Bariatric Services AS is a specialized clinic in Tallinn, Estonia focusing on obesity surgery. Our surgical team performs 250-300 weight loss surgeries per year, including 40-50 revision surgeries. This makes us one of the biggest bariatric surgery centre in the Baltic region and Finland. Our surgeons have experience in bariatric surgery from year 2005.
Our chief surgeon – Doc. 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. Moreover, he is the president of Estonian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and accredits other bariatric surgeons in Estonia. Ilmar Kaur performs ca 200-250 weight loss surgeries a year, around 1500 in total.
Fertilitas hospital was established in 1993 and is the largest private hospital in Estonia. The hospital has 70 beds and the modern medical and diagnostical complex with four operating theatres and intensive care centre, all of which meet the contemporary requirements. In October 2014 the new and modern operating theatre was completed for bariatric surgeries.
After an operation the patient will be monitored in the monitoring ward next to the operating room. When the patient wakes up, (s)he will be taken to a ward, where (s)he will recover from surgery. Medical emergency service operates 24 hours a day. The Fertilitas Hospital offers to the patients very good and comfortable conditions in a renovated wards: Cosy colour scheme creates a pleasant atmosphere for healing. Each ward has a toilet, TV and free wifi.
1992-1999 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine;
1999-2004 residency of general surgery (Tartu University);
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. Dr. Kaur has authored and co-authored over 20 articles and lectures on bariatric surgery.
Since 2011 chief surgeon of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn;
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.
Experience in bariatric surgery since 2006.
2011 – 2015 Nutrition & Dietetics BSc(Hons), University of Surrey, United Kingdom
2017-… Clinical Dietitian, Tallinn Children’s Hospital, Tallinn.
2016-… Dietitian, North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation, Tallinn.
2014 Trainee dietitian, Frimley Park Hospital, England.
2013 Trainee dietitian, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, England.
Certified Therapist in Clinical Nutrition (EQF 6)
Member of Estonian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (EstSPEN)
Bariatric Program Coordinator
Certified Therapist in Clinical Nutrition
2017 Estonian Union of Health Promotion, Therapist in Clinical Nutrition (EQF 6).
2008-2013 Tallinn Health Care College, Midwife/ Nurse, Bachelor’s degree, Cum Laude.
2015-2016 ESPEN Experts Course: Intestinal Failure, England.
23rd ESPEN Course on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Poland.
8th Baltic Course in Clinical Nutrition, Lithuania.
ESPEN LLL Courses
2015,2016 Danderyd’s Hospital & Karolinska University Hospital: ERAS (Enhanced
Recovery After Surgery) training, Sweden.
2013-2016 University of Tartu: Online Courses on Nutrition & Dietetics.
2013…2017 The North Estonia Medical Centre & East Tallinn Central Hospital: Courses in
Nutrition & Dietetics.
2013 The Fetal Medicine Foundation: Course on first-trimester Sonography Screening.
Since 2016 The Bariatric Services, Clinical Nutrition Specialist Nurse
2015-2017 The North Estonia Medical Centre: General Surgery and Oncology Surgery
Centre, Clinical Nutrition Specialist Nurse / Bariatric Nurse. ERAS Project Manager and
2013-2015 The North Estonia Medical Centre: Oncologic Surgery Unit, ICU Nurse.
Bariatric Program Coordinator
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.
01.03.2016 successfully passed the exams of bariatric nursing competencies organized by American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and is the first certified bariatric nurse CBN in Estonia, Baltics and Finland.
Since 2013 bariatric nurse in Bariatric Services
2011 – 2017 bariatric nurse at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn;
2003 – 2017 registered nurse at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn.
2014-…. European School of Reconstructive microsurgery;
2006-2007, 2010-2012 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).
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.