When I decided to go for surgery I had read up on the subject, I went in knowing everything there was to know, or so I thought. The process is hard, you will struggle and it will be painful. But thanks to the excellent care I recived from bariatric services I got my bearings. I have struggled after surgery and the cravings have been there but having the support from Tallinn has been helpful. I got good advice on eating and a thorough instructions on what to expect after surgery. My life is really different from what it was before, I have taken up walking and am focusing on health, instead of weight. The weight will come off but the body I want afterwards is going to take some hard work. Life is not about food anymore, its about living in the moment and enjoying life in a totally different way than before.
After years of yo-yo and fad dieting, I decided I needed to do something serious about my weight. My health both physically and mentally was being affected by my obesity. I began to research bariatric surgery as an option and came across www.bariatricservices.eu I was hesitant at first about going abroad for surgery as you hear about a lot of horror stories! however, from my first contact with the surgery coordinator Merle I was instantly put at ease, her professionalism, efficiency and understanding of my needs and fears was second to none, she explained everything about the mini gastric bypass and completely reassured me.Læs hele historien
The hospital was 5 star and the staff treated me with dignity and excellent care. DR Ilmar Kaur is nothing short of an angel, I am forever thankful for him and his gifted hands for changing my life for the better, I have so much more energy and confidence now and hope to continue to have into the future< I would highly recommend Dr Kaur and his team for anyone considering weight loss surgery.
I had a great experience with Bariatric Services. The staff spoke good English, the facilities were of the highest degree and the atmosphere friendly. The medical staff was very professional and thorough. They did necessary tests and asked questions so I was well prepared, both physically and mentally. All information I received was correct and the beautiful Tallinn was a very good experience with my husband. I lost a lot of weight every week after the surgery and took care to follow the excellent advice from the doctors. I highly recommend Doctor Ilmar Kaur and Bariatric Services for anyone in the search for a better life.
Everything is going so Well. I have dropped 38,5 kg since the surgery. I Can Eat all foods, just In less amounts.
Well so far I have lost 5 stones in weight and I’m feeling great and get very happy. My confidence has come back and so has my life! My experience with Bariatric services was great, all the staff were great and so efficient even down to the transport to and from the airport. I would recommend you all to anyone. Many Thanks!
Last November I had gastric distillization surgery in Tallinn arranged by Merle from Bariatric Services and performed by Dr Kaur and I wrote a review saying how excellently everything had been done by both Merle and Dr Kaur. He said that at the time that should the amount of intestine bypassed not be sufficient and I did not have the expected weight loss then he would carry out further surgery free of charge. He was conservative in his surgery as my intestine was shorter than average and he did not want to bypass too much initially.Læs hele historien
At first I lost a small amount of weight but this did not continue nor was I able to maintain the loss so in August I contacted Merle again to ask for their help. As they had promised last year, further surgery was arranged at no cost to myself save for the travel and initial hotel stay. The arrangements were made swiftly and smoothly with Merle’s usual attention to detail and the date for surgery was set for 12th September. Merle picked me up from the hotel on that morning and took me to the hospital – a different, private one this time – and after the usual precautionary tests the surgery was done at lunchtime. Unfortunately I suffered a pulmonary embolism afterwards and had to be kept in intensive care for a couple of nights. The care I received was excellent from everyone – Dr Kaur, the nursing staff and other health professionals. When I was well enough to leave the hospital Merle took me back to the hotel for my last night in Tallinn – at no charge to me – and I returned home without further incident. I had been provided with all the necessary medications including blood thinning injections and tablets, vitamins and supplements and all the information that my doctor here in the UK needed to take over my care.
Since my return I have fully recovered very well and Merle has been in touch with me with questions from Dr Kaur. The dietician who advised me before I left the hospital has also emailed me with details of the supplements I need and where to obtain them.
I cannot praise everyone concerned highly enough. Just as last year, from beginning to end everything was done smoothly, efficiently and very professionally. In addition everyone was just so nice and kind. I am confident that this time the procedure will be successful – the fact that it did not work as well as it should have done before was entirely down to the peculiarities of my intestine and not any fault of the surgery. I would not hesitate to recommend both Bariatric Services and this procedure of distillization to anyone who is thinking about having it done. I would be happy to answer any questions that anyone might have if they would like to contact me.
Thank you Merle and thank you Dr Kaur”
“I have lost now 31 kg since operation (107 kg). The operation was and is life changing and I guess life saving. If I look how I was living and feeling compared how I feel and live now. In your Clinic we were treated so nicely and very profesionally. I came in after a big decission to do the operation and a bit scared, but you, the staff and the doctor made me feel at ease. All in all I can and will recommend your clinic and also the operation to people who need it.”
I have lost 18kg so far, and I feel just great 🤸🏼♂️!
My blodtests look fine: Fe, vitamin B, Na/Ca
Im so happy with the overall process, everything went smooth.
I will recommend You to others
The best decision I’d made last year was to travel to Estonia for my gastric bypass surgery. The service I’d received from Merle was a clear indication of how my journey was going to be. She was courteous, responsive and empathetic. She arranged for me to speak to Dr. Kaur at my request. I had so many concerns and questions; Dr. Kaur patiently listened and was very forthcoming with his responses.Læs hele historien
On arrival to Estonia, everything went as planned. At the hospital, the nurses were so kind and attentive. Dr. Kaur was amazing! He took the time to explain the procedure to me before the surgery and gave me the opportunity to ask as many questions as I wanted to. After the surgery, and every day I was at the hospital, he visited twice! He is truly an asset to the hospital and clearly enjoys what he does!
I have since lost over 20kg since my surgery and am in the best shape of my adult life!
My personal experience is very good, everything was very professional at the hospital. The dr and nurses, everybody were helpful and very nice. I feel so much better now, although I’m not at my goal weight yet. I would recommend Bariatric Services to anyone who is considering surgery.Læs hele historien
I have been doing very well, weight loss is 25 kilos so far. No complications whatsoever, I can tolerate almost any food and try to make healthy choices 🙂
I had blood test done in december and all was good, I will have another one in the end of may, and have everything checked out again.
The surgery has changed my life to the better, I dont regret it one minute, and can hardly remember the first hardest weeks, they went by so quick.
Hi! I have been obese from the age of six. Around my sixties I ended up to 125kg and my back, feet and ankles started to protest. I always ( until christmas 2017) thought that bariatric surgery is nothing for me. Started to study the new methods: could I possibly make such a radical change in my life and take all the risks of complications? Be the girl who never eats more than one slice of pizza, if any? The process before surgery was extremely simple compared to the process on public health care here in Finland. (And yes, I work at one of our University Hospitals with my overweight).Læs hele historien
suddenly, it was April, I took the trip to Tallinn. Everything went perfectly well and here I sit on my sofa writing this, one week after the Sleeve-procedure. I congratulate myself of this decision … so far following the postop. instructios has been easy. I do not recommend this to anyone, BUT if you have made by yourself the decision and understand the consequenses. Just go for it! I’m feeling great! (-13kg from christmas, -5kg from the operation).
For more than 15 years I struggled with my weight. Considering that I’m only 31 years old 15 years is a long time. I tried every way to loose weight but always ended up gaining more. After I had my daughter in 2013 the weight gaining got completely out of control. In the summer of 2017 I was at my heaviest both physically and mentally and in July I finally admitted that I not only wanted help, I needed it.Læs hele historien
After doing some research and talking to a friend with personal experience, Bariatric Services was the only place to go to in my opinion. Everything was so professional from the beginning. Their website was very informative and Kaire, the coordinator, answered all my questions personally and with respect.
September 5th 2017 is they day my new life began. That’s the day I had gastric bypass surgery performed by Dr. Ilmar Kaur. I was never nervous, not once. I was only excited and everyone took such a good care of me. Being a licensed practical nurse and now a nursing student I looked at everything at the hospital with different eye too and I can honestly say that everything was excellent both related to hygiene and professionalism. The staff was very helpful and kind and I felt very secure the whole time.
Dr. Ilmar was there when I came and showed me the hospital room, he then checked on me at least twice a day the whole time I was in the hospital. When discharged I got excellent patient education about life after surgery both from Dr. Ilmar and nurse Anni Laas and was ready to start my new life on my own – though I wanted to take everyone back to Iceland with me 🙂
Since I got back home I’ve been doing really well and have not experienced any complications. It’s now almost 8 months since the surgery and I have lost 35 kilos. I am only 5-7 kilos away from my ideal weight and that is something I thought I would never experience. I haven’t felt so good about myself in years and life is much more easier, both for me and the closest people around me.
I haven’t taken stomach medicine since I got back home but I took 40 mg of Esomeprazol daily before surgery because of bad acid reflux. I also do not need to take medicine for anxiety anymore. I was in high risk of getting diabetes type 2 but that’s not a problem now.
I can eat anything, really, but I now focus on meals as a nutrition so I choose my meals well. If I don’t do that it will result in less energy throughout the day and I don’t feel well physically. I also take vitamins daily, that’s really important and not as hard to remember as I thought it would be.
I now exercise because I want to and it’s a completely different feeling going to the gym and actually like it. I can also do things there that I could never do before. I can now sit on the floor playing with my daughter and run with her up and down stairs without having a hard time to breath.
I can not thank Dr. Ilmar Kaur and all of the Bariatric Services team enough. They will always have a special place in my heart and I will be forever grateful to them.
I have lost 21 kg and my weight is 72 kg. I am very happy with the results of the surgery and I feel great. I can eat everything without a problem. My experience with Bariatric Services is fenomenal both with the health care and counseling. You took care of me in all the steps of my journey. I would reccommend it to anyone to do their surgery with you.
In theory, I consider myself a super pro on weight loss, on losing and gaining weight J It’s because I struggled with my being overweight for 15 years.Læs hele historien
I gained and lost weight dozens of times: losing 10 kg, gaining 15 kg. I knew very well how to lose weight by using diet and sport. And I knew how to hold it. But my problem was laziness. As soon as I lost weight, I failed to hold it: to celebrate the loss, I ate a lot and gained weight back.
It was 7 years ago, when I heard first about the stomach reduction surgery in a TV program, where there were very fat people. For them, this surgery was vital.
I made a final decision to go for the stomach reduction to lose weight in this way in 2013, after I met and talked to a friend who had undergone this surgery at Dr. Kaur’s clinic.
After meeting her, I signed up for a consultation with Dr. Kaur. I was 26 then and I weighed somewhere around 125 kg, although I’m pretty tall, 180 cm.
The surgery was appointed on 13 January 2015. During the New Year night, I certainly ate well, but after that I told myself to stop. Enough. And since 1 January, my new life has begun.
What in this entire saga helped me a lot in making a decision was the communication with people, who had already undergone this surgery. I also read all the forums and all the information on this issue on the Internet.
A month after the surgery, I lost about 10 kg.
As a result, a year and a half after the surgery, I have 47 kg off and I feel wonderful!
Today I’m not a full-figured girl looking at slim guys and dreaming. Now I’m a beautiful and slender girl, doing sports!
Now, when I am eating, my eyes play a major role. I know visually how much food I can accommodate. So I eat accordingly. If I eat a little more, I feel bad: food gets stuck in my throat. But this happens rarely – I get used to it. I eat whatever I want, but bit by bit.
If earlier, under stress, I immediately sat down and ate, now it’s the other way around. I do not want to eat.
Frankly speaking, my fondness for sweets persists. But today 2 to 3 candies are enough – I just don’t want more.
I’m very happy that I decided to take this step and underwent this surgery! I can wholeheartedly advise it to everyone, who has extra weight and who tried all the other ways.
Recently had a mini gastric bypass under Dr. Ilmar Kaur. I found Dr. Kaur to be an outstanding surgeon. The treatment I received well under his care was excellent. I can not recommend him highly enough. From my initial contact with Kaire the coordinator, I knew I was going to be in good hands. I traveled from Ireland and was in Estonia for 5 days. The first night was spent in a nice hotel in the centre of Tallinn and remaining nights in a private room in a private clinic. I was met at the airport etc. Dr. Kaur speaks fluent English and checked in on my twice a day during my hospital stay. Outstanding.
I am 10 days post bypass revision surgery and l cannot thank Dr. Ilmar Kaur and his bariatrics team enough. I traveled on my own for the surgery and they took incredible care of me. I cannot believe how well l feel after surgery and traveling home was painless. My scars are tiny and even after 10 days almost invisible. I cannot recommend him highly enough he is at the top of his game as far as surgeons are concerned. Superb, from start to finish.
I recently had bariatric revision surgery in Tallinn, Estonia, organised through Bariatric Services. I chose this company to go with because of the speedy response to my initial enquiry and then the very professional and organised way in which everything was dealt with.Læs hele historien
Merle answered every question in detail in perfect English – explained what the different procedures might be and arranged for my mother to stay in the hotel while I was in Tallinn.
The hotel had a supermarket a couple of minute away and was only a few minutes walk from the Old Town for sightseeing. Merle met us at the airport as arranged and we were taken to the hotel for our overnight stay. The following morning we were picked up and taken to the hospital. The surgeon Ilmar Kaur was there to greet us and explain exactly what would happen and when. His English was extremely good as were one or two of the nurses so there was no problem in getting information at every point. I had a private room and with the exception of the endoscopy all the various tests were carried out in that room. Once he had seen what surgery was required it was carried out in the late afternoon and Dr Kaur telephoned my mother immediately afterwards to let her know how things had gone. He came in to see me at least twice every day and I could not fault his manner or his expertise. Additionally because I had the malabsorption surgery he explained that in the rare event that I did not lose the expected amount of weight he would perform further surgery for me at no extra charge. I was extremely happy with everything and am very grateful to Merle and Bariatric Services for arranging things for us so competently. I highly recommend them and would be happy to chat to anyone considering this service if they would like me to.
I recently had bariatric revision surgery in Tallinn, Estonia, organized through Bariatric Services. I chose this company to go with because of the speedy response to my initial inquiry and then the very professional and organized way in which everything was dealt with. Merle answered every question in detail in perfect EnglishLæs hele historien
explained what the different procedures might be and arranged for my mother to stay in the hotel while I was in Tallinn. The hotel had a supermarket a couple of minutes away and was only a few minutes walk from the Old Town for sightseeing. Merle met us at the airport as arranged and we were taken to the hotel for our overnight stay. The following morning we were picked up and taken to the hospital.
The surgeon Ilmar Kaur was there to greet us and explain exactly what would happen and when. His English was extremely good as were one or two of the nurses so there was no problem in getting information at every point. I had a private room and with the exception of the endoscopy, all the various tests were carried out in that room. Once he had seen what surgery was required it was carried out in the late afternoon and Dr. Kaur telephoned my mother immediately afterward to let her know how things had gone. He came in to see me at least twice every day and I could not fault his manner or his expertise. Additionally, because I had the malabsorption surgery he explained that in the rare event that I did not lose the expected amount of weight he would perform further surgery for me at no extra charge.
I was extremely happy with everything and am very grateful to Merle and Bariatric Services for arranging things for us so competently. I highly recommend them and would be happy to chat with anyone considering this service if they would like me to.
Fantastic hospital, great staff, a brilliant surgeon and Merle was there to make sure everything ran smoothly for us.
I contacted the surgery coordinator sometime around June 2017. I was able to arrange for two surgeries for my dad and myself. He had his surgery at the end of August and I had mine at the end of September. It was a great experience for both of us. The quality of care is outstanding. The doctor and the nursing team is great.Læs hele historien
I liked my hospital stay and was very appreciative of an amazing nursing care. I work in the healthcare and know the crucial role that nurse play in the patient’s care. This is world class standard.
There are a lot of parts of the process: initial consultation, travel and surgery arrangement, arrival, pre-surgical screening, surgery, post-surgical care and post-surgical screening which does not end after the departure. And each part was done smoothly, basically, we were dealing with a very competent group of people who know what they are doing.
I am very grateful to Dr. Ilmar Kaur and his team for everything they had done for me and my father. I am in a great physical shape. My quality of life, as well as my health, is improving dramatically. I would highly recommend them.
Thank you very much.
My history began 5 years ago when I was 30 years old. Early in life I was an active man and went in for sports a lot. There was nothing to pay much attention to except athletic injuries. My height is 199 cm and weight early in life was just about 105 kg what was ideal in view of the height.Læs hele historien
Since my 30 years, problems with health began to arise little by little. The first symptom was an increase of blood pressure and weariness. During the following couple of years, the weight gradually began to increase and health got worse. When the weight came to more than 125 kg, I decided to do something in order that the weight would decrease. I went to a doctor of diabetes. After a realized analysis, it had been found that blood sugar was out of norm and an urgent treatment was needed. It was 3.5 years ago and I was prescribed the peroral drug therapy. However it did not achieve expectable results, the health got worse still more, the weight increased and there was severe fatigue. The blood sugar was not stable, it varied all the time within the limits from 8 to 15. During those three years, I additionally tested various diets, significantly changed my customs to take meals but everything was useless.
A year ago the matter went so far that I was diagnosed diabetes of the second degree and prescribed insulinization. At that time I thought that there was no more salvation and everything went to death. I had to administer injections of insulin with various actions 5 times a day. Volumes were astronomical. During that year the weight reached more than 145 kg. Variation of the blood sugar forced to eat and the health did not allow it to continue in that way.
I gave up everything as lost and lived with the attitude “I live until I live” as some doctors told me.
I met with my good acquaintance and friend who told me about the operation which yielded very good results in case of such a disease and such symptoms. I got to know that bariatric operations were made in Tallinn and decided to go to a consultation. Having listened to a doctor, I quickly made a decision. I thought that I was given a new chance; there was a sensation of beginning of the new life hope for which should be seized.
My operation was carried out by Dr Ilmar Kaur in Tallinn in the beginning of 2017. From the moment when I emerged and got to know that everything was OK, I had not to be disappointed with anything. When I had the operation, I weighed 143 kg and administered the injections five times a day as before. From the first day after the operation, I had not to administer the injections any more and take other medicines (reducing blood pressure) except vitamins. The blood sugar was within the limits from 4.2 to 6.3 what is very good showing and at present the weight has been reduced up to 120 kg. I feel well and it seems as if I were born again. Helpings of my meal decreased noticeably but quality, undoubtedly, became better. I can eat so frequently as I want and the blood sugar does not force me to eat any more as it was in the past.
I visited my doctor of diabetes. After receipt of answers to new analyses, he said me that I was healthy and had a wonderful improvement! It seems to be a wonder but it is my reality. Everything seems to be excellent to a person who reads this letter but it is a matter of fact. For the present moment, I am very happy and satisfied with this result.
Once again, I would like to thank the medical man, Dr Ilmar Kaur, who was my surgeon and advised me this operation. I thank everybody who encouraged me and helped me. You should believe, wonders are not disappeared and chances are always available.
I wish You every success!
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