Weight Loss Surgery in Dubai

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    Why You Should Consider Weight-Loss Surgery

    Are you one of those people who have made multiple attempts at dieting? Embarking on the weight-loss journey can be daunting, especially if you have not been able to stay consistent in the past. While losing weight is hard, it is even harder to sustain weight loss over the long term. Losing weight and successfully keeping it off can be challenging, but the good news is it is possible. Your first step would be to consult a doctor specializing in treating obesity to understand the different approaches. The doctor can guide you toward the best option suited for you. When diets don’t work, weight-loss surgery or non-surgical weight-loss advanced treatments can help. 

    Weight-loss surgery can have life-changing and life-saving effects. If your Body Mass Index is above37.5-40, you are at risk for many diseases, especially cardiovascular accidents. There are almost 30 diseases associated with morbid obesity, and it becomes nearly impossible to lose weight solely through dieting when one crosses the BMI range of 35-37. In such cases, weight-loss surgeries should be considered seriously and not be delayed. Weight-loss procedures can give you significant results. The biggest benefit of losing weight is increased life expectancy and preventing, curing, or controlling crippling diseases. Weight-loss surgery can resolve obesity-related health issues like cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Moreover, it can reduce cancer risks, including those of the uterus, colon, and breast.

    What if you don’t want – or may not qualify for – bariatric surgery? Endoscopic weight-loss procedures are a promising new option for such people. These non-surgical procedures may also be an option for people who: 

    • Are in earlier stages of obesity 
    • Have a BMI between 30 and 40 
    • Don’t have obesity-related medical conditions 

    If your BMI is not too high and you don’t qualify for the surgical weight-loss procedure, the new non-surgical weight-loss endoscopic procedures may be the right choice. For instance, Gastric Balloon is a popular weight-loss measure for those with class 1 or 2 obesity. Experts perform these advanced procedures by using a small endoscope. 

    Best Weight Loss Experts in Dubai

    Dr. Arindam Ghosh

    Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon & General Surgeon

    Medeor Hospital, Dubai

    Dr. Ajith Kumar

    Consultant Endocrinologist

    Medeor Hospital, Dubai

    Ms. Juliot Vinolia Rajarathinam

    Clinical Dietitian & Consultant Nutritionist

    Medeor Hospital, Dubai

    Dr. Reena Thomas

    Clinical Psychologist

    Medeor Hospital, Dubai

    Weight Loss Packages in Dubai

    Gastric Sleeve Package – AED 18,000


    • Two days inpatient
    • The physician fees and anesthetist fees, theatre charges
    • Routine medications during the procedure and stay
    • Pre- anesthetic check-up ( Routine Blood Test)
    • One gun, 6 stapler (cartage)


    • Exclusions
    • Radiology services
    • Home medication
    • Additional surgeries
    • Additional days will be charged extra
    • Referrals to other physicians
    • Blood product transfusions
    • Transfer to another hospital
    • Laboratory test before surgery
    • Radiology test before surgery

    Gastric Bypass Package – AED 25,000


    • Three days inpatient
    • The physician fee and anesthetist fees, theater charges
    • Routine medications during the procedure and stay
    • Pre-anesthetic check-up (routine Blood Test)
    • One gun, 8 stapler (cartage)


    • Radiology services
    • Home medication
    • Additional surgeeries
    • Additional days will be charged extra
    • Referrals to other physicians
    • Blood product transfusions
    • Transfer to another hospital
    • Labarotary test before surgery
    • Radiology test before surgery

    Weight Loss Surgery Options

    Gastric Sleeve

    The surgeon removes approximately 60% of the stomach using a laparoscope, so you feel full after eating a small meal. The stomach decreases from the size of a cantaloupe to that of a banana. The procedure also helps reduce your appetite.

    Gastric Bypass

    During gastric bypass, the stomach is essentially divided to create a small pouch that can hold the equivalent of a small meal. Next, the surgeon attaches a Y-shaped section or a loop of the small intestine to the pouch. That creates a bypass for food, as it skips a part of your digestive system. Ultimately, you won’t be able to eat as much as you used to, and your body won’t be able to absorb as many calories. 

    Gastric Band 

    The surgeon makes a few small incisions in the abdomen with a gastric band, also called LAP-Band (Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band). The band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, limiting the amount of food the patient can consume. 

    Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options

    Gastric Balloon

    Gastroenterologists fill a saline balloon and place it endoscopically into the stomach to limit the amount of food someone can eat.

    Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty 

    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), also known as the ‘accordion’ procedure, reduces the size of your stomach without the need for surgery or incisions. During the procedure, the doctor will place multiple sutures in your stomach. The sutures change the structure of your stomach, leaving it shaped like a sleeve, restricting the amount of food you can eat. ESG makes you feel full faster.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much excess weight can I lose with weight-loss surgery? 

    The amount of weight you lose from weight-loss surgery depends on your current weight, gender, and health. On average, patients can expect to lose approximately 55-75% of their excess weight. 

    How painful is bariatric surgery? 

    As bariatric surgery is keyhole surgery, pain is significantly less. 

    When should I consider weight-loss surgery?

    • When you have a BMI above 35 – 40 
    • When you have a BMI of less than 35 – 40 but also have a serious health problem, i.e., obesity, cholesterol, diabetes (type 2), etc. 
    • When you have tried non-surgical weight-loss, diet, and exercises and not seen results.

    How does weight-loss surgery affect overall health? 

    Weight-loss procedures will generally help in improving obesity-related medical problems, including:

    • Type 2 diabetes 
    • Degenerative joint disease or bone & joint-related problems 
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 
    • Cholesterol 
    • High blood pressure 
    • Asthma 
    • Urinary Incontinence 
    • Obstructive sleep apnea 

    What lifestyle changes do I have to follow after bariatric surgery? 

    • Eat small meals 
    • Regular physical activity/exercise 
    • Follow a nutritional diet on priority 

    How long do I have to rest after the weight-loss procedure? 

    • For non-surgical procedures, people can continue their routine from the next day.
    • For most laparoscopic surgical procedures, the surgeon makes a small cut that helps faster recovery. Hospital stays for these surgeries are 2 to 4 days. You can continue your routine activities after 3 to 5 weeks. 

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