The American Hospital - (Hospital)
We have ensured that we have the expertise to fulfill you medical requirements in a comfortable and reassuring surroundings. The hospital is the first in the Middle East to get accredited by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) which reassures our continued commitment to the highest quality American Standard of Healthcare in the region. In 2006 the hospital was reaccredited for the third time. The hospital’s Medical Laboratory is also accredited and re accredited in 2005 by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), making it the first private laboratory in the Middle East to be accredited by (CAP).
The hospital continues to expand its services in primary and secondary care, plus selective tertiary services, to include Centers of Excellence in - Joint Replacement, Heart, Cancer, and Diabetes. In 2004, the size of the American Hospital Dubai was increased by a further 25 per cent, to meet the growing demand for more personalized services, comfort and convenience, broadening the healthcare services offered and deepening the level of expertise and care available. The new facilities included a Dialysis Unit with private rooms; lithotripsy service (treatment of kidney stones); a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit; a 10-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Expanded Emergency Department staffed with American Board Certified physicians; a 13 bed child-friendly Pediatric Suite; and 9 bed Endoscopy Suite offering same-day surgery.
In May 2005 the new Heart Center was opened. The Center is operated by an all American Trained and Board Certified physician team that has performed thousands of cardiac interventional and surgical procedures, including complex and high risk cases, utilizing skills in caring for complex and very critical patients both in the ICU and Outpatient situations. In September 2005, American Hospital Dubai launched the new Cancer Care Center, led by Dr. Andre Rizk, a triple American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. He brings with him extensive experience in screening, diagnosis and treatment in the field of General Oncology and Hematology from Boston University and Tufts University in the USA.
In September 2006 AHD has welcomed the first patients to its new Outpatient Clinic Building at its medical campus. The new building is creating additional capacity for 144 new clinic exam rooms. The additional space will also allow the expansion of existing physician services in Obstetric and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Surgery, and Oncology. New physician services will be introduced through units dedicated to Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Allergy, Retina Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery. In addition to the new facilities and services, the hospital continues its ongoing physician recruitment plan, which will extend the number of all American Board Certified or equivalent practicing Physicians at the Hospital from 60 to 110 over the next two years, which is what makes AHD so different in the region.
The additional adjacent 511 car parking spaces connect to the Outpatient clinics building at basement level through air conditioned corridors and elevators. The American Hospital Dubai’s new facilities meet the specifications of the American Institute of Architects. The hospital still have space available on the site for additional expansion, and is already planning a new Inpatient Tower Bed Hospital building to begin construction in 2007. We are confident that our treatment and facilities can match any in the world, from - General Adult Surgical services, Anesthesia, Orthopedics and Joint Replacement programs, Primary Care and Internal medicine, Hematology and Cancer treatment, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonary, ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Kidney disease, Dialysis and Urology, GI Endoscopy and Hepatology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Obstetrics and Women’s health, Pediatrics, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Physical therapy, to Dietary counseling and support services group.
The state of the art Radiology Department including – 1.5 Tesla MRI, 64 Multi Slice CT, Colored Doppler Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine - have created the most modern radiology service in the Middle East, with equipment that is faster and capable of conducting a wide range of examinations with a higher degree of detail. This is in addition to the EEG, EKG, Stress test, Sleep studies, Pulmonary function test, matched by the state of the art Laboratory services. JCIA accreditationThe American Hospital Dubai is the first hospital in the Middle East to be accredited by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), a subsidiary of the United States based Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital was reaccredited in May 2003 and was further reaccredited again in 2006. It took years of committed work and effort to prepare the hospital to meet the standards of the JCIA. Experts from the United States of America visited our hospital and compared day to day activities against their American standards. JCIA Standards focus on the areas that most directly impact patient care. These include access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education. Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement, hospital leadership, and management of information.
CAP accreditation The American Hospital Dubai Medical Laboratory has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in the summer of 2001 and was reaccredited in 2003 and 2005, hence the hospital is able to announce that it is the first private laboratory in the Middle East to receive this accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the United States’ largest association for American Board Certified Laboratory Pathologists and the recognized world leader in laboratory quality assurance. The hospital’s laboratory generates over 250,000 test results every year for its own patients, as well as for area hospitals and clinics and physicians’ offices throughout the UAE. The Pathology Laboratory at the American Hospital Dubai is a full service laboratory operating 24/7 to provide the highest quality test results to meet patient and physician needs.
The laboratory has a team of over 30 full-time qualified staff. The services offered include biochemistry, hematology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, histology, and cytology. The hospital has gained International world acclaim through its (4) Centers of Excellence. Total Joints Replacement Center of Excellence, The Total Joints Replacement Center of the American Hospital Dubai is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It is the 4th worldwide after similar centers in Holland, Spain and Britain. Dr. Samih Tarabichi is the Center's Medical Director. Dr. Tarabichi has performed over 4000 joint replacements with over 2000 at the American Hospital Dubai, the largest number of any private hospital in the Middle East – many using a fully flexible knee implant. The Center serves physicians throughout the Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean basin.
It provides them with quality training in total joint replacement. To ensure quality service with top standards, the hospital has entered into an affiliation agreement with the University of Dundee, which continually monitors all the Centers of Excellence cases by assigning a secret code to each operation. Coupled with its extensive surgical expertise, the Center is fully equipped with every possible means to ensure the highest success rates worldwide. It uses the latest and the most extensive range of full or partial artificial joints. These capabilities are made available to ensure the least surgical intervention, with special consideration given to the particular case of each patient. In addition, the American Hospital Dubai employs an advanced computer-based technology; namely, the Navigation System, to assist in the accurate fitting of artificial joints. The Heart Center of Excellence, The Heart Center The Heart Center at the American Hospital Dubai is the new regional center of excellence for cardiac care, providing American standards of care to patients in the UAE and the region.
The Heart Center is capable of treating all types of cardiac conditions and performing advanced interventional and surgical procedures, all with the assurance that the American Hospital Dubai operates to the high standards required by Joint Commission International from the U.S, which has accredited (and re-accredited) the hospital. The Heart Center comprises two areas -interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. The Center is capable of undertaking advanced interventional offerings as, non invasive and invasive cardiology, angiograms and angioplasty, nuclear cardiology, cardiac and carotid peripheral ultrasonography, and lipidology; in addition to complex procedures, such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, beating heart total arterial bypass surgery, mini valve replacement and valve repair. The Heart Center is committed to introducing new, advanced techniques such as endoscopic and robotic procedures, as they become available.
The Center is located in a dedicated unit comprising a new, state of the art Cardiac Catheterization laboratory; a new 10 bed Cardiac Intensive Care unit operated by all American Board Certified Physicians supported by Western trained Perfusionist and cardiac nursing staff; and a newly renovated surgical operating room dedicated to cardiac surgery, supported with an advanced 64 multi-slice CT scanner. The new Cancer Care Center for the Region in Dubai. The Cancer Care Center at the American Hospital Dubai is a new, dedicated facility providing a range of Medical Oncology and Hematology services for all forms of cancers and blood disorders, with a dedicated team led by an American Board Certified Hematologist / Oncologist Dr. Andre Rizk. In addition to traditional cancer treatment options of Surgery, Chemotherapy, and Palliative care, the new Cancer Care Center will offer new therapies, which are creating exciting new treatment possibilities. The Cancer Care Center will offer 'Targeted Therapy' - a new approach to cancer management, which uses drugs to selectively block the growth and spread of the cancer cells.
These new drugs have the potential to be more effective than current treatments and are less harmful to the normal cells, with fewer side effects and offering improved quality of life for the patient. Targeted Therapy creates the potential for tailored, personalized treatment and signals a revolution in cancer management, which the American Hospital Dubai intends to lead in the region. The Cancer Care Center focuses on two main areas of care; firstly, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care in the field of Oncology. Secondly, the center will also focus on Hematology - the screening, diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases, whether benign or malignant. At the core of the new center is a full-time, dedicated oncology team of two Oncology nurses and an Oncology Pharmacist. In addition to treatment, the Cancer Care Center Team will also provide palliative care, which is the care of the patient's body, mind and spirit, through a broad multidisciplinary approach, which includes the support of the patient's family.
Diabetes Center of Excellence, The Center's mission is to provide people with diabetes and their families specialist medical care and supervision, information and education, support and empowerment to allow a full, active and healthy life with the knowledge to enable efficient self-management and control of the disease. Care is provided according to the standards recommended by international bodies. (American Diabetes Association, Diabetes UK, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes). The Diabetes Center of Excellence offers a one-stop shop for all your Diabetes needs for all ages: Specialist Children's Diabetes Clinic, Specialist Adolescent Diabetes advice, Adults Type 1 and 2 Diabetes clinic, Elderly Type 2 Diabetes clinic, Diabetes in pregnancy clinic.
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Anesthesiology, Ante-Natal Classes, Audiology, Back Care Specialist, Breast Clinic, Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Department, Cardiothoracis Surgury, Dermatology, Dietary Counselling Clinic, Ear, Nose and Throat, Emergency Medical, Endocrinology / Diabetes, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Geriatrics (Aging), Infectious Disease, Medical Imaging, Nephrology / Kidney Dialsis, Neurolog, Neurosurgery / Brain 7 Spinal Surgery, Obesity Clinic, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology & Hematology, Ophthalmology, Orthpedic / Knee Joint Replacement, Orthopedics, Pathology and Laboratory, Pediattrics, Pharmacy Department, Physiotherapy Department, Primary Care Clinic, Pulmonology / Respiratory Diseases, Speech Therapy, Urology.