About Dr Balaji - Bariatric Surgeon Dubai

Dr. Balaji Nagammapudur

Dr. Balaji

Consultant Surgeon - Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon Dubai


A beacon of hope leading the path of Obesity Surgery Dubai

Dr. Balaji Nagammapudur is a consultant Upper GI Surgeon in Dubai with expertise in Oesophageal, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery in addition to general and advanced laparoscopic surgeries. He received formal higher surgical training in the UK, focusing on Oesophagogastric and Bariatric surgery, and completed a fellowship in Oesophageal surgery in the USA. He worked in the NHS in the UK  as a consultant Upper GI Surgeon and bariatric surgeon at the University Hospital North Midlands until Oct 2023, when he moved to Dubai.

Trusted Bariatric Surgeon Dubai

Dr. Balaji currently works as an Upper GI and Bariatric surgeon at Saudi German Hospital, Dubai. He continues to actively contribute to professional organisations in the UK and internationally, specialising in Oesophageal, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric surgery. His dedication to advancing surgical techniques and patient well-being underscores his expertise and commitment to the field.

Qualifications and Achievements in a Glance

Most recent roles and positions


Foregut (Oesophagogastric) fellow – Department of Foregut Surgery- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA- June 200- Dec 2001.

His Services as a Bariatric Surgeon Dubai

His Expertise

General and Laparoscopic surgery

Treatment of Oesophageal disorders

Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery

Dr. Balaji's Focus:

Revisional Bariatric Surgeries:

Revisional surgeries are complex procedures that often require a high level of surgical skill, precision, and in-depth knowledge of previous surgical interventions. Equally important is knowing when and whom to operate and when not to operate. Appropriate selection, complete workup, counseling and thorough communication plays a vital part in achieving best outcomes for these patients.

Dr. Balaji’s works as an Upper GI Surgeon in Dubai, with his meticulous approach and surgical precision that is essential in revisional surgeries. He is known for his ability to navigate the complexities of reoperating and optimising outcomes.

Dr. Balaji conducts a thorough evaluation of each patient’s unique medical history, ensuring that the revisional surgery is tailored to their specific needs and any potential complications from prior procedures.

Dr. Balaji strongly advocates for patient’s well-being, ensuring that the decision to pursue revisional surgery is made with the patient’s best interests in mind. His commitment to transparent communication and shared decision-making is a hallmark of his practice.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery 
(Surgery for weight loss  in the age group of 13 to 19 years)

Childhood Obesity is alarmingly on the rise worldwide and is one of the most important causes of preventable harm including risk to life in adolescence and adulthood. Excessive weight gain during adolescence can be a source of concern, impacting both physical and emotional well-being and contributing to the development of other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and High cholesterol in adult life. Dr. Balaji specialises in adolescent bariatric surgery, offering a tailored solution to offer appropriate management surgically if felt the best way forward is to make a difference in the lives of this vulnerable population.

Your proficient Upper GI Surgeon in Dubai, Dr Balaji has a profound understanding of the unique physiological and psychological factors that affect adolescents.

Revisional Benign Oesophageal (Hiatal)Surgeries:

There is a small but significant group of patients who have problems following surgery in the past for gastroesophageal reflux  or other disorders of the esophagus, due to various reasons.  They are best served by a complete assessment, investigation  and discussion by a multi disciplinary team and if felt appropriate they would be served by revisional surgery.

With Dr Balaji’s background of his research in esophageal diseases and his experience for over a decade in complex esophageal surgeries he is  best suited to offer these  challenging assessments and surgery if needed involving best members of his team.

Preserving surgical ethics and holistic care of the patient in a humane way

Based on his experience over the past 2 decades of witnessing the growth and  increasing availability of choice (which can be truly confusing ), medical tourism, corporate pressure, financial incentives and technical innovation reliant on the market economy he is aware that it is not uncommon that some of the surgical principles and ethos of medicine can be challenged in certain situations.

Dr. Balaji Nagammapudur having the  fortunate experience of  being trained and working in one  of the world’s best public Health systems ( the National Health Service in the UK ) and  also having been exposed to private healthcare in  other countries   is able to  skillfully navigate and is always focused on what is best for the patient and the families.

His practice of mindfulness, insight medication and interest in stoic philosophy helps in keeping him  grounded and focused on patient oriented, high quality, safe and efficient service.

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