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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How to find your bariatric surgeon?
It is never easy to make one’s mind up about bariatric surgery and it is even more difficult to choose a hospital, and a surgeon, to conduct the procedure.
It is probably the most important decision to make and you will need to approach it very seriously.
Luckily, we live in the twenty-first century and have the whole world in front of us! You can choose any procedure, any hospital or a particular doctor you like. This choice is not limited by your country of residence. So the first question is whether you want to choose a local or a foreign surgeon.
The main advantage of having a local doctor lies in the fact that you will always be able to have an appointment if any questions arise. It is more convenient to have the surgery in a hospital nearby. On the other hand, the UK suffers greatly from the imperfections of the medical healthcare system, which results in long queues and waiting lists, high costs and problems with insurance.
If you decide to have surgery abroad, you may face some difficulties, which you need to solve in advance. You should contact the clinic and ask them about the accommodation, transfers and so on. Most clinics offer comfortable wards with all conveniences, so you won’t need to rent an apartment.
Bariatric surgery abroad can be an option for those, who are looking for qualified help for relatively low costs. Every year many people travel abroad to have surgical procedures.
When you have limited your search to a couple of options, we encourage you to make an appointment with the doctors to assess their suitability.
Pay attention to the following details:
– Work experience and ethic. It includes not only the number of weight-loss operations he or she has performed, but also the support after the procedure. Weight loss is a difficult journey and your doctor should help you all the way along. Ask if he offers meetings, online conferences and so on. It is important to be sure that he or she will give you assistance throughout the process of recovery;
– Types of surgery. Of course, it is difficult to find a surgeon, who performs all types of operations. Make sure that the doctor operates in the field that is most suitable for you. It can be alarming if the surgeon can only conduct one type of bariatric surgery.
– Complications, risks and recommendations. Don’t hesitate to ask the doctor about his complication rates. They should be close to the rates, which are officially accepted in that particular country. You can also ask him to recommend the type of surgery to suit your needs: he or she should explain all the pros and cons without forcing you to choose a certain operation.
All these tips will help you choose the right hospital and surgeon, so you will be totally calm and relaxed on the day of surgery. Don’t be shy about asking questions and consult a couple of doctors before making your mind up.