After several years of considering bariatric surgery and wanting to do it since 2010, I finally found an affordable option with Bariatric Services. I turned 40 in 2016 and did not want to spend another year being overweight, with low self-esteem unable to enjoy my life with my husband and kids.
Initially I was very nervous as I read some horror stories on the internet regarding hospitals offering bariatric surgery that ended up with the patient having terrible complications, but I had a good feeling when I looked at Bariatric Service’s website.Læs hele historien
I contacted them and Merle responded. The whole process was very easy from start to finish. Everything was explained to me as to what I needed to do pre-surgery and about the procedure and what to expect.
We scheduled a date for the surgery. I arrived in Tallin on a Monday and Merle collected me from the airport. She was friendly and welcoming. She drove me to a hotel and made sure I got booked in and told me she would be back the next morning to collect me.
The next morning Merle collected me and I arrived at the hospital. Some tests were performed in the morning and I met with Dr. Ilmar Kaur and my surgery took place late afternoon.
The care I received was beyond my expectations. I had my own private room. The hospital was very clean and modern. I was well taken care of and the staff very helpful and friendly.
The first 12 weeks after surgery was probably the hardest, but if you follow the Dr.’s orders you should have no complications.
I reached my personal weight goal at 9 months post-op, but have continued to lose weight. I managed to walk 15km which I never thought possible without any pain to my feet, back and legs.
I gained so much self-esteem that I applied for a job and got it which I also never thought possible as I have not worked for 6 years. I really believe losing the weight assisted in me getting the job. Not only has it improved my self-esteem, but it also has improved my health significantly.
Dr. Kaur and his team has really changed my life and it truly has been a New Begging for me. I could not thank them enough and would highly recommend them.
I started to look into bariatric surgery for a while ago until I finally got the courage and went to my local bariatric clinic to the info meetings and even made an the pre-appointment meeting with the surgeons, anesthesiologists, nutritionists, etc that would have been in charged of my surgery. I felt more like a cow in a slaughterhouse than in a clinic and took the decision to do it, so I spoke to my GP and asked me of how much was I going to pay for and he recommended me to look abroad, and I did. After an extensive look all over Europe I decided to go with Bariatric Services in Tallinn Estonia.Læs hele historien
Merle (patient coordinator) answered every single email with all my questions that I asked and those where she didn’t have an immediate answer got me back the day after with the answers after consulting with the rest of the bariatric team. When all my questions were answered I made the decision to go with Bariatric Services.
Merle met me at the airport, took me to my hotel and picked me up at the hotel the day after and we went to the hospital where I had my own private room and toilet, wifi, tv, etc; there, I had my tests done by fully capable nurses and met Dr. Ilmar Kaur, my surgeon. We went through the details of the surgery (including the bad and ugly), and I’ve got sleeved that evening. Some part of my decision was that my surgery had to be done at a hospital (North Estonia Medical Centre) in a big city and not a clinic 2 hours away from a city just in case there is an emergency.
The nurses took care of me amazingly. Every time I needed help they were there, and even if their English language is not perfect (like mine) there were never any misunderstandings nor lack of communication, and Dr. Kaur visited me every single day of my stay of four days in Tallinn twice per day to check on me. Also RN Kristel Janvest followed me up with my diet plan and life style change every day as well.
I’m three weeks out of my operation and even though it’s really recent I couldn’t wait to write a review for Bariatric Surgery. Merle is still checking on me and reporting my amazing recovery back to Dr. Kaur and RN Janvest…. And… I’m down on my meds!
I’m really grateful of this whole experience, and so far… one of the best decisions that I’ve taken in my life!
Jeg begynte å lette etter slankeoperasjoner for en stund siden og til slutt tok jeg initiativet til å besøke min lokal fedme klinikk for å bestilte en time, samt å få snakket med leger, anestesileger, ernæringsfysiologer, osv. Alle som skulle være involvert i operasjonen. Inntrykket jeg satt igjen med etter et møte med fedmeklinikken var mer eller mindre som en ku i en slakteri, men allikevel bestemte jeg meg for å ta operasjonen der basert på den informasjonen jeg hadde der og da. Når jeg ga opplysningene til min fastlege om dette var det han selv som anbefalte meg å ta operasjonen i utlandet.Læs hele historien
Jeg kontaktet forskjellige steder rundt om i Europe, til og med i Bariatric Services i Tallinn Estland. Merle (pasient koordinator) svarte på alle mine spørsmål og hvor hun ikke hadde svaret så fikk jeg dem dagen derpå. Når jeg gikk tom for flere spørsmål fattet jeg beslutningen min med å ta gastric sleeve hos Bariatric Services i Tallinn.
Merle hentet meg på flyplassen og kjørte meg til hotellet. Dagen etter kjørte hun meg til sykehuset hvor jeg fikk mitt egen rom inkludert bad, wifi, tv, osv. Sykepleieren tok blodprøver og jeg fikk treffet Dr. Ilmar Kaur som var min kirurg som gjennomgikk alle detaljene for inngrepet både de gode og de dårlige. Noe som gjorde meg trygg var at jeg bestemte meg for å ta operasjonen i et sykehus (Nord Estland Medisinske Senteret) og ikke i en klinikk, dette i tilfelle noe skulle skje og jeg måtte fraktes til et sykehus.
Sykepleierne tok så godt være på meg. Hver gang jeg trengte hjelp var de der med engang og jeg hadde aldri noe problemer med språket. Selvfølgelig har de aksent, men det har jeg også! vi forstå hverandre uten problem og det var aldri noe misforståelse på grunn av dette. Jeg ville understreke at Dr. Kaur besøkte meg hver eneste dag opptil to ganger om dagen for å se hvordan jeg hadde det. Jeg fikk også møte bariatric sykepleier (som er spesialist i slankeoperasjon) Kristen Janvest, hver dag mens jeg var der og hensikt var å få gode råd på hvordan jeg skulle forandre spisevanene mine, hun ga meg en mat plan som jeg skulle følge de dagene og ukene etter operasjon samt resten av livet mitt.
Til tross for at det har bare vært veldig få uker etter operasjonen min ville jeg gjerne gi min sterkeste anbefaling for Bariatric Services. Merle fortsetter å være en god kontaktperson samt sjekker og reporterer til legene på hvordan jeg har det og svarer på alle spørsmålene mine. Jeg ville også peke at mine medisiner har blitt redusert og blir sikkert fjern om noe uker maks en måned.
Jeg er takknemlig for hele erfaringen som jeg har opplevd samt vært én av de beste beslutninger som jeg har tatt i mitt liv.
Now, 19 months ago I went to my Sleeve and it was the best decision of my life. I decided to go to Bariatric Services after examining several advantages. I liked very well Dr Ilmar and the hospital on the website. I sent an email to Merle and got answers very quickly and could ask for anything I wanted.Læs hele historien
My husband and I flew to Tallinn from Iceland but I would not go alone and felt safer to have my husband with. We arrived 2 days before surgery, the lovely Merle booked hotel for us in the old town so we could view the town. Very beautiful place.
Merle picked us up on a Monday morning, we went to the hospital and shown the place, my husband was with me at the hospital, were just two in a room. The surgery was later in the day, it was all explained very well for me and all the staff was great. Almost all spoked English, I must say that all the people, nurses, doctor, dietician, just everyone who approached me were wonderful. I was in the hospital until Thursday and flew to Iceland on Friday.
It has all been successful. I’ve been under the supervision of my GP in Iceland, I received instructions from Dr Ilmar for my doctor for monitoring the operation. I also received a few emails after the operation from Ilmar to check my condition and I had full access to them by phone or email if I needed to keep.
I have lost 64 kg and now I feel so good. I’m in the gym to strengthen me and increase my stamina.
Now next on is saving money for surgery to remove skin from stomach, upper arms and thighs, the loose skin is the only drawback I see the operation ?
I recommend this place and I will come back there when I fix the skin. Awesome staff, it’s all there 100%
Da jeg fant ut at jeg skulle ta Gastric bypass da var jeg usikker for det var så mange å velge i mellom på nettet og forskjellige priser. Men til syvende å sist så valgte jeg Tallinn etter jeg hadde sendt flere mailer og fikk positiv tilbake meldinger,bestemte jeg meg for å dra.Læs hele historien
Da jeg kom til Tallinn da blei jeg møtt av ei veldig hyggelig dame som het Merler og hun kjørte meg til et kjempe fint hotell rett ved flyplassen som jeg skulle overnatte til dagen etter.
Tirsdag morgen da blei jeg henta og kjørt til sykehuset,der fikk jeg ett eget rom meg eget bad og flatskjerm,veldig bra standard. Etter en stund fikk jeg hilse på kirurgen Ilmar som fortalte meg om hva som skulle skje.
klokka tre blei jeg kjørt ned for å opereres og alle var veldig hyggelige. Da jeg våknet opp da blei jeg kjørt opp på rommet mitt igjen og fikk beskjed om hvis jeg hadde no vondt så måtte jeg bare si fra så skulle jeg få smertestillende. sov til dagen etter og da var jeg i utrolig fin form jeg var øm men ingen uholbare smerter. Kirurgen var innom 2 ganger daglig og prata med meg. Jeg var der i 4 dager og betalte 50000 kr og det var verdt hver eneste krone. Hvis noen leser dette å vurderer å ta Gastric bypass så anbefaler jeg å kontakte Bariatric Services i Tallinn. Bra sykehus og veldig flinke leger. Etter jeg har kommet hjem jeg har vært hjemme i 9 dager og jeg har verken vært dårlig,ingen smerter. Hvis du lurer på no og trur at jeg akn være behjelpelig så send meg gjerne en mail:
Where do you start from when you are trying to explain how did obesity completely destroyed your life? Shortness of breath, depression, low self esteem, antisocial life and the high risk of diabetes type2 and coronary heart disease; are all symptoms every individual obeys person experienced and can blindly understand.Læs hele historien
I went through most of these symptoms and I can tell that depression was the worse feeling on this universe. The feeling of neglection, useless and losing your purpose in life is what made me another person. This slowly killed all the joy and happiness in my life and made me look negatively at all the optimistic opportunities.
Until came a moment in my depressing life that opened my eyes forever! I call it the realising moment. In this moment I realised I need help urgently! I can’t watch myself losing all my virtues because of a condition I am able to change. I started an intense research on bariatric surgeries and their procedures and found the bariatric services hospital.
Honestly, it was a huge challenge for me to leave the UK and go for a surgery abroad mainly when it’s my first time visiting Tallinn! But I took the risk for the sake of changing my life. About my experience, I cannot describe in words how awesome are the bariatric services team; starting from dr.Ilmar Kaur the gentleman with an amazing smile and outstanding bariatric qualification he made me so comfortable through explaining me the full procedure and the outcomes in the future. His team of nurses were fantastic, caring and so responsible including Ramazan and the full nursing team. The programme coordinator Merle Saareväli is a wonderful lady who helped me throughout the whole process she was visiting me everyday and providing me with all the help I required. If you are reading this review with a bit of hesitance then you are just wasting time, this team is worth all the effort you would make. I am now 3 weeks after surgery and I feel an enormous difference.
Thank you very much dr. Ilmar Kaur for all this awesome experience and for the instant reply to my enquiries on email.
Etter mye frem og tilbake, og mange tanker, samtaler med leger, forskjellige sykehuser bestemte jeg meg for en gastric bypass operasjon. men da jeg har for liten BMI og ingen følge sykdomer, måtte jeg betale det selv. Så gikk det litt mere tid til å google sykehus i utlande som tilbyr denne operasjon. Og hvilke prisklasser de hadde. Etter mange mail frem og tilbake til forskjellige sykehus,falt valget mitt på Bariatric Services. Og jeg har ikke angret.
Jeg kan kun sige noget Godt om stedet her, Fra den tid vi ankom til Tallinn og til Afrejse har der været styr. På det hele tiden, Gode ene stuer , Venligt personale , Jeg har fået lavet en Gastric Sleeve Operation.( 15/7-2014 ) og til dags dato er vægttabet 22 kg og taber ca 1 kg hver 14 dag.Læs hele historien
Efter Operation har man kontakt med Merle / Dr.Ilmar på mail for at høre om alt er som det skal være. Jeg forstå godt hvis man er lidt skeptisk mod at tage så langt væk, men det skal man ikke være. Her har de styr på det. Var selv oppe og gå på 1 dag ikke langt kort tur, på sidste dag fik vi lov til at tage en tur i den.
Gammel by i Tallin som var et lille ekstra +
After much back and forth, and many thoughts, conversations with doctors, various Hospital I decided a gastric bypass surgery.Læs hele historien
but then I have little BMI and no follow ailments, I had to pay it yourself. Then it went a little more time to google hospital utlande offering this operation. And what price ranges they had. After many mail back and forth to different hospitals, the choice fell on my Bariatric Services and I have not regretted
Everything was agreed by mail, and I must admit I had a lot of butterflies in my stomach when I boarded the plane and had thoughts that there are some who meet me at the airport, is this safe, I have taken a wrong choice now, etc .. ..
But when I walked by pla and Tallinn came velkomshallen stood Merle and waited as agreed. Then sank pulse many notches and I felt a bit saves.
After 15 minutes in the car, we came to the hospital. I was very excited about it was clean, and how it looked and how the staff there.
I got a private room in 9 floor, which was clean and quite common as a hospital room in Norway. With television, vindue, bed, nightstand, small bathroom with shower.
After 10 minutes the doctor came in and we talked. He told what would happen that day, and how we went forward. Which samples to be taken, when at the surgery should be done.
The doctor was easy to talk to, and you feel the doctor saw you as a person, not just as something they earned money on.
The nurses were nice and helpful, but some of those were probably a bit unsure when they do not speak good English. But there were no problems, there was someone on each shift as they can get, which can translate.
Operation went as planned and I got talked kostveilder and doctor the day after surgery. And I had it fine afterwards.
I would gladly recommend Bariatric Services without problems, I have felt safe during the entire course. It costs less than many other places. You are safe during the entire course and you get help and advice during the entire course.
I have lost 32 kg. It has been easy and with out problems so far. Quite a live changing solution. My docktor checked my blood values a month ago, and the values were normal to very good. I have only minor troubles. I can eat everything, just not so much of it. I dont suffer from astma, pain in knees, breathlesnes, snoring, headaches and feet troubles anymore. My kolestrol and blood pressure is normal and i dont have abnormal heartbeetings anymore either.Læs hele historien
I have taken up running, and still bike 18 km daily. This have been a very positive experince, i only should have done it earlier in my life.
I have recomended the hospitals services in the GB network, that i am a part of. And i have nothing unfaverouble to say about the services you and the hospital and doctors provide.
This is opportunity for me to give you some feedback: my experience at your hospital, with all your personnel and wonderful dr Ilmar was excellent. Surgeon Ilmar is very kind, experienced and patient, explained to me everything in detail and I got answers to all my questions. I would definitely recommend Bariatric services to my friends thinking of same kind of surgery I had.Læs hele historien
Personnel and organisation including all your help from and to airport is very professionally done and on high level.
you can put my recommendation and opinion about your service which was excellent on your web site, I am ok with that. I would not change anything in your service, everything is well organised, I liked light and tidy hospital with nice and kind personnel around.
Time sure flies, and nearly 6 months passed yes. I want to start with saying I really appreciated all the service I got during my visit. including being able to bring my friend as support.
From start when we got picked up by you at the airport.
Im still trying to get used to what, when, and how much I can eat, some days are worse and some better.Læs hele historien
I do have dumping problems at least twice a week but being still and rest helps most of the time and it passes quickly. Ive lost 37 kg since I got home. It sure is a lot, according to others anyway, cos I cant really see it myself. Its like my brain cant comprehend how much my body actually changed. I hope that will change over time. I certainly dont regret this surgery in any way.
I want to tell how I have experienced it to be with you .
It is only POSITIVE I do not know what was going to be bad since I have not experienced anything, I had a good stay and I got answers to it as I should. Maybe it’s because I can not just lie in a bed but wanted to get out and look around and therefore has come over it so quickly.
Many thanks for Merle, Ilmar, Priit and To all of you who have looked after me at floor 9th
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