Two new surgical procedures for obesity in the UAE (United Arab Emirates):
This article was originally published in Clinica
Gastric banding and gastric bypass have been introduced for the first time in the UAE, performed at the American Hospital. Obesity is increasingly common in the UAE, where over 60% of the population is overweight, and is linked to other medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Both procedures are performed using laparoscopy, which reduces post-operative complications and recovery time, reports the Gulf News.