - Clinics - Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine


Center of Endocrinology | Center of Gastroenterology  | Center of Nephrology | Center of Pulmonology and Alergology | Center of Rheumatology 

Clinic of Internal Medicine

Center of Endocrinology:

  • In -patient unit (Department No.9)
  • Out-patient unit
  • Scientific unit
  • Education cabinet for diabetes patients

Center of Gastroenterology: 

  • In-patient unit (Department No.10)
  • Endoscopy unit

Center of Nephrology:

  • In-patient unit (Department No.8)
  • Peritoneal dialysis patient education cabinet

Center of Pulmonology and Alergology:

  • In-patient unit  (Department No.14)
  • Education cabinet for asthma patients
  • Out-patient unit

Center of Rheumatology:

  • In-patient unit (Department No.26)



Several internal medicine clinics where established at the 2nd Hospital of Riga in 1929 as teaching units of the University of Latvia and remained separate until 2000, when the united Clinic of Internal Medicine was created. Professor Valdis Pīrāgs is the present Head of the Clinic.

The Clinic has 272 beds and it treats about 7000 patients annually.

Research work

Currently we do the research on diabetes mellitus and diabetes-related complications, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma, bronchial asthma, kidney failure, thyroid diseases.

Educational work

  • Every Tuesday we have a morning session with analysis of difficult clinical cases and literature reviews,
  • Once a week every Center has a "journal club", 
  • Video demonstrations at the Gastroenterology Center once a month,
  • Study programs for undergraduate students in Internal medicine,
  • Postgraduate study programs in Internal Medicine
  • Continuous medical education programmes (more information).