Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Weight Loss Sleeve

The Sleeve Gastrectomy in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain is a new operation that fixes somewhere in between adjustable banding and gastric bypass. It causes better and more predictable weight loss than other treatments. The weight loss is about 60% of excess weight with less risk as compared to other operations. Read all about the surgery on the page below.

Essence of Treatment:

The treatment aims to reduce the overall capacity of the stomach to store food. A large part of the stomach is removed from the person’s body. It is to make the person take small portions of meals making the person feel full much quicker and for a longer time.


The procedure results in a significant loss of weight for a longer time. The results however depend on the changes the patient makes in their lifestyle. Healthy choices in the long run help in maintaining weight.


  • The amount of food a person consumes is reduced due to the surgery
  • The body produces hormones that help in weight loss
  • The conditions that are related to being overweight like heart issues and blood pressure are also reduced
  • It helps the person get in shape
  • The person can achieve their desired weight without having to undergo strict diet plans
  • The surgery helps a person lose weight quickly and effectively
  • The procedure is safe and effective
  • The presence of hunger hormone in the blood is reduced making the person feel full for a longer time  

Ideal Candidate:

  • A medically fit candidate who does not suffer from any serious medical disease or condition
  • Someone who understands the treatment and is mentally prepared for it
  • A person for whom other weight loss methods have failed
  • Anyone who is dedicated enough to make appropriate lifestyle changes

How does it work?

The Sleeve Gastrectomy in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain works by removing around 70% of the stomach from the person’s body. This reduces the stomach’s capacity to hold food. In return, the person feels full with a small portion of food thereby reducing the food intake of the recipient. This also makes the person feel fuller for a longer time. The reduction in the person’s appetite results in a loss of weight.


Before the surgery, the surgeon and the patient have a detailed discussion on the problems and issues faced by the patient and the expected results. the doctor takes a review the medical history of the candidate and may also draw some blood for testing to ensure the patient is ideal for the surgery. When the surgery is decided, the doctor plans a customized treatment and gives a list of guidelines to prepare the patient for the surgery.

The foods and medications that increase the amount of bleeding during the surgery should be avoided a week or two before the surgery. It also affects the amount of bruising after the surgery. The common items to avoid include

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Aspirin or any other blood-thinning medication
  • Nsaid medications
  • Herbal supplements
  • Limiting salt intake
  • Caffeine

The patient is advised to be well hydrated so that they can better tolerate the rigors of anesthesia. They are also advised not to eat for 8 or 9 hours before the surgery.


  • On the day of the operation, the site of the surgery is first cleansed and disinfected thoroughly to remove any bacteria or germs from the skin.
  • The surgery is carried out under the influence of general anesthesia so that the patient is comfortable and asleep during the treatment. it takes a few hours to carry out the surgery.
  • The technique of surgery depends on the patient’s and doctor’s preference. It is either done by making a large cut in the abdomen or through a laparoscopic technique i.e. through small incisions on the abdomen.
  • The stomach is made into a sleeve by removing the outer curved part of the stomach and then stitching the remaining stomach together to avoid any leaks.

Aftercare and Recovery:

Post-op is very important to avoid any risk of complications and pace up the recovery process. The patient is given strict instructions to follow after the surgery. These include

  • The patient is to take a liquid diet for the first seven days after the operation
  • For the next three weeks, the patient is to have pureed foods
  • A month after the operation the patient can have regular food
  • Vitamins and supplements are prescribed by the surgeon that should be taken according to the prescription
  • Even months after the operation the patient is advised to visit the clinic for regular checkups to monitor their health

Side effects:

  • There is a risk of excessive bleeding during the surgery especially if the patient is on blood-thinning medications
  • If not taken care of properly there is also a chance of infection at the site of surgery
  • There can be a chance of leaks from the stomach


The average cost of the surgery ranges from AED 24,999 to AED 39,999. It depends on the complexity of the surgery, the expertise of the surgeon, and the clinical level where the surgery is carried out. The final cost is decided by the surgeon after the initial consultation.

How long do the results last?

The results of the treatment are permanent and last for a lifetime. This is because part of the stomach is permanently removed from the patient’s body to reduce its capacity.

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