1. Take contact with us
The best way to take first contact with us is by filling out short application form that you can find in the end of this page.
Be as honest and accurate as possible in your responses, as it is in your own interests to provide objective information.
After analyzing your data, Bariatric Service will submit you personalized proposal for surgery.
We will contact you in 24 hours, during weekends and public holidays it can take up to 48 hours. If you do not receive any answer in 48 hours, try checking your junk mail folder. Or you may have written a wrong email address on the application form and we failed to contact you.
2. Make a reservation for your operation
Before final confirmation and reservation, you are asked to fill in a lengthy and more specific medical questionnaire.
Try to give maximally honest and accurate responses as providing objective information serves your own interests. If you do not understand a question or you are not sure about the answer, contact us and ask for advice. It is very important to determine any potential contraindications, to avoid a situation where you have travelled all the way to Estonia only to find out that the operation cannot be performed.
If surgery is medically indicated, we will notify you of the available time options and find the one which is best for you.
We will let you know the exact schedule and recommendations for planning your trip. If necessary, we will help you with a visa invitation and give recommendations concerning transport or accommodation for accompanying person.
3. Before the operation
Before surgery the special pre-operative diet is required. The exact length of the required diet depends on your body mass index. We will give you a personal advice in respect of diet.
All the necessary analysis, investigations and consultation with the surgeon are held in the hospital before surgery. Usual examinations in hospital are blood tests, gastroscopy, ECG if necessary. Gastroscopy, however, is performed under general anesthesia to minimize the stress for the patient.
You should arrive to Tallinn day before surgery to be in hospital early on surgery morning.
Let us know well ahead of time when your ship, plane or bus is due to arrive. Private taxi driver will meet you and take to the hotel or hospital, depending on the schedule. If you arrive before 14:00 then blood tests are done on arrival day, if your arrival time is later then we do blood tests on surgery morning.
The night before surgery is usually in Viimsi Spa Hotel that is ca 400m from hospital and this hotel night is included to the surgery package price.
4. The operation and hospital stay
You will be told what time you need to come to the hospital on the morning of the surgery. Estimated hospital stay is 1-2 nights. If you stay in hospital 1 night then second night is in hotel (3 night accommodation in hotel or hospital is included to the price).
5. Back home:
You will receive all necessary documentation, concerning the operation, in English, along with instructions and recommendations for further actions: changes in your diet, supplemental vitamin therapy and post-surgery care package. Future consultations and medical checks may be carried out by dietician and medical staff back home, but if desired, Bariatric Services offers the option of the telephone or e-mail support. We will send you a survey at regular intervals after the operation, allowing you to rate your state of health and providing you with recommendations for diet, vitamin supplements and lifestyle.
Bariatric surgery is the first step towards a slimmer and healthier you. There are quite a few further steps you will need to take to reach your goal. That is where long-term follow-up with your surgeon and dietician becomes very important. That is the reason we offer a 2-year follow-up with our surgeon and dietician to our weight loss surgery patients. 2-year follow-up is included in our standard surgery package.
If you suffer from concomitant illnesses (type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnoea), we recommend that your own GP or specialist shall handle the corresponding treatment and observation.