The Stories That Matter
Doctors give twins born with skull deformities a new lease of life
Jumana and Jannah are a pair of bubbly twins who received life-changing surgery at Burjeel Medical City after doctors found that they were born with skull deformity. The doctors performed the complex surgeries where they reshaped the skulls of the one-year-olds to offer them a better quality of life.
Rare spine corrective surgery performed for the first time in the Middle East
A 13-year-old Jordanian girl was treated for scoliosis with a corrective surgery which was performed successfully for the first time in the GCC and North African region. The new treatment enables fusion-less spine correction, allowing the patient to experience the full range of motion and further growth. Its other advantages include discreet incisions, minimal trauma, fewer complications, and faster healing
Groundbreaking Surgery Performed On Unborn Child
Our doctors at the Kypros Nicolaides Fetal Medicine and Therapy Center at Burjeel Medical City successfully performed a rare and highly complex in-utero spina bifida repair on a pregnant patient from Colombia. The surgery has renewed hope in preventing short-term and long-term complications for her baby.
Saving the Life of a 3-year-old with Thalassemia Major
We continue our commitment to preventing, treating, and curing pediatric thalassemia to ensure that all children have a chance to experience a brighter and healthier future. A new success story emerges as our integrated Bone Marrow Transplant Unit has yet again saved the life of a young warrior, Ahmed, a 3-year-old boy suffering from Thalassemia Major since birth. Thanks to the efforts of our distinguished medical team, he will be completely cured of the disease and will live his childhood happily.
First Bone Marrow Transplant in UAE
Burjeel Medical City’s bone marrow transplant unit has successfully performed the very first bone marrow transplant from a donor to a child in the UAE. The highly advanced, matched sibling transplant treatment was successfully carried out on a five-year-old girl from Uganda, with the donor being her 10-year-old sister.
Advanced Gene Replacement Therapy
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, has successfully administered advanced gene replacement therapy, in an effort to save the lives of seven-month-old Emirati twins. With the gracious support of the government and leaders of the UAE, the therapy has been carried out on the twins diagnosed with a rare and most severe form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Type 1 (SMA1), a highly fatal disease.