Medcare Women and Children Hospital has become the first hospital in Dubai to receive the Gold Seal Accreditation as a Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis Multidisciplinary Care (COEMEC).
It was awarded by the US Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), to recognise medical facilities which meet the highest global standards of care for endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease which affects approximately a tenth of women of reproductive age.
The hospital was awarded the accreditation after undertaking SRC’s rigorous evaluation process, which entailed a thorough inspection of the facility. Medcare said the hospital was required to demonstrate ‘extensive experience in endometriosis surgeries; transparent consultation services – before, during and after the qualifying process, with a comprehensive patient education programme; and high board certification for medical professionals’.
Over 500 cases of complex endometriosis are seen by the hospital every year. Its success rate for pregnancy after surgical intervention – for patients with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis, the most severe form – is roughly 65 per cent, aligning with global standards. Furthermore, surgical interventions have demonstrated an improved quality of life for 80 to 100 per cent of patients.
Broad multi-disciplinary team
The hospital also offers a range of services, including diagnosis, pain management, expert surgical excision, fertility treatment, medical management and long-term follow-up. Its multi-disciplinary team consists of Master Surgeons in Obstetrics and Gynaecologists; Colorectal Surgeons; Urology Experts; Pain Management Specialists; and Specialised Radiology Professionals.
Dr Ahmad Abdelhameed, Medical Director at Medcare Women & Children Hospital, said: “We are proud to be honoured with the Gold Seal of Excellence in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Care, as it has enabled the hospital to set the standard for endometriosis care in the UAE and the wider region. This award also highlights our incredible doctors and surgeons who are at the forefront of innovation in the field of endometriosis care.
“Despite presenting with severe symptoms, the entire spectrum of involvement of endometriosis is unknown. Patient management is highly variable in both treatment methods and outcomes, due to the different presentations of the disease. Thus, we want to bridge the gap between existing services and deliver the best possible care to our patients,” he added.