Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre
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Fast Facts of Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility CentreEstablished 1992
Amenities of Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre
- Family members arrangements
- Financing available
- Food services
- Personal guide available
- Phone in rooms
- Private nurse available
- Private Rooms
- Recovery facilities
- Transportation service
The Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre is a regional centre for assisted reproduction and a leading Gulf Centre for infertility treatment.
The fertility centre was established up by Prof. Ian Craft, a pioneer in Assisted Reproduction Treatments, and the Department of Health & Medical Services, under the leadership of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It was a means of bringing the latest techniques in fertility management to couples in the U.A.E and the GCC region.
Since the founding in 1991, the fertiliy centre has helped couples from the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe in assisted reproduction. It is a fully equipped clinic, operating independently within the Department of Health & Medical Services of Dubai, U.A.E.
Specialization of Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre
- Assisted Reproduction;
- Artificial Insemination (AI);
- Ovulation Induction (OI);
- Nuchal Translucency Scan;
- Ultrasound Guided Surgical Procedures
History of Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre
The Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre is a collaborative venture between the Department of Health & Medical Services, Government of Dubai and the renonwn London Fertility Centre.
In early 1990, the then Director General of the Department of Health & Medical Services, Dr Juma Belhoul, under the directives of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Department of Health & Medical Services, and Professor Ian Craft, Director of London Fertility Centre, were in contact with the aim of setting up a fertility program to assist the U.A.E. and neighbouring countries.
The objective of the fertility centre was to locally provide specialized fertility and gynaecological services comparable to those found in the West, thereby avoiding the inconveniences experienced by residents of the Gulf countries traveling overseas for treatments. The centre has been very successful in attracting residents ever since, although also catering to a large percentage of overseas patients.
The DG&FC opened for consultation on the 7th of July 1991, and to date over 10,000 couples have been consulted for fertility, gynaecology or obstetric care.
Prof. Craft although a resident of the U.K visits Dubai regularly and is directly involved in patient care. The resident medical team is headed by Dr Husnia Gargash, Director, with Dr Pankaj Shrivastav, Deputy Director and Dr Wael A. Ismail Madkour, Consultant Gynaecologist.
In September 1991 the operating theatre, fully equipped with the latest equipment was commissioned and shortly thereafter InVitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer (GIFT) procedures were commenced resulting in the birth of the first babies in June 1992.
In 1993, another highly advanced treatment Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) commenced. This treatment has allowed us to offer new hope to men who would normally not be able to father children. Research conducted at the Centre itself led to the addition of the techniques such as Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TeSA) and Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA). The worlds first babies conceived from sperm recovered by PESA were born to a couple from the U.A.E. in 1993.
As of today, over 1200 babies have been born as a result of fertility treatments at the fertility centre and many more are awaiting delivery. One of the advanced services that our laboratory offers is sperm and embryo freezing. Over 5000 embryos have been frozen to date, and several babies have been born following frozen embryo transfer.