Latvian Medical Group Joins the Hunt for Gastric Bypass Patients
Baltic Bariatric Services based in Riga Latvia has entered the fast growing weight loss tourism market with a surgical program based in the Latvian resort town of Jurmala. Foreign patients traveling to Latvia discover a multi-lingual support staff working with experienced bariatric surgeons. Baltic Bariatric's goal is to offer affordable gastric bypass surgery for patients suffering from morbid.
- (1888PressRelease) September 25, 2010 - Baltic Bariatric Services has joined Latvia's growing medical services market as they attempt to turn this tiny Baltic nation into the new Mecca for weight loss surgery patients. The young company specializes in bariatric medicine, the branch of medicine focused on obesity, it's causes and solutions.
Initially targeting Scandinavia and Central Europe, Baltic Bariatric hopes to tap into the global demand for obesity treatment by offering affordable gastric bypass surgery, the most radical solution available. And, with obesity a worldwide epidemic and gastric bypass surgery ranking high on the list of most popular medical tourism procedures, Baltic Bariatric may have picked the perfect time to launch their new program.
John Atkinson, M.D. of Baltic Bariatric describes it this way, "There's clearly unmet demand at the lower price ranges. Patients who need care are being denied due to budget constraints and high prices. We have unique situation in Latvia - our doctors' fees are still fairly reasonable while our hospitals have been modernized to Western standards. That means a great value proposition for the prospective patient."
Procedures are performed at a private hospital located in Jurmala, a small resort town just outside Latvia's capitol city, Riga. A hand-picked medical services team, all multi-lingual, was assembled exclusively for foreign patients, along with the primary surgeon, Dr. Igor Troiskis, a gastroenterological specialist with a long track record in bypass and related procedures.
Even though the program is young, word of mouth has been very positive with patients reporting efficient uncomplicated surgery combined with a VIP level of personal service. The formula seems to be working. Baltic Bariatric reports their 2010 surgical calendar is filling up fast with inquiries coming from as far away as Toronto and Dubai.
For further information on bariatric surgery at Baltic Bariatric Services please contact John Atkinson at jatkinson ( @ ) gastriskbypass dot com
For more information, visit http://www.bariatricbypass.co.uk