Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Dubai

In Dubai, gastric sleeve surgery has become an increasingly safe & effective procedure for obese people. The Laparoscopic technique for Sleeve surgery has made this procedure very popular. It has an immediate effect on weight loss by caloric restriction & also helps in better control of blood sugar levels &, in some cases, even reversal. It can be performed in less time & is technically less complex than gastric bypass. Also, it does not need foreign body placement in the body like the Gastric band. Thus, you can avoid frequent visits to the Surgeon for adjustments. Current medical evidence suggests that it results in excellent weight loss & diabetes reversal & is comparable to any other bariatric procedures & has a low complication rate.

The weight loss with the Sleeve Gastrectomy has been running in the range of 55% to 70% of the excess body weight, depending on your circumstances. It has been shown to have better weight loss than the Lap Banding procedures & nearly the same as gastric bypass.

Suppose you are relatively young and otherwise healthy, can exercise regularly, and are very good about following the program; in that case, you can many times exceed these averages, getting almost up to the kind of weight loss we would see with gastric bypass(roux-en-y) or mini-gastric bypass.

Over the years, Dr. Girish Juneja has gained supreme expertise in the laparoscopic techniques of performing Sleeve surgery in Dubai. Not only has he performed surgeries laparoscopically for more than a decade, but he also continues to teach the techniques of this surgery to other young surgeons.

This operation is the only bariatric procedure with no malabsorption (as the RNY and DS do) and no foreign body issues (as the Lap-Band® does). Therefore, there is a very low risk at the time of surgery, relative to the RNY and the DS, and an extremely low risk of needing another operation in the future, especially compared to Laparoscopic Gastric Banding procedures.

Why is the surgery done?

The Gastric Sleeve Surgery Program is done to reduce the size of the stomach and make it emptier. It entails wrapping an inflatable silicone device – a ring – around the stomach, which restricts food intake and causes weight loss, making it easier for people who have excess weight or are motivated to lose their weight.

This surgery is performed on patients with a BMI of 40 or higher or people diagnosed as obese by a health care provider.

Gastric Sleeve is also popularly known as bariatric surgery.

Weight Loss Mechanism

The reduction of the size of the stomach to about 100cc in volume results in a powerful restrictive weight loss. As a result, patients feel full after a very small amount of food and lose weight because they eat less and are happy eating less. There are also significant effects on the hunger mechanisms that make the weight loss seen with the Sleeve Gastrectomy even better than would be seen just with a small stomach pouch. Hunger is favorably affected because there is a reduced capacity to produce Ghrelin, a substance that plays a role in feeling and relieving hunger.

Preservation Of Pyloric Valve(Gateway) Of Normal Stomach

It is noteworthy that it preserves the pylorus, the valve that regulates the emptying of the stomach. This acts as “nature’s band” and allows food to hold up in the stomach for a while, making the person feel full while the food trickles out. Coupled with the fact that there is no rearrangement of the bowel, dumping and marginal ulcers are not a problem. This mechanism enhances the normal satiety mechanism.

The Gastric Sleeve Surgery In Dubai

The Sleeve Gastrectomy operation is done with 3-5 small incisions and takes about an hour to do. Dr. Girish Juneja uses a small calibration tube to size the Sleeve so that the diameter of the resulting stomach pouch is not too small or too large. He does a “leak test” in the operating room before he completes the operation for extra safety to ensure no complications happen. Having the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Dubai usually involves just an overnight stay in the hospital. You can return to work, resume heavy lifting and strenuous activity, in most cases, in about three to four weeks from the time of surgery. If you are doing light duty at work, there is the possibility of going back to work after one week to 10 days.

Dr. Girish Juneja is an experienced surgeon for Sleeve Gastrectomy. He pursued his basic laparoscopic training from Nine wells Medical College, Dundee, Scotland & UK.

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure used with laparoscopic technique and is the most popular weight loss procedure nowadays among patients.

Check what all is included and not included in the package.

  • Pre-Operative Anaesthesia consultation, blood, and other investigations.
  • Fees of the surgeon
  • Operation charges
  • Doctor Consultation charges
  • Medication used during and post-procedure
  • Routine laboratory testing.
  • Medical Imaging / Radiology
  • Routine Medical consumables & Implants
  • Follow up periodic for 1 to 2 years by dietician/surgeon
  • Any type of therapy, investigation, or procedures apart from those mentioned above will be charged separately.

    After Discharge, medication will be charged separately.

Your Insurance companies might cover this procedure ( please check with your provider); otherwise, the cost will vary from AED 35,000 AED to 40000 AED as per cases.

Here is a video explaining the sleeve gastrectomy in brief

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