|The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital is set to open its doors to international patients seeking quality elective healthcare services in Dubai under the Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative, aiming to establish Dubai and the UAE as a world center for medical tourism.
As part of the initiative, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital management will be represented at the Fourth Medical and Health Tourism Congress (MHTC) in Moscow, Russia, to take place March 20 to March 23, 2013.
Along with other private healthcare providers, and united under the Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital will aim to present its portfolio of services and team of experts to partners operating from Russia and the CSI countries.
“We are pleased to partner with the Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai Health Authority in turning Dubai into a world-class hub for medical tourism. We believe that Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates, has all that is needed and more in order to become a leading medical tourism destination,” said Dr. Jeehan Abdul Qadir, executive chairperson of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, ahead of the Fourth MHTC event.
“I trust that the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital with its five operating theaters and 25-bed facility entirely dedicated to Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine is ready to welcome international patients from The Russian Federation and the CSI countries. In fact we have seen a remarkable increase of patients visiting us from this part of the world, seeking reliable and safe cosmetic treatments, done by experts,” added Michael Stroud, CEO of the hospital.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital is located in Dubai Healthcare City, and is the first hospital to open in the Dubai Healthcare Free Zone in 2008 and the first hospital in the Healthcare City to receive the Joint Commission International accreditation in 2009.
To accommodate international patients the hospital offers customized service to all patients travelling from abroad. In order to facilitate international patient visits and stay, the hospital offers assistance around the clock in physician appointments, inpatient and surgical services coordination, estimates of charges for physician/hospital services, communication with local embassies/consulates/missions, hotel reservations/special lodging for family members and guests, visa/travel arrangements/meet and greet services at the airport, and translation assistance in all languages.
The Dubai Medical Tourism initiative was announced in 2012 by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
Since then, several measures have been taken to unify medical tourism procedures in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and the Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing (DTCM), among others.