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Bariatric & weight loss surgery in Dubai
Saudi German hospital in Dubai, we aim to provide the best health service for obese patients guided by international guidelines and to achieve the best results with regard to weight loss with the highest level of safety after obesity surgery through: –
For some people, losing weight feels like a constant, never-ending battle, but there are options that can help you achieve a healthy weight. Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, can be a long-term solution that helps you live a better, more active life. There are several bariatric surgery options, and your doctor can help you choose the one that’s right for your lifestyle.
If you are looking for successful weight loss surgery then you are looking in the right place.

Who needs weight loss surgery

Patients must meet the following criteria as per DHA Guidelines:
  • Patients with BMI > 40 kg/m2 with or without comorbidities
  • Patients with BMI ≥ 35-39.9 kg/m2 with one or more comorbidities
  • Patients with BMI ≥ 30-34.9 kg/m2 with two or more comorbidities
Understanding Comorbidities A comorbidity indicates the presence of one or more medical problems which is associated with obesity. Comorbidities include:
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Pickwickian syndrome
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Asthma
  • Venous stasis disease
  • Severe urinary incontinence
  • Joint diseases
  • Obesity related cardiomyopathy
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Gout

Types of weight loss surgery

Bariatric Surgical Procedures we offer:

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Revision Bariatric Surgery Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Reflux Post Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic band removal
  • Laparoscopic Diabetic cure surgery
  • The choices available for your bariatric surgery range from permanent to fully reversible, so it is important to understand what would be your best option.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes approximately 80% of the stomach, transforming it into a gastric sleeve or tube, which significantly reduces how much food you can eat. It is a permanent procedure that can help you quickly lose weight and maintain the results.
  • Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a procedure that creates a small pouch from the stomach that attaches directly to the small intestines, bypassing the larger portion of the stomach. A gastric bypass reduces your ability to absorb food, which results in effective weight loss. Like gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass is irreversible.
  • Mini gastric bypass is a modified type of gastric bypass surgery and also creates a small pouch. However, it is less invasive than a gastric bypass and is reversible.
  • Gastric balloon, also referred to as a stomach balloon or weight loss balloon, is a non-surgical weight loss option for those who are struggling with obesity but cannot undergo surgery. A soft weight loss balloon is inserted into your stomach using an endoscope and then filled with saline. The stomach balloon greatly reduces your appetite, helping you reduce your food consumption and adopt new eating habits. Once you reach your target weight, the gastric balloon is removed.
  • Weight loss surgery has been carefully studied and repeatedly found to be safe and effective. However, no surgery or procedure is entirely free of risk. Some risks associated with bariatric surgery include:
  • Infection
  • Acid reflux
  • Ulcers
  • Choosing an experienced bariatric surgery specialist can reduce these risks.
    Though many people may be overweight, bariatric surgery is reserved for patients experiencing significant issues with their weight. Generally, weight loss surgery is appropriate if you:
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • Have a BMI between 35 to 39.9 and a serious health condition
  • Have a unique situation where your BMI is between 30 and 34, and you have a serious health issue
  • If your weight is causing health problems, then weight loss surgery may be your solution. Some obesity-related medical issues include:
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • At Saudi German Hospital – Dubai, we understand the physical and emotional issues that obesity can cause. We offer a range of options, from gastric bypass surgery to gastric balloon in Dubai. Our specialists provide compassionate care, ensuring you have the support you need for your weight loss journey.

    WEIGHT LOSS / BARIATRIC SURGERY IN DUBAI

    Bariatric surgery, commonly known as weight loss surgery, is a procedure suitable for people with obesity. The procedure consists of surgical techniques to make changes to the digestive system.

    Obesity is a condition that occurs when a person has excesses weight or body fat that might affect his/her health. In adults, obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 30.

    BMI is a tool that doctors use to evaluate whether or not a person has an appropriate weight for their age, sex, and height. It is a calculation that takes a person’s weight and height into account to measure body size.
    The eligibility criteria for bariatric & weight loss surgery in Dubai as per DHA guidelines :

    • BMI > 40 kg/m2 with or without comorbidities*
    • BMI ≥ 35-39.9 kg/m2 with one or more comorbidities
    • BMI ≥ 30-34.9 kg/m2 with two or more comorbidities

    Comorbidities are the presence of one or more diseases or medical conditions related to obesity, such as:

    • Diabetes type 1 or 2
    • Hypertension
    • Sleep apnea
    • Fatty liver
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Asthma
    • PCOS
    • Spinal disease

    The bariatric programs are offered at Saudi German Hospital under esteemed and experienced bariatric surgeons and gastroenterology surgeons with over 20 years in bariatric and gastroenterological services.
    Types of weight loss surgery in Dubai include:

    • Gastric bypass surgery.
    • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).
    • Gastric sleeve surgery.
    • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.

    Patient Journey at Saudi German Hospital – Dubai:

    An initial consult with the surgeon is advised to discuss steps to choose the best treatment plan.
    Discussion in consultation entails:

    • The indication and importance of surgery.
    • The role of the patient’s commitment
    • Expected results
    • Safety of the procedure.

    Pre-operative Lab screening:
    A blood screening is requested with a series of tests including hormones related to obesity alongside an upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy which is necessary to recognize comorbidities as a pro-operative measure and confirmation of eligibility to be fit for surgery.
    Pre-operative consultations:
    A consultation with a dietitian/ nutritionist and psychologist is deemed necessary to evaluate the motivation, understanding, and behavioral challenges that may impact a patient’s lifestyle with the adjustment and coping through surgery.

    A second consultation with the surgeon with the results of the pre-operative measures undertaken to educate further & discuss:

    • The concept of weight loss surgery
    • Do’s and don’ts after surgery.
    • The future lifestyle adjustments after weight loss surgery.
    • Complications and their management.

    Surgical Treatment
    After completing the pre-operative plan, the opted surgery is scheduled for a stay in the facility for 2 nights and 3 days. On the day of the surgery, brief instructions will be received from your surgeon.
    Post – Surgery
    After a successful surgery patient is to return to the SGH facility, a visit to the nutritionist is advised to receive a meal plan for the first month post-surgery. The patient is to return for their first follow-up. 3 visits every 3 months to ensure the correct guidance and care is given for a full recovery.
    The surgical team consists of the following:

    • General surgery
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Anaesthesia
    • Dietetics
    • Psychology (if required) Patients with BMI ≥ 30-34.9 kg/m2 with two or more comorbidities.

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