UAE Hospital and Surgeon Among top Elite in Mena Region to Earn International Accreditation

Dubai, UAE, 16 January, 2017: A multidisciplinary healthcare facility and among its leading cosmetic surgeons have been listed amongst the greatest in the MENA region to accomplish certification from the prominent worldwide bariatric surgery certification as a specialist centre for surgical treatment of obesity and diabetes.

Having facilitated in greater than 400 successful bariatric surgical treatments, Zulekha Health center Dubai has actually been identified for its surgical weight management program and outstanding administration of morbidly obese people by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).

The IFSO supporteds organizations and surgeons as Centres of Excellence (Chief Executive Officer) worldwide to improve the overall quality of monitoring for individuals undertaking bariatric and metabolic surgical procedure, has actually up until now identified five medical facilities across the MENA region.

Dr Hussam Albatrusi, Specialist General Surgeon - Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Doctor at Zulekha Hospital Dubai, who has executed more than 1,000 effective bariatric surgical procedures throughout his 14 year job, has actually also been acknowledged by IFSO.

According to 2015 World Health Organisation figures, obesity rates are on the rise with more than 2.1 billion people taken into consideration overweight or obese which totals up to 30 percent of the global populace. In the UAE alone, 70 per cent of guys and 67 percent of women aged 15 and older are thought to be overweight.

Taher Shams, Managing Director of Zulekha Hospitals, said: "The obesity prices amongst women in the UAE setting the nation in 7th position on a global range which highlights the climbing requirement for been experts healthy way of life monitoring programmes and weight-loss surgeries.

" Being distinguished as a Centre of Excellence brings us both a worldwide recognition as well an obligation to provide ideal practice, conduct important research study and act as an ambassador of the program to encourage existing bariatric organizations to update to criteria set by IFSO and contribute to the promotion of clinical tourism in the region."

To earn the certification, each using organization has to undertake an inflexible certification process and demonstrate they have the sources, qualifications, and experience to provide high quality perioperative and long-term follow-up like their patients.

Dr Hussam Albatrusi claimed: "I am really happy with this achievement as it is a great privilege to be identified by the top global body in my field. I take this opportunity to recognize the assistance of our multidisciplinary team of specialists and state-of-art facilities.

" Over the past two years we have actually treated virtually 1,500 people; 27 per cent of those clients are Emirati nationals. Greater than 80 per cent of the surgical treatments we finished were gastrectomies - gastric sleeve surgical procedures - which are really simple treatments that guarantee a weight management over 18 months as opposed to laparoscopic band that prolongs this period to concerning three years.

" While the majority of the weight management surgeries we carry out are straightforward and result in individuals being 1discharged from the hospital on the same day, we have actually also successfully treated 224 difficult situations on morbidly overweight people with a BMI over 70."

Dr Zia ur Rahman Shah, Director Administration at Zulekha Medical facility Dubai, claimed: "The recognition is pleasing for the group of bariatric cosmetic surgeons at Zulekha Healthcare facility and acts as a testament to our quest of producing centres of excellence across all specialities.

" It strengthens our drive to offer all our clients with the greatest standards of security and quality care in bariatric surgical treatment."

While bariatric surgical treatment is thought about a really reliable methods of decreasing weight, with 80% of excess weight-loss experienced within 9-12 months, medical professionals add it is commonly recommended to alleviate clinical problems related to obesity, consisting of diabetic issues, high blood pressure and heart diseases (CVD). Data compiled by Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) reveal that in 2015 there were over 1 million situations of diabetes while CVD represented 34.9% of all fatality situations in the UAE.

Zulekha Healthcare facility Dubai is a 79-bed hospital established in 2004 which offers both inpatient and outpatient care covering a vast array of clinical and surgical specializeds. The facility utilizes more than 900 workers, including qualified physicians, team nurses and a host of paramedical staff.

The bariatric group of cosmetic surgeons consists of Dr Uday Shankar, Dr Aws Khidir Jassim, Dr Murtaza Pithawala and Dr James Zachariah Pulimuttil. The healthcare facility has a devoted website for education and support of obese people who are looking for expert advice -

Caption: Dr Hussam Albatrusi is amongst leading elite doctors in the MENA region to receive IFSO Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgical treatment certification

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