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.
Mona

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.
Specialities:
· Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass
· Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band removal
· Revisional Bariatric Surgery

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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.

Prices & What’s included?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Package 58.900,-NOK
Gastric Bypass Surgery Package 58.900,-NOK
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Package 58.900,-NOK

The package includes the following:

• Transfer from airport to hotel / hospital / airport

• 1 night accommodation in a hotel if you arrive the day before going to the hospital

• All necessary documentation and agreements

• 24 hour assistance

• 4 day stay at the hospital

• Blood samples for the procedure

• Abdominal/chest x-ray

• Gastroscopy

• Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve

• Anaesthetist fees

• The assistant surgeon’s fee

• Nurses’ fees

• Surgeon’s fee

• Nutrition during stay

• Nutrition Information

• Discharge letter, medication etc. at discharge

• 5 year follow up

• The hospital has liability for additional medical procedures that must be done in Riga, up to 6 months after surgery, and it covers costs of up to 30,000 Euro. This insurance applies in cases where the surgeon is to blame for any complications, and will cover any operations, other treatments etc, if there is evidence that the surgeon in Riga has made a mistake. So far we have never had a case where this insurance has been applied, because the surgeon and his team are very experienced, but it’s good to know that such liability exists, and you get it at no extra charge. For more details, read more here.

Additional costs (optional):

2.800,-NOK enough to bring a travel companion during your weight loss surgery (4 nights).

Gastric bypass – one of the most commonly performed procedures in bariatric surgery. Many surgeons prefer this rather than the other types of operations, because it can lead to fewer complications and is considered the safest operation.

Mini Gastric bypass is the younger brother of gastric bypass surgery and originated in 1997, reducing the level of complications. It is a quick and easy procedure, which is gaining popularity all over the world.

Gastric Sleeve – this operation means that the stomach is converted into a “narrow tube”, and it takes away about 75% of the stomach. The volume of the stomach is greatly reduced, therefore ability to produce ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, is taken away. The assumption is that this helps to reduce weight.

Gastric Balloon 12 month package 27.925,-NOK.

The package includes the following:

• Transfer from airport to hotel / hospital / airport

• A night’s stay at the hotel

• All necessary documentation and agreements

• 24 hour assistance at the hospital

• 1 night’s stay in hospital

• Blood tests for the operation

• Chest x-ray

• Gastroscopy

• Abdominal ultrasound examination

• Gastric Balloon procedure

• ECG

• Consultation with the surgeon and anaesthetist

• Anaesthetist fees

• Nurse’s fees

• Doctor’s fees

• Nutrition and diet plan

• Sick leave / medications upon discharge

• 1 year follow up

• The hospital has liability for additional medical procedures that must be done in Riga, up to 12 months after the procedure, and it covers costs up to 2,000 Euros. This insurance applies in cases where the doctor is to blame for any complications, and will cover any re surgeries, other treatments, etc., if it is proven that the doctor in Riga has made a mistake. So far we have never had a case where this insurance has been applied, because the surgeon and his team are very experienced, but it’s good to know that such liability exists, and you get it at no extra charge.

Additional costs (optional):

975,-NOK – Day 2 at the hospital.

1.800,-NOK – enough to bring a travel companion during your Gastric Balloon operation, (2 nights).

5.825,-NOK – for the removal of the balloon after 12 months.

A Gastric Balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth, which means that after eating a small amount of food, you feel full. A small thin tube will be inserted through the mouth, down the throat and oesophagus, then, a gastric balloon made of silicone is inserted and filled with saline in the stomach.