Canadian Specialist Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates



The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is one of the leading multi-specialty hospitals in Dubai and has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in the US.

The 200-bed hospital treats approximately 14,000 patients (excluding outpatients) each year and has more than 30 specialized centers. There are on average, 165 laparoscopic procedures performed at the hospital each month. CSH has 4 centers of excellence, which include a dialysis center, heart center, physiotherapy center, and radiology center.

Specialized areas of medicine at the hospital include cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, internal medicine, and gastroenterology amongst others.

The hospital provides a number of convenient services for their international patients that include free WiFi, assistance with hotel booking, airport pick-up and drop-off, interpreter services, medical record translation, and assistance with local activity booking.

The Canadian Specialist Hospital is affiliated with a number of international health insurers such as Allianz, AXA, Cigna, RSA, Daman, MedNet, GlobeMed, and Oman Health Insurance Company.


This Canadian Specialist Hospital is conveniently located just 5 km from Dubai International Airport and can be accessed via public transport.

Dubai is a city renowned for its shopping, dining, and nightlife opportunities. The City Centre Deira is a shopping mall located just 4 km from the hospital and the The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall, is located 17 km from the hospital. The Jumeirah Mosque, a popular attraction that offers organized tours for non-Muslims, is located 14 km from the Canadian Specialist Hospital.

Dubai's oldest museum, the Dubai Museum, can be reached within 9 km of the hospital and the Burj Khalifa, the city’s famous skyscraper, is located 16 km from the hospital.


Joint Commission International

Languages spoken

Arabic, English



Medical travel insurance
Health insurance coordination
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Welcome Package
Airport pickup
Private driver / Limousine service
Car hire
Local transportation booking
Hotel booking
Local tourism options
Shopping trip organisation
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Parking available
Spa and wellness
Nursery / Nanny services
Beauty salon
Visa / Travel office
Business centre services
Document legalisation
Foreign currency exchange office
Dry cleaning
Religious facilities
Mobility accessible rooms
Safe in the room
Dedicated smoking areas


116 procedures across 16 specialties

>General Surgery

(6 procedures)


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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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Diagnostic Laparoscopy

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Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

  • Learn more about Hernia Repair
See 1 type of Hernia Repair procedures:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery


(31 procedures)

Antenatal Care (ANC)

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See 1 type of Antenatal Care (ANC) procedures:
Antenatal Care (ANC) Package

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

  • Learn more about Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

Breast Biopsy

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(24 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

  • Learn more about Arm Lift
See 1 type of Arm Lift procedures:
Arm Lift with Liposuction

Breast Augmentation

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  • Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the breasts. While many patients opt to have breast implants inserted to increase breast size, breast augmentation more commonly refers to the enlargement of the breasts using fat transfer.

  • 1 weeks
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Breast Implants

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  • In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.

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>Bariatric Surgery

(5 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Balloon Treatment

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  • Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.

  • 1 - 5 days

    Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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  • Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. 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.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

  • Learn more about Gastric Band Surgery


(3 procedures)

Cardiology Consultation

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Coronary Angiogram

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Coronary Angioplasty

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>Colorectal Medicine

(4 procedures)

Anal Abscess Drainage

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Anal Fissure Treatment

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  • 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.

  • 3 weeks
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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(10 procedures)


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  • Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.

  • 2 weeks

    The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.

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(4 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

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Eye Surgery

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  • The eye is an organ which enables vision, and is made up of an iris, cornea, pupil, sclera, and conjunctiva. Vitreous is a gel which fills up the eye. Eye surgery is any kind of ocular surgery performed to improve a patient's vision or else correct another issue with the patient's eyes. Common eye surgeries include glaucoma treatment, cataract surgery, detached retina treatment and corneal crosslinking. Laser eye surgery is becoming increasingly popular, with many patients opting for LASEK or LASIK laser eye surgery to correct their vision.

  • 2 - 7 days
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Strabismus Treatment

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  • Strabismus is the misalignment of eye and is most common in children, and occurs less often in adults. Most children have the condition corrected before they reach adulthood however, for those that don't, there are treatment options. Some adults can develop strabismus in later life and the most common causes are strokes or tumors.

  • 2 - 3 days


(16 procedures)

Bone Fracture Treatment

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De Quervain Syndrome Treatment

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External Fracture Fixation

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(6 procedures)


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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

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Hydrocele Testis Treatment

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Testicular Biopsy

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>Reproductive Medicine

(2 procedures)

Follicle Tracking Ultrasound

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Tubal Cannulation

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(1 procedure)

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

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(1 procedure)


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  • 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.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy

>General Medicine

(1 procedure)

Medical Examination

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  • 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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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(1 procedure)

Orthognathic Surgery

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(1 procedure)

Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

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More about available treatments at Canadian Specialist Hospital

The Canadian Specialist Hospital performs a large number of procedures across a number of medical specialties. Procedures performed include gastric band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, hernia repair, mastectomy, cholecystectomy, hip replacement, and knee replacement amongst others.

The hospital provides a range of health packages such as an antenatal package, cervical screening packages, prostate screening packages, and general check-up packages amongst others. The hospital also has its own clinical laboratory, blood bank, catheterization laboratory, and a coronary care unit.

The Canadian Specialist Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and uses modern techniques in performing all treatments and surgeries. Technologies used at the hospital include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners, CT (computed tomography) scanners, X-rays, 3D/4D ultrasound, digital mammography, and a bone densitometry machine.



The team at the Canadian Specialist Hospital is comprised of over 100 specialized doctors, 35 of which are international visiting consultants.

The doctors are experts in their respective fields and many have undergone international education and training at renowned universities and hospitals across the globe.

The hospital is experienced in treating international patients and has a specialized team to provide patients with a range of services to make their medical travel easier, such as organizing family accommodation or arranging for patient transfer via air ambulance.

Dr. Mohammed Nooruldeen Jabbar

  • Specializes in neurosurgery, with 15 years of experience in the field
  • Special interest in brain surgery, spinal surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery
  • Member of the European Association of Neurosurgical societies, the AO Spine Foundation, and the Emirates Medical Association
  • Speaks English, Arabic, and Turkish

Dr. Yahya Kiwan

  • Specializes in interventional cardiology, with more than 35 years of experience in the field
  • Completed international medical training in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Special interest in coronary angiography, balloon dilation, coronary stenting, temporary pacemaker implantation, and pericardial aspiration
  • Speaks English and Arabic

Dr. Zaman Mahdi

  • Specializes in dentistry, with more than 16 years of experience in the field
  • Particular expertise in cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, minor oral surgery, endodontics, and prosthodontics
  • Special interest in veneers, crowns, surgical extractions, and Lumineers
  • Speaks English and Arabic

Dr. Ali Reza Eghtedari

  • Specializes in general surgery
  • Graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1992
  • Graduated as a general surgery specialist in 1996
  • Completed a fellowship in laparoscopic gastric surgery in 2003
  • Completed training in laparoscopic hernia repair in 2009
  • Special interest in cholecystectomy, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicectomy, colorectal cancer treatment, and bariatric surgery
  • Member of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society, the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity, the Emirates Medical Association, and the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Society of Asia
  • Speaks English, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, and Romanian
General Surgery

Dr. Basim Khafaji

  • Specializes in general surgery, with more than 20 years of experience in the field
  • Earned a diploma in laparoscopic surgery from the Louis Pasteur University, France
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK and the International College of Surgeons, USA
  • Particular expertise in Laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic bariatric surgery, thyroid surgery, gastroscopy, and colonoscopy
  • Vice President of Emirate Society of Laparoscopic And Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Member of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder, the Asia Pacific Hernia Society, the Iraqi Medical Society, the Emirate Gastroenterology Society, and the Asia Pacific Hernia Society
  • Speaks Arabic and English
General Surgery

Dr. Yousif Khalaf Salih

  • Specializes in ENT, with more than 30 years of experience in the field
  • Special interest in myringoplasty, tonsillectomy, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and tympanoplasty
  • Speaks English and Arabic
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Dr. Emilia Kadour

  • Specializes in internal medicine
  • Special interest in glomerulonephritis, paracentesis, central lines, kidney biopsy, and ICU-CCU management of the critically ill
  • Speaks English, Arabic, and Romanian
Internal Medicine

Dr. Koulshan Mohammad

  • Specializes in gynecology and obstetrics
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, UK
  • Special interest in high-risk pregnancy care, myomectomy, and hysterectomy
  • Member of the Emirates Endometrial Committee, the Iraqi Family Planning Society, the Iraqi Infertility Society, and the Emirates Medical Association
  • Speaks English, Arabic, and Turkish

Dr. Raeba Mathew

  • Specializes in ophthalmology, with more than 20 years of experience in the field
  • Completed a ophthalmology fellowships at the FRCS Glasgow, UK in 2000, the Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute, Trivandrum, India in 2008, and the Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India in 2009
  • Author of various peer-reviewed journals
  • Regularly presents at national and international ophthalmology conferences
  • Was involved in clinical research trials at King's College hospital, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK and the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, US
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil

Prof. Karl Fredrik

  • Specializes in orthopedics
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1993
  • Graduated as an orthopedics specialist from the University of Ghent in 2000
  • Former orthopedics surgeon at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
  • Former assistant professor at the University of Ghent
  • Particular expertise in knee surgery
  • Speaks English, French, German, Dutch, and Swedish


  • Overall satisfaction


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  • Over all my experience was great
    Saman Ireland Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine


    July 2019


    Over all my experience was great, they money issue aside.

    The gentleman I spoke to leading up to the visit was great help & very responsive.

    Communication was prompt & efficient.

    Hospital staff & the doctor were also kind and friendly. Everything was done timely and the procedure was swift and the doctor made me feel comfortable.

    However! My only issue was that the procedure was very costly, more expensive then the exact same procedure is in the UK.

    I chose to get it from Dubai instead of the UK because I was quoted a false price online.

    I would like to point out the over all costs I was quoted via email through the company I spoke to, MEDIGO, was 700 AED where as once I got to the appointment there was an additional 500 AED just for consultation (that I was not told about in advance) and also the device that I was made to buy upfront which was another 150 AED almost. So the over all cost was 1400 AED when I was quoted 700.

    Costs aside, I would recommend the hospital, the doctor Gul Rana & the Bashar the gentleman I was in communication with via email. Thank you!

    Saman , Ireland Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • I had very good support from first contact via email, the reception and patient care and communication was satisfactory.
    Patient name hidden Nigeria Dacryocystorhinostomy

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine


    November 2015

    I am satisfied with the services received,right from first point of contact via email, to the reception at the hospital. The Staff are very friendly and accommodating and the service delivery is excellent with a modest cost. I will recommend the hospital to friends and family.

    Patient name hidden Nigeria Dacryocystorhinostomy

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

The clinic is just a 5 minute walk from Al Qyiadah metro station. If you follow the road signs, it's very easy to find. There is not a lot of parking spaces, but you can easily find other parking within the vicinity of the hospital. The outside and inside of the building is modern, well lit with natural light, and everything is very clean. There are maps for easy orientation and all the equipment is new. All the staff members are very helpful and willing to escort you to your desired location in the hospital. If I had a problem, I would gladly check into the hospital!