Our BMI program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research, and education; because losing weight can be harder than it sounds. So even if you have tried and failed every diet in existence, you can still find a real solution to your weight problem; and you will be able to maintain your life, and health.
SKMC, managed by Cleveland Clinic , offers a variety of services to meet your needs including bariatric surgery (also known as weight loss surgery) - a proven safe, and effective treatment option for many people-and weight loss management and treatment for obesity related diseases. At SKMC, surgery is the last resort.
Weight loss patient selection at BMI Abu Dhabi is carried under the guidelines established by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. The program started in 2009 in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic’s BMI Institute and has grown significantly since then, reaching a total of 150 operations with excellent results.
Our pursuit of world-class care at BMI Abu Dhabi at SKMC-Cleveland Clinic begins with the leadership, skills and experience of our surgeons. Our surgeon (Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri, Consultant Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgeon, and Director of BMI Abu Dhabi) is a weight loss surgery expert who has performed hundreds of bariatric operations. He is American board-certified in general surgery and has post graduate fellowship training in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery from Washington University in St Louis Missouri.
Because excessive weight is associated with serious medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, and degenerative joint disease, you want a program where you will have easy access to many of the best physicians in such specialties as cardiac care, endocrinology, and gastroenterology to name a few. In our program, we have developed a team dedicated to work with you before and after your weight loss surgery. The team is comprised of 2 surgeons, 2 bariatric physicians, 2 psychologists, 2 dietitians, a cardiologist, an anesthesiologist, a plastic surgeon, 2 pediatric physicians and a bariatric nurse coordinator.
Finding the best weight loss program for you will require you to carefully research your options. We are confident that you will discover how the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Abu Dhabi excels in so many ways, and how the program is right for you. We can assure you that SKMC is an ideal setting for bariatric surgery so please rest assured that all your medical care will be of the highest quality with international standards.