Sleeve Gastrectomy cost in United Arab Emirates

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery involves elimination of a large part of the stomach for shedding the extra weight. The surgery is required for people who are obese. This surgery is recommended by doctors only when they are unable to reduce the weight of a patient even after suggesting the proper diet. Usually the size of the stomach is reduced to 85% and it appears like a banana. Due to an eliminated stomach patient are unable to consume a large volume of food, therefore, shedding their extra unwanted weight. The surgery cannot be reversed. It is the last option available in the hands of the surgeons when they are unable to reduce the extra weight of a patient. Bariatric surgery can be performed on a human only when their Body Mass Index is above 40 and their weight is above 50 kgs. After the surgery, patients must follow a proper diet.

Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates

The medical professionals are extensively trained before they are offered a medical license to practice in the UAE. Sleeve gastrectomy cost in the UAE is much less when compared with the European countries. Moreover, the geographical location of the country is such that it can be reached from all corners of the world. Hospitals conducting sleeve gastrectomy in UAE are well-equipped with all forms of modern amenities. This is because the UAE has become the most preferred medical tourism destination over the years.

Treatment and Cost

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American Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • This is a 254 bed hospital.
  • There are 40 medical and surgical specialties.
  • The hospital is recognised as a leading mulitspecialist healthcare organisation.
  • It possesses a fully functional Research & Innovation Hub and a Robotic Center of Excellence which are a sign of a progressive health facility.
  • The International Patient Center caters to a wide variety of patients from various nationalities who come here every year.
  • Also, there is an academic focus with programmes such as Service Excellence Programme and Life Support Training Centre etc.

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Medeor 24X7 Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Radiology Department- fully equipped and offers advanced diagnostic imaging technologies such as the 1.5 tesla MRI, high end 160 CT Scan and dual detector X ray
  • 24*7 Emergency Services

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USD 9550 - 11430

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Aster DM Healthcare located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Aster Hospital Dubai has 114 bed capacity
  • Comprehensively fitted operating theaters are 5 in number
  • Intensive Care Units (ICU) are also 5 in number and they also include an Isolation unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit bed capacity is 8 with an Isolation unit present
  • Three kinds of rooms for all requirements such as twin sharing rooms, single rooms and VIP rooms
  • Mother and child friendly hospital with Labor room, delivery suites, and a Nursery
  • Unit dedicated to Day Surgery
  • Fully equipped Dialysis Unit

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NMC Specialty Hospital located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 104 Patient Rooms/Wards
  • 7 Operating Rooms
  • Laboratory endowed with centrally computerized System
  • 24-hour Emergency Department
  • 24-hour Pharmacy
  • 24-hour Ambulance Services
  • Radiology Department offering state-of-the-art equipment, including MRI (1.5 Tesla), 64-slice spiral CT Scanner, 4-D Ultrasound with color Doppler, Bone Densitometry, Digital Mammogram with CAD System, and Digital X-Ray Systems with fully integrated PACS

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USD 10200 - 12080

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NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • This is a multispecialty hospital with all the latest amenities and state of the art equipment.
  • It has the best of doctors, surgeons, and allied healthcare professionals who are completely dedicated to patient care.
  • It comprises the below mentioned smart healthcare facilities which make getting treated at this hospital a comfortable and satisfying experience for the patients.
  • High-end operation theatre
  • 24*7 ambulance service which has all emergency equipment
  • 24*7 emergency services
  • Option of a free overnight stay for one parent for child up to 12 years of age
  • International patient care center
  • Special men and women health package

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USD 9200 - 11300

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Zulekha Hospital Sharjah located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is present over a 290,000 square feet area.
  • The hospital stands today with a bed capacity of 185.
  • The hospital also has a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and radiology as well as laboratory services.
  • There is an ICU and Neonatal ICUs.
  • There are facilities for Dialysis and advanced technological applications such as Minimal Invasive surgeries.
  • In Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Bariatric procedures, Joint Replacement, Specialised Cancer Care, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Procedure, Plastic and Reconstructive Procedure are performed.
  • It also specialises in Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonology and Chest Diseases, etc.
  • Teleconsultation services as well as an international patient care center with related assistance for medical travelers are functioning in Zulekha Sharjah.

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NMC Royal Hospital, DIP located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has a total area of 17,695 sq. meters
  • 73 beds in VIP suites, Private rooms and Sharing rooms
  • 40 Consultation rooms
  • 4 Operation Theatres
  • 1 Labour room
  • 2 Delivery rooms
  • ICU with Isolation bed
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with Isolation bed
  • Emergency with Isolation bed
  • 24x7 Ambulance service
  • 24x7 Community Pharmacy
  • 24x7 Emergency Services
  • Parking for visitors and patients
  • Outpatient services
  • Nursery

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USD 9880 - 10660

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The Hospital owns an International Patient Services Team that is responsible to assist international patients with world-class healthcare, transportation arrangement, accommodation facilities, language interpreters, and much more. 

Burjeel Medical City (about 1.2 million square facilities)provides 7-star hospitality to its patients. It has the largest facility space bed among all the private hospitals. The Hospital consists of-

  • Large waiting areas and consultation rooms 
  • Spacious lobbies on each floor 
  • 338 Luxurious Patient Rooms 
  • 70 Ambulatory Rooms
  • Intensive Care Units
  • The Hospital comprises various centers, under Burjeel Cancer Institute- 
  • Breast Center
  • Uro-oncology Center
  • Surface Malignancy Center (HIPC)
  • Head & Oncology Center
  • Medical Oncology & Hematology Center and others

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 9150 - 11260

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Zulekha Hospital Dubai located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Zulekha Hospital Dubai is 140.
  • Diagnostic centers, pharmacies, inpatient and outpatient care are provided at Zulekha Hospital Dubai.
  • This hospital provides the best of healthcare packages
  • Its surgical base is really strong with the hospital having successfully initiated and completed minimally invasive surgeries, joint replacement surgeries, bariatric surgeries, cardiac, and neonatal surgeries.
  • Radiology, laboratory, operating theatres, dialysis section and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory are all present in Zulekha Hospital Dubai, UAE.

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NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity for 500 beds
  • 53 Critical Care beds
  • 24-hour Emergency Services
  • 24-hour Ambulance Service
  • OPD (Outpatient department treatment)
  • An Automated Laboratory
  • The Hospital has the first hybrid Operating Theatre with flex move system
  • First NICU and PICU Combination set up

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USD 9670 - 11450

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Thumbay University Hospital, Ajman located in Ajman, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has a 250 bed capacity.
  • Excellent quality of healthcare facilities and services at par with developed countries.
  • Multilingual and multinational healthcare professionals working in the Thumbay Hospital Ajman (belonging to 20 nations and fluent in 50 plus languages).
  • Equipped with the newest facilities to ensure highest standards of healthcare delivery to patients at economical costs.
  • Dedicated, compassionate and highly educated healthcare professionals work in Thumbay Hospital Ajman.
  • Well developed diagnostic facilities are also available.
  • A 24/7 functioning emergency care department and advanced facilities in Radiology.
  • There is presence of an ultramodern Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) and Electrosurgery Cryotherapy in dermatology, Interlocking intramedullary nailing.
  • Also available under dental departments Panoramic, digital intra-oral X-rays, Cephalogram are present.
  • Some of the important specialties in Thumbay Hospital Ajman are:
    • Ear, nose, and throat
    • Cardiovascular
    • Bariatric surgery
    • General surgery
    • Urology
    • Nephrology


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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10350 - 11010

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COCOONA AESTHETIC & DAY SURGICAL CENTRE AL WASL ROAD, JUMEIRAH located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 16 doctor strength
  • Over 60 healthcare personnel
  • Over 12,000 patients
  • Over 25,000 procedures performed
  • 12 departments involved
  • More than 250 services offered
  • Over 99 percent satisfaction rate
  • Complications and Risks involved rate less than one percent
  • Insurance options for local and international patient base

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NMC Specialty Hospital - Al Ain located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity for more than 82 beds
  • 7 Intensive Care beds
  • 13 Nursery beds
  • A well-equipped laboratory where tests are carried out by a centralized computerized system
  • The hospital has tied up with Biomnis, France for rare investigations and tests not available locally
  • Radiology Department with cutting-edge technology- a patient friendly open MRI (1.0 tesla), 64-Slice Spiral CT Scanner, 4-D Ultrasound with Color Doppler, Bone Densitometry, Mammogram, and Digital X-Ray systems backed by a fully integrated PACS system
  • 24-hour Emergency Clinic
  • 24-hour Ambulance Services
  • 24-hour New Medical Center Pharmacy
  • 100+ Doctors
  • 350+ paramedical personnel and nursing staff

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USD 9620 - 10610

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Saudi German Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Saudi German Hospital is spread over 41,062 square meters.
  • Many kinds of rooms are available for patients based on their needs and requirements from General Ward, Economy rooms, Deluxe, Super Deluxe to Royal suites.
  • It is a healthcare services umbrella providing diverse healthcare services.
  • The hospital comprises 37 ICU, 21 NICU,11 PICU and 11 Bed capacity for stroke unit.
  • 30 beds capacity of the 24/7 emergency unit
  • The hospital comprises a medical tourism department under its efforts to better connect with and help international patients.
  • Translators available in many languages such as English, French, Arabic, German, Russian, Turkish, Italian and more.
  • 316 bed capacity of the Saudi German Hospital, Dubai.

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USD 10380 - 11150

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Design structure of any hospital is very important. It shows the level of concern that a Hospital is considering for its patients’ comfort.

As a whole, Iranian Hospital is equipped with 187 premium beds, 35 speciality clinics, 10 ICU Beds, 12 Neonatal ICU beds, 9 CCU beds, 8 Operation Theatres and 24 Paediatric beds.

The Hospital has medical & comfort facilities for both the segments:

  • Inpatients
  • Outpatients

Inpatient Services:

  • 24*7 Emergency Services- consist of 18 general beds, 3 VIP Acute care and 1 Isolation room
  • ICU: 19 beds plus one VIP suite room
  • CCU: 8 beds plus one VIP suite room
  • Internal Medicine ward with 2 VIP Patient suite rooms and 26 beds
  • For health tourists, Global Healthcare Department is present with VIP ward with 10 VIP Suite rooms
  • Surgical wards on gender basis (Men or Women)- 21 beds each + 1 VIP suite room
  • Surgery ward for Day care- 6 beds + 2 private suite rooms
  • 8 Operating rooms fully equipped with modern equipment for laparoscopic surgery
  • Fully equipped Cath-lab with 4 beds recovery unit _ immediate access to operating room for cardiac surgery
  • 38 beds + 1 VIP Suite room for Gynecology and obstetrics
  • 6 labor and 3 delivery beds in labour ward + 1 Emergency room for obstetrics OR
  • 12 beds in Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • 24 beds + 2 VIP suite rooms in Paediatric ward
  • An Intensive Care Unit with 4 beds and 1 isolation unit for Paediatrics

Outpatients Sevices: Speciality clinics such as General Physician clinics, surgical clinic, Cosmetic & Aesthetic clinic, Ophthalmology clinic, Dentistry, Paediatrics clinic, etc. When it comes to accommodation, people get very conscious while choosing the Hospital. Iranian Hospital is the best at it as Hospital rooms are like luxury apartments equipped with all the amenities required by patients and their families. Services available at the Hospital during stay:

  • Private & shared rooms
  • Nurse call system by the bed
  • Specialized menus for specialized diets are prepared and screened individually by experienced dieticians. Guest trays are available as per request
  • Cleaning & Repairing of rooms to maintain cleanliness & hygiene
  • Each hospital bed has its own telephone extensions


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USD 10400 - 11180

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About the Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgical removal of part of a stomach. This procedure is a permanent one and intends to result in drastic weight loss in individuals suffering from morbid obesity.

During the gastric sleeve procedure, the left side of the stomach is cut and the size is reduced to just 25 percent of its original size. The resulting stomach looks like a banana-like “sleeve.”

The resulting vertical gastric sleeve limits the intake of food due to reduced production of gastric enzymes and digestive juices. You may feel full after eating small amounts of food. This is also known as a “restrictive procedure” as it restricts the amount of food that you can consume at a time. This procedure is performed laparoscopically and is irreversible in nature.

Is it safe to have sleeve gastrectomy?

Gastric sleeve procedure is recommended to individuals whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or greater than 40. It is a completely safe procedure and is minimally invasive in nature.

When performed correctly, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves a number of obesity-related medical conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, hypertension, cardiac disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, dermatitis due to skin folds, urinary incontinence, and metabolic syndrome.

How is Sleeve Gastrectomy performed?

The total duration of surgery is about 60 to 90 minutes. Your sleeve gastrectomy surgeon will give you general anaesthesia before the procedure. The surgery is performed with the help of a laparoscope.

The surgeon will insert the laparoscope into your belly after making two to five small incisions. The inside of your belly can be visualized with the help of a camera attached to the laparoscope. After that, your stomach will be cut vertically  

Around 75 percent of the stomach is removed and the remaining part of the stomach is joined with surgical staples. The retained portion of the stomach now looks like a banana-like sleeve. The cut part of the stomach is removed, and the incisions in the abdomen are stitched and closed.  The gastric sleeve cost is typically higher as compared to other surgical methods of weight loss.

Recovery from Sleeve Gastrectomy

The patient is typically discharged within two days of the procedure. The patient should follow the following instructions to recover quickly after gastric sleeve surgery:

  • Take soft diet after discharge
  • Take clear liquids on the day of the procedure
  • Consume small meals to avoid stretching of the stomach
  • Eat small quantities of food
  • Include vitamins and minerals in the diet

You will start noticing gradual weight loss once you start to maintain a healthy diet and regular physical activity. You should not increase your quantity of meals after achieving targeted weight loss, as it may stretch your stomach. You should maintain the same activity levels for at least two to three years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sleeve Gastrectomy cost in the United Arab Emirates?

The cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure starts from USD 8500 in the United Arab Emirates. Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates is available across many hospitals in different states.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates?

Different hospitals have different pricing policy when it comes to the cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates. Some of the best hospitals for Sleeve Gastrectomy offer a comprehensive package that covers the end-to-end expenses related to investigations and treatment of the patient. The treatment cost usually includes the expenses related to hospitalization, surgery, nursing, medicines, and anesthesia. There are many things that may increase the cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates, including prolonged hospital stay and complications after the procedure.

Which are some of the best clinics in the United Arab Emirates for Sleeve Gastrectomyt?

There are several best hospitals for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates. Some of the most renowned hospitals for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates include the following:

  1. Aster DM Healthcare
  2. Thumbay Hospital Dubai
  3. NMC Royal Hospital
  4. Zulekha Hospital
  5. Medeor 24X7 Hospital
  6. American Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates?

Upon discharge from the hospital after Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates, the patients are advised to stay for about 15 days for recovery. This period is important to conduct all the follow-up tests to ensure that the surgery was successful and the patient can go back to the home country.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Sleeve Gastrectomy?

the United Arab Emirates is undoubtedly one of the best countries for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the world. It offers the best medical expertise and good patient experience at an affordable cost. Some of the other destinations that are popular for Sleeve Gastrectomy include the following:

CountryCost
CzechiaUSD 8000
GreeceUSD 8000
IndiaUSD 5500
IsraelUSD 16500
LebanonUSD 8000
LithuaniaUSD 6600
MalaysiaUSD 8700
MoroccoUSD 6500
PolandUSD 7200
Saudi ArabiaUSD 8250
SingaporeUSD 14000
South AfricaUSD 8000
SpainUSD 14800
ThailandUSD 15000
TunisiaUSD 6500
TurkeyUSD 4205
United Arab EmiratesUSD 8500
United KingdomUSD 11000
How much are the other expenses in the United Arab Emirates apart from the cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Apart from the Sleeve Gastrectomy cost, the patient may have to pay for additional daily expenses such as for guest house after discharge and meals. The per day cost in this case may start from USD 50 per person.

Which are the best cities in the United Arab Emirates for Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure?

Some of the cpopular cities in the United Arab Emirates that offer Sleeve Gastrectomy include the following:

  1. Dubai
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Sharjah
Which are the best doctors offering Telemedicine for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates?

Patients who are interested in availing telemedicine consultation before they travel for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates can opt for the same. There are many Sleeve Gastrectomy surgeons who offer video telemedicine consultation, including the following:

DoctorCostSchedule Your Appointment
Dr. Mahesh Rama VarmaUSD 173Schedule Now
Dr. Xavier Garcia AguileraUSD 173Schedule Now
Dr. Yogesh Manohar ShastriUSD 173Schedule Now
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates?

After the Sleeve Gastrectomy takes place, the average duration of stay at the hospital is about 3 days. During the recovery, the patient is carefully monitored and control tests are performed to see that everything is okay. If required, physiotherapy sessions are also planned during recovery in hospital.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in the United Arab Emirates offering Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The average rating for Sleeve Gastrectomy hospitals in the United Arab Emirates is 4.5. This rating is automatically calculated on the basis of several parameters such as the infrastructure of the hospital, quality of services, nursing support and other services.

How many hospitals offer Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates?

There are more than 15 hospitals that offer Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates. The above listed hospitals are approved to perform the surgery and have proper infrastructure to handle Sleeve Gastrectomy patients. Also, these hospitals follow the necessary guidelines as required by the medical associations for the treatment of Sleeve Gastrectomy patients.

Who are the best doctors for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates?

Some of the best doctors for Sleeve Gastrectomy in the United Arab Emirates are:

  1. Dr. Girish Juneja
  2. Dr. Mostafizur Rahman Khan
  3. Dr. Basim Alkhafaji
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Which are the best hospitals in United Arab Emirates for Sleeve Gastrectomy and their costs ?

Some of the top hospitals in United Arab Emirates for Sleeve Gastrectomy and their associated prices:

HospitalMinimum CostMaximum Cost
Kings College Hospital Dubai, DubaiUSD 9980USD 11380
Canadian Specialist Hospital, DubaiUSD 10360USD 11300
Medeor 24X7 Hospital, DubaiUSD 9550USD 11430
Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, DubaiUSD 10320USD 10770
Saudi German Hospital, DubaiUSD 10380USD 11150
Burjeel Medical City, Abu DhabiUSD 9150USD 11260
Burjeel Specialty Hospital, Sharjah, SharjahUSD 10160USD 11520
NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, DubaiUSD 9780USD 10250
Thumbay University Hospital, Ajman, AjmanUSD 10350USD 11010
Prime Hospital, DubaiUSD 9040USD 11440
Which are the most common cities in United Arab Emirates where Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed and their associated costs ?

Following is the list of cities and the associated costs for Sleeve Gastrectomy in United Arab Emirates

CityMinimum CostMaximum Cost
SharjahUSD 10160USD 11520
DubaiUSD 10320USD 10770
Abu DhabiUSD 10200USD 12080
AjmanUSD 10350USD 11010

FAQ's Related to United Arab Emirates

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in United Arab Emirates?

UAE Hospitals follow the accreditation standards of DHCA (Dubai Healthcare City Authority) and JCI (Joint Commission International). UAE Hospitals quality standards in patient service delivery, medical care and hospital infrastructure is overseen by the DHCA and JCI. A governing body of Dubai Healthcare City, DHCA accredition is well sought after whereas JCI as a non profit organisation is an international accreditation body. Dubai Healthcare City Authority was established in the year 2011 and Joint Commission International was founded in 1998 as a division of The Joint Commission (est. 1951).

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in UAE?

There are numerous multidisciplinary hospital groups in UAE which are listed below for your convenience:

Dubai

  1. Emirates Hospital
  2. Mediclinic
  3. Medcare
  4. Aster Hospitals
  5. NMC Healthcare
  6. Thumbay Hospital
  7. Medeor
  8. Saudi German Hospital
  9. American Hospital Dubai
  10. Canadian Specialist Hospital
  11. King's College Hospital Dubai
  12. Zulekha Hospital
  13. Al Zahra Hospital
  14. Burjeel Hospital

Abu Dhabi

  1. LLH Hospital
  2. Burjeel Hospital
  3. Life Care Hospital

The credibility of UAE hospitals is their affordable yet good medical care. The multispecialty hospital groups in UAE enable you to get all your intended treatments done at one place owing to the availability of all kinds of specialties under one roof. The multispecialty hospitals in UAE promise to be easy to navigate for any medical traveller because of the innate hospitable nature of the both the administrative and the medical personnel.

Why should I opt for healthcare in UAE?

The healthcare sector in UAE has expanded dramatically since the 1970s to include more number of hospitals, healthcare centers, clinics, rehabilitation centers and related infrastructure making it a natural choice for any person wanting to get their treatment done. The vision of the UAE government is futuristic in relation with the healthcare sector with the government not just planning but executing these plans to drive growth in this sector. UAE healthcare organisations provide a high standard of care as they function seamlessly in a well organised manner. The supportive travel ecosystem in the country which supports the strong healthcare sector makes UAE an attractive healthcare destination.

How is the quality of doctors in UAE?

The stringent requirements of obtaining a license to practice medicine gives credibility to the quality of doctors working in the UAE. The doctors in UAE are not only well versed in their area of expertise but they also keep abreast of the latest developments. Their connect with patients, the personal touch ensure they are a cut above the rest. The doctors in UAE treat a wide variety of patients from all walks of life and from different nationalities.

When traveling to UAE for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

Please check all documents before boarding your UAE flight for medical treatment. It is to your benefit if all your documents are kept at one place before you get ready for your medical travel to the UAE. The documents required for medical travel to UAE are related to your travel and for the medical treatment that you are undergoing. Please ensure that you carry essential documents to UAE as mentioned below.

  1. Medical history
  2. Test reports
  3. Bank statements
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  6. Medical records and doctor referral notes.
What are the popular procedures available in UAE?

Popular procedures being performed in UAE are as follows.

  1. Orthopaedics
  2. Fertility treatment
  3. Ophthalmology
  4. Dermatology
  5. Cosmetic surgery

It is heartening that cosmetic surgery has found a place in the list of popular procedures in UAE and among these botox and fillers are most common. Fertility treatments are fast gaining popularity in UAE and the government is also aiding this growth by making the right change in legislations and creating the optimum environment. The popular procedures in UAE are being done by accompished doctors and at economical costs.

Is it mandatory to take vaccinations before going to UAE?

Pre travel vaccinations are important before your UAE travel. Also, the vaccinations should be administered one month prior. The vaccinations and their dosage are also dependant on your country of origin or destination (if going from UAE), length of stay, health conditions and current doctors' prescriptions. It is important to get the Yellow fever vaccine for Central Africa and South American countries.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in the United Arab Emirates?

Medical tourism in UAE is made attractive by many factors and one of them includes the facilities provided by hospitals. One of these is the combination of public system of healthcare and an up to date private healthcare. Major hospitals in UAE have an international patient center which helps coordinate the visit of medical tourists to UAE. International patient centers are making the medical travellers lives easy by helping them in many ways such as:

  • Payment and financial assistance
  • Hospital transfers
  • Tourism guidance
  • Interpretation services
  • Visa related assistance
  • Liasoning for flights,local travel and hotels
  • Coordination for reports and treatment plans
  • Appointment scheduling
What are the major medical tourism destinations in UAE?

Medical tourism is on a growth spree globally and not just in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi, the island city and also the capital of United Arab Emirates and Dubai, where real estate and tourism are the backbone of the economy are both important medical tourism destinations in UAE. Both these cities are well known for their high end healthcare infrastructure and the zest to upgrade it with cutting edge technologies. Investment in healthcare from private and public sector in addition to stringent health regulations has led to guarantee of delivery in quality healthcare and a rising health tourism graph in UAE.