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+

Choose the procedure that suits you best

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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.

BMI Range

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BMI Range
Very Obese
From 35 and Above
From 30 to 34.9
From 25 to 29.9
From 18.5 to 24.9
From 16 to 18.4
Very Underweight
From 15 and Below
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Can weight loss surgery help you fight type 2 diabetes? Can you through obesity surgery improve the health of people who have this diagnosis, and solve their obesity problem? Here is the evidence.

The probability of having type 2 diabetes, is quite big if one is suffering from obesity / being overweight. These two problems are often linked, and we know today that bariatric surgery can achieve big positive changes in those who have diabetes, and this problem will then also change your situation for the better. In England there are approximately 3.4 million people who have type 2 diabetes, and 4 of 5 who have this diagnosis are also obese. The study is based on information from about 160,000 individuals with obesity and diabetes, of whom about 4,000 people had undergone type 2 diabetes weight loss surgery. It has been seen through trials that those suffering from diabetes, and obesity, and who then undergo a bariatric operation extend their life considerably. It’s also a known fact that people who have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2, and who suffer from obesity, have a shorter life span than those who are a “normal weight” and who do not have diabetes.

Having bariatric surgery, will also help diabetics, with a modified diet, and thus get a regulation in blood sugar levels. If one has Gastric Bypass surgery, blood sugar changes relatively quickly after surgery, and this often happens before the weight is significantly reduced. One consumes of course significantly smaller amounts of food after the surgery. This in turn will increase the secretion of hormones from the intestines, which then leads to the secretion of insulin.

A significant weight loss is usually the reason why most people with diabetes no longer suffer. Approximately one year after bariatric surgery, it can actually be established that 3 of 4 resolves their diabetes type 2 diagnosis. If you fail to do this lifestyle change, weight gain will cause your diabetes to come back.

Surgeons who thought in the beginning that a bariatric operation was only for those who were overweight, have found out that the operation helps those who along with being overweight also suffer from diabetes type 2.

The surgeons who perform these procedures, are obviously aware that by reducing the stomach, they also remove hunger. In the part of the stomach that is removed, there is a small dot which secretes something called the hunger hormone, and it is this part that then disappears. They are a little uncertain as to how it can have such a positive impact on diabetes. They KNOW that there is a link between the liver, pancreas / muscles, and research continues today, to find the reason why obesity surgery has such an affect on diabetes type 2. Those who are researching this look at it both in an ethical and moral way in this growing and important issue. What treatment will be the best, in all aspects, for those who are obese and who have diabetes? Very many who are struggling with obesity, have reduced sensitivity to insulin. If the pancreas is functioning properly, the disease will not develop, and the glucose level in your blood will be normal. If the pancreas is weakened, it is known that obesity treatment, with lifestyle modification, the ratio of insulin returns to normal, and thus blood sugar to normal. Many have since determined that they have been completely rid of their diabetes after such an operation.

We at Overvekts Operasjoner Riga will gladly help you both with your type 2 diabetes weight loss and ince and for all fix your problem with obesity. This is done under the same operation and it will not cost you anything extra. We can assure you that if you have a Gastric Bypass procedure at our hospital in Riga, the cost will be about half the price of what the same operation would cost at a private hospital in Norway. Our patient coordinator will help you through the installation process of submitting a request right through until you are home again and the operation is over. Many people are travelling for weight loss operations to us in Riga each week.