About us

PhD Vladimirs Fokins

Surgeon Ultrasonography specialist Doctoral degree (PhD) in Medical Sciences

Dr. V. Fokins is an experienced surgeon and a certified ultrasonography specialist, he has been working at the Riga East Clinical University Hospital and clinical centre "Gaiļezers" for many years. In 2018 he presented his dissertation thesis on the topic “Possibilities of Conventional and Ultrasound-Assisted Surgery in the Treatment of Acute Necrotic Pancreatitis” and obtained Doctoral degree (PhD) in Medical Sciences. Now dr. V. Fokins is one of the leading specialists in pancreatic, gallbladder and biliary tract surgery. He is actively involved in performing invasive manipulations under ultrasound control. Dr. V. Fokins also specializes in the surgical treatment of thyroid diseases. In 2017 dr. V. Fokins established the Medical Centre "ArD" where patients have possibility to receive consultation as well as ultrasonoscopic examination, thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy and other invasive manipulations under the control of ultrasonoscopy.

Surgeon 15 years
PhD 3 years
ArD centrs clinic 3 years
Experience 20 years

We offer

Surgeon's consultation


Patient counselling in medical centre "ArD" is performed by a qualified doctor - surgeon with extensive work experience, medical doctor Vladimirs Fokins, who specializes in the following areas:

  • Thyroid gland surgery
  • Parathyroid gland surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Surgical treatment of pathologic skin formations

Thyroid gland biopsy


Thyroid gland puncture with subsequent laboratory examination of tissue is considered as one of the most important methods in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases. Fine needle aspiration biopsy under ultrasound control is the "gold standard" in the examination of patients with thyroid gland nodules. There are practically no contraindications to thyroid biopsy. This method is considered safe and accurate for most patients.

Ultrasound examination


Ultrasonography is one of the most informative and safest diagnostic examinations. The result of the examination helps the doctor to determine the treatment tactics and control the treatment process. Advantages of ultrasonography are:

  • High accuracy
  • The conclusion is given immediately after the examination
  • Painless examination
  • No radiation exposure
  • Unlimited number of examinations


+371 66065588
Maskavas iela 40 (2. floor), Riga, LV – 1050