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Tonic Surgery Dubai

Tonic Surgery Dubai

Show Phone NumberTecom, Dubai, UAE, 283642
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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

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Band
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Balloon
Duodenal Switch
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
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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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from 5 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Tonic Surgery Dubai

"This is the best thing I have ever done, I am a new person!"
100%Reviewed 11 Jun 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
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.
Total Amount Paid د.إ55,000
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Anonymous Dubai
"I wish I had done this years ago"
100%Reviewed 26 May 2017 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
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: Sherif Total Amount Paid د.إ55,000
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David United Arab Emirates
"The care and attention I got from them was the best"
100%Reviewed 21 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: 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.
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Jay United Arab Emirates
"I am happy, confident and healthy"
90%Reviewed 09 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: 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: Sherif
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Sally United Arab Emirates
"Excellent treatment"
90%Reviewed 13 Feb 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: 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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Hannah United Arab Emirates
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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 - UK 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) 


Bariatric Surgery



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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Your 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.

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.

Gastric Balloon

An Intragastric Balloon is a smallinflatable balloon, which can be used as a temporary aid to achieving weightloss in moderately obese patients.   This will mean that you can only eat small meals as the balloon willfill a large proportion of your stomach. You may also have the feeling of beingfuller for longer.

Who is suitable for a Intra gastric Balloon?

Whether or not you are suitable for aIntra gastric Balloon can only be decided after a careful discussion with asurgeon who specialises in treating obesity (bariatric surgeon).

An Intragastric Balloon may be anoption for a person:

To provide a short term solution forpatients who are struggling with their individual weight loss challenge.

Or who has a BMI of 27  or more –in order to get body weight to a safer level before performing further weightloss surgery

Gastric Band

Who is suitable for a Gastric Band operation?

Whether or not you are suitable for an operation can only be decided after a careful discussion with a Surgeon who specialises in treating obesity. Surgery may bean option for a person:

o  Who has a BMI of 30 or more

o  Who has a BMI of 30, and a medical condition that would be improved by losing weight

o  Who has made serious prolonged attempts to lose weight by other means

o  Aged 18 or older

o  Who does not have medical or psychological factors that make them unsuitable for an operation

o  Who is fit enough for an operation and a general anaesthetic

o  Who commits to long term follow up.

o   We do not offer weight loss surgery to people who smoke.This information is for people who are having or thinking about having an operation to fit a gastric band. This is usually done by Keyholeor Laparoscopic Surgery. Gastric Banding is a type of weight loss surgery. The size of your stomach is reduced using a band so that only small meals can be eaten and you feel fuller sooner.

Most patients will go home the day after their operation.

Your surgeon will explain the benefits and risks of having a gastric band fitted, and will also discuss the alternatives to the operation.

It is important to remember that your care may be different from how it is described here because it is adapted to meet your individual needs.

We have learned that many potential problems after the surgery are related to the diet and most can be avoided byfollowing some simple rules.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass is a type of weight losssurgery that works by making your stomach smaller and bypassing part of yourbowel to make your digestive system shorter. This will mean that you can onlyeat small meals. Your body will take up fewer calories from the food that youeat.

Some patients are not suitable for keyholesurgery and so a conventional ‘open’ operation will be performed. The importantthing to remember is that your operation is performed safely.

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

Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a type of weight losssurgery aimed at permanently making your stomach smaller by dividing it intotwo separate compartments. The smaller compartment is made into your newstomach. This will mean that you can only eat small meals.

Your surgeon will explain the benefits andrisks of having a sleeve gastrectomy, and will also discuss the alternatives tothe operation. 

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Payment Information

Once you have had a consultation with the specialist surgeon, he will then be in a position to tell you the total package price of the operation which includes all of the pre and post operative care. 
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Private Patients Welcome

Public Health Insurance

Dental Plans Accepted

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

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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