Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Universal Hospital in Abu Dhabi is a multi-functional hospital specializing in a variety of medical areas. It is divided into two buildings. One is equipped with the latest in imaging technology and delivery suits, while the other caters to outpatients and focuses on specialized medicine, including neuroscience, dentistry, and gastrointestinal procedures.
The hospital has a committed international care office to assist overseas patients with flight and hotel booking, airport transfers, and medical record translations.
The hospital is furnished with VIP and VVIP rooms, both providing WIFI. It also hosts a flower shop, a lively café, a children's play area, and a 24-hour pharmacy.
The Universal Hospital is located 33km from the Abu Dhabi International Airport (the journey takes 20 minutes). As public transport is not available, the hospital arranges a taxi or pick-up service for patients.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is considered by many to be the key site for worship in the country. It was founded to help unify the culturally diverse Islamic world through architecture and art. It is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, covering 30 acres.
Yas Island is a nearby man-made island designed to be a luxurious entertainment, leisure, and shopping destination. Yas Island is home to the Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts Formula One's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
123 procedures across 14 specialties
>Bariatric Surgery(3 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Gastric Bypass Surgery+ More
Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.
Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
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Gastric Sleeve+ More
Gastric sleeve surgery, which may also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight-loss surgery in which a large part of the stomach is removed. As a result, the remaining stomach is only around 25% of the size, meaning patients must eat smaller portions, and must modify their diet.
After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
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Aortic Valve Repair+ More
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure+ More
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment+ More
>Colorectal Medicine(6 procedures)
Anal Fissure Treatment+ More
Anal Fistula Surgery+ More
Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.
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Acne Treatment+ More
Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.
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Dermabrasion is a skin treatment which uses friction to remove the upper layers of skin. Once the top layers of the skin are removed, it stimulates the growth of new skin to replace the damaged skin once the wound heals, which is smoother skin.
1 - 2 days
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Dermatology Consultation+ More
A dermatology consultation is a meeting with a dermatologist, to discuss a specific skin problem and explore treatment options. A dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions which patients may consult with a dermatologist about are psoriasis, acne treatment, mole removal, and laser skin resurfacing treatment.
1 - 2 days
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>Diagnostic Imaging(9 procedures)
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)+ More
Chest X-Ray+ More
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)+ More
A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.
3 - 7 weeks
Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.
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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(12 procedures)
Ear, Nose and Throat Consultation+ More
A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.
1 - 2 weeks
Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.
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A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.
3 - 4 days
Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.
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Gastroenterology Consultation+ More
>General Surgery(16 procedures)
Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.
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An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.
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Breast Lumpectomy+ More
Hip Replacement+ More
A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.
Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.
1 - 3 weeks
After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.
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Knee Arthroscopy+ More
A knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which involves inserting a camera into the knee to examine a damaged or decayed knee, and to diagnose a knee complaint. An arthroscopy can also be used to make minor repairs to the knee.
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Knee Ligament Surgery (ACL)+ More
Knee ligament surgery (ACL) is performed to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is a ligament in the knee which provides stability to the knee, by connecting the shin and thigh bones at the joint in the knee.
After ACL surgery, patients will need to be cleared for flying by the surgeon. The patient will need follow up physical therapy afterwards, however this can be arranged closer to home.
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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation+ More
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.
The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.
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>Spinal Surgery(13 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
Inguinal Orchiectomy+ More
Kidney Stones Treatment+ More
Kidney stones are deposits of salts and minerals, such as calcium, which form inside the kidney. They are quite common, often more in men than women, and there are many factors that can increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
5 - 7 days
The time needed will depend on the type of treatment.
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>Vascular Medicine(7 procedures)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair+ More
Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.
1 - 2 days
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>General Medicine(2 procedures)
Medical Examination+ More
A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.
3 - 4 days
Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.
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More about available treatments at Universal Hospital
Universal Hospital specializes in a range of medical areas, such as nephrology, cardiology, ophthalmology, and general medicine. It is furnished with several 24-hour departments, including its laboratories and pharmacy.
The round-the-clock radiology department is furnished with a 128-slice CT scan, a 1.5 Tesla MRI machince, and a digital fluoroscopy X-ray to examine tissues and deep structures. It is also equipped with a dialysis unit, a dual-pane cath lab, and a digital mammography machine with stereotactic biopsy functions.
Universal Hospital is staffed with almost 100 doctors, specializing in 27 areas. They are supported by dedicated nursing and technical staff, as well as the International Patient Care Office.
Many Universal Hospital physicians have received international training, bringing with them excellent standards of care back to the Abu Dhabi clinic. The hospital is ISO 9001:2008 accredited because of its high treatment-model standards.