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
Choose the procedure that suits you best
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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Hello guys! I am a 29 year old woman. I have 2 children and a roommate!
I’ll try to tell you about my journey into an easier life … So here goes 🙂
I am like, many, many others in this country, really all over the world to be more precise!
I’m overweight, morbidly obese.
For many years, ever since elementary school, I have tried to lose weight. During the first year of high school, I applied for weight loss surgery… by then I was so depressed and so tired of failing constantly. I had very poor self-esteem and everything that goes with it! But the answer I received was no. I was refused surgery. I did not know whether to laugh or cry…
I tried all sorts of diets and slimming aids. The doctor even wrote out prescriptions for me, sometimes they worked sometimes they didn’t. As soon as I stopped the diets the weight continued to rise. So I’d start to diet again, each time I stopped I would weigh more than I did before.
In 2010 I became a mother for the first time. My weight did not go up as much during pregnancy, however afterwards it did!! So, in October 2010, I signed up for grete roede (a type of diet) courses. It went so well. I continued doing this for over a year because I managed to lose weight. My weight had decreased by 40kg! I was both proud and happy. I was overweight yes, but I felt so good!
However it was not long before the kilos began to creep back on. I became pregnant again in 2014 and had my second child in June 2015. Once again I struggled with increasing weight, poor self-esteem, etc.
After much thought, I decided to have weight loss surgery. The cost of the surgery would be covered by the state, but I simply could not wait much longer. I decided to pay for the surgery myself and have private care.
I read the information on the internet and got in touch with Katrine. It would prove to be my way to a new and better life! A few weeks later I decided to have the operation. So, on 2nd January 2017, I went with a girlfriend to Riga, for gastric bypass surgery.
Today, about 4 months following my surgery, I have lost nearly 30kg! Is not my goal, but I feel much better. This time I’ll do it, and with the help from overvekts-operasjoner.no 🙂
So, to the rest of you out there who like me have tried everything over the years, please contact overvekts-operasjoner.no, and ask them every question you have. I recommend going to Riga, good people who take good care of you from start to finish :).
Four months later