Weight Loss Surgery

Achieving Sustainable Results for a Healthier You

Weight Loss Surgery in Dubai & UK

Greetings to our comprehensive guide on Weight Loss Surgery, where you’ll find the expertise of Dr. Ahmed Hassn, a distinguished Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, dedicated to providing effective solutions for individuals struggling with obesity. Our focus is on helping you overcome these challenges through exploring the various types of Weight Loss Surgery available, highlighting their unique benefits.

With a keen emphasis on personalized preoperative evaluation, we delve into the surgical procedures, while emphasizing the crucial role of postoperative care and the safe long-term results.

 

Understanding Obesity and Its Impact

Obesity is a prevalent health concern worldwide. The fast-paced lifestyle and abundant culinary offerings can contribute to weight gain and obesity-related health issues. Obesity is a major contributing factor to many diseases including hypertension, diabetes, lipidaemia, heart attacks and strokes. It is also a contributory factor for sleep apnoea, joint arthritis, urine incontinence and infertility. Overweight has a negative impact on self-esteem and sometimes leads to social withdrawal and lower chances of securing a job.

Weight Loss Surgery, or Bariatric Surgery, is a valuable option for individuals who have not achieved sustainable weight loss through lifestyle changes and other treatments. All the above impact and processes are reversed by weight loss surgery.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass

1. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

This procedure involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the digestive tract to limit food intake and nutrient absorption.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

2. Sleeve Gastrectom

An effective and safe surgery, where a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrow, banana-shaped stomach to restrict food consumption

Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band

3. Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band)

An inflatable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to control food intake. This operation is nearly obsolete.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD:DS)

4. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

A complex surgery that combines a sleeve gastrectomy with intestinal bypass to reduce calorie absorption.

Hassn’s operation

5. Hassn’s operation

A combined sleeve gastrectomy with modified intestinal bypass.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery offers numerous health benefits, including:

  • Significant and sustained weight loss to improve overall health.
  • Resolution or improvement of obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
  • Enhanced mobility and increased energy levels for an active lifestyle.
  • Improved self-confidence and mental well-being.

Preoperative Evaluation

Before considering Weight Loss Surgery, a thorough evaluation is conducted to ensure the patient’s suitability for the procedure. This evaluation includes:

  • Comprehensive medical history review to assess overall health.
  • Physical examination to identify any potential risks or health conditions.
  • Blood tests including liver and kidney function tests and complete blood count.
  • Anaesthetic assessment where the anaesthetist examines your chest, heart and other organs to determine if you have any risks to surgery.
  • Other assessments might be required including nutritional assessment, psychological counselling, and imaging of the gastrointestinal tract.

Surgical Procedures

Weight Loss Surgery is performed using state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Hassn will discuss the most suitable surgical option for each patient, considering their individual health needs and preferences.

Postoperative Care

After Weight Loss Surgery, patients receive comprehensive postoperative care, including:

  • Personalized dietary guidance to support healing and maximize weight loss.
  • Gradual incorporation of physical activity to aid in recovery and weight management.
  • Regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns.

Long-Term Lifestyle Changes

Weight Loss Surgery is just the beginning of a lifelong journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Our team provides ongoing support to help patients make sustainable changes in their eating habits, physical activity, and overall well-being.

Your Journey to a Healthier You

At our centre, we provide personalized care and support throughout your weight loss journey. Dr. Hassn and his expert team are here to guide you through the entire process, from preoperative evaluation to postoperative care, ensuring a successful and sustainable weight loss journey.

Weight Loss Surgery offers a life-changing solution for individuals struggling with obesity. Weight loss surgery remain to be the only definitive and sustainable weight loss solution and if performed properly, it will lead to a life-long positive impact on people lives.