Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the Middle East

  • Talat Sh. Al Shaban
  • Ramzi S. Alami
  • Abdelrahman Ali Nimeri


This chapter will assess bariatric surgery in the Middle East based on published literature. In addition, we will utilize the World Health Organization (WHO) database and official reports issued by health authorities from individual countries. We chose this approach to provide an objective assessment of the status of obesity and bariatric surgery in the Middle East region.


Obesity Bariatric surgery Metabolic surgery Middle East 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Talat Sh. Al Shaban
    • 1
  • Ramzi S. Alami
    • 2
  • Abdelrahman Ali Nimeri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General SurgerySheikh Khalifa Medical CityAbu DhabiUAE
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryIFSO Middle East North African, Pan Arab Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Sheik Khalifa Medical CityAbu DhabiUAE

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