State-of-the-art ‘Day Surgery Centre’ launched in UAE
DUBAI: Patients who need surgery in the UAE have a unique service to get their service done in a single day as the Medstar Day Surgery Centre, a state-of-the-art day surgery centre, has opened in Dubai.
The facility has been developed with the purpose of providing world-class surgery and healthcare for patients without the requirement of hospitalisation or over-night stay. Medstar has adopted the emerging model of developed countries – day care surgery with outpatient consultation.
In a press conference held at Hyatt Regency in Dubai, Dr Sajid Burud, Managing Director of Medstar, said: “The model of Day Surgery is a natural shift for a developing city like Dubai that has the vision and the leadership to become the most advanced healthcare destination in the region.
“We are certain this model of healthcare will soon become indispensable to the growing economy of Dubai owing to its incredible advantages and forward-thinking approach.”
Burud also added: “Our expansion plans are already in place, and our stakeholders are committed to $100 million in capital for supporting our long-term vision in adding more day surgery centres in the coming years.”
Dr Tarun Bhagchandani, Medical Director of Medstar, said: “Medstar has a 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.
“Being the anaesthetist, I take a greater moral responsibility in ensuring our patients are treated well with better recovery and early ambulation.
“In Medstar, we have created a facility that offers world-class amenities, not just for patients, but also for surgeons from around the world.
“We have received a phenomenal response thus far, with some of the most renowned surgeons keen to visit us from the US, UK, Europe, India and other Middle East countries.
“We already have a panel of specialists on board who are experts in the field of aesthetic surgery, vascular procedures, cosmetic gynaecology and hair restoration, to name a few,” Bhagchandani added.
According to a report by Alpen Capital, the UAE‘s medical tourism sector is growing strongly and reached $1.69 billion in 2013 from $1.58 billion in 2012. Dubai offers the world’s largest healthcare free zone, Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
According to DHCC, they handled around 500,000 patients in 2011, 20 per cent of which were medical tourists.
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 Dhs1 billion in revenue off medical tourism.
Medstar Day Surgery Centre specialises in an array of aesthetic and anti-ageing procedures as well as overall health and wellness.
The Centre is equipped with consultation rooms, operation theatres, procedure rooms, step down recovery rooms, private day-care cubicles and VIP rooms.
In addition, the Centre also offers pathology and radio-diagnostic services as well as in-house pharmacy.
The Surgery Centre will be operational from 9am to 9pm.