Weight Loss and Bariatric Programme

in Dubai

King’s College Hospital in Dubai provides the most comprehensive
Weight Loss programme available to International patients.

Meet Our World Class
Multidisplinary Team

DR FAROOQ KHAN Consultant Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist

DR AHMED FATHYConsultant General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon.

Seemless Patient Experience
from Airport to Hospital

Vip Coordinator

Airport Pickup & Drop off

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Find out more about our Weight Loss & Bariatric Treatments

State of the Art Hospital in Dubai


Lagos to Dubai 7hours40 minutes
Dubai to Hospital 20 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the surgery?

There are several factors that decide the eligibility criteria for a weight loss surgery –

  • Should be mentally ready for the surgery
  • Should have tried non-surgical options for weight loss before the surgery (exercise, diet, etc)
  • Should have a BMI over 35( Asians 32.5) with associated problems
  • Should be aware of the benefits and risks associated with the surgery

What are the benefits of weight-loss surgery?

Significant weight loss is not the only benefit from the surgery. The patient also experiences benefits via improved associated medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, PCOs, sleep apnoea and others are improved by weight-loss surgery.

What to do before the weight-loss surgery?

Weight-loss surgery is a major life decision and you will have to do a lot of research before coming to the final decision. One thing to be understood is that the procedure is not a cure-all, and its success depends on the patient. There are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for the surgery -

  • Make healthy changes in your lifestyle and eating habits
  • Make sure that you follow a daily exercise routine
  • Follow-up with your physician and abide by their recommendations
  • Join support groups
  • Being mentally ready to adopt the new lifestyle

What are some health conditions that qualify me for the weight loss surgery?

There are certain health problems (comorbidities) that might qualify a patient for a weight loss surgery. They include –

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Respiratory disorders such as sleep apnea
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Osteoarthritis
  • pcos
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

How much weight will i loose after the weight loss surgery?

This is a very common question. A weight loss surgery is considered successful if the patient losses 50% or more of the excess body weight.

Will there any be side-effects post the weight loss surgery?

There can be a few side effects depending on the type of weight loss surgery.

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Hormonal changes
  • Depression

Your physician will give you detailed information about the possible side effects before the surgery & how to prevent them.