UAE: Burjeel expands medical tourism offerings

To boost medical travel to the UAE, Burjeel Holdings has joined with France’s Franco-European Multidisciplinary Institute of Endometriosis Academy, IFEM Endo to start a specialised clinic for women in Abu Dhabi.

The IFEM Endo Middle East Clinic will be established at Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Medical City (BMC). The clinic will offer minimally invasive surgeries for endometriosis.

The clinic will serve as a central referral receiving station for the UAE and GCC for the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of the disease as well as the management of pain using the model they apply at the clinic in France. The clinic will work with a holistic approach to managing endometriosis and will have a multidisciplinary team comprising general surgeons, urologists, pain management specialists, physiotherapists, and gynaecologists.

The clinic will provide treatments for adolescent endometriosis, reproductive age endometriosis, endometriosis and fertility, endometriosis and pain. It will also offer advanced endometriosis surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

Burjeel Holdings has a portfolio of 16 hospitals and 23 medical centres. It has recently announced a joint venture with Saudi fitness chain operator Leejam, to establish and operate 60 clinics across the Gulf state, including offering comprehensive rehabilitation and sports medicine facilities. The joint venture will first roll out six centres in the next quarter in Riyadh and expand the services across the Leejam network in Saudi Arabia over the next 12 to 18 months. Leejam owns and operates 155 Fitness Time branded fitness centres in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

The new centres that Burjeel and Leejam intend to establish will offer physiotherapy, restoration and wellness services, including vitamin infusion, oxychambers and cryotherapy.  Complementary medicine services, including Ayurveda and Naturopathy will also be offered, with a focus on sports medicine and advanced rehabilitation treatments.