Ever since I was a teenager, I have fought my battle with extra weight. Every single time I went to see the doctors, they would have given me the same advice: “Eat less, exercise more.” They have repeated it like mantra, and behaved so ignorantly that only in my 20s I have found a new diagnosis: Insulin resistance. Basically, my body produced more insulin, but it was failing to do its job, and eventually I would end up having Diabetes type II, because my pancreas would just give up one day. To add to the medical history, I also had Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS).Read full story
I started using medications, which were helpful at first, but eventually failed as well. My frustration reached its top when I ended up going to the gym every second day for 2 hours and in 8 months, I did not lose anything.
In the meantime, I have moved to another country for another job – very sedentary, working in shifts, absolute mess for my biorhythm. So, there I was, just turned 26 (174 cm tall), and weighing 100 kg.
My mother underwent a bariatric surgery some 7-10 years ago, and her life changed. I saw her transformation as something divine. However, her doctors in our home country were not interested in dealing with someone who weighs under 150 kg, and would keep giving me the lecture how I probably should – eat less and exercise more.
I decided to take my health in my own hands, and with a bit of research I have found Bariatric Services in Tallinn, Estonia, and satisfied reviews of Dr. Ilmar Kaur’s patients. The team organized everything to the last detail, and on 19th of September 2018, I had my surgery in hospital in Tallinn, and my very own gastric bypass. Not to mention that despite the fact my flight was cancelled, and I was delayed for one whole day, I still had organized hotel, transport, and the time in hospital – not only for me, but for my partner as well, who came to give me the support in the one of the biggest events in my life.. Recovery went smoothly, as I listened to doctor’s instruction and followed them to the last bit.
And now, one year later, this is how my life changed: I am almost 30 kg lighter, I do not have insulin resistance, nor do I take any medications for it, my PCOS miraculously disappeared, and with that my depression as well.
However, what I find the biggest miracle is being able to get pregnant. My gynecologist said that with my medical history, it is a miracle that I managed to solve everything and actually get pregnant.
Was this road scary? Yes! Did it take time and money, and a lot of work on myself? Definitely.
Was it worth it? Every second of it.
I am thankful I got the opportunity to change my life, and to lovely people who helped me in it: my surgeon – Dr. Ilmar Kaur, my Patient Support Specialist – Ms. Merle Saareväli, whole team of Bariatric Services in Tallinn, Estonia; and my family and friends.
If you are still thinking whether you should do it or not, I want to encourage you to do it – for yourself. Not for your family, friends or partner, but yourself! Because health is the biggest gift and you deserve to be gifted with it.
Now 13 months have passed from my surgery and I feel very good. My weight has stabilized from the beginning where I was dropping too fast and my skin was all saggy and I got a little bit scared about when this fast weight loss was going to stop.Read full story
The first months were extremely difficult. I can´t think of a way to be able to explain to another person what they get themselves into. I threw up several times a day, counted hours to eat, the portion measurements were hell and I couldn´t drink water. I threw up even the vitamins. All I thought and did was measure food/time the meals.
But finally after three-four months everything started to normalize. I stopped dropping that much in weight, could eat bigger portions (within the recommended doses) and started to lead a normal life.
Still difficult with meals in restaurants, on board and in my travels (remember I work at an airline)? I spill a lot of food. In Stockholm I always ask for take away but outside Stockholm I cannot take away back to the hotel most of the time. I throw away so much food it hurts sometimes.Restaurants are not willing to cooperate and make half portions even though I got a card stating I had gone through a bariatric surgery.
I thought I wouldn´t be able to drink as much wine as I did before but I can. Unfortunately :-/ That hinders me from losing more weight.
I still get dizzy sometimes when eating and I can´t eat much hard food. Still today it hurts in my stomach when I eat meat or thick pieces of fish and poultry.
I get a lot of heartburn and very often it feels like someone opened up a bottle of sparkling water in my oesophagus. You can literally hear the bubbles coming up.
Even though all these “negative” inputs, I am so eternally happy to have gone through this procedure. It is a life changing decision that takes energy but gives back so much. I am in a size 38-40 which is perfect for me. I don´t weight myself. It´s not important.
Since I came back from Tallinn, three weeks later, I started to cook food “from scratch” and still do it to the day. Only canned thing I buy is tuna. Nothing else. Another benefit of seeing this procedure as a long term health change in my life.
I would say; if you are committed to your health and holding a healthy weight and lifestyle, I would recommend anyone and everyone to invest their money and time and change once and for all and for good!
When it comes to your services. Unbeatable. Super professional, very thorough explanation and information, you were quick to answer all of my questions and doubts, very clean and hygienic clinic, I was taken care of 24/7 with very nice and kind personnel as I was there alone. Not for one moment I changed my mind or felt unsafe. Would recommend it to anyone, no doubt.
I´ve been doing fantastic and I´m still amazed how well everything is going. I don´t mean the weight drop (which is great !) but more the whole procedure. I have not had any problems, I don´t feel any pain and I seems to tolerate all food. Of course I can feel the difference between the things I eat, f.ex. ground beef isn´t so nice anymore but regular beef is fine. And I´ve gotten used to eat more slowly because otherwise I can feel that in my stomach (which is actually the best helping tool of all).Read full story
I´ve been doing good and have lost ca. 34 kg. since the pre-op diet (I just say from august last year 🙂 Most of all I´ve lost around 25 cm from my waist and all together (f.x. upper arms, breast and so on) around 100 cm. I find the difference around my waist to be the absolute best, everything is easier 🙂 The only thing that I find frustrating (just a little) is that the clothes I bought last November are getting to big, haha.
So over all I am a very happy girl and having the surgery was the best decision of my life. I found great comfort in travelling with a group and having access to Berglind. Upon arriving at your hospital I found everything to be very professional and all the staff was very helpful and patient. It was comforting to meet and talk to Dr. Ilmar as he explained and went through the surgery very thoroughly.
Now I just have to keep up the good work!
I am doing great , I am really happy with my weight loss and I am so happy with how I look , at 9 stone 4lbs now. I do feel really great and it is the best decision I have ever made. I would highly recommend the procedure to anyone asking and would send them in your direction. The standard of care was just amazing and all my questions answered. So again thanks to all the team for helping me through the journey.
I have dropped 18 kiloes, and my bmi says 21,4. Im 153 cm and my weight is 50 kiloes. My blood results are okey. My selfesteem has raised, and Im feeling more comfortable with who I am. I’m a bit cold all the time, cause I dont have the fat to keep me warm, but that is ok. I still want to loose 5 kiloes. IT is so fun to go on the mountain and go to the pool. I need to start working out in a training center. The only thing I hate is that my butt is flat, and I need to do some squats to make it look more bumpy. The surgery might be the best thing I have ever done to myself
My experience with Bariatric Services are very good this is new live for me. I give Bariatric Services my best recommendation for everything. Iam using Fit for Me vitamins. I train crossfit 3 times a week and go to the swimming pool 2 – 3 times a week. I am planing to run 10 km in Reykjavik marathon next august.
Having the operation, I the best decision I have made. I had a Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Ilmar Kaur in May and had been considering having a stomach operation for many years. The reason I chose Estonia was that I could be accompanied by a translator who had had the operation in Estonia. I have lost 51.3 kg since I applied for the operation with Dr. Ilmar Kaur, at that time I weighed 150,8 kg and managed to go down to 145 kg on the pre-up diet, three weeks before operation day, 16. May 2018 and today, January 15 2019, I’m 99.5 kilos I feel much better today, I have started to swim in the sea, go out for walks and to the gym and I love it. I have always been overweight, I have managed to lose weight but have always gained it again. I am not going to do gain the weight again. I also feel much better mentally after the operation. I know that I am not finished with this project, this is something I will have to work with for the rest of my life. I recommend Dr. Ilmar Kaur and his people a 100%.
Well my experience with Bariatic Services is very good. I got a very good service from day one and I can give your company top score. Your city and your country is very beautiful too. All service during my hospital stay and until now has been great. It’s good to know you care about your patients 🙂 gives my a secure feeling
I feel very good and it is very good to feel better about yourself and self-image is stronger. Nice to go shopping for clothes and ask for size S or M instead of XL and trousers 30″/31″ instead of 36″/38″ . Well I don’t spend much time visiting restaurants 🙂 🙂 Was it right for me to take this big step i n my life. I say YES
So, now 6 month after surgery, I weight 13 stone (82.5kg). My BMI is 27.7. I have lost 5 stone 6 pounds (34kg). I feel healthier, I have more energy, I can run up 3 flights of stairs without getting out of breath! I suffer from less chest infections, coughs and colds since the surgery. I can buy nice clothes. I eat out regularly, but only eat salads and soups. I lost some hair after the surgery, my hair felt thinner, but after 6 months it has started to grow back. I take my supplements every day and I have had my blood checked, my vitamin and mineral levels are good.
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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
I am very happy that I found Bariatric Services online and decided to get my Mini Gastric Bypass surgery in Tallinn. I arrived late in the evening and spent the first night at a nice hotel where I was picked up in the morning by Merle. I was very impressed by the modern hospital and the lovely private room where I spent the next 4 days.
Soon after my arrival Dr. Kaur visited and we discussed everything I needed to know. And suddenly it was time already and I had to get ready. After the surgery and some time in a wake up room I was brought back to my room and soon I was able to get up. Although I spent most of that day sleeping I felt so much better the next day and hardly had any pain. After that I was pain free and didn’t need any pain medication. I was even able to take long walks in the vicinity of the hospital.
I had no complications or any problems at all. Now, 6 month after my surgery, I feel very good, I lost 30kg and hope to lose much more over time. But I don’t stress over it because my quality of life is so much better than I ever expected it to be. My back and knee pain is gone and I am more mobile than I was in the last 10 years. Actually, I feel 10 years younger.
All my thanks go to Dr. Kaur, Merle and the entire team at the hospital who took such good care of me.
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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.
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