We understand that bariatric surgery can be a difficult choice.
Every person suffering from an obesity problem is looking for bariatric surgery and the best qualified surgeon. Many are also uncertain about being in a hospital located in another country, obesity surgery abroad can seem daunting. We understand your concerns, but we can assure you that our clinic guarantees you that you will be satisfied with the obesity surgery when you come to us. We can guarantee you, because we have the best and most experienced surgical team in Europe. Our surgeons are the most qualified within obesity surgery in the Baltics. We also guarantee that we’ll follow you up for 5 years after completion of the bariatric surgery, this mean that your patient coordinator can be contacted up to 5 years after surgery if there are any questions you want to talk about.
BASIC INSURANCE – included in the basic surgical package
Liability insurance from your doctor is included in the basic Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Pouch Resizing surgery package. This means that the hospital has liability for additional medical procedures that must be done in Riga, up to 6 months after surgery, and it covers costs up to 30,000 Euro. This insurance applies in cases where the surgeon is to blame for any complications, and will cover any re operations, other treatments etc, if there is evidence that the surgeon in Riga made a mistake.
When you read the patient information document we send to you, when you are considering having obesity surgery in Riga, you will see that potentially there is a risk of shorter postoperative and longer postoperative complications. Based on our experience, it can be up to 2-3% of patients with complications after they have returned to UK, and that 97-98% of patients do not get any complications. From experience, these 2-3% of cases with complications, happen from around a few days – and up to 2 weeks after your return. If it happens that a person gets a fever, pain or the like, they should immediately contact their GP / hospital at home and seek help there. The public system in the UK is obliged to assist all for free, and it does not matter if you’ve had surgery in the UK or abroad.
If it transpires that a mistake has been made by the surgeon in Riga, and surgery has had to be performed elsewhere in order to correct the complication after weight loss surgery in Riga, then the basic surgery package price, of £ 4 980 is returned to the patient. For the record, CRP (which measures an infection in the body) values may be higher than normal at discharge from the hospital. A raised CRP cannot be blamed on the doctor / hospital, this is because it is a Worldwide and European practice to discharge patients from hospitals after operations for obesity with higher CRP. This is just the body’s response to the operation, and it SHOULD return to normal.
ALL OPERATIONS WILL BE HELD ON VIDEO, AND WILL BE STORED IN THE HOSPITAL, IN THE EVENT THAT SHOULD QUESTIONS BE ASKED ABOUT WHETHER THE SURGEON HAS MADE A MISTAKE OR NOT.
So far we have never had a case where this insurance has been applied, because the surgeon and his team are very experienced, but it’s good to know that such liability exists, and you get it at no extra charge.
In current practice, it is common that ‘basic’ insurance only covers any additional operations, etc., because of the complications that have arisen because the surgeon has made mistakes, and it is the same practice that patients receive in hospitals here in the UK.
Unfortunately, obesity in the UK is very widespread at present and many are struggling to reduce their weight.
Unfortunately it is a fact that obesity is prevalent in the US. Many may have struggled for years with these excesses. You go down a few kilos, are super happy, but, unfortunately, this doesn’t last and you’re back where you started, plus perhaps with a few extra kilos. This is very frustrating, and that’s when many begin to think about bariatric surgery abroad. Some are probably skeptical about this, and it’s something one can understand, because unfortunately there are some disreputable operators on the market. We are a very serious clinic, we see many patients, and the number keeps growing. Many of our former patients are willing and ready to share their experiences. These are patients who have struggled with obesity or extreme obesity, and who chose to have bariatric surgery with us. All of them are very satisfied, both with the treatment they received in Riga and the actual operation. Many people write to us afterwards asking us to send a greeting to the hospital and to thank them for the care they received and for the respect and humility they show for those who go there as patients. Of course this is just as important as the operation itself. A person must feel cared for and feel safe. These are the moments we are striving for all the time, because we think that this is a matter of course, and although we are good at this, we’re constantly trying to make things better, we are so pleased when we get this positive feedback from our patients.
Mim Dickens is the patient coordinator with us at Weight Loss Riga. When you give us a call, Mim Dickens picks up the phone and happily helps your questions get answered. You’ll love having Mim just a phone call away.
Mim is not only our patient coordinator, she is also a former patient! She’s an incredible resource for you, because she knows how you may be feeling and the questions or concerns you may have.
Mim will be the one with you from start to finish. From your free consultation to deciding which procedure is right for you, Mim will be there by your side every step of the way. Hundreds of our patients fly from the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and US each year. Mim is your go-to for questions and conversations about what to expect.
Hi there, my name is Mim and I am the patient coordinator here at Weight Loss Riga. I also had a Gastric Bypass with our outstanding surgeon at our clinic and am delighted with the whole experience. I am a phone call away and can answer any questions you may have.
I look forward to hearing from you! ~Mim
Thanks to weightlossriga.co.uk and the whole team, I’ve got a new, healthy and better life. I had surgery on the 11th April 2015 and weighed 94.5 kg…read more
I was quite apprehensive to travel abroad for surgery. The modern clinic was professionally staffed and the level of service given was second to none…read more
I am so delighted with my weight loss. It’s the best thing I’ve done for myself in years. Can’t recommend Riga highly enough…read more
I would highly recommend anyone looking for a truly professional and caring service, to look no further than Dr. Troickis and his wonderful team at Weight Loss Riga…read more
From start to finish the whole experience with Weight Loss Riga has been nothing short of amazing. Having chose to have the gastric bypass…read more
I went to the clinic in Riga and from the enquiries to booking to getting back home I was dealt with friendly professional advice…read more
I was one of the first from the UK to have my bypass with Weight Loss Riga and I still class it as one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life…read more
Weight Loss Riga has completely changed my life in an unimaginable way. I have spent years struggling with my weight and tried all sorts of diets…read more
I did a lot of research and decided to go with weight loss Riga via Mim, the UK patient coordinator. Within 2 weeks of my enquiry I was in Latvia…read more
I just wanted to post this review about my experience and journey to Riga. From start to finish i had the most laid back trip ever…read more
I made the decision to have a Gastric Sleeve at Weight Loss Riga after 40 years of struggling with my weight. I discovered Weight Loss Riga…read more
Hello. I have tried many diets over the years, but they failed. I contacted Mona in Riga to arrange and undertake Gastric Bypass surgery…read more
* This is feedback from our former patients, and such an outcome cannot be guaranteed or promised.