Medstar opens day-surgery centre in Dubai
UAE residents can now avail surgical treatment and get discharged the same day as Medstar Day Surgery Centre opens in Dubai and claims to provide customers the convenience of receiving world-class surgical care and discharge, all within a day.
Located in the heart of Dubai, the sprawling 20,000 square foot facility is the largest dedicated day surgery center in the UAE. Conceived, managed and designed by doctors and strategic healthcare investors, Medstar offers a one-stop destination for surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Dr Sajid Burud, managing director of Medstar, said: “Our expansion plans are already in place and our stakeholders have committed for a $100 million capital to support our long-term vision in adding more day surgery centers in the coming years. Also we are planning to have similar centres in all the emirates.”
Currently Medstar has tied up with six insurance firms and is in the process of getting 10 more insurance providers on board by year-end. The centre has also tied up with leading hospitals for the emergency purposes covering insured as well as non-insured patients.
“Medstar Day Surgery Centre has adopted the emerging model of developed countries — day care surgery with outpatient consultation. The UAE healthcare industry is estimated at Dh50 billion by end of 2015 and is expected to reach Dh66 billion by 2020,” said Rameche Kannan, finance director, Medstar.
Medstar is in line with the emirate’s vision to attract 500,000 more medical tourists a year by 2020. In the first six months of 2015, Dubai witnessed 260,000 medical tourism visitors and made Dh1 billion in revenue off medical tourism.
Dr Tarun Bhagchandani, medical director of Medstar, said: “Medstar has the combination of exceptionally talented medical practitioners, cutting-edge infrastructure and equipment coupled with innovative surgical and pain management techniques. Our healthcare providers work with the passion and commitment to provide focused patient centric care. This service allows our patients to achieve the highest possible standard of treatment and personal convenience while saving cost and time. Medstar comes as an ideal solution for patients who do not require hospitalisation.”
The group will be hiring admin staff, nurses, doctors and paramedics.
Medstar Day Surgery Centre provides surgery and healthcare for patients without the requirement of hospitalisation or over-night stay. It has adopted the emerging model of developed countries – day care surgery with outpatient consultation.