How can I make the first contact with your institute?

You can reach out to us by contacting Burjeel Medical City or the Advanced Gynecologic Institute secretary directly. Alternatively, you can contact our surgeons through social media or email.

How is the first consultation scheduled?

After you contact us, we will propose a first appointment, either in person or online, depending on the distance between your location and our clinic or surgeon. Please note that the first consultation is charged separately, as it is not routinely followed by surgical management in our clinic.

What information do I need to provide before the appointment?

To have the appointment, we may ask you to answer a short questionnaire about your complaints and past clinical history. You will also need to provide the results or images (CD of MRI or examination content link) describing your endometriosis. If you have undergone previous surgeries, please provide the reports for those as well.

Who will be my contact person during the management process?

The Advanced Gynecologic Institute secretary will be your permanent contact person throughout the period of management. She will assist you and provide the necessary information and support.

How is the first consultation conducted?

The consultation can be scheduled in person or online. If it’s an online consultation, you need to pay for the consultation prior to the connection and ensure you have a good internet connection to hear and see the doctor and the imaging views used to explain your case. At the end of the consultation, you may receive a prescription for medical treatment or be offered a surgical procedure. We will discuss the justification, techniques, benefits, and risks of surgical procedures with you, allowing you to make an informed choice.

What if I live in the UAE or abroad?

If you live in the UAE, we will provide you with documents to submit to your insurance. If you live abroad, we will provide you with a document that includes the quotation for the package of hospitalization, surgery, anesthesia, blood samples, and other expenses. Additionally, information about accommodation and travel will be provided.

How is the surgery scheduled?

The surgery will be scheduled based on your preference and the surgeon’s availability. If you are coming from abroad, you may be asked to book the surgical date by paying a deposit of 20% of the total price, which will be subtracted from the overall bill.

What preparations are needed before the surgery?

Depending on your location, you may be asked to arrive in Abu Dhabi 1-2 days before the surgery. You will need to follow a residue-free diet for 4 to 5 days before the surgery. Transportation from the airport to your hotel will be provided. The day before the surgery, you will meet the anesthesiologist and the surgeon(s) and undergo a preoperative blood test. Specific instructions will be provided if a surgical procedure on the bowel is required.

What happens on the day of the surgery?

You will take a complete shower, wear the clothes provided by the clinic, and be accompanied to the Operative Theatre. The surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurses will check your identity, medical chart, surgery type, and blood sample results. You will undergo general anesthesia and minimally invasive surgery to excise your endometriosis lesions. After the surgery, you will be taken back to your room after waking up.

What should I expect after the surgery?

During the first few days after the surgery, nurses will monitor your vital parameters and administer painkillers as needed. You will be able to drink and have a light meal. Depending on the surgery type, the removal of the bladder catheter and maintenance of the intravenous catheter may follow specific protocols. The physicians will visit you daily to discuss your outcomes. Bowel movements usually return the day after surgery, and our team will manage any postoperative events or complications.

When can I be discharged from the hospital?

The length of hospital stay varies depending on the complexity of the surgery, typically ranging from 1 to 4 days. You will receive a prescription for postoperative care, including painkillers, anticoagulation injections, antibiotics, and laxatives. Patients with urinary tract sutures may discharge with the bladder catheter and return 7-10 days later for its removal and a bladder function check.

What should I consider during the recovery period?

During your stay in Abu Dhabi, your bowel movements may temporarily slow down. It is recommended to have repeated small meals and avoid abdominal discomfort. In most cases, there are no food restrictions, and you are encouraged to walk and explore the city. The team will be available to answer any questions or address any complications during this period.

Will there be follow-up consultations?

A postoperative consultation, either in person or online, will be scheduled with your surgeon or another team member. This allows for ongoing monitoring and support during your recovery.

How long should I plan to stay in Abu Dhabi after the surgery?

Depending on the surgical procedures and postoperative outcomes, patients coming from abroad usually leave Abu Dhabi 7 to 12 days after the surgery.

What are your well-wishes for patients undergoing endometriosis management?

The whole team of the Franco-European Multidisciplinary Institute of Endometriosis – Middle East Clinic wishes you successful endometriosis management. We are grateful for your trust and wish you an excellent journey in Burjeel Medical City and Abu Dhabi.