NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai is a multi-specialty hospital that was established in 2004 as part of the NMC Healthcare group, the largest healthcare provider in the UAE. The NMC Healthcare group has 20 healthcare facilities in the UAE and is experienced in treating international patients, with over 3 million patients from over 25 different countries treated by the group each year.
NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in the USA and is partnered with a number of international hospital's including the University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany, The London Clinic, UK, and the University Hospital of Zürich, Switzerland.
As a multi-specialist hospital, NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai has more than 25 departments including cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedics, radiology, urology, and nephrology. The hospital is fitted with 79 patient rooms, 9 intensive care (ICU) beds, 6 nursery beds, and 5 operating theaters.
With experience in treating international patients, the hospital provides a variety of useful services including consultations via Skype, visa assistance, interpreter services, assistance with hotel booking, and both hotel and airport pick-up and drop-off.
Furthermore, the hospital is partnered with and accepts a range of international health insurances including Bupa International, Cigna, AXA Insurance, International SOS, and Allianz Worldwide Care amongst others.
NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai is located 8 km away from Dubai International Airport, which is accessible via public transport or taxi.
The city of Dubai is famous for its shopping and entertainment opportunities, as well as its modern architecture. The BurJuman shopping mall, one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai, which hosts both luxury boutiques and a food court, is located 10 km from the hospital.
The Grand Mosque, one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions, can be reached within 12 km of the hospital and the Al Mamzer Beach is located just 5 km away from NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai.
Joint Commission International
Arabic, English, French, German, Russian
222 procedures across 24 specialties
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.
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.
A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
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.
Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.
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.
The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.
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.
The All-on-4 treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using 4 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12 to 14 teeth.
A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.
Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.
Braces are used to straighten and align teeth. They can help to correct many orthodontic problems, and prevent problems further down the line. The brace works by applying continuous but gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes the teeth to slowly move. In order for the teeth to move into the desired direction, the braces need to be adjusted regularly by the orthodontist.
This time is required per trip. Patients need several trips to get the braces adjusted, unless an orthodontist at home can offer follow-up care.
Acne scar treatment aims to eliminate or reduce the scars caused by acne. There are a number of available acne scar treatments including chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser/light therapy.
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.
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.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted into the ear, in order to produce a sense of sound for patients who are deaf or have severe hearing problems.
Patients should get the surgeon's approval before flying, and inform their airline that they have a cochlear implant, as it will set off security alarms. If the implant is switched on, the volume may need adjusting during the flight.
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.
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.
Epilepsy treatment aims to treat and manage epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness or strange behavior. Epilepsy occurs when there is an abnormality in the brain, whereby nerve cell activity increases and disrupts neuron activity.
The time spent abroad depends on the type of epilepsy treatment that the patient receives.
Chemotherapy is the use of medicine or drugs that contain chemical substances to treat cancer. It can be used in combination with other cancer treatments such as radiotherapy or surgery. Chemotherapy works by destroying cancerous cells that quickly develop or multiply.
The amount of time abroad will depend on how many chemotherapy cycles are required.
Once a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, the first step in getting treatment is to make an oncology consultation, to discuss the treatment options with a specialist.
The patient may choose to return home after the consultation and return to the clinic once the treatment is scheduled to begin.
Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision. Treatment aims to correct this before permanent damage to the patient's vision occurs.
An artificial iris implantation is the insertion of a prosthetic iris to replace a damaged or congenitally defected iris. The iris is located at the front of the eye and controls the amount of light which reaches the retina by using muscles to contract and dilate the pupil. The pigmentation of the iris determines the color of the eye.
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.
Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.
Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed to re-align a deformed joint which has formed in the foot. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe which causes the bone and tissue located around the joint to become misaligned and to stick out.
Carpal tunnel surgery, which may also be referred to as carpal tunnel release, is a procedure performed to relieve pain and symptoms caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which causes numbness and tingling in the hands or arms. The condition occurs when the nerve in the hand becomes compressed.
Patients may require a follow-up appointment to get stitches removed. If patients need to fly sooner, this should be discussed with the surgeon.
Abdominoplasty, also referred to as a "tummy tuck", is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin that has lost its elasticity and to create a firmer and more defined abdomen. The procedure is most commonly performed on women who have excess skin from previous pregnancies, or on patients who have lost a lot of weight and want excess skin removed.
Many surgeons recommend waiting around 2 weeks before flying, and taking precautions against the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Patients will need approval from the surgeon before travelling.
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.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.
The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.
There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.
As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:
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.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.
Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.
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.
NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai is renowned as a leader in cardiology, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), gastroenterology, physiotherapy, radiology, minimally invasive & laparascopic surgery, urology, orthopedics, surgical oncology, cosmetics, and many more.
The hospital uses state-of-the-art equipment such as a 1.5 tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, 64-Slice dual-source Siemens MDCT CT (computed tomography) scanner, 4D ultrasound with color doppler, bone densitometry, mammogram, and digital X-ray systems backed by a fully integrated PACS system.
The Back and Neck Pain Clinic at the hospital has a fully computerized Spine Distraction System, one of the latest advancements in the non-surgical management of spinal disc diseases.
The team at NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai is comprised of 93 highly trained doctors who are specialized in their respective fields.
Many of the team have made publications in scientific journals and are members of various national and international boards and associations, such as the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The team at NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai speaks a variety of languages and interpreter services are provided in English, Arabic, Russian, German, French, Luganda, and Kiswahili.
The clinic was visited by a member of the MEDIGO Team
It's very easy to find the clinic. Parking is a small issue because you can't always find close parking. Between 16:00 and 20:00 traffic in that area is very slow. There is a small cafe shop on the ground floor. Staff was nice and friendly.
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