Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgery to improve quality of your life

Value of life

We all want to live our lives wholesome, active, long, with our loved ones. This is not fully possible without a good health and energy! In today’s rush, advertising, information and sales culture, it is hard to find the right balance between lack of time, stress, eating habits, physical activity, and pleasure. Thus overweight and related to it diseases have become a huge problem in many people lives.

With a poor self-assessment obesity brings more serious problems with it. Diabetes, high blood pressure, blood and arterial diseases, joint diseases, sleep apnea and social problems are common side effects of obesity.

Many years studies and experience have approved that conservative weight loss methods do not work in long term for many people. Nowadays they also have a choice – a surgical help in weight loss! It guarantees a permanent weight loss which means – a better health, look, self-assessment, no limits to your professional life and hobbies.

Effects of weight-loss surgery

According to research and long term evidence, the significant weight loss after the surgery makes the person feel better, leads to having more mobility and lets to experience an improved quality of life. In addition, the surgery improves or resolves more than 40 several conditions related to obesity – improves type 2 diabetes by 92%, reduces mortality from cancer by 60%, improves coronary artery disease by 56%.

No doubt, there is also risk of complications after the surgery. There may occur early risks in the first days after the surgery. To be sure for safety, we keep our international patients in the hospital under control and check-up of the surgeon and medical personnel 3-4 days after the surgery to be sure the early risk period is over (other hospitals will let you go on the 2nd day after the surgery).

There might occur also later risks that are going to be explained to you during your conversation with your surgeon, also the action plan in those situations is going to be explained. But, please, mind that risks are low and if you follow your doctor’s instructions and make regular check-ups and controls, more than 98% of weight-loss surgery patients live happily ever after.

You can read more about risks here!

Is bariatric surgery for you?

The surgeon is going to evaluate your stability and eligibility for the operation from your questionnaire, medical history and conversation. But overall, if you have come to decision to improve the quality of your life, to change and maintain your habits and improve your health, and you need a help for a start, the weight-loss surgery could be a perfect tool for your future health and life!

Body Mass Index criteria for weight-loss surgery:

  • BMI is over 33 and you suffer from diabetes type II
  • BMI is over 35, and you have additional health disorders caused by obesity
  • BMI is over 40,

Surgery at the leading bariatric hospital of Latvia

Sigulda Hospital today is the leading bariatric surgery provider in Latvia. The hospital is founded in 1985 and following patient needs and world trends, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy operations are performed in the hospital since 2009 for local people as well as customers from Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries.

You will be in good hands with our skilled and professional bariatric and general surgeons Dr.Kozlovskis and Dr.Zarinovs. In their practice surgeons have performed close to 2000 weight-loss surgeries.

Due to high sanitary standards as well as due to the fact that only elected surgeries are performed in the hospital, there are no hospital infections at the Sigulda Hospital, which is a huge problem of all big hospitals.

The hospital is located in Sigulda – one of the most beautiful towns of Latvia, in 1h drive from Riga. Scenic nature views, walking trails, city centre is in few minutes walk from the hospital, offering a recovery friendly and stress-free atmosphere.

Technologies

The Sigulda Hospital and the surgeons follow the world’s latest trends in bariatric surgery, they attend international congresses, experience exchange seminars and meetings with the other leading specialists in the area.  All the best quality and recent surgical technologies are invented in operation theatres. Surgeons use only world’s top manufacturer’s instruments and staplers from Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon and Covidien.

The methodology is not new anymore and it has been developed during the last decade intensively. Long term results are known and we believe with a help of our specialists you will also succeed!

Safety

First of all – it is safe in Latvia as a country. And it is safe to have surgery in Latvia. In order to achieve the best outcome and to compete in the market, our clinics are equipped with the most modern technologies, our physicians study and practice in the best clinics of the world, customer service is developed.

  • All inclusive 

For your safety and peace of mind we have tailored an all inclusive offer for weight-loss surgery, including pre-operation health examinations, meet&greet at the Riga airport, transfers and personal care.

  • Accompanying person

Many people choose to come over together with a friend or family member. Your accompanying person is also welcome to stay with you in the hospital!

  • Archive of operation records

All surgeries are recorded and stored in the archive of the hospital. At the end of the surgery, a contrast liquid is entered in the new gastro-intestinal system to be sure there is no leakage and everything works well. The video would help also as evidence in situation where the control of the surgeons work is necessary.

  • Civil liability insurance included

Each surgery and surgeon is protected by a civil liability insurance of EUR 70 000. That means that all additional surgical interventions that have to be performed in 6 months period after the surgery due to the surgeon’s fault, would be covered by Insurance company. We have never met such a situation, but it is great to have a safe background.

Post-operation care and follow up

During your hospital stay, your surgeon is going to instruct you about –

  • the post-operation lifestyle, activity, potential risks and actions you should make in different situations,
  • you will receive also written instructions for continuous lifestyle and diet recommendations,
  • vitamin, mineral and other medication use recommendations and prescriptions,
  • statement from the hospital for your GP.

We realise that you will be in another country, but todays technologies let us keep in touch with you easily up to 3 years after the surgery to provide you consultations, comments, recommendations, view your blood tests etc, when you have a need.

Our customer reviews

We are proud to work as a marketing and customer service partner of the Sigulda Hospital since 2010. And we are happy for each of our customers.

gastric bypass patient before and after

I couldn’t be more pleased with my stay and treatment in Sigulda hospital. Nurses and staff were friendly and caring, always ready to help with a smile. My room was comfortable and clean. Doctor Kozlovskis was very competent and visited me often. I’ve also had a quick recovery that I am certain is due to the wonderful care, I was given in hospital. From a very happy customer in Sweden, Lawona

gastric bypass patient before and after

Living in Mainland Europe there is sometimes a stigma attached to developing countries such as the Baltic states, Poland etc…so although I had visited Latvia on a few occasions, I was a little bit nervous about having surgery abroad. However from the very first email, the fundamentals were explained with great detail and guidelines set out clearly for before and after. Upon arriving in Riga airport I was greeted by Ilva and made to feel comfortable, shown around Sigulda, and put up in a nice boutique hotel in the centre of the town. In the hospital everything was smooth and well explained, and the help from the medical staff and doctors was 10/10. The operation and after pain was nowhere near the same pain that I had read about…after 2 days I was walking around the town, and felt as if I was recovering already. The doctor provided me with updates and good, precise advice on what to eat and drink, and at what stage. This operation was only 3 months ago and has changed my life in a massive way. The best money I have ever spent! John, United Kingdom

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Sharon, Ireland: “If you are reading this then you might know what it’s like to fight a war with yourself every hour of every day – and how exhausting it can be and so you tire and give in only to be faced with shame followed by an extra few pounds/kilos on the scale and then the war starts again the next day… I tried everything to combat my weight and for a few years I won the battles by becoming “healthy” and “fit”. I ran marathons, cycled to work, did everything “they” say to do but food/weight was always my enemy and my internal struggle was always there.

Eventually I just got tired, burnt out, and stopped fighting. No more exercise, no more diets and naturally my weight ballooned. I lost the battle. It took about a year for me to admit even to myself that I needed help – I can say that now – I needed help and so I got help.

I contacted Ilva in Nordmed and she was wonderful – as were all the staff – no question was unanswered and I was so well taken care of. Three months in, 15 kilos down, back in the gym, back to being me and for the first time in my life I feel that I might have the tools to win this war …. even if it took a little help…”

Read more of our customer reviews on the first page of our site!

Costs

The all inclusive price for the weight-loss surgery at the Sigulda Hospital is EUR 5370.00 or 4780.00 GBP.

The price includes:

  • Consultation (written or online)
  • Documentation (also visa support)
  • Meet& greet at the Riga Airport
  • Ground transportation & personal English speaking assistance
  • 1st night hotel accommodation, if necessary
  • Pre-operation health examinations (blood, urine, ECG, USG, chest Xray, gastroscopy under light anaesthesia)
  • Surgery by certified, skilled bariatric surgeons (also UK GMC registered)
  • Intensive care
  • Stay at cozy, equipped and MRSA free clinic
  • Instructions for continuous lifestyle and follow up
  • Post operation consultations and follow up

Skilled, English speaking surgeons, personal approach, no waiting lines, transparent & affordable cost, calm and safe environment. Couple of hours in airplane and you are with us in Riga to begin your ‘new life’! Our customers often say, that was their best investment, they have ever made! We truly believe in that!

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Step by step

  • Please leave your message for us! We will contact you as soon as we get it!
  • You will be kindly asked to complete a personal questionnaire for the surgeon.
  • Next you are going to receive surgeon’s recommendations for the best of surgeries for you.
  • You will choose a date and receive your personal treatment plan.
  • We are going to agree on your flight details.
  • An agreement and invoice are going to be prepared for you.
  • We are going to meet you at the Riga airport and bring you everywhere as planned, so, you can only think about your personal feelings and planned surgery!

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Useful links for your support after bariatric surgery

Forums

Bariatricpal.com – one of the most active weight loss surgery forums. Forums for each type of bariatric surgery, nutrition, weight loss, mental health and other.

Obesity Help – great variety of forums – for each type of the surgery, nutrition, exercise, also forums for men, by country and many other.

Thinner times forum – also great variety of themes. Thousands of users.

Bariatric surgery support group on Facebook – an open page to share and read from other post-ops.

Eating & recipes 

Bariatric eating – more than 317,000 bariatric post-ops, get menus, recipes, other info.

Bariatric cookery – long term post bariatric surgery nutrition, recipes.