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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery in Dubai

 

 

 

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

The sleeve gastrectomy has become the most popular bariatric weight loss procedure in the world. This is because it is highly effective at producing weight loss and people recover very fast from it. Many people will favour this procedure because it does not involve complicated looking bowel and stomach bypasses, it simply reduces the size of the stomach.

The surgery itself takes under one hour to perform under a safe general anaesthetic. During the operation the stomach is stapled so that its capacity is reduced from 2litres down to 200-300cc. The ¾ of the stomach that is removed contains the appetite controlling hormone, ghrelin, This is therefore decreased after surgery making sustained weight loss easy.

The procedure is performed laparoscopically (key-hole surgery) meaning that there are only small 1cm long incisions - and therefore minimal pain post-operatively. Most patients will be fully mobile again within hours of surgery and will go home the next day.

Recovery time is 1 week off work or normal activities.

The average weight loss would be 60-70% of excess weight. E.g. if you weigh 120kgs but your ideal weight is 70kgs then you are carrying 50kgs of excess weight. Within few months of surgery it is likely that you would have lost up to 35kgs - and maybe even more.

 

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure is safe but you must be aware that there is a small risk of complications occurring. These include bleeding or leakage from where the stomach is stapled and can occur in a small proportion of people - if a complication occurred it can be dealt with safely and effectively by your experienced surgical team.

As with all bariatric procedures for sustained weight loss we encourage patients to eat mostly home cooked fresh foods (vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products) and avoid regular processed foods or sweets - these should be reserved for treats or special occasions.


MINI-GASTRIC BYPASs (Single anastomosis BYPASs)

The mini-gastric bypass is becoming more and more popular as both surgeons and patients see the excellent weight loss and the improvement in other health conditions that it brings. Not only will it confer more weight loss that the sleeve gastrectomy, but it produces even more weight loss than the traditional gastric bypass.

The surgery itself takes about one & half hour to perform under a safe general anesthetic. During the operation, the stomach is stapled so that its capacity is reduced from 2litres down to 200-300cc. A loop of the small bowel is then attached to the stomach pouch so that the stomach and upper small bowel are bypassed by food. As with the sleeve operation this procedure produces dramatic changes in appetite and satiaty signalling to the brain - meaning that you are not as hungry, and feel fuller - even when you are losing weight.

The procedure is performed laparoscopically (key-hole surgery) meaning that there are only small 1cm long incisions - and therefore minimal pain post-operatively. Most patients will be fully mobile again within hours of surgery and will go home the next day.

Recovery time is 1 week off work or normal activities.

The average weight loss would be 70-80% of excess weight. E.g. if you weigh 120kgs but your ideal weight is 70kgs then you are carrying 50kgs of excess weight. Within few months of surgery it is likely that you would have lost up to 40kgs - and maybe even more.

 

The mini-gastric bypass procedure is safe but you must be aware that there is a small risk of complications occurring. These include bleeding or leakage from where the stomach is stapled and can occur in a small proportion of people - if a complication occurred it can be dealt with safely and effectively by your experienced surgical team.

As with all bariatric procedures for sustained weight loss we encourage patients to eat mostly home cooked fresh foods (vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products) and avoid regular processed foods or sweets - these should be reserved for treats or special occasions.

 

 

GASTRIC BYPASs (ROUX-EN Y)

 

The gastric bypass is a gold standard of Bariatric surgery practiced more than 40 Years with good long lasting results . 

The procedure is performed laparoscopically (key-hole surgery)  under a safe general anaesthetic. During the operation, the stomach is stapled so that its capacity is reduced from 2litres down to about 50 cc.

As with other weight loss operations, this procedure also produces dramatic changes in appetite and satiety signaling to the brain - meaning that you are not as hungry, and feel fuller - even when you are losing weight.

Recovery time is 1 week off work or normal activities.

The average weight loss is comparable to gastric mini BYPASs. For More Details Please refer to Dr. Girish Juneja / Dr. Andrew

 

 

GASTRIC BANDING

The gastric band is becoming less popular as we now realise that for weight loss the sleeve or the mini-gastric bypass are superior procedures. However, the gastric band is extremely safe and confers minimal risk of any serious complication occurring - it is for this reason that some patients still favour it.

The surgery itself takes about less than an hour to perform under a safe general anaesthetic. During the operation, a silastic (a type of plastic) band is placed around the top of the stomach. The band is attached to tubing that connects it to a ‘port’ that sits underneath the skin, usually just below the left ribcage. One you have recovered from the operation you will see your surgeon in clinic and he will be able to tighten the inner tube of the band by injecting fluid into the port. The band works by making it difficult to eat food fast - meaning that you have to chew foods for longer.

The procedure is performed laparoscopically (key-hole surgery) meaning that there are only small 1cm long incisions - and therefore minimal pain post-operatively. Most patients will be fully mobile again within hours of surgery and will go home the next day.

Recovery time is 1 week off work or normal activities.

The average weight loss would be 50% of excess weight. E.g. if you weigh 120kgs but your ideal weight is 70kgs then you are carrying 50kgs of excess weight. Within few months of surgery it is likely that you would have lost up to 25kgs - and maybe even more.

As with all bariatric procedures for sustained weight loss we encourage patients to eat mostly home cooked fresh foods (vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products) and avoid regular processed foods or sweets - these should be reserved for treats or special occasions.