Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi has achieved accreditation as a Centre of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. This facility has been recognised for providing the highest quality of care for obesity management by the US-based Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

This accreditation distinguishes the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre of Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital from many other surgical facilities as a provider of the highest standards of care to patients with obesity and related disorders as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

This achievement means that the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre of Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi has met nationally and internationally recognised standards of care. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation and not all those who undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.

Obesity is currently recognised as a disease rather than a lifestyle issue. It affects our lives; our independence and this impact extends to family members and people close to us. It plays a major role in our sugar levels (diabetes mellitus), lipid metabolism (hyperlipidemia) and cardio-vascular system.

At Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi, our Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre is structured according to the international best practice guidelines for the management of obesity. It provides a comprehensive programme that deals with all aspects of obesity. We deliver nutritional, metabolic and surgical services for the management of morbid obesity and uncontrolled weight gain.

The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre is operated by a team of expert consultant surgeons and consultant physicians, all with the highest levels of western certifications\qualifications along with experts in dietetics and other supporting services who ensure that each patient receives highly specialised care that is tailored to their individual needs. The centre follows the most up-to-date international standards, which assists our patients in receiving the most appropriate treatment, (surgical or non-surgical), and is equipped with the latest equipment, instruments and technological innovations that enable us to perform hundreds of obesity procedures annually with excellent outcomes.

The team is led by Professor Safwan Taha, who is certified as “Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” by the Surgical Review Corporation (USA). Prof. Taha is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Member of the International Federation for Surgeons of Obesity, Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has vast experience in obesity surgery and the management of its complications.  

Our Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre services include:

  • Intra-gastric balloon insertion
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Anastomosis gastric bypass (also known as mini gastric bypass\Omega loop bypass)
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Management of complications of obesity surgery (leak, obstruction, herniation, twist etc.)
  • Revisional surgery (correction of failed obesity surgeries)
  • Revisional bariatric procedures for weight regain
  • Management of medical comorbidities of obesity
  • Counselling before and after obesity surgery
  • Multidisciplinary management by experienced consultants and specialists
  • Specialised dietetic centre with expert dieticians