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