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Tecom, Dubai, UAE, 283642United Arab Emirates

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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday12:00 - 19:00
Saturday12:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
Free consultation ★ Prices from 600 د.إ.‏ - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Excellent ServiceScore™ 8.4 from 8 votes ★ 6 verified patient reviews. Visit our Bariatric Surgery Clinic - Tecom, Dubai, UAE, 283642, United Arab Emirates.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation free
Gastric Sleeve 45000 د.إ.‏ - 55000 د.إ.‏

Gastric Balloon

6 month Orbera Gastric Balloon 19000 د.إ.‏ - 21000 د.إ.‏
12 month Spatz Adjustable Gastric Balloon 23500 د.إ.‏ - 26500 د.إ.‏

Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass 45000 د.إ.‏ - 55000 د.إ.‏
Gastric Bypass 50000 د.إ.‏ - 55000 د.إ.‏
Gastric Band 29500 د.إ.‏ - 36000 د.إ.‏
Gastric Band Adjustment from 600 د.إ.‏
Revisional Bariatric Surgery 50000 د.إ.‏ - 65000 د.إ.‏
Duodenal Switch 60500 د.إ.‏ - 73000 د.إ.‏
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About Tonic Surgery Dubai

Tonic Weight Loss Surgery Clinic offers the very best in bariatric surgery.  Our surgeons are some of the world leading experts and professors from the UK, with a wealth of experience in pre and post operative care. Your weight loss journey is second to none from the moment you make first contact with us, we are on hand to help you every step of the way, with two years of ongoing support after your surgery; we are focused on helping you achieve your goal, and tapping into the skills of our highly experienced team is certainly the best way forward.  We work in conjunction with the leading specialist hospitals here in Dubai.

In order to continue successfully down the road of weight loss and management, you need ongoing support in order to keep that weight off, to live a healthy life, and to change your general mind-set on nutrition, exercise, and what constitutes health and fitness. 

Included in our two years’ aftercare service is: 

•             Ongoing dietary advice, with the help of a highly skilled dietician

•             Help from a remote personal trainer, to help with toning and exercise

•             Contact with a highly skilled nurse, specialising in weight loss management

•             Ongoing help from a psychotherapist, because weight loss is as much about adjusting your mind-set, as adjusting your body

•             24/7 help from patient care staff, in case of any out of hours’ queries

•             Transport on the day of surgery

•             A range of communication options, including telephone advice, email, text, Skype, and face to face appointments.

Why? Because we believe this is one of the most important parts of your treatment, time and time again offering a service that is world class, with ongoing support from your surgeon and a team of healthcare professionals. We are with you every step of the way. 

Our surgeons are highly skilled, with years of experience in bariatric surgery. On top of this, we offer consultations to all patients who are thinking about undergoing weight loss surgery, or anyone who is seeking help for weight loss management in general. Following your procedure, you will be given two years of free aftercare, because the time after surgery is just as important as the time during it, if you want to keep those results.

Our view on weight loss is simple – you should learn to eat in order to live, to fuel your body, not live to contaminate your body with unhealthy options, simply because they are there. We can help you learn this view, adhere to it, and change your life as a result. It will literally be one of the best decisions you ever make.

Currently we have clinics in Dubai addressing the weight loss needs of both residents in the area and those heading to this part of the world for surgery, combining it with sightseeing and tourism.

We are experts in weight loss surgery and everything related to weight loss in general, having worked with countless patients for many years. We are highly trained, highly professional, and highly experienced.

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Patient reviews

4.8 from 6 verified reviews
Solakunmi, South Africa
( Verified user)

I’m far more active now, and I feel like my general health has improved

5 50 Gastric Sleeve

My sister recommended this clinic to me, so I chose them for my gastric sleeve surgery. I’m happy with the results of the procedure, and the price I paid for the treatment was reasonable.

Tonic surgery impressed me before I even set foot inside the actual practice. My correspondence with the clinic prior to my appointment gave me peace of mind. The doctors were very helpful with providing information before the surgery. My life has changed since this procedure. I’m far more active now, and I feel like my general health has improved. In addition to this, my blood pressure has dropped.

Treated by: Mr Sherif Awad

Thank you for the wonderful feedback about Tonic. We are so delighted you have such a positive experience and are happy with the outcome of the surgery. We certainly aim to deliver the highest patient care and service every stage of your time here with us. Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Mr Sherif Awad
Mr Sherif Awad
Anonymous, United Arab Emirates
( Review verified by phone and email)

This is the best thing I have ever done, I am a new person!

5 50 Gastric Sleeve • Paid: 55000 د.إ.‏

The best decision you will ever make is to choose Tonic! I had the gastric sleeve procedure and wouldn't change my decision for even a split second. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself and my family - I am a new person! Dr Sheriff is an amazing surgeon, makes himself so available to you pre and post op and is just wonderful at what he does. All of the questions I had about the surgery were answered by him in person and then on the day of the surgery his bed side manner is amazing, so comforting and felt completely at ease and stress free in his care.

In terms of the procedure, there is 1-2 days post op that are uncomfortable, but relatively painless and then it is all onwards and upwards from there. The results are spectacular and I have currently lost nearly 23kgs in about 14 weeks and am loving having to replace my wardrobe! In terms of health, I have no sleep apnea, no snoring, have reversed my trend towards diabetes and more importantly, have so much energy for my kids, family and friends. The impact on your life post surgery is really minimal and it is liberating to be able to eat what you want and not have to worry about the dreaded D word (diet!) anymore. Whatever you decide to do, comitt to something and I highly recommend this type of surgery and lifestyle!

The entire team at Tonic is amazing. Tonic really provides 360 degree care for you and not just on the day of your surgery, but for two years after your surergy. Having access to the pyschologyst, personal trainers, nurses, dieticians and the surgeons for frequent follow ups and to ensure you are staying on track is really amazing. This is the reason why I went ahead with Tonic over any other clinic. Honestly, the support from Tonic is out of this world and you really feel like they are in your corner supporting you and nothing is too much trouble - they want you to succeed. I couldn't recommend the clinic more highly.

David, United Arab Emirates
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I wish I had done this years ago

5 50 Bariatric Surgery Consultation • Paid: 55000 د.إ.‏

Weight problems led to complicated type2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. I decided to get bariatric surgery. I chose Tonic as my doctor recommended the surgeon Dr. Sharif. The surgery was arranged quickly, was pretty painless and I have recovered quickly and with no pain. I have lost 27kgs in 10 weeks! I feel better than I have for years and best of all no more type 2 etc etc..

I chose Tonic as I had a recommendation. I also checked researched both the clinic and surgeon beforehand. I went and met with them and they told me the good and the bad but in the end, their confidence made me confident. The initial consultation, the surgery, and the follow-up have been excellent, I wish I had done this years ago.

Treated by: Mr Sherif Awad
Jay, United Arab Emirates
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The care and attention I got from them was the best

5 50 Gastric Sleeve

I cannot thank the team at Tonic enough. I had my surgery Gastric sleeve 10 months ago, which has changed my life. I followed the advice I got from Tonic to the letter. The surgeon. Sherif Awad was fantastic explained everything to me in a way that I understood, not in medical jargon. I spent one night in hospital. I was in constant touch with the Tonic team.

I went to several clinics in Dubai and in the UK, and Tonic was the only one that listened to me as a person not a number. The care and attention I got from them was the best. I was so unhappy before and now feel wonderful I wish I had heard of Tonic years ago. I can not recommend this clinic highly enough.

Sally, United Arab Emirates
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I am happy, confident and healthy

4.5 50 Gastric Sleeve

I was advised by the amazing team at Tonic to have a gastric sleeve after a failed balloon from another facility. It was definitely the better procedure for me.

They have a wealth of experience in these procedures and the after care is just as they promised. The procedure was quick in and out of hospital in 2 days with very little pain and a quick recovery time.

Best money I have ever spent!

Tonic have changed my life, I am forever grateful.
I have battled for 30 years with my weight and now I am happy, confident and healthy.
Thank you to the whole team, Dr. Shariff, Kay and Jordana.

Treated by: Mr Sherif Awad
Hannah, United Arab Emirates
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

Excellent treatment

4.5 50 Bariatric Surgery Consultation

Excellent treatment, all staff have been very helpful and caring.

Fantastic team looked after me and I am so happy with my stay. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thank you so much everyone
Hannah Jenkins

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  • DHA - Dubai Health Authority (United Arab Emirates) 
  • ACPOHE - Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (Northern Ireland) 
  • MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (Northern Ireland) 
  • MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) 
  • MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (UK) 
  • UKAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UK) 
  • ANP - The Association for Nurse Prescribing (UK) 
  • ACPOHE - Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (UK) 
  • BMA - British Medical Association (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (UK) 
  • MPS - Medical Protection Society (UK) 
  • BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UK) 
  • RCGP - Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) 
  • CQC - Care Quality Commission (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • RCSEng - Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK) 
  • CSP - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK) 
  • RSM - Royal Society of Medicine (UK) 
  • HAP - Hospital Accreditation Programme (UK) 


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Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersOpen 24 hoursOpen weekends

Travel services

International travel - We do cover UAE ,GCC and Middle East

Languages spoken


Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery Consultation (30 mins)

Your Free Consultation

Planning starts with your consultation…..

Consultations should only be given by one person, a highly experiencedsurgeon who is the only one capable of determining whether you are a suitablecandidate for the surgery that you are asking for.  Counsellors, or nursing, irrespective oftheir experience are not licensed to operate and although they may assist withsimple explanations, you should not allow yourself to be placed in a situationwhere they advise surgery.

At theconsultation you will not find counsellors. All consultations are carried outby highly trained Cosmetic GMC Registered Surgeons.

We do not charge for Consultations. A very high degree of knowledge and skill is required for awell-balanced opinion about the necessity for the operation in which you may beinterested.  You must appreciate thateven when the advice is not in favour of surgery, it comes from a highlyqualified person who has given his time, attention and experience to yourproblem, consulting, both pre and post-operatively accounts for over 50 percent of surgeons times and good ones do not give this time away.  Neither will they tell you that you needsurgery when you don’t.

Surgeons build reputation not only by the work they carry out, but thework they decline.

60500 د.إ.‏ - 73000 د.إ.‏

Duodenal Switch

The primary advantage of duodenal switch surgery is that its combination of moderate intake restriction with substantial calorie malabsorption results in a higher percentage of excess weight loss versus a purely restrictive gastric bypass for all individuals. This procedure is not available in Dubai however this can be done at our UK hospital.

Gastric Balloon
19000 د.إ.‏ - 21000 د.إ.‏

6 month Orbera Gastric Balloon

A gastric balloon is a small inflatable balloon, which is placed in the upper stomach this is a temporary aid to achieving weight loss in patients with BMI 27 to 35, As the balloon fills the upper stomach this makes you feel full and enables you to feel satisfied after eating small meals.

Whether you are suitable for a gastric balloon will be decided after consultation with our surgeons.

A gastric balloon may be an option for: 




Patients with BMI 27-35 who are looking for a non-surgical procedure (6-12months) to help them lose from 1-30kg in weight.



Patients with BMI>80 as a staged procedure to help them lose weight before undergoing more definitive weight loss surgery.



Patients who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure.

To have the balloon patients must


have a hiatus hernia (larger than 5cm), stomach ulcer or inflammation

23500 د.إ.‏ - 26500 د.إ.‏

12 month Spatz Adjustable Gastric Balloon

If you’ve been looking for a safe, non-surgical method to kick-start your weight loss and regain a healthy lifestyle, you can have an

Endoscopic Adjustable Balloon for

12 months

- an effective, reversible and less costly alternative to weight loss surgery for individuals who are overweight or obese

The gastric balloon is inserted endoscopically which takes about 20 minutes and is performed under sedation. No incisions or hospitalization required. You’ll be home within a few hours. This is a tool to aid weight loss and will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behavior modification through our aftercare package. 

29500 د.إ.‏ - 36000 د.إ.‏

Gastric Band

This operation is performed by

laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

The operation involves placing a silicon gastric band around the top to your stomach to create a small pouch. As food passes into this small pouch only small meals can be eaten and you end up feeling fuller sooner. Hence the band helps you reduce your portion size.

The gastric band operation can be performed as a day case procedure or with an overnight stay in hospital. This is something the surgeon will discuss with you. Your surgeon will also explain the benefits and risks of having a gastric band, and will discuss alternatives which might suit your circumstances better. Therefore, it is important to keep an open mind.

On average, people can lose up to 20% of their total body weight in the first two years after having a gastric band operation. You can lose more than this if you implement the appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications and attend follow-up regularly. Your success will depend on working with the band and using it as a tool to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. The team at TONIC

will be behind you every step of the way. As with any weight loss procedure there is a risk of weight regain in the future if you do not adhere to the correct dietary habits.


from 600 د.إ.‏

Gastric Band Adjustment

Gastric Bypass
45000 د.إ.‏ - 55000 د.إ.‏

Mini Gastric Bypass

50000 د.إ.‏ - 55000 د.إ.‏

Gastric Bypass

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes between 1-3 hours depending on your BMI and anatomy. The operation works dividing the top of your stomach to make a small pouch to which is attached part of your small intestine. This make your digestive system shorter and means you can only eat small meals. Your body will take up fewer calories from the food that you eat. After the operation, you will need to take a daily multivitamin tablet (can be bought over the counter), daily calcium and vitamin D tablet, daily iron tablet and 3-monthly Vitamin B12 injections via the GP. 

The gastric bypass is a well-established weight loss operation with a proven long-term track record. The operation is performed using keyhole surgery and you should expect to stay in hospital for 1-3 days.

Depending on the technique used, you will need to stay in hospital about two to three days.


45000 د.إ.‏ - 55000 د.إ.‏

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve - Tonic Surgery Dubai

Sleeve Gastrectomy is weight loss procedure aimed at permanently removing 75% of the stomach to make it smaller. This means you will only be able to eat small meals. Your surgeon will explain the benefits and risks of having a sleeve gastrectomy, and will also discuss the alternatives to this operation.

This is a keyhole operation that requires a general anaesthetic. You should expect to be in hospital for 1-2 days and the surgeon will discuss this with you. The operation involves converting the stomach into a long, thin tube by stapling it along its length and removing the excess stomach. As the stomach is smaller, it is able to hold less food and water and gives a feeling of fullness and satisfaction after eating. The result is that patients who have had this procedure want to eat less and therefore lose weight. In addition, the appetite may be reduced following a sleeve gastrectomy due to a change in some of the hormones. After the operation, you will need to take a daily multivitamin tablet (can be bought over the counter), daily calcium and vitamin D tablet, daily iron tablet and 3-monthly Vitamin B12 injections via the GP.



50000 د.إ.‏ - 65000 د.إ.‏

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

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Mr Simon Dexter - Surgeon at Tonic Surgery Dubai

Mr Simon Dexter

Job Title:
  Bariatric Surgery

Simon Dexter is a consultant in upper gastro-intestinal and minimally invasive surgery and based in Leeds. He offers an honest opinion regarding your suitability for surgery, ensuring your safety and quality of life as the first priority.

Simon Dexter also holds a university post at Leeds teaching Hospital Trust. His general surgery includes:

Minimal access surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Obesity Surgery
Weight loss surgery (Obesity)

Simon’s special clinical interests include:
Laparoscopic surgery for obesity
Gastric bypass
Gastric band
Sleeve gastrectomy
Gastric balloon
POSE incision-free surgery
Gastric and oesophageal cancer
New anti-reflux procedure: LINX®
Laparoscopic revisional upper gastro-intestinal surgery
Laparoscopic hernia and hiatus hernia surgery

Simon Dexter is a member of:
Association of Upper GI Surgeons (Council Member)
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (Executive Treasurer and Council Member)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and Ireland
European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of England
College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
British Medical Asspociation

Mr Sherif Awad - Surgeon at Tonic Surgery Dubai

Mr Sherif Awad

Job Title:
  Bariatric Surgery
  English, Arabic

Sherif is Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon at The East-Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (EMBMI), Royal Derby Hospital, Derby; and Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Nottingham. He read medicine at the University of St.Andrews/Manchester and qualified in 2001. His surgical training was undertaken in Manchester, the East-Midlands and London. His specialist training included undertaking two advanced keyhole fellowships (Upper Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery) where he gained significant experience in advanced keyhole abdominal surgery. He is a specialist in bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, surgery for oesophageal and stomach cancer, and anti-reflux/hiatus hernia surgery (for heartburn and acid-reflux). He also undertakes other general surgical procedures such as keyhole removal of the gallbladder and hernia repairs. To date Sherif has been involved in over 1500 keyhole cases including over 400 bariatric (keyhole gastric bypasses, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding) operations. 
Sherif also completed a PhD into the metabolic effects of preoperative carbohydrate drinks to research how to better prepare patients’ metabolism for surgery. His research was awarded numerous international and national research prizes and medals. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters and delivered over 35 international presentations. He is an expert journal reviewer for numerous international surgical journals. Sherif being research active ensures he is aware of the latest developments in the fields of Bariatric Surgery ensuring application of the evidence-based practice.

Having grown up in the Middle East (and subsequently schooled in Scotland), Sherif is also a fluent Arabic speaker and therefore in touch with requirements/needs of patients from the Middle and Far East.

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Tecom, Dubai, UAE, 283642United Arab Emirates