WEIGHT LOSS & MANAGEMENT DOCTORS DUBAI
Obesity has become one of the most challenging diseases that people struggle to be cured from. Diet and exercise are the first treatment options and are available at United Medical; Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough. We can help you with other options as well.
Bariatric Surgery at United medical
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery), or simply by doing a non-surgical balloon placement. All options available at United Medical. Book a consultation with one of our Bariatric Doctors by calling our clinic on 04 3708888 and we will be sure to help you with the right option for you, be it nutrition consultations, medication, surgery, or balloon placement.
How Can United Medical Center Help You?
United Medical Center is the best place to perform Bariatric Surgery in Dubai. We have the highest caliber doctors in the entire region including Dr. Ali Khammash, who is the head of the Association of Bariatric Surgery in the UAE. United Medical is known for having safe and satisfying results with special attention to your worries and concerns.
Benefits VS Risks
Weight loss surgery has proven to be the most effective and long-lasting treatment for morbid obesity. Plus, many obesity-related health conditions can improve and even be eliminated as a result.
The benefits of bariatric surgery include:
As is the case with all types of surgeries, weight loss surgery involves risks. Complications from bariatric surgery — such as wound infections, abdominal bleeding, staple/suture leakage, respiratory failure, pulmonary problems or other surgery-related issues — occur in less than 5% of the procedures performed. It is always beneficial to consult with a physician before committing to any type of surgery. Longer term negative effects of bariatric surgery can include such issues as temporary hair thinning and symptomatic gallstones. Depending on the type of procedure, additional negative effects can include abdominal cramping, faintness and headaches. However, many of these risks can be eliminated and/or minimized with a proper nutritional diet and regular physical exercise.