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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Recovery from Gastric Bypass
Once the gastric bypass surgery has been completed, you can concentrate on the recovery process, which might take quite a lot of energy, but is so worth it!
The duration of the recovery depends firstly on the size of the incision: if it is laparoscopic surgery, your hospital stay will probably last two to three days, but if it is open surgery, your stay may be longer.
During this time, you will be under complete supervision. Make sure you follow all the recommendations and ask as many questions as you require. The site of the incision may be sore, but medication will help your condition greatly. Some hospitals have a PCA, when a patient can administer painkillers by simply pushing a button.
Following your operation, on the same day, you will be asked to get up and take a short walk. It is an important step, which allows the removal of gas after insufflation. Your doctor will probably ask you to take a couple walks per day. Make sure you ask any questions before being discharged.
There are some common rules, which will make the recovery process much easier. Follow all the recommendations from your doctor and you will see how easy it is to develop new habits and lead a healthier lifestyle.
1. Don’t tolerate pain. You will be prescribed painkillers. It is a way to avoid complications and make the recovery process much simpler. Ask someone to go to the pharmacy and always keep any relevant medication close to you.
2. Restrict activities. A rapid change in diet, lack of nutrition and surgery can contribute to fatigue. You don’t need to run a marathon: walking around the house a couple times per day is more than enough. You can increase the load bit by bit. It is prohibited to lift heavy objects, so make sure you don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
3. Don’t forget about water. Remember that a lack of food and liquid can lead to risks after surgery, so you need to make sure you drink enough water daily. This should be clean water, consumed in small sips throughout the day, without using a straw.
4. Allow yourself to rest. You will be very tired, so any extra chores can wait. Give yourself some time to adjust to the new rhythm: sleep as long as you want. Add extra pillows or a recliner to feel more comfortable during sleep.
It is important that you attend all appointments. The first one might take place a week after surgery. You will be shown the incision site, tell your doctor about your overall health and ask additional questions. Depending on your condition, you may be asked to return in a month, then in six months.
Be honest and sincere with your doctor when providing him with all the necessary information. This may significantly reduce risks and complications.