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    • Gastric Sleeve BMI 30+

      The gastric sleeve is a minimally invasive procedure that produces consistent results with patients losing 50% of their excess weight within the firts year.

    • Gastric Bypass Surgery BMI 35+

      The gastric bypass is a popular weight loss surgery that’s proven to be an effective, consistent way of losing weight and keeping it off.

    • Mini Gastric Bypass SurgeryBMI 35+

      The mini gastric bypass is a faster, easier & less complex method of achieving the benefits of standard gastric bypass.

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    Personal Nutritionist

    Post surgery you'll work directly with one of our nutritionists who'll help you overcome dysfunctional eating habits and provide you with tailored dietary advice. So you can develop the skills needed for both weight loss and keeping weight off in the long term.


    Psychotherapy support

    Through community, re-education resources, and 1-2-1 sessions with both a therapist and a functional nutritionist we'll provide you the advice, guidance, knowledge and support needed to manage the psychological and nutritional challenges linked to obesity remission and bariatric surgery success.


    Community support

    The support doesn't just stop after surgery. Our medical team continue to check-in for 5 years post treatment so you're supported along the way. You'll also be added to a close-knit community of bariatric patients supporting one another in answering questions, sharing tips and recommendations and showcasing their journey.


    Personal Nutritionist

    Post surgery you'll work directly with one of our nutritionists who'll help you overcome dysfunctional eating habits and provide you with tailored dietary advice. So you can develop the skills needed for both weight loss and keeping weight off in the long term.


    Psychotherapy support

    Through community, re-education resources, and 1-2-1 sessions with both a therapist and a functional nutritionist we'll provide you the advice, guidance, knowledge and support needed to manage the psychological and nutritional challenges linked to obesity remission and bariatric surgery success.


    Community support

    The support doesn't just stop after surgery. Our medical team continue to check-in for 5 years post treatment so you're supported along the way. You'll also be added to a close-knit community of bariatric patients supporting one another in answering questions, sharing tips and recommendations and showcasing their journey.







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    A-Z of Weight Loss surgery in Latvia

    Deciding to go down the weight loss surgery route is a choice many suffering from obesity decide to take. While the journey itself will shape and mould your life into a healthier one, there are important aspects to consider before opting for elective surgery. These aspects include where to have your weight loss surgery, which type of weight loss surgery to have, and your financial budget for your bariatric surgery. Fortunately, these questions can be answered easily when looking at having your weight loss surgery abroad, such as in Latvia.

    The popularity of bariatric surgery in Latvia has been increasing notably due to the abundance of specialized clinics offering Latvia weight loss surgery, and the highly competitive procedure prices. Weight Loss Riga is a superior clinic boasting exceptional surgeons with formidable expertise and advanced facilities. Therefore, despite offering lower costs compared to those in the UK, our clinic doesn't compromise when it comes to strict standards of medical professionalism and safety. 

    Is Weight Loss Surgery Successful?

    While it’s important to note that different bariatric surgeries have different levels of success, you can see the success firsthand by looking through the reviews from previous patients who have experienced nothing short of a life-changing transformation. The average weight loss seen 3 years post-surgery is between 50-70% of excess shedded. This amount of weight loss can dramatically change someone’s life and lead to a much healthier, fulfilled life.

    Success rates post-bariatric surgery also come down to the patient's commitment to the lifestyle changes that will need to take place to keep the weight off. These changes will be planned with the medical team pre-surgery so you understand what changes you’re going to have to make in the future. Luckily, the medical team will be in contact post-surgery to provide any support you might need on your journey and to squash any worries you might have. But post-surgery if you stick to your new lifestyle plan, you can expect a complete change in appearance and an overall increase in general mood.

    The Medical Standards in Latvia

    Whether you're considering a gastric sleeve in Latvia or any of our other weight loss solutions, rest assured that your safety is of utmost importance to us. We understand the significance of upholding strict medical standards and, as such, our procedures are held to the same, if not more articulate rigorous standards as those in the UK. Undergoing gastric surgery in an unfamiliar country can be a daunting experience, and we understand the nervousness that may come with it. But, you can trust us to provide you with the best Latvian gastric sleeve and achieve your weight loss in a safe and secure environment. 

    Since Latvia is a part of the EU, clinics that operate within its borders must adhere to and harmonize with EU medical standards, as stated by The National Health Service Republic of Latvia. Countless patients who have undergone the knife at Weight Loss Riga have preached about the professionalism of their weight loss transformation from start to finish. Although it’s natural to initially worry about the standards you will receive when undergoing surgery in a different country, in Latvia you do not need to worry.

    Why is Sleeve Gastrectomy in Latvia So Popular?

    Sleeve gastrectomy has become the most popular weight loss surgery in recent years. This is due to the low invasiveness and high efficiency of the surgery dropping staggering amounts of excess weight off the patient. Previous forms of bariatric surgery such as gastric band or gastric bypass surgery are still popular among clinics across the world, but do not compare to the popularity of the gastric sleeve. At our clinic, we do not offer gastric band surgery due to its invasiveness and tend to recommend patients to have a sleeve gastrectomy instead, as it is one of the most effective forms of bariatric surgery. Since weight loss surgery in Latvia has been rising in popularity year after year, it’s natural for the amount of Latvian gastric sleeve surgeries to increase too. 

    Weight Loss Surgery Concerns

    Negative reviews regarding weight loss surgeries in other countries can sometimes raise concerns and doubts about pursuing medical tourism. However, In contrast to the reported adverse outcomes associated with the Turkish gastric band, Latvia offers a safer option with less invasive types of surgeries that pose fewer risks. For example, our mini gastric bypass in Latvia is performed using advanced techniques and technology, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

    It is essential to be aware that while short-term minor side effects are common after weight loss surgery, long-term complications are rare. Our clinic takes great pride in delivering successful weight loss surgery in Latvia with low risks. We can assure you that there has never been a death due to a procedure performed or staff negligence at our facility. When choosing a Latvia gastric bypass in Riga, you are opting for a low-risk and reliable solution for your weight loss needs.

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    Weight loss surgery in Latvia should be the most reassuring and professional experience for our patients. Thus during your stay with us, our medical team will take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns. Our extremely knowledgeable surgeons have years of experience in the field of bariatric procedures, with countless patient success stories under their belt. As well as this, we boast state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure that every one of our weight loss surgeries in Latvia is performed to the highest possible standards. 

    To further support our patients, we also provide a dedicated patient coordinator who will guide them through the entire process, answer any questions they may have, and ensure their experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our team is always available to provide support even after your surgery. You can contact us for up to five years post-surgery with any questions or concerns about your weight loss surgery in Latvia, ensuring that you never feel alone in your journey.

    After all, Latvia is one of the highest-rated destinations for weight loss surgery and will continue to provide professional bariatric surgeries for many years to come. Our Weight Loss Riga clinic in Latvia has been a favorite within the country for years and has received outstanding success due to the professionalism of the team. To learn more about our weight loss surgery solutions, you can enquire with our team through our Weight Loss Riga website.

    • What is Weight Loss Surgery?

      Bariatric or weight loss surgery is the type of procedure in which surgical changes are made to the patient’s digestive system. They are done to help a person lose weight when exercise and diets have failed and/or the person has a weight-related health condition, such as arthritis, type II diabetes, risk of stroke, etc. Long-term weight loss after this type of surgery relies on altering the gut hormone levels accountable for hunger and satiety, leading to the body developing a brand-new hormonal weight set point.

      What Kind of Results can I Expect To See From Weight Loss Surgery?

      First, there is long-term weight loss, which also means that a lot of health risks and weight-induced medical conditions will either be completely removed or at least, one's health will improve a lot. This means you’ll likely live a healthier, longer life.

      How accessible is Weight Loss Surgery?

      Although generic hospitals often perform bariatric surgeries, there are many specialist weight loss surgery clinics in almost every country - institutions that have professional staff and are doing these procedures daily.

      Is Bariatric Surgery Right For Me?

      You've made numerous attempts, putting in a great deal of effort until it feels like you've exhausted all options. However, your weight either hasn't dropped significantly or it keeps bouncing back, and this is a cause for concern, especially if it's impacting your health and preventing you from living the life you envision for yourself. Traditional diets haven't yielded the desired results, and you may not be physically fit enough for regular workouts, leaving you feeling trapped. If you find yourself in this situation and want to regain control of your body and life, weight loss surgery might be a viable option to consider.

    • What are the criteria for weight loss surgery?

      While bariatric weight loss surgery isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, and eligibility can vary from person to person, there are general criteria that indicate whether someone might be a suitable candidate for this procedure and stand to benefit from it:

      • If their BMI (body mass index) is 30 or over
      • If they have tried several other means to lose weight (diets, exercise) but have had no long-term success
      • If they suffer from any weight-related diseases, such as Type II diabetes, arthritis, heart conditions, fatty liver etc.
      • If they are a teenager and have a BMI of 30 or over.

      If any of this runs true for you or any of your loved ones, then we firmly suggest contacting your GP or the professional staff of a weight loss surgery clinic first, before deciding. Every surgical procedure comes with a number of health risks and a good doctor will help you value these risks and suggest the best path to take.

    • How Will I Know Which Type of Weight Loss Surgery Is Best For Me?

      This is something to be decided after thorough tests and conversations with the doctors. While you may think that this or that type may suit you best, it will be your surgeon who has the final say and they will be considering both the risks and the benefits. Here are the most popular types of weight loss procedures to give you an idea of possible options:

      • Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy) This surgery involves the removal of a large portion of the stomach, leaving a sleeve-shaped, smaller stomach. It restricts food intake and reduces hunger hormones, promoting weight loss.

      • Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y): In this procedure, a small pouch is created from the stomach and connected directly to the small intestine, bypassing a portion of the stomach and intestine. It limits both food intake and nutrient absorption.

      • Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB): Mini Gastric Bypass is a less invasive version of traditional gastric bypass surgery. It involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the intestine to limit food intake and nutrient absorption.

      • Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band)

      A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. It can be adjusted to control food intake by tightening or loosening the band. (This type of surgery has the highest complications rate)

    • Preparing For Weight Loss Surgery

      Preparing for weight loss surgery can be overwhelming, so here are a few crucial steps to help you begin your journey:

      • Consult your GP or seek advice from friends or online research to understand your options and recommendations.

      • Find a suitable clinic and communicate with their professionals to determine the recommended type of surgery.

      • Learn about pre-surgery dietary requirements and preparations.

      • If opting for weight loss surgery abroad:

        • Make travel arrangements, including booking tickets.

        • Consider having a companion for support.

        • Plan for post-surgery aftercare at home.

      What To Expect After Surgery

      The success of your weight loss surgery isn’t just about the procedure itself, it’s also about how you comply with aftercare guidance from your health team. Here are some things you may need to consider about post-surgery: 

      • Hospital stay of 2-3 days post-surgery.

      • Recovery period: 2-4 weeks on a clean liquids diet.

      • Gradual transition to more solid foods after the initial recovery period.

      • Required intake of extra supplements and vitamins (specifics will be provided by your hospital).

      • Adherence to a strict new diet to ensure optimal nutrition for your reduced stomach capacity.

      • Emphasis on protein intake for improved post-surgery nutrition.

      What are the Benefits of Bariatric Surgery? 

      Some of the benefits include:

      • Long-term weight loss assistance.

      • Improvement in overall health.

      • Potential resolution of weight-related conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

      • Rapid initial weight loss.

      • Enhanced quality of life.

      What Risks Should I Be Aware of? 

      Here are some things to consider when preparing for weight loss surgery:

      • Proper analysis before surgery to ensure your procedure is as safe as possible.

      • Honesty and clarity in communication with your surgeon.

      • Increased risk with underlying conditions like diabetes, heart, or kidney problems.

      Are There Any Post-Surgery Complications?

      Although complications are rare with most types of bariatric surgery, it’s still a good idea to be aware of potential side effects: 

      • Nausea and reflux.

      • Potential for leakage of the gastric balloon.

      • Severe acid reflux.

      • Risk of infections (common to all surgeries, not just bariatric).

      • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, necessitating prescribed supplements.

      Lifestyle Changes and Responsibilities

      As mentioned earlier, successful weight loss is as much about how you as the patient look after yourself post-surgery. Here’s what your surgeon will most likely ask of you: 

      • Commitment to a lifelong change in diet and exercise.

      • Regular monitoring of health.

      • Active involvement in post-surgery care.

      • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle for long-term success.

      Weight loss surgery is not a standalone solution; it provides a valuable tool to assist individuals in achieving and sustaining substantial weight loss while managing related health conditions. Success depends on proactive engagement in a holistic approach to health and well-being.

      Key Points For You To Take Away About Weight-Loss Surgery

      • Weight loss surgery is not a magic fix; it requires ongoing effort.

      • Significant weight loss is achievable with a new, guided diet, suitable exercise, prescribed vitamins, and regular health monitoring.

      • Risks and complications are comparable to those of regular medium-sized surgeries and are well-managed by professionals.

      • Consult your doctor and clinic consultants to weigh the pros and cons and determine the most suitable procedure for your needs.

    • Is It True Some Patients Gain All the Weight Back?

      It can happen. But also – one would have to put considerable effort into it, in neglecting all self-care and exercise, eating increased food until they can stomach more food, because, you know, the stomach can stretch and the human body is terribly accommodating, even if it is not beneficial to its owner. 

      However, even under such dire circumstances, it is still highly unlikely that the person would assume their previous weight. The body chemistry will have changed. Weight loss surgery will never be like a random diet where you stop it, and all the lost weight just bounces back. The changes made to your body will hold. They will stretch if you stretch them, but they are there and will hold.

      Why Does Weight Gain After Surgery Sometimes Happen?

      Because such an enormous change in lifestyle – the change in diet, the exercise, the entire process of bariatric surgery – is not for everybody. This is also the main reason there is so much talk before the surgery between the patient and the doctors – because the surgery is not a miracle by itself. It helps you, no doubt, it helps a lot, but the one making the true change is not the surgeon, it is you.

      The surgeons and the staff know that weight loss surgery is not for everybody, since there may be both personal and medical reasons why a person is advised to seek other means – and why sometimes, even with the best expectations, the patient lapses back. It is no one’s fault.

    • Why Do People Seek Weight Loss Surgery Abroad?

      You might wonder why opt for weight loss surgery abroad when there are NHS hospitals and private clinics in the UK. The reality is that the NHS has lengthy waiting lists, sometimes spanning several years. When it comes to bariatric surgery, time can be a critical factor for those in need. Private options in the UK tend to be costly, making them unaffordable for many. In comparison, prices for procedures in Europe and worldwide are more reasonable, making it a viable alternative for those seeking more immediate and affordable solutions.

      How Do I Decide Which Country To Have Weight Loss Surgery? 

      For UK and European residents, it's advisable to consider weight loss surgery in Europe. Long flights to destinations like India or South America can be challenging, especially when dealing with surgery-related concerns. Opting for Europe simplifies coordination, reduces travel expenses, and minimizes cultural differences.

      Europe offers high-standard bariatric surgery options in private clinics with a decade of experience. When considering expenses, ensure your package covers pre-surgery consultations, clinic stays (with potential pre-surgery hotel stays), necessary procedures, the surgery itself, on-site aftercare, and remote consultations.

      While France may seem tempting, it's worth noting that prices in countries like France and Switzerland can be equal to or even more expensive than local private clinics.

      So, Where’s The Best Place For Bariatric Surgery? 

      Now, let's delve into the topic of weight loss surgery in Latvia, and not just because our clinic is conveniently located in its capital, Riga. What makes Latvia particularly appealing to many is the combination of top-quality bariatric surgeries, remarkably short waiting times (often just 3-4 months compared to the years-long NHS waitlists), and affordability. In this context, "cheap" doesn't imply a lower standard of procedures but rather reflects the favorable economic conditions and exchange rates, making Latvia a more budget-friendly option for individuals from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and beyond.

      Furthermore, the ease of coordination adds to the allure, with Riga boasting a well-functioning international airport offering direct and connecting flights, as well as a central cross-Europe bus station. This means a maximum 2-hour flight to reach Latvia and return home. Isn't that simply wonderful?

      Combine these factors with the comfort of European culture, where you'll find no sudden surprises in traditions, cuisine, or accommodations, and it becomes evident why so many people in need choose Latvia for their weight loss surgeries.

    • More About Weight Loss Riga

      When considering our weight loss clinic in Riga, Latvia, you'll find it easily matches the high standards set by private clinics elsewhere.

      • Experienced and Professional Staff:

        • The clinic boasts a highly skilled and trained staff with years of experience.

        • Our surgeons are among the top professionals in Europe, with a track record of successful operations.

      • Convenient Travel Options:

        • Riga serves as a hub for various international travel options.

        • The airport offers connections to countries worldwide, and Europe is just a few hours away by flight, with numerous airport and airline choices.

        • International bus travel is also accessible, with comfortable business class buses for longer journeys.

      • Comfortable Accommodations:

        • Upon arrival at our clinic in Riga, you'll find private and comfortable rooms that resemble high-quality hotels more than hospitals.

        • We recommend bringing a companion to ease the stress of undergoing weight loss surgery abroad.

      • English-Speaking Care:

        • Our team in Riga is fluent in English and dedicated to providing attentive care.

        • You won't be treated as just another patient; you'll be our honored guest.

    • Post-Bariatric Surgery Care: What to Keep in Mind

      Understanding the Basics

      • Going through bariatric surgery is a significant change in your life, impacting your body and lifestyle.

      • Each person's experience is unique, and your surgeon and professionals will provide personalized guidance and support.

      Key Points to Remember

      • Stay Active: Engage in regular, appropriate exercise, but avoid overexertion, especially during the initial recovery phase. Exercise aids in weight loss and muscle development.

      • Incision Care: Properly manage incision care until fully healed. Follow instructions on bandage changes, and be vigilant for any unusual symptoms. Contact your clinic if you notice any concerning changes.

      • Dietary Habits: Transition from a liquid diet to solids gradually. There will be consultations and resources to guide you. Adjust to eating smaller portions and learn which foods and beverages to avoid.

      • Understand Body Changes: Comprehend the alterations in your stomach and digestion system. You'll eat less and process nutrients differently. Consult with your clinic for detailed information and guidance on dietary adjustments.

      • Physical Well-being: Adhere to your doctor's advice regarding diet, exercise, and prescribed supplements. Stay connected with your clinic, monitor your progress, and seek help when needed.

      • Mental Well-being: Recognize the emotional challenges of substantial change. Seek support from friends, family, or support groups. Allow yourself time to heal and adapt to the transformation.


      Weight loss surgery enhances results when combined with a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and proper health monitoring. It alleviates the struggle of weight loss and empowers you to achieve a healthier life. Don't hesitate to reach out for assistance and guidance during this transformative journey. You're not alone in this endeavor.


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