Abu Dhabi: In line with its objective to provide world-class care to women and boost medical tourism in the UAE, Burjeel Holdings has joined hands with the globally renowned Franco-European Multidisciplinary Institute of Endometriosis Academy (IFEM Endo) to start a specialized clinic in the country. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the French institute and Burjeel Holdings, one of the largest healthcare service providers in the MENA region, the IFEM Endo Middle East Clinic will be established at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Medical City (BMC). The clinic set up at BMC will be a center of excellence for endometriosis and offer highly-advanced minimally invasive surgeries for endometriosis.
The clinic will have a cohesive team approach with multidisciplinary care and highly skilled surgeons. It will serve as a central referral receiving station for the UAE and GCC and will also enable endometriosis research and publications, as well as the establishment of the Emirates Endometriosis Support Club.
Prof. Horace Roman, Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology and Founding member of IFEM Endo, will lead a team of doctors to organize the diagnosis and the multidisciplinary management of the disease as well as the management of pain using the model they apply at the clinic in France. The team also consists of Dr. Benjamin Merlot, Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology and Founding member of IFEM Endo, Prof. Quentin Denost, Colorectal and Pelvic Surgery at the Bordeaux Colorectal Institute, Dr. Sandesh Kade Specialist - Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Monica Chauhan, Specialist - Obstetrics & Gynecology. The clinic will work with a holistic approach to managing endometriosis and will have a multidisciplinary team also comprising general surgeons, urologists, pain management specialists, physiotherapists, and gynecologists.
BMC is a leading quaternary care facility equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and employs Western-board-certified physicians.
"We are excited at the opening of the IFEM Endo Clinic at BMC in Abu Dhabi. This clinic is a testament to the team's commitment and dedication to providing the best endometriosis care possible. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this clinic will have on the lives of patients in the UAE and beyond. I am confident the clinic will play an important role in improving healthcare standards in the UAE and be a source of medical excellence in the region," said Prof. Roman.
The IFEM Endo Middle East Clinic will provide exclusive and state-of-the-art treatments for adolescent endometriosis, reproductive age endometriosis, endometriosis and fertility, endometriosis and pain. The team will also offer advanced endometriosis surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery according to the needs of patients.
According to Mr. John Sunil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings, the partnership is yet another contribution by the Group in promoting Abu Dhabi as a life sciences and medical tourism hub and will boost endometriosis research.
"At Burjeel Holdings, we are committed to providing quality healthcare services to our patients and believe that the launch of IFEM Endo Middle East Clinic is a major step forward in achieving this goal. The new clinic will help patients access advanced medical care and enable them to receive the treatment they need in the most convenient and cost-effective way. The clinic will also strengthen our capabilities in endometriosis research and pave the path for more publications, increasing the potential for a significant future impact on local and global outcomes," said Mr. Sunil.
The comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at BMC will provide the necessary services to support IFEM Endo Middle East Clinic.