Medical Subspecialties Institute

Obesity Program

  • Overview
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Meet Our Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis of Obesity

At an initial visit, each patient is evaluated by an Obesity Program physician who obtains a detailed medical history and conducts a physical examination. Based on the information obtained, the physicians may:

  • Order laboratory or imaging tests
  • Evaluate hormonal imbalances that may be responsible for the patient’s weight gain
  • Check for complications of obesity, such as diabetes or fatty liver disease
  • Order tests to determine whether the patient is suffering from vitamin deficiencies.

Treatment of Obesity

Most patients have continuous follow-up with a nutritionist for detailed dietary advice. Recommendations for dietary changes are tailored to each patient.

Treatment with weight loss medications is also available, and always combined with lifestyle guidance. When patients meet the criteria for obesity treatment using medication, they are closely monitored to assess their response to the therapy.

Some patients may be suitable candidates for weight loss surgery. If appropriate, the Obesity Program makes a referral to the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Digestive Disease Institute’s Bariatric Surgery Program to evaluate a patient for surgical treatment of obesity.

Meet Our Team

Obesity Program caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Medical Subspecialties Institute provide compassionate and comprehensive care for obesity and its related disorders. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program include:

  • Endocrinologists
  • Metabolic surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Patient Educators.
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