Bariatric Services - weight loss surgery centre in Estonia

Bariatric Services is the only medical institution in Estonia specialized solely in bariatric surgery and related nutritional counseling. Specializing in a single area has enabled us to provide safe, effective, and high-quality treatment. Our goal is to enable the people we treat to live healthier and a better quality of lives.

Our hospital has been operating since 2011 and has grown into the largest bariatric surgery center in Estonia performing more than half of all bariatric operations in the country. Likewise, we are also among the 4 largest centers in Scandinavia. At the same time, our center is small enough in terms of facilities and staff, so that it is possible to create and maintain a homely, safe atmosphere.

The reliability and high quality of our services are evidenced by the fact that around two thirds of our patients come from countries where expectations regarding the quality of healthcare services are very high, such as Finland, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and Iceland.

Surgeries are performed either by Doctor Ilmar Kaur or Doctor Jaan Kirss. 

Dr Ilmar Kaur

Our chief surgeon – Doc. Ilmar Kaur is the leading bariatric surgeon in Estonia. Doctor Kaur has the most prominent and the longest experience in the field of bariatric surgery in Estonia. Moreover, he is the president of Estonian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and accredits other bariatric surgeons in Estonia. Ilmar Kaur performs cover 400 weight loss surgeries a year and has performed over 4000 in total.

His gifted hands and golden heart are equally valued by his patients. Doctor Kaur has been awarded with the Estonian Doctor of The Year prize on 2012.

Our Team

Our medical team is highly experienced and improves its skills continuously in order to provide top-quality medical service for our patients. Excellent training and extensive experience has brought the occurrence of complications to a minimum.

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Our Team

Georgina Yates

Hi, thank you for interest in having weight loss surgery with us in Tallinn, Estonia.  My name is Georgina, I am the UK/IE representative and I am here to make this weight loss journey with you from your initial enquiry through to after your surgery and beyond!

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I am a former bypass patient having had surgery in August 2016.  After trying pretty much every diet going and losing weight only to put it on again, I finally decided it was time to look at other options.  After consulting with my GP in order to get on the  NHS waiting list for bariatric surgery I realised that the process was very long, and I may not have even been a successful candidate for surgery.  Private treatment was too expensive and so I started to look abroad.

I found Bariatric Services and spoke to my dad who as an anesthetist had actually had experience of working within the Baltic region, he actually reassured me that the healthcare system in the region was of the highest standards, and that was it, making a huge saving compared to treatment at home, I booked my operation date in Tallinn!

My surgery was performed by one of Northern Europe’s best and most prominent bariatric surgeons, Dr Ilmar Kaur.  Bariatric Services assured me of the highest of standards, excellent care and a positive outcome and I was definitely not disappointed!  The whole team are kind, caring and professional, in all honesty I rate their standards of care and expertise as higher than those I have encountered in the UK – I cannot praise them highly enough.

Since my surgery I have lost over 65 kg and also successfully had a little girl in 2018 and have still maintained my weight loss. I stayed in contact with the Bariatric Services team and was very happy to be asked to become their UK/IE customer representative.  This role gives me the opportunity to help other patients have the same opportunity I did!  I had such a positive experience with Bariatric Services that I want to help others every step of the way experience it for themselves.

This isn’t just life-saving surgery, it is life changing!

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Our hospital

Bariatric Services performs operations in the premises of the largest private hospital in Estonia- “Fertilitas”, where we have our own operating room, wake-up room, patient wards and doctor’s offices.

At the end of 2021, major renovations were completed, during which 4 completely new operating rooms were built. In addition, all other hospital facilities were renovated, including patients’ wards

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