Dr. Nikolas Valsamidis is a highly renowned board-certified bariatric in surgeon in Dubai with over 25 years of rich experience.
He is skilled at laparoscopic and robotic procedures in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity and has been doing so for over a decade, with over 2,500 advanced weight loss procedures and counting.
Dr. Nikolas has a proven track record of success in providing high-quality patient care, with a focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques and optimal patient outcomes. Though his forte lies in bariatric surgeries, he is also adept at performing a range of surgical procedures, including Robotic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Removal of Choledochal Cysts, and Celiac Trunk Stenosis.
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Dr. Nikolas has developed a non-invasive yet highly effective weight loss solution using Botox injections. He refers to this game-changing solution as ‘Laparoscopic Non Permanent Gastroparesis’ or LNPG, which is basically for minimising appetite. But instead of injecting it endoscopically (with gastroscopy by gastroenterologists), he injects a calculated amount of Botox under direct vision during Laparoscopy.
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Obesity is defined by the accumulation of fat in the body that results in weight increase and is defined by BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 30kg/m2. Morbid obesity is the severe form of obesity and is defined by a BMI over 40kg/m2, where the person experiences other medical problems that occur as a result of morbid obesity.
People who suffer from obesity will benefit from both these procedures. In particular, people who have BMI higher that 30kg/m2, including Type II obesity (BMI 35kg/m2) and morbid obesity (BMI> 40kg/m2).
These are two different procedures that share the same goal, which is to decrease the size of the stomach and be able to feel full with only small amounts of food.
In Adjusted Gastric Banding a band is placed around the stomach, whereas, in Sleeve Gastrectomy a portion of the stomach is removed.
Additionally, the Adjusted gastric band is a reversible procedure as opposed to Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Lastly, Sleeve Gastrectomy is believed to cause permanent results (lose up to 100% of excess body weight) whereas, in Adjusted Gastric Banding (lose up to 70% of excess body weight) there is a fear of relapse after the band is removed.
Laparoscopic Surgery FAQs
Depending on the conditions under which that both surgeries are performed they usually last about an hour.
It is possible to experience mild inconveniences after the surgery is performed, which are usually get over in a short period of time, about 1 – 3 days. However, from our team’s experience over the years there were no complains about any significant pain felt.
It usually takes a shorter period of time to recover for the Adjusted gastric band than with Sleeve Gastrectomy.
The time of full recovery is around 3 weeks on average. However, many of our patients were able to return to their jobs and daily activities in just a few days after being operated.
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