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Abdali Hospital announces the inauguration of a new comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center to manage obesity

Abdali Hospital has started the operations of a new Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center to manage overweight and obesity comprehensively. The Center provides diagnosis and a holistic range of medical and surgical treatments, in addition to lifestyle changes. It ensures that the most appropriate treatment is recommended to each patient following the latest evidence-based guidelines, internationally.

Medical treatment include medications to manage underlying causes of obesity, under the supervision of endocrinologists or gastroenterologists specialised in weight management. The Center provides Intragastric Balloon Insertion and Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedures for patients who are eligible. The surgical team performs all procedures of bariatric surgery including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery and Laparoscopic Single Anastomosis Gastric bypass, Laparoscopic Revision and Conversion operations for all types of previously performed bariatric surgeries after choosing the best for the patient. Esophageal Reflux and Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair and other latest and most important surgeries for obesity and metabolic diseases, which are internationally approved. The Center also provides a Programmed Balloon (Smart Capsule).

The Centre is run by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, dietitians, psychologists, and clinical bariatric nurse. They are supported by physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, anaesthesiologists, interventional radiologists and plastic surgeons, in which all dissolve into a multidisciplinary approach for management of obesity. The Centre hosts the most advanced equipment for diagnosis and each type of treatment.

Dr. Mohammad Alhaijawi, leader of the Abdali Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center said: “Obesity is one of the greatest challenges to be faced by the public health service in the twenty-first century. It is not just a cosmetic concern, obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in westernised/industrialised countries, but also in developing countries. It affects all age groups, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. It is a health problem that can have a very negative impact on a person’s health and physical and mental wellbeing and needs to be addressed. It is the underlying cause of many of other important diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart, and vascular diseases, amongst many others. We are proud to have a top team of experienced physicians and allied health professionals committed to follow the latest clinical guidance to ensure patient safety and good outcomes.”

Mr. Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, Vicechairman of Abdali Hospital added “Obesity is one of the most prevalent health risk factors in Jordan. This is another milestone in our commitment to deliver healthcare at top international standard, in the areas that matter most to our community”.

Abdali Hospital is a multispecialty hospital with the mission to provide best practice patient centred care. It has over 20 subspecialised structured departments run by highly experienced physicians. It is JCI and HCAC accredited.

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