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International Modern Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Center is designed to help people who are severely overweight when traditional weight loss methods have been unsuccessful.International Modern Hospital is recognized for providing high-quality, complete bariatric surgical care and have a high-volume practice that can manage the most challenging and complex patients.
Our bariatric program takes a multidisciplinary approach and truly partners with patients for the best long-term outcomes – we offer everything from pre-surgical education, to nutrition and lifestyle counseling, to post-surgical support.Through every phase of the program, our patients are treated with compassion and respect in a comfortable and reassuring atmosphere. We are committed to helping you reach your weight loss goals and are here for you every step of the way.
WHY BARIATRIC SURGERY & BENEFITS
More than 63% of men and women are obese in the UAE
Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is not just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.
There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Obesity has its own risk factors of which the most important is metabolic syndrome.
People with obesity are more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems, including:
Heart disease and strokes. Obesity makes you more likely to have high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels, which are risk factors for heart disease and strokes.
Type 2 diabetes. Obesity can affect the way your body uses insulin to control blood sugar levels. This raises your risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.
Certain cancers. Obesity may increase your risk of cancer of the uterus, cervix, endometrium, ovary, breast, colon, rectum, oesophagus, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney, and prostate.
Digestive problems. Obesity increases the likelihood that you will develop heartburn, gallbladder disease, and liver problems.
Gynaecological and sexual problems. Obesity may cause infertility and irregular periods in women. Obesity also can cause erectile dysfunction in men.
Sleep apnea. People with obesity are more likely to have sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.
Osteoarthritis. Obesity increases the stress placed on weight-bearing joints, in addition to promoting inflammation within the body. These factors may lead to complications such as osteoarthritis.
If left unattended the morbidity and mortality index goes up. The best treatment outcome is expected from overweight or Grade I patients. Lifestyle and diet modification along with anti-obesity medications can improve the outcome. However, patients who are already suffering from Metabolic Syndrome and Grade II-III patients will require surgical intervention.
Principles of surgery has developed to address both sides of the disability. It is mainly restrictive to reduce the intake of food and malabsorptive to reduce the absorption of the nutrients and the combination to reduce both. It also addresses the metabolic syndrome dramatically. Diabetic patients need less or no hypoglycemic agents after surgery. Post-operative weight loss and subsequent management are predictable.
The most widely accepted surgical procedures are Laparoscopic Gastric banding (LAGB), Sleeve resection, Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass, Bilio-Pancreatic bypass with or without duodenal switch.
Patient selection, Preoperative counseling, GI check to detect GERD, Assessment of co-morbid conditions, and Postoperative follow-up needs experienced teamwork.
Obesity is diagnosed when your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. To determine your body mass index, divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and multiply by 703. Alternatively, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.
BMI Weight status
Below 18.5 Underweight
30.0 and higher Obesity
For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. However, BMI does not directly measure body fat, so some people, such as muscular athletes, may have a BMI in the obesity category even though they do not have excess body fat.
We define obesity by a term BMI meaning Body Mass Index. It is calculated by dividing Weight in Kg by Height in Meter square. Normal value is less than 25. If it is, more than 25 but up to 30 is called Overweight and any value above 30 is called Obese. It is further graded as Class I (30-35), Class II (35-40) and Class III (40 and above).
When to see a doctor
If you are concerned about weight-related health problems, ask your doctor about obesity management. You and your doctor can evaluate your health risks and discuss your weight-loss options.
When it is decided for a surgery, it is also very important to decide where to do it. International Modern Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Center is designed to help people who are severely overweight when traditional weight loss methods have been unsuccessful. IMH is recognized for providing high quality, complete bariatric surgical care and have a high-volume practice that can manage the most challenging and complex patients. Our bariatric program takes a multidisciplinary approach and truly partners with patients for the best long-term outcomes. We offer everything from pre-surgical education, to nutrition and lifestyle counselling, to post-surgical support. Through every phase of the program, our patients are treated with compassion and respect in a comfortable and reassuring atmosphere. We are committed to helping you reach your weight loss goals and are here for you every step of the way.
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