Bariatric Surgery (Primary & Revisional) Dubai

In the battle against obesity which is one of the fastest growing epidemic globally – ‘Globesity’, where lifestyle changes often fall short, bariatric surgery emerges as a powerful tool to transform lives. 

This transformative journey often begins with primary bariatric surgery, paving the way for sustained weight loss and improved health. It is proven that bariatric surgery has been more effective than lifestyle management, dietary and pharmacological interventions in achieving a ‘meaningful’ and sustained’ weight loss. It has also been a godsend in terms of improvement/remission of Diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, Hyperlipidemia, hypertension and a host of other comorbidities. It has also been undoubtedly seen effective in preventing 13 types of cancers in the body and preventing premature death.

However, the path may take a detour for some, needing  revisional surgery— for weight regain or inadequate weight loss  – A further and second chance at success.

Bariatric Surgery: Primary Bariatric Surgery in Dubai

Bariatric surgery is a term used to define a group of medical procedures performed on individuals who are severely overweight, often with a BMI of 35 or higher (or 30 with related health issues).

Also known as weight loss or primary bariatric surgery in Dubai, it is designed to help people lose weight by altering the anatomy of the stomach and or changing the way the food travels down the intestines and hence altering the amount of food intake and the mechanism of absorption of food.

What are the Different Types of Primary Bariatric Surgery in Dubai?

Below are the different Types of  Bariatric Surgeries:

How will Primary Bariatric Surgery Help You?

Obesity, a challenging condition to treat, finds a potential solution in surgery for those facing persistent weight loss struggles. 

Beyond weight reduction, surgical interventions can effectively tackle issues and concerns such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels. Moreover, these procedures provide gradual relief from respiratory problems, impede the advancement of obesity, and lower the risk of acquiring new, potentially harmful illnesses. 

In this transformative journey, surgery becomes not just a weight-loss intervention but a comprehensive strategy for overall health improvement.

While primary bariatric surgery can be a game-changer, it’s essential to recognize that the journey sometimes follows a different path. Some individuals may encounter challenges, leading to the consideration of revisional surgery.

Bariatric Surgery: Revisional Bariatric Surgery in Dubai

Revision bariatric surgery in Dubai is conducted on individuals who have previously undergone primary bariatric procedures but encountered complications or did not achieve substantial weight loss.

Procedures are usually performed laparoscopically, though open surgery may be required if prior bariatric surgery has resulted in extensive scarring.

Why might I Need Revisional Bariatric Surgery?

Common reasons for bariatric revision include:

Consult Dr Balaji for Bariatric Surgery: Primary & Revisional Surgery In Dubai

The battle against obesity is more than just shedding pounds—it’s a journey to holistic health. Surgical interventions provide a potent solution for sustained weight loss, tackling not just the physical aspect but also issues like high blood pressure and respiratory problems. 

To embark on this transformative journey, consider consulting with a bariatric specialist like Dr. Balaji Nagammapudur for expert guidance on Bariatric Surgery: primary and revisional surgery in Dubai. His dedication to advancing surgical techniques and patient well-being underscores his expertise and commitment to the field.

Dr Balaji has had extensive training and experience as a consultant surgeon over the last 20 years in the UK and has a special interest in dealing with complex surgery of the Oesophagus and bariatric surgery which are very much interwoven. 

His attention to detail on the workup of patients prior to surgery, risk-benefit assessment, clear communication and offering realistic outcomes and long term followup are as important as the technique of surgery which is not frequently not followed in many parts of the world. 

He has a good experience in dealing and managing patients with problems after primary bariatric surgery done elsewhere which is unfortunately  on the rise due to the advent of medical tourism and inadequate workup prior to surgery and lack of followup after surgery.

Book an appointment today with Dr Balaji to discuss if you would be a candidate for surgery, choose the best operation and discuss problems if you have had bariatric surgery in the past with suboptimal results.

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FAQs

Right away! To start, you will take easy, short walks while you are in the hospital. The key is to start slow. Listen to your body and your surgeon. If you engage in weightlifting or sports, opt for “low-impact” activities during the first month of recovery.

While a minority of patients may experience weight regain post-weight loss surgery, the majority successfully shed significant weight and sustain their weight loss.

You will need to take a multivitamin for life. Some may need increased doses of specific nutrients, such as Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin D. Regular lab checks are advised to monitor nutritional status.

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