The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed that doctors at Dubai Hospital succeeded in conducting 1,400 bariatric surgeries in the last four years. The hospital reported that less than one per cent of the patients suffered from any side effects resulting in an increased demand— causing the appointments for bariatric surgery at the hospital to be booked for six months in advance. Dr Zaid Abdul Aziz Al Mazimi, Consultant and Head of Bariatric Surgery Department at Dubai Hospital said that the DHA provided all necessary support to enable its doctors to conduct successful surgeries that are par with international standards, especially in the field of bariatric surgery. He added that this has contributed to the trust and satisfaction of customers, which is notable in the increasing demand for the department’s services over the past few years. These services include sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and complicated cases referred from other hospital, to name a few. He added that the surgeries are conducted following medical recommendation given to patients who suffer from health and chronic issues that require medical intervention. He said that Dubai Hospital has become known for conducting complicated surgeries, especially for cases that were turned down by other hospitals due to its difficulty and so may require extra medical attention. He added that the hospital succeeded in treating these complicated cases due to its skilled doctors and highly equipped facilities that are on a par with international standards.