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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Announces New Services

Digestive Disease, Surgical Subspecialties, Neurological, and Anesthesiology Institutes Now Accepting Patients


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare facilities, today announced the opening of services in four more Institutes, which are the Digestive Disease, Surgical Subspecialties, Neurological and Anesthesiology Institutes. Additionally, the Medical Subspecialties Institute is now taking appointments for all services.

The Digestive Disease and Neurological Institutes are two of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s five Centers of Excellence, designed to address the most pressing healthcare needs in the UAE.

The Digestive Disease Institute offers services in gastroenterology and hepatology, general surgery, and colon and rectal surgery to treat disorders of the gallbladder, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, liver, small intestine and colon. The Neurological Institute is initially seeing patients for general neurology, spine conditions, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders and epilepsy. Together with the Anesthesiology Institute, the Neurological Institute also provides pain management services.

Dr. Maher A. Abbas, Chief, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, said “Digestive diseases are on the rise in the UAE and globally due to changes in diet and lifestyle. Patients from Abu Dhabi and the UAE now have access to advanced technology and programs at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to treat and manage digestive disorders and to promote good digestive health. Our dedicated multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease program is the first of its kind in the region and offers world-class care to patients facing the challenge of chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.”

Dr. Dominic Venne, Chief, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi said, “Our multidisciplinary programs – including spine, pain management, neuromuscular, sleep, and epilepsy – represent a unique approach to patient care, bringing together a team of experts across multiple specialties to work around a patient’s individual needs. Now, at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, patients are cared for by a team of highly experienced physicians who have access to some of the most innovative processes, procedures, and technology available globally. As we continue to offer more services in the coming weeks, patients can find reassurance in knowing that care for complex conditions is available close to home.”

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi complements the current healthcare landscape in Abu Dhabi by focusing on highly-specialized care for heart, brain, digestive, eye and respiratory conditions. By the end of May 2015, the hospital will provide most of its complex and critical care services designed to address some of the specific health challenges affecting Abu Dhabi and UAE patients. The Emergency Department will be the final service to open by May 31, 2015.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will not offer orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology services, or treat patients under the age of 14 with the exception of the Eye Institute, and will not be a trauma center.

Please refer to for updates on available services or call the Contact Center at 800 8 CCAD (800 8 2223) to book an appointment for available services.