Mona Karlsson – Patient Coordinator
Hi there, my name is Mona and I am very proud to say that I am a Patient Coordinator at Overvekts Operasjoner Riga. I’ve also had a Gastric Bypass with our outstanding Surgeon and am absolutely delighted with the whole experience. I lost my weight and slimmed down to my target weight within the first year! I would like to guide and help you with your special journey based upon my own experience of weight loss surgery.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Igors Troickis – Leading Bariatric Surgeon, 25 years experience, over 500 procedures annually
A highly acknowledged surgeon, with 25 years experience in general surgery and over 12 years experience in bariatric surgeries.
Head of Surgery Department at Riga hospital.
The surgeon performs over 500 procedures annually.
· Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass
· Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band removal
· Revisional Bariatric Surgery
|Gastric Balloon||BMI 27+|
|Gastric Sleeve||BMI 30+|
|Gastric Bypass||BMI 35+|
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10 Reasons to choose us
Efficient appointment system
We will endeavour to accommodate your needs when arranging appointments. Our surgeon will review your medical documentation and health questionnaire to assess your suitability for a surgical procedure, we then aim to offer you an acceptance for surgery date within one to two weeks.
A private contemporary surgical centre
Our clinic is designed to emulate the most modern medical institutions in Europe. Hotel style accommodation is offered, with a flat screen television, wifi and air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay. There is the opportunity for a friend or a member of your family to stay with you in your private room, if necessary.
Extremely experienced surgeons and medical team
Our senior surgeon, who specializes in bariatric surgery, has over ten years experience in this field, and twenty five years experience in general surgery. The medical staff and surgeons have vast experience and knowledge.
Finest quality surgical equipment
The equipment we use is of the highest proven quality, it is supplied by: Storz, Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon and Covidien. We have opened four new operating theatres, which have been designed and equipped to the highest standard.
5 year follow up
We offer a five year follow up programme for patients who have undergone Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery and a one year follow up programme for patients with a Gastric Balloon. Our patient coordinator will be available to answer questions via email or telephone.
Half the price of Norway surgical treatment
With us you get the same (or an even better) service than that of a private clinic in Norway, for half the price. For approximately half the cost, we can offer a similar or a better service than most private clinics in Norway.
English speaking medical personnel
Our doctors, nurses and the other medical personnel speak English fluently.
Twenty four hour care
Medical care, given by doctors and nurses, is available on a twenty four hour basis.
Direct flights from Norway to Riga
There are direct flights from the Norway to Riga (RIX)., Norwegian Air fly from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen. Wizz Air fly from Sandefjord. Flight connections are also available from the rest of Norway through hub in Oslo.
Surgeon’s liability insurance
A Surgeon’s liability insurance of 30 000 Euro is provided for the bariatric surgeons operating at our clinic.
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Why Bariatric Surgery is an option?
Obesity is one of the main diseases of our century, it can significantly influence the quality and duration of life.
Luckily, medicine and surgery are improving and you can ask your doctor to find the best solution for you. Bariatric or weight loss surgery, consists of a variety of methods, which have their own pros and cons. Usually, when it comes to discussing benefits, all types of surgeries include:
– Improvement of associated diseases, like sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure;
– Lower risk of cancer, according to SOARD (Surgery for obesity and related diseases);
– Increased fertility and less complications during pregnancy;
– Improvement of lower knee, back and head pain;
– Increase in overall quality of life.
Together with these obvious benefits, bariatric surgery can help make your day brighter and easier:
– You will fit into any chair or aisle, without the need of an extra seat or space;
– You won’t need an extender belt on a plane;
-You will be able to cross your legs, tie shoelaces and do yoga as and when you want;
– You won’t feel embarrassed when asking for larger sized clothes;
– You can take pictures with pleasure;
– You won’t sweat even after a short walk.
The list of situations, which can affect your life, may well be endless. But luckily there is a simple way out. You should consult your doctor and discuss the most suitable surgery according to your personal condition and needs.
So why is bariatric surgery an option?
The surgery itself is not a panacea and every patient should pay extra attention to nutrition. The operation can be conducted for many reasons:
– It restricts the number of calories or minimizes consumption (depending on the type of surgery you choose);
– It gives a feeling of fullness from a lower quantity of food, so that you eat less;
– It reduces the production of the hunger hormone;
– It makes you eat more healthy food by causing nausea as a response to sugar or carbohydrates;
– It helps you lose weight over a short period of time.
It would be a mistake not to mention that the patient will have to go through misunderstanding and judgement, tough periods of food addiction and adjustment to a new regime. Bariatric surgery gives a solution to those, who have already failed to lose weight in a traditional way. Bariatric operations are a sort of constraint: they help you lower the ties with food, while you struggle to lose weight. As the time passes and the first results appear, it will be easier for you to exercise, eat healthy food, reduce or stop medication and fight sleep apnoea.