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Al Zahra Medical Centre Dubai - Al Zahra Medical Centre Dubai

Upper GI and Foregut Program in Dubai

The digestive system is a miracle of muscles, valves, digestive juices and nutrient absorption.

The synchronized, wave-like movement of our digestive system's muscles, which push food through the various parts of the system, is essential for a healthy and happy living. Disturbances of gastrointestinal system can cause a variety of symptoms, pain or discomfort and a loss of nutrient absorption.

Our GI Program and task force team provides referring physicians with complete tests of motility and gastro-intestinal functioning. Our comprehensive reports provide an analysis of motility tracings and expert comments. Patients are offered a variety of life style change advise, nutritional expert opinion, medical, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical solutions are implemented to elevate symptoms and restore function of the GI tract.

The high standard difficult cases of cancer and complex reflux diseases are discussed by high caliber “GI TASK FORCE TEAM” including Surgical Oncologist, Thoracic Surgeon, Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Pathologists, Radiologist, Nutritionist, who meet on regular basis

Points of interest to patients

  • Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease ( Heart burn, acid, acid reflux, chest pain)
  • 24 - esophageal pH study
  • High-Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Barrets Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Asthma associated with Gastroesophageal reflux (adult onset asthma)
  • Hiatal Hernia (Sliding & Paraesophageal)
  • Zenkers Diverticulum
  • Nissen Fundiplication
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultra Sound
  • Non Cardiac Chest Pain
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • PH 24 Hour Monitoring
  • Minimal Invasive Esophagostomy
  • Esophageal Stents
  • Laser Therapy for Cancer
  • Radiofrequency Therapy
  • Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy
  • Achalasia
  • ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Anesthesia
  • Neoadjuvant Treatment
  • Quality of Life
  • No Drains
  • Boutique Surgery

Information booklets:

Port placement booklet: (Click here to download)

What is Enhanced recovery after surgery? (Click here to download)

Nutrition Guide for Cancer Patients (Click here to download)