Aster Hospital launches Endometriosis clinic to offer support to suffering women
The state-of-the-art endometriosis clinic at Aster Hospital, Qusais, offers comprehensive care and promises early diagnosis to successful treatment of the condition
Dubai: To alleviate the pain of hundreds of women suffering from endometriosis and to improve its diagnosis, Aster Hospital, Qusais, has launched a state-of-the-art endometriosis clinic to offer comprehensive care and treatment of the condition.
Endometriosis occurs when tissues lining the inside of the uterus grow outside. The condition affects women of reproductive age and causes debilitating pain. It even triggers fertility problems to make things worse.
According to several studies, one in ten women has endometriosis, and many suffer from severe painful symptoms. Despite that, endometriosis remains one of the poorly diagnosed conditions among women.
“Aster Hospital, Qusais, is introducing the clinic to facilitate early diagnosis of treatment for endometriosis. Though a common condition, many women are unaware of it. Misdiagnosis of the condition and delay in treatment are common. The endometriosis clinic at our facility offers state-of-the-art comprehensive treatment solutions from diagnostics to surgical treatment ensuring favorable outcomes,” said Dr. Antonio Privitera, consultant laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the hospital.
The most common symptom of endometriosis is severe pain, and excessive menstrual cramps accompanied by heavy menstrual flow. The other signs of the condition are fatigue and vaginal bleeding between periods.
As these symptoms are often underestimated as part of menstruation, most women neglect the signs and do not consult a doctor.
Dr. Safeena Anas, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at Aster Hospital, Qusais, said: “Over five percent of the female population in the UAE has endometriosis. It is a significant number. Hence, early diagnosis is crucial. Delaying treatment will only aggravate the condition, and in severe cases, it would affect the ability of a woman to conceive a child. Therefore, women must watch out for these symptoms and undergo a check-up to rule out the possibility of endometriosis.”
The condition can easily be diagnosed with an ultrasound scan or by undergoing a laparoscopic procedure.
“In the early stages, the condition can be cured with medicines. Treatment of severe cases would require surgery. The treatment method is tailored to the patient’s condition,” said Dr. Manish Srinivasa Murthy, a specialist in anesthesia at the hospital.
With the opening of the clinic, Aster Hospital, Qusais, will now be regularly conducting awareness sessions and campaigns to educate people and reduce their suffering.
The endometriosis clinic at Aster Hospital, Qusais, was inaugurated by Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO of Aster Hospitals and Clinics, UAE, in the presence of doctors, management members, and staff.
About Aster Hospitals UAE
Aster Hospitals UAE is Aster DM Healthcare’s continuation of its endeavor to create world-class, patient-centric hospitals driven by medical innovations and a culture of excellence. The Hospital aims to make a difference, with its patient-centric approach to medical care. The state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital in Mankhool is a 126-bedded medical facility, and Al Qusais a 150-bedded facility, where doctors adopt a multidisciplinary approach to provide holistic treatment to patients. Equipped with the most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in UAE, Aster Hospital offers multispecialty medical and surgical care all under one roof.
Aster DM Healthcare
Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through our 27 hospitals, 118 clinics, 323 pharmacies and 66 labs & patient experience centres in seven countries, including India. We have over 24,350 plus dedicated staff including 3,110 doctors and 7,063 nurses across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands. For more information, please visit www.asterdmhealthcare.com.