We know that carrying excess weight can have a negative impact on your wellbeing, potentially leading to low self-esteem and long-term illness. At Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), we are pleased to offer a number of effective measures that can help you reduce your body mass index (BMI), and live a more confident and fulfilling life. These include a dedicated Weight Management Program and bariatric surgery.
Our bariatric surgical team offers two types of procedure to help reduce your weight – gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Both procedures are performed under general anesthetic and use minimally invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Please note that while bariatric surgery is highly effective in helping to tackle obesity and reduce weight, it is not intended as a substitute for a balanced diet and physical exercise. Instead, it is a way of empowering you to adopt a healthier long-term lifestyle. To help you achieve this, our surgical procedures are complemented by expert guidance on managing your weight after surgery.
To receive surgery, you must be at least 18 years old, a registered patient at a JHAH facility and be able to live and move around independently.
Did you know that Saudi Aramco employees and their dependents, who are registered with a JHAH network provider (MDF), can request to have their bariatric surgery performed at JHAH?
Do you want to know more? You can request a call-back from our team and we will walk you through the process and eligibility criteria.
Bariatric treatment at JHAH does not begin and end with surgery. To give you the best possible chance of long-term maintenance of a healthy BMI, we will formulate a personalized plan for you, and ensure you receive expert care and guidance to manage every stage of your weight-loss.
You will first meet with the bariatric team, who will talk you through your personalized plan. Our team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and psychologists will help and encourage you to implement your plan in readiness for your surgery. During this time, we will ensure that you understand the benefits and risks associated with your procedure.
We take care to ensure that our procedures are as minimally invasive as possible. With 99 percent of our procedures performed via laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, you can expect to return to work or other activities within seven to 14 days.
You will continue to receive consultations with our team after your surgery. Please note that during this time, it is vital that you adhere to a diet, and adopt a pattern of exercise, that will help to maintain your weight loss and support the benefits of surgery. If you are interested in receiving bariatric surgery at JHAH, please speak to your Primary Care physician.
Professional Title: General Surgeon
Specialty: General Surgery
Professional Title: Consultant General Surgeon
Specialty: General Surgery
Location: Al-Hasa, Dhahran
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