Welcome to the road map of a new life. You should start by knowing the problem, Read below
Morbid obesity predisposes patients to comorbid diseases which affect nearly every organ system. These include: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypoventilation syndrome, asthma, sleep apnea, stroke, pseudotumor cerebri,arthritis, several types of cancers, urinary incontinence, gallbladder disease, and depression [8-10]. Obesity shortens life expectancy, with increasing body mass index (BMI) resulting in proportionally shorter lifespan.
Surgically induced weight loss is associated with resolution or improvement of comorbid diseases in 75-100% of patients , and reduced mortality compared with medically treated patients.
The nutrition professional is an integral part of multidisciplinary bariatric care. Our registered dietician is specialized in bariatric care, both before and after surgery, and is available for regular consultations
You will discuss your interests and the possibility of weight loss surgery with Dr. Sedrak. He will review your goals, expectations, and medical history, and discuss the options with you. Based on your discussions, Dr. Sedrak will order medical evaluations that may include the following:
Routine laboratory evaluation typically includes complete blood count, metabolic profile, coagulation profile, lipid profile, thyroid function tests, and ferritin. Vitamin B12, and fat-soluble vitamin levels may be evaluated if considering a malabsorptive procedure.
Cardiovascular evaluation includes electrocardiogram and possible stress test to identify occult coronary artery disease.
Respiratory evaluation may include chest X-ray, arterial blood gas, and pulmonary function tests.
Sleep apnea may be diagnosed by sleep study and the patient started on continuous positive airway pressure prior to surgery.
Upper endoscopy may be used if suspicion of gastric pathology exists. If H. pylori infection is present, preoperative therapy is advised.
The liver may be assessed by hepatic profile and ultrasound. In cases of suspected cirrhosis, biopsy may be indicated. Ultrasound may be used to detect gallstones, allowing the surgeon to decide on concomitant cholecystectomy.
There are several treatments available ranging from sleeve gastrectomy to Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication.
Dr Sedrak performs all these procedures and will discuss the best option for you at your consultation .
You can have your consultation in person or over Skype from the convenience and privacy of your own home.
Once you have had your consultation and the appropriate course of treatment has been agreed then you will be referred to our dedicated dietitian and nutritional expert based in the US. She will work with you and guide you both before and after the surgery to make sure you loose weight and claim your life back!
DDr. Michael Sedrak, MD is a board certified general surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He is currently practicing in California and New York and will be available at our centre in Dubai soon.
A graduate of New York University School of Medicine, Dr Sedrak is a famous Bariatric Surgeon. Some of his procedures are as below. Please check “procedures” tab for more details on procedures.
Angana Shah is a licensed Registered Dietitian accredited by Commission on Dietetic Registration, USA. She has over three years of experience as a Registered Dietitian with experience in counseling, scheduling, planning, organizing, coordinating, communicating, public speaking and training on diets.
She worked with with Keck Medical Center of USC, California USA as Clinical Dietitian where she was
Responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition assessments and care planning for patients and residents with special needs.
*Disclaimer:The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure. Results are not guaranteed and may vary according to health condition, weight, skin type, individual needs and other factors.