At the American Hospital Dubai, we offer bariatric (weight loss) surgery in order to help people with morbid obesity, especially those who already have tried but struggle to lose weight, those who have difficulty exercising due to obesity and those whose quality of life is seriously compromised due to weight-related complications.
Through bariatric surgery in Dubai, patients are able to regain control of their health by minimizing the amount of food that their stomachs can hold. Our specialized doctors have performed countless numbers of weight-loss surgeries using minimally invasive techniques known as laparoscopic surgery. American Hospital Dubai offers a variety of surgical options, including laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band), laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (gastric bypass) and Elipse Gastric Balloon which is a new non-surgical intervention. Each of these surgeries offers its own benefits, and the patient’s individual health condition will be evaluated in order to choose the most appropriate procedure.
A person is considered obese if their BMI (Body Mass Index) measures 30 or more, whereas a patient who is morbidly obese will have a BMI of 40 or above – roughly equivalent to 45kg over their ideal body weight. The BMI highlights the relationship between a person’s weight and his or her height. Typically, weight loss surgeries are performed on patients who are morbidly obese or have a BMI of 35 or above. However, patients who suffer from a comorbid condition, such as diabetes or hypertension, are also viable candidates for weight loss surgery in Dubai.