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Bariatric Services

Bariatric Services

668 3009 ext: 69814J. Sütiste tee 19, Tallinn, 13419Estonia
4.8 / 5  Outstanding
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
Prices from 5950 € - Enquire for a fast quote from Bariatric Services. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 4.8 from 222 votes. 3 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Bypass
Mini-Gastric Bypass from 5950 €
Gastric Bypass from 5950 €
Gastric Sleeve from 5950 €
Revisional Bariatric Surgery from 6250 €
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About Bariatric Services

Bariatric Services AS is a specialized clinic in Tallinn, Estonia focusing on obesity surgery.

Our medical team is highly experienced in the field of bariatric surgeries and improves its skills continuously in order to provide top-quality medical service for our patients. We have greatest expertise in Estonia in complex revision surgery and in treating patients with high BMI.

Bariatric Services team has performed thousands of weight loss surgeries, which makes us one of the biggest bariatric surgery centres in the Baltic region and Finland.

Our hospital - North Estonian Medical Centre is the highest level medical centre in the region, capable of handling most challenging and complicated medical cases.


Our surgeons and anesthesiologists have excellent training in bariatrics and have very good experience in treating high-surgical-risk bariatric patients.

Bariatric Services proudly announces that our head surgeon – Dr. Ilmar Kaur is the leading bariatric surgeon in Estonia. Dr Kaur has the most prominent and the longest experience in the field of bariatric surgery in Estonia. He is the Chief Surgeon of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department in The North Estonia Medical Centre, also he is the president of Estonian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and accredits other bariatric surgeons in Estonia. 

His gifted hands and golden heart are equally valued by his patients. 

Dr. Ilmar Kaur has been selected as Estonian Doctor of The Year.

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from 3 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Bariatric Services

"We were dealing with a very competent group of people who know what they are doing"
5 50Reviewed 29 Nov 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
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. 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.
Treated By: Ilmar
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Bariatric Services responded to this review:

Many thanks for Your review and kind words! It is very nice to hear that You were satisfied with our service and staff and also with the result so far! All best to You!

Varvara Estonia
"Fantastic hospital, great staff, a brilliant surgeon"
5 50Reviewed 07 Nov 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Revisional Bariatric Surgery
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 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 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.
Treated By: Merle Total Amount Paid 6000 €
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Bariatric Services responded to this review:

Dear Jules! Many thanks for Your long review and kind words! It is very nice to hear that you were satisfied with our service and staff. All Best wishes to You by me and doctor! Merle Saareväli from Bariatric Services

Jules UK
"He is at the top of his game as far as surgeons are concerned"
5 50Reviewed 25 Oct 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I am 10 days post bypass revision surgery and l cannot thank Dr. Ilmaur 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.
Treated By: Ilmar Total Amount Paid 6250 €
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Bariatric Services responded to this review:

It is very nice to hear that You are doing good and were satisfied with Your experience in our clinic. All best to You! Merle from Bariatric Services

Veronica Cheshire
"In good hands"
5 50Reviewed 30 May 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
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.
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Bariatric Surgery

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Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

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International travel - We support in finding best travel plan

Local accommodation - We provide help for booking hotel in Tallinn

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Languages spoken

EnglishEstonianFinnishRussian

Bariatric Surgery

 
Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Our clinic provides online consultations without a charge. Please contact us and we provide answers to your questions.
Gastric Bypass
from 5950 €
Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is the most popular type of weight loss surgery in the world and the so called gold standard of weight loss surgeries. The reason for this is good and sustained loss of weight, very good control of accompanying diseases and low risk of surgical complications. The long term results of the surgery – weight loss, effect on accompanying diseases, low mortality rate – are well documented and reliable.

from 5950 €
Mini-Gastric Bypass

The mini-gastric bypass, or single anastomosis gastric bypass, is an effective and well-established procedure which combines some of the properties of a gastric sleeve and a standard gastric bypass. The upper part of the stomach is divided into a tube, similar to the top three quarters of a sleeve, and then joined to a loop of intestine.
The mini-gastric bypass can be used as a primary weight loss procedure. It can also be used in patients who have had previous gastric banding or sleeve surgery but have been unsuccessful with weight loss, or who have had band-related complications and have decided on revision surgery.

from 5950 €
Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve surgery reduces appetite (hunger) and the amount of food eaten. Appetite is reduced because the part of stomach that produces the hunger hormone  ghrelin is removed. A stomach reduced  in size to  100-150 ml / 3.4-5 fl. oz. as opposed to the normal size of 1500 ml / 50 fl. oz. fills up remarkably more quickly and the feeling of satiety is achieved by swallowing just a couple of mouthfuls. Also the  faster flow of food from the stomach’s tube to the small intestine plays a role in the reduction of appetite, as the small intestine’s contact with freshly swallowed food amplifies the feeling of a full stomach.

The main difference of sleeve gastrectomy compared with bypass surgery is that, in the case of gastric sleeve, food still flows through every part of the digestive system and therefore the absorption of nutrients (including vitamins and minerals) and medications is not affected. After the surgery, the stomach and duodenum can still be examined laparoscopically , which is important for patients with certain types of stomach and biliary diseases.

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Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Revisional weight loss surgery refers to different bariatric procedures that are undertaken after any primary weight loss surgery. Depending on the primary surgery there can be several reasons for that but most often its inadequate weight loss or weight regain later on. For instance when results of primary lap-band surgery are unsatisfactory or band is poorly tolerated the band removal with simultaneous gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery can be performed. 

Just detaching the band results invariably in weight gain to pre-surgery level within few months.

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Dr Ilmar Kaur

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Bariatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
Languages:
  English, Russian, Finnish, Estonian
Biography:

Dr. Ilmar Kaur has been awarded as Estonian Doctor of The Year

Education 

1992-1999 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine;
1999-2004 residency of general surgery (Tartu University);
Dr. Kaur has authored and co-authored over 20 articles and lectures on bariatric surgery.

2003 residency of general surgery at Sundsvall hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden Dr. Ilmar Kaur has trained at several bariatric surgery centres in Sweden, Belgium, Lithuania, Finland and Germany. Experience in bariatric and plastic surgery since 2005. 

Career: Since 2011  chief surgeon of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn, Estonia;
2009-2011: consultant surgeon in bariatric and metabolic surgery at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn;
2004 – 2009: general and bariatric surgeon in bariatric and metabolic surgery at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn.

Membership: President of the Estonian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery; full member of Tallinn Society of Surgery; full member of Estonian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Languages Estonian English Russian

Dr. 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. He is the chief surgeon of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department in The North Estonia Medical Centre, also the president of Estonian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and accredits other bariatric surgeons in Estonia. Dr.Ilmar Kaur performs ca 250 weight loss surgeries a year.

His gifted hands and golden heart are equally valued by his patients.

Dr Priit Miidla

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Bariatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
Languages:
  English, Russian, Finnish, Estonian
Biography:
Priit Miidla, MD

Education 1992-1998 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine 2001-2006 residency of general surgery (Tartu University);
2002 studied in USA, Atlanta, Emory University Trained in bariatric and plastic surgery in several bariatric centres – (Stockholm, Sweden – Ersta Hospital; Lithuania – Kaunas University Hospital; USA, FL, Wellington Regional Medical Center; France, Lyon – Jean Mermoz Hospital). Experience in bariatric and plastic surgery since 2006.

Career 2006-present general and bariatric surgeon in North Estonia  Medical Centre, Tallinn

Languages Estonian English Russian

Dr Siim Simmo

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
Languages:
  English, Russian, Finnish, Estonian
Biography:
Siim Simmo, MD

Education 2014-…. European School of Reconstructive microsurgery;
2006-2007, 2010-2014 Resident of plastic and reconstructive surgery Helsinki University;
1999-2004 Resident of General Surgery, Tartu University, North Estonia Medical Center;
1998-1999 Postgraduate internship in general medicine North Estonia Medical Center;
1992-1998 Medical Faculty in Tartu University ( MD diploma).

Experience 2007- … Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in Länsi-Uusimaa Hospital Finland;
02/2010-12/2012 Resident of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Helsinki University Töölö Hospital;
2008-2014 Breast surgeon and Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in North Estonia Medical Center;
2005- 2007 General and breast surgeon in Mikkeli Central Hospital Finland;
2003- 2005 Resident of general surgery in Kotka Central Hospital Finland.

Languages Estonian native, English fluent, Finnish fluent, Russian fluent.

Mrs Kristel Janvest

Job Title:
  Lead / Senior Nurse
Specialisations:
  Bariatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
Languages:
  English, Russian, Estonian
Biography:
Kristel Janvest, RN, MSc. Bariatric nurse

Education 1999 – 2003 Tallinn Health Care College;
2005 – 2010 Masters degree programme in University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine;
Trained in nutritional and lifestyle counselling of bariatric patients at Sahlgranska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Career 2011 – present bariatric nurse at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn;
2003 – present: registered nurse at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn.

Languages Estonian English Russian

Mrs Merle Saareväli

Job Title:
  Administrator
Specialisations:
  Bariatric Surgery
Languages:
  English, Russian, Finnish, Estonian
Biography:
Your contact person, Bariatric Program Coordinator
668 3009 ext: 69814J. Sütiste tee 19, Tallinn, 13419Estonia