Bariatric surgery can be a life-changing solution for obesity. These are done when diet and exercise have not worked for you or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.
Jumeirah American Clinic specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and weight-related health complications.
Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgeries make the stomach smaller, allowing less food and fluid consumption at one time and making you feel full sooner. Other bariatric surgeries also change your small intestine.
Most weight loss surgeries are done using minimally invasive techniques and laparoscopic surgery.Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery and is the preferred option as it has fewer complications than other weight-loss surgeries.
After a bariatric procedure, it is important that you make permanent healthy life-style changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of the surgery. For the first six to 12 months after a procedure patients will need to eat the food that will help them maintain their weight loss and adopt a pattern of exercise to further support the benefits of surgery.
Bariatric surgery may be an option if you:
- have severe obesity
- have not been able to lose weight
- keep gaining back any weight you lost using other methods
- have serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea