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Bariatric Surgery in Dubai at Emirates Hospitals Group. We take a multidisciplinary approach to ensure you are provided with the most optimal treatment plan to reach your weight and life goals. Also known as weight-loss surgery, we offer a range of minimally invasive procedures that modify the digestive system to promote weight loss and improve health outcomes in individuals with obesity.

This can be a powerful alternative to consider after conservative methods such as diet and exercise haven’t achieved sufficient results, and/or when obesity poses a significant health risk.

Am I a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Generally, bariatric surgery is recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher (considered morbid obesity). However it can also be an option for those with a BMI of 35 or more who have serious weight-related comorbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or severe joint pain.

Our medical team will ensure a 360 evaluation before considering surgery to ensure you are mentally and physically prepared for a surgery that also requires commitment to long-term lifestyle changes post-surgery.

Types of Bariatric Surgery in Dubai at Emirates Hospital Group

There are several types of bariatric surgery that are appropriate for different individuals, each has its own technique for weight loss

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Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries:

  • Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y) – This is the most common procedure. It creates a small pouch in the stomach, limiting food intake. The small intestine is then rerouted to bypass a portion of the intestine, reducing nutrient and calorie absorption.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy – This procedure removes about 80% of the stomach, resulting in a banana-shaped sleeve. This restricts food intake and alters gut hormones that regulate hunger and satiety.
  • Duodenum Switch Surgery (Regular)
  • Duodenum Switch SADI Surgery (Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy)
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) – This is a complex surgery combining elements of gastric bypass and malabsorptive procedures. It restricts food intake and significantly reduces the absorption of nutrients.

Second Opinions on Bariatric Surgery

Are you considering bariatric surgery for the first time? Choosing bariatric surgery cab be unnerving so it’s important to consider all options thoroughly.  Speak to our bariatric doctors for your second opinion before you make a choice.

Last update date: 13-06-2024

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