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 10 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 :
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.
Types of Bariatric Surgeries
It is tremendously important to be aware of all the types of procedures which you may have to face.
Some of them might be suitable for you, while others will be restricted. We will give you an overall view on the main weight-loss procedures, but the ultimate decision will of course remain with your doctor. Make sure he explains all the details and chooses the best option for you.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
It is a restrictive type of surgery, which has been proven to have a reduced level for complications. A patient can lose around 60% of extra weight in a short period of time.
This type of procedure has many benefits and can be performed in almost all cases. First of all, it is a simple procedure and patients can be discharged after two nights in the hospital. A gastric sleeve also reduces hunger and lowers the number of consumed calories.
Another advantage is the fact that no foreign objects will be inserted into your stomach.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
This is the most popular type of bariatric surgery. An average weight loss is approximately 70%, while the complication rate is a bit higher than a gastric sleeve operation at approximately 2,25%.
It is quite a challenging procedure, which takes more time to complete. You must remember that you will need to take additional vitamins and minerals every day, because deficiencies may be experienced in the future.
On the other hand, the huge number of gastric bypass operations which have been performed has proven its efficiency and can be a model for future generations. It may reduce hunger and relieve heartburn. This type of surgery has proved the best results in treating associated diseases like diabetes.
Duodenal Switch Surgery
This type is a combination of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. It is quite a rare procedure due to its complexity and is usually conducted as a secondary surgery, when other methods fail.
This type of surgery has the highest rate of weight loss and can reach 90%! It is also a leader in the long-term weight loss statistics, as it reaches 95%. This type of procedure has also proved to be the best option for treating associated diseases.
The key disadvantages include a very strict nutritional programme and a complex three-step procedure.
While gastric Sleeve is a restrictive surgery, gastric bypass and duodenal switch procedures are both restrictive and malabsorptive.
Malabsorption means that due to part of the intestine being bypassed less calories are absorbed.
Each type of surgery or procedure has its advantages and disadvantages, so you should discuss all the options with your doctor and choose the most suitable for you.