General, Visceral, Bariatric, Endocrine & Oncological Surgery

The Department of General, Visceral, Bariatric, Endocrine & Oncological Surgery at Burjeel Hospital offers the best possible surgical therapy for all common diseases of the abdomen and endocrine-related diseases. Our Department focuses on abdominal and extra-abdominal areas including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland. We also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. Besides the standard surgical care, we also provide treatment for critically ill Guests and emergency cases, e.g. bleeding, infections, bowel obstructions and organ perforations.

A team of internationally recognized and compassionate surgeons ensure that our Guests are given the highest standard and evidence-based practice of surgical care, with special attention to details in the pre and post-operative periods. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art technology in a context of interdisciplinary approach which provides our Guests remarkable clinical outcomes and an enhanced level of care.

Innovative Services and Special Programs

As a Center of Minimally Invasive and Scarless Surgery nearly all abdominal operations are being performed with small or no incisions at all. This specialty deals with minimal access techniques using cameras and small instruments inserted through 3 to 10 mm incisions. Problems in the gallbladder, appendix, colon, rectum, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands can be safely treated using advanced keyhole surgeries. All hernia and obesity surgeries are also being performed through minimally invasive techniques. As part of the so-called scarless surgery, single access surgery through the umbilicus is another option to obtain better cosmetic results.

Minimally invasive surgeries offer the following benefits:

  • It helps restore organ function, which lowers the chances of morbidity
  • Compared to more invasive procedures, the incision is smaller, so there is lesser pain,
  • It allows faster recovery period and shorter hospital stay.

In our continuous commitment to medical excellence, we have researched and utilized state-of-the-art procedures to deliver safer surgeries and enhance clinical results. This includes Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), which uses natural openings as an entry to the abdomen or to other parts of the body during medical surgeries. The avoidance of cutting the skin leads to less invasiveness by eliminating post-operative abdominal wall pain, wound infection, and abdominal wall hernia. We are the first and only surgical team in the Middle East that offers a scarless technique to remove gallbladder, appendix and colon.

What do we treat?

Our General, Visceral, Bariatric, Endocrine & Oncological Surgery Department treat and manage a wide range of medical conditions, with key procedures such as:

  • Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders
  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • Gallstone disease
  • Obesity surgery (weight loss)
  • Hernias, including inguinal and ventral hernias
  • Anti-reflux surgery for gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, Diverticulitis
  • Proctology (diseases of the anus and lower rectum)
  • Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, pancreas, liver, intestine, colon, rectum)
  • Breast surgery (non-cosmetic)

OPD Clinic units

  • Minimally Invasive & Scarless Surgery
  • Metabolic, Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery
  • Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland, endocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • colorectal Surgery and Proctology
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Oncological Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery

The reputation of a hospital is built on the quality of medical care provided. Hence, stringent standards are in place to recruit world-class medical professionals. Our panel of highly qualified doctors have trained extensively in leading hospitals around the world and possess internationally recognized degrees from Europe, USA and other continents. Combined with state-of-the-art technology, the team delivers exemplary care and treatment following the highest international standards and protocols.

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