Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is a method used for treating obesity by surgical methods. This is the fastest growing surgical field, not only at our hospital but worldwide.

  • Bariatric surgeries are performed by our general surgeons. For better treatment results, we have implemented pre- and post- surgery supervision methods.

Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity

Bariatric Surgery has great influence on patients nutrition preferences and habits. After the surgery, the patients don’t need to eat as much as they used to, because they feel full sooner. As a result, the body weight starts going down constantly and more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), sleep apnea, increased cholesterol in the blood, hypertension, arthralgia will recede. The life expectancy will be prolonged. Nowadays, the bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity.

Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Genreally the family doctor will refer the patient to the surgeon, who then together with the patient will decide on the expediency of the surgery, the method of the surgery and will involve other specialists into decision making if necessary.

Bariatric operations are indicated for patients with body mass index, BMI ≥ 40 and in case of obesity-related co-morbidities with BMI ≥ 35. Generally the operations will be performed for patients aged between 18-65, but there are no strict restrictions other than the general health of the patient.

Experience of bariatric treatment in the Surgery Clinic

At East Tallinn Central Hospital the bariatric operations are performed by trained surgeons dr Andre Trudnikov, dr Rein Adamson, dr Airi Tark and dr Martin Adamson. First patients received treatment in 2005 and nearly 1000 patients have been operated since.

Dr Andre Trudnikov

For more information please contact +372 620 7987, e-mail health[A]itk.ee.