Studies have also shown that bariatric or metabolic surgery may be more effective than lifestyle changes and medical treatments in managing blood sugar levels for certain individuals with type 2 diabetes. Following surgery, some people experience significant enhancements in their blood glucose levels, require fewer medications, and may even achieve complete remission of diabetes.
If your doctor suggests a weight loss plan or weight loss surgery, our team of obesity and bariatric specialists can assist you in achieving success. Whether it involves dietary modifications, exercise routines, or even surgical interventions, our multidisciplinary specialists consisting of dietitians, endocrinologists and diabetologists, and bariatric surgeons are here to support you.
Treatment & Services
Our joint Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre is a collaboration between Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and Healthpoint Hospital, both part of the Mubadala Health network. The centre provides a world-class, multi-disciplinary approach to tackling Obesity and its related complications.
Our team of obesity and bariatric specialists can help decide if bariatric or metabolic surgery is right for you and together we help answer important questions including:
- Are you a good candidate for surgery?
- What is the difference between the two types of surgery options; gastric bypass surgery versus gastric sleeve surgery?
- What are the chances of diabetes going into remission after surgery?
- Is bariatric or metabolic surgery safe?
Our Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre offers a comprehensive range of treatments/services by specialised clinicians, ranging from lifestyle, dietary interventions, to medication and/or bariatric surgery with structured pre- and post- Bariatric surgery care.
Patients identified as good candidates for bariatric surgery also follow a program of dietary education and psychological support tailored to suit their needs. With the combined strength of specialist expertise from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and surgeons from Healthpoint Hospital, patients are assured of continuous care and extensive follow up post-surgery.
All members of our multidisciplinary obesity and bariatric team including physicians, surgeons, dieticians, nurses and psychologists are trained and certified in Obesity Management with majority of the specialists being SCOPE (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education) certified by the World Obesity Federation.
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is the first centre in Abu Dhabi to be certified as a Collaborating Centre for Obesity Management (COM) by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and was recertified again in 2023. This is a testament to our expertise in managing Obesity as well as diabetes. Our surgical colleagues in Healthpoint, also have certifications as a Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation - the first unit of its kind in Abu Dhabi, UAE.