Obesity is associated with high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and altered immune health. The mainstay of therapy is weight loss!
On average, patients lose 70-90 percent of excess weight within a year after a gastric bypass, and 50-70 percent of excess weight after a sleeve gastrectomy.
Why Bariatric - weight loss - surgery?
Clearer & Brighter Skin
Improved Cholesterol Levels
Decreased Joint Pain
Lowered Blood Pressure
A life-changing technique
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is a life-changing technique by which individuals can enjoy a higher quality of life. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach pouch so you will feel full after small meals and will not want to eat too many calories for your body to handle.
This is the most common and successful combined procedure for weight loss surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch to restrict food intake.
Then a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine), and the first portion of the jejunum (the second segment of the small intestine).
The gastric sleeve procedure involves reducing the size of your stomach.
During the operation up to ¾ of the stomach is removed by dividing it, with the new stomach taking the shape of a narrow tube or sleeve.
This effectively restricts the stomach capacity without affecting its function, so that the amount of food that can be eaten at one time is restricted.
A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch to hold food.
The band limits the amount of food that the person eats by giving a feeling of fullness after eating small portions of food.
Our Bariatric Program is designed to guide patients through the entire journey, from determining the best procedure for each patient to post-surgery care and counseling.
What to expect
Zulekha Hospital's surgeons are internationally recognized in weight loss surgeries and know how to give their clients the best treatment and advice during and post surgery.
You will benefit from healthcare of the highest quality and feel safe with Zulekha Hospital taking care of you.
Assessment & Consultation
At Zulekha Hospital, we will complete a full assessment including your dieting history, any dietary restrictions, and food availability.
The surgeon will let you know of the best surgical option based on your body's needs and will also walk you through the surgical procedure.
At Zulekha Hospital, we ensure the safety of our patients and positive outcomes by adhering to strict processes before and after surgery.
The benefits of a fit body and a healthy lifestyle are endless. You will feel more confident about your appearance. You will put yourself in a position to live a healthier, longer life, and if you have problems with high blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol, losing weight can significantly improve your health.
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The Zulekha Healthcare Group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as three UAE medical centres and three pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 30 disciplines.
Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is a full-fledged, multidisciplinary hospital with Out-patient and In-patient facilities.
What started off as a 30 bed set up with basic facilities for gynecology, obstetrics, surgery, medicine and pediatrics in 1992, today boasts of 185 beds, sprawled over an area of 290,000 square ft.
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Will I have to diet or exercise after the procedure?Exercise and physical activity in general is recommended after bariatric surgery. Just daily short walks at first will help you recover in a healthy manner, reduce any risks from the surgery and help you return to a normal life as quickly as possible. After 4-12 weeks (depending on the type of surgery) you can start cycling, walking, progressing to swimming once your wound has healed and then on to weights or more vigorous activity as you recover and start losing the weight. We have found that our patients are eager to get going as they start to enjoy more energy than ever before.
When can I start exercising again after surgery?Right away! You will take gentle, short walks even while you are in the hospital. The key is to start slow. Listen to your body and your surgeon. If you lift weights or do sports, stay “low impact” until you are given the all-clear (avoid competition, think participation). Build slowly over several weeks. If you swim, your wounds need to be healed over before you get back in the water.
Does type 2 diabetes make surgery riskier?It can. Be sure to follow any instructions from your surgeon about managing your diabetes around the time of surgery. Almost everyone with Type 2 Diabetes sees big improvement or even complete remission after surgery. Some studies have even reported improvement of Type 1 Diabetes after bariatric procedures.
Can I have surgery if I have heart disease?The short answer is yes. One complication of obesity is the increased rate of heart disease; therefore surgery may be the move that allows you to continue a healthy life and manage your heart disease. However, you should choose a hospital that deals with a lot of gastric surgery as they will be experienced and also select a hospital that has heart specialists who can advise the bariatric surgeons on any relevant aspects. Zulekha achieve all these aims so if you have any concerns, please speak to our team, we are happy to discuss all aspects in detail.
Will I lose my hair after bariatric surgery?Hair follicles are a complex part of humans’ anatomy, they are susceptible to so many aspects of our physiology that it is hard to give a definitive answer to this question. Some patients have noticed hair loss after surgery, while many haven’t. We try to reduce the likelihood of hair loss in our patients with a well-planned post-op diet and the correct amount of vitamins and minerals. We have found that although we cannot prevent hair loss in every single surgery, when it does occur, we can reduce the amount of loss and the duration.
Can I stop taking my medication after surgery?Bariatric surgery changes many aspects of one’s life, and medications are no exception. Most patients will be prescribed certain medications and supplements after their surgery, but the surgery can also affect what medications are safe to take for other reasons and how you take them. Your consultant will be able to advise on changes in volume to medication or even reductions in the amount of medicines required.