Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
The Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery department at Healthpoint in the UAE offers a range of services to help you lose weight and become your best self. Your weight loss journey is unique, and we will develop a plan with you that is sustainable, healthy and effective in meeting your weight loss and overall health needs. Bariatric surgery is an important tool in the fight against obesity, however for some patients, a proper diet and exercise plan will be sufficient to achieve lasting results. The Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery department is listed in the IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity) global registry 2017.
Healthpoint was awarded international accreditation for bariatric and metabolic surgery by the American Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) in May 2017.
Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery provides weight loss which has the benefit of mitigating or reducing the risk of the following conditions:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Gastro-esophageal reflux
|Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery overview|
|Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity|
|Surgery results in significant weight loss and helps prevent, improve or resolve more than 40 obesity-related diseases or conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obstructive sleep
apnea and certain cancers
|Individuals with morbid obesity or BMI ≥ 30 have a 50-100% increased risk of premature death compared to individuals of healthy weight|
|Studies show surgery reduces a person’s risk of premature death by 30-40%|
|Clinical studies have demonstrated significant improvements in safety, showing that the risk of and the overall likelihood of major complications is about 4%|
|Bariatric and metabolic surgery can increase lifespan for gastric bypass patients by up to 89%.|
(Source: The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
The Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery department team knows that weight loss surgery is a long-term commitment and a lifelong change. It is important that patients carefully choose where they will have surgery, find out who the physicians will be and feel reassured that they will have the ongoing support they will need. At Healthpoint, we have a dedicated Abu Dhabi basedBariatric and Metabolic Surgery department with world class surgeons and medical experts to guide patients on their journey to weight loss. We also offer a unique integrated system of dietary education, lifestyle changes and psychological (wellness) support, which is tailored to suit each individual. Our patients will stay in a private room during recovery and have access to our dedicated weight loss team.
As we arrange medical care around each patient’s condition with our integrated practice model, we are more effective and more patient-centric. All our weight loss patients benefit from our close relationship with the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) which is a one-stop, state-of-the-art, out-patient facility specializing in diabetes treatment, research, education and public health awareness. ICLDC’s on site team of dietitians and specialists works hand in hand with Healthpoint’s experts to provide monitoring, support and education to patients seeking weight loss surgery, as well as to those who have already undergone weight loss surgery.
International best practice procedures
In line with international standards for bariatric surgery, two types of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries are performed at Healthpoint:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
Healthpoint only employs world class, experienced bariatric surgeons to carry out weight loss surgeries. Our surgeons, consultants and weight loss teams are trained in specialized surgical techniques and long-term care to help our patients achieve controlled weight loss. Our surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery which means they do not do anything else; they are absolute experts in this type of surgery. They follow international best practice guidelines from the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders and the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
Medical Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery:
|Condition / disease||% resolved or improved||% resolved|
|Type 2 diabetes||86||76.8|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||78.5||61.7|
|Obstructive sleep apnea||85.7||83.6|
(Source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
Call 02 4929302 now for an appointment or to discuss your options with one of our specialist team members.