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Healthpoint Centralizes Obesity And Metabolic Services To Provide 360-Degree Care

Acknowledging the importance of multidisciplinary care in controlled and sustainable weight loss, Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, has centralized its surgical, medical, psychological and dietary weight-related services into a single location at its Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi campus. The aim is to enhance collaboration between specialists working on a patient’s case and to create seamless access to services for obese and overweight patients.

“We believe that a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss is key. There is no point giving a patient a bariatric operation without first resolving underlying family, medical and psychological issues that led to his or her weight issue,” explains Dr Mohammed Al Hadad, a consultant bariatric surgeon and Head of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Healthpoint. “Similarly, after bariatric surgery, the patient will be able to consume only a relatively small amount of food at a time, and will need a dietitian’s help to ensure they are getting all the required nutrients on this reduced calorie intake.”

He adds that it is not just a patient’s weight that needs to be addressed, but also comorbidities associated with obesity such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, asthma, osteoarthritis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), among others. “Our surgeons, doctors and specialists will have specialized bariatric knowledge and collaborate to ensure that all aspects of a patient’s health are addressed. Even the support staff will have experience specific to dealing with obese and overweight patients.” Healthpoint’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center is the only one of its kind in Abu Dhabi accredited as a Center of Excellence by the international Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), which awards medical facilities based on safety standards and quality of care.

“We are proud to be the only bariatric centre in Abu Dhabi to be accredited as a Center of Excellence, but we want to continue to reach new heights in patient satisfaction, and this move to centralize our services is in line with that,” says Dr Mohammad.

“It is important to us that patients realize that weight loss is not an isolated event; it is a journey and we will offer them support in every aspect throughout.”

About Healthpoint’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center
The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre is an accredited Centre of Excellence and is the only one in Abu Dhabi. The Centre is based at Healthpoint and encompasses Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Psychology, Nutrition, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, offering a range of services to help patients lose weight and revolutionize their health. The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre’s multi-disciplinary team collaborate to guide patients on their weight-loss journey, with a joint understanding that each journey is unique. The team assesses each patient individually to determine the need for bariatric surgery and offers a unique integrated system of surgical and dietary education, lifestyle changes and psychological support, tailored to each patient’s needs. The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre team includes consultants in bariatric surgery and medicine, respiratory medicine and cardiology, in addition to bariatric dietitians and psychologists. They are trained in specialized surgical techniques and long-term care to help patients achieve controlled weight loss. The specialized bariatric surgeons at the center follow the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi and international best practice guidelines from the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders and the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
About Healthpoint
Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s integrated network of world-class healthcare providers, is a premium hospital with three specialty centers – the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Centre, the Dentistry Clinic and Musculoskeletal. Based in Abu Dhabi and accepting patients throughout the UAE and GCC, the hospital provides community care, grounded in the latest internationally recognized medical approaches. Healthpoint is committed to working with companies within the Mubadala Healthcare Network and with its strategic partners from the world’s best healthcare organizations, as well as other hospitals and clinics locally and regionally. We deliver quality and accessible care and education to everyone, from patients and their families to communities, to achieve better health together. Healthpoint’s innovative care and health programs offer our patients and the community the specific tools they need to make better choices regarding their health and lead healthier, happier, and longer lives. Healthpoint’s compassionate clinical staff are leaders in their respective fields and combine international standards and latest innovations with local understanding to create a world-class hospital experience. The clinical and non-clinical staff work as one integrated team in a culture that continuously aims to improve patient experience, outcomes and employee engagement. Healthpoint provides full-cycle organized care using the integrated practice unit (IPU) model, which tailors treatment around the individual patient, with every action in the practice complementing the other to increase standards, avoid unnecessary care and simplify each patient’s journey.

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