Obesity is currently recognised as a real disease rather than a lifestyle issue. It affects our lives, our independence and 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, amongst many other diseases.

At Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, our Weight Management Centre is structured according to 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 uncontrolled weight gain as well as medical management for all the obesity-related diseases.

Our Weight Management Centre is operated by a team of expert consultants with the highest levels of western certifications\qualifications, along with experts in dietetics and other supporting services who will make sure that each patient receives highly specialised care that is tailored to his/her individual needs. The centre follows the latest international standards which will help our patients to access the most appropriate treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, and is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments/machines and technological innovations that enable us to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, including all types of surgical procedures.

The list below outlines the different specialities of our multidisciplinary team who are highly qualified experts in their fields. They provide our patients with surgical and non-surgical care, including pharmacotherapy, that is required for the management of their weight problem:

  • Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic surgery
  • Consultant Endocrinology
  • Dieticians
  • Consultant Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Consultant Cardiology
  • Consultant Pulmonology
  • Consultant Interventional Gastroenterology
  • Consultant Internal Medicine / Family Medicine
  • Consultant ICU
  • Consultant Interventional Radiology
  • Consultant Anaesthesia
  • Consultant Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Bariatric Coordinator
  • Diabetic Educator
  • Cardiopulmonary Therapist
  • Clinical Pharmacist

The services that we provide to our patients are listed below, including the surgical procedures for weight gain/regain. All our procedures are performed using the laparoscopic (keyhole) approach. This means that patients will experience minimal pain and will be discharged quickly from hospital. Patients will also be able to return to work and their normal activities in a short time.

  • Multidisciplinary non-surgical management of weight gain/re-gain
  • Intra-gastric balloon insertion
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • One 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, twis etc)
  • Revisional surgery (correction of failed obesity surgery)
  • Revisional bariatric procedures for weight regain
  • Management of medical comorbidities of obesity
  • Counselling before and after obesity surgery
  • Specialised dietetic care

The Weight Management Centre is designated as Centre of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, USA. This accreditation recognises the international quality of the ethical, evidence-based weight reduction programme that we offer for adults and adolescents.

Are you overweight or obese?

Obesity is measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) and is classified according to the table below:



BMI (kg/m2)



< 18.5



18.5 - 24.9



25 - 29.9



30 – 34.9

Morbid Obesity 


35 - 39.9

Severe Obesity


> 40

Who is eligible for the Weight management Program?

If you are overweight, obese, morbidly obese or severely obese then you need to visit our Weight Management Centre to be assessed by our team and we’ll provide you with the weight management plan that is tailored to your particular condition.

Contact details

For further information please email us on MAIR.Weightmanagement@mediclinic.ae