Circumcision

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the layer of skin, called the foreskin, that covers the glans (head) of the penis.

When is circumcision performed?

Circumcision on newborns may be performed after 24 hours of birth. Circumcision can also be performed on older children and would require general anesthesia. However, recovery may take longer when circumcision is done on an older child.
How is circumcision performed?

  • The physician will carefully examine your baby to make sure that your baby is in good health to undergo the procedure. The penis will be examined for any abnormalities. If there was any abnormality, circumcision may be postponed.
  • The circumcision procedure takes only a few minutes. Two main types of local anesthetic are used to make the procedure less painful for the baby including:
  • A topical cream to be applied on the penis which requires at least
40 – 60 minutes to take its full effect.
  • An injectable anesthetic before the procedure which gives a longer period of anesthesia.
  • Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) could also be prescribed by the physician to reduce discomfort during the procedure and for several hours afterwards. Moreover, giving a pacifier dipped in sugar water and swaddling a baby can help reduce stress and discomfort.

The circumcision procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • The penis and foreskin are cleaned.
  • A special device called Plastibell is attached to the penis and the foreskin is removed.
  • After the procedure, Ointment Fucidin is applied over the wound.

Post circumcision care

  • Wound care: Gently clean the wound with warm water. We suggest using diaper wipes only for his buttocks, but for the penis use a wash cloth or dry wipes.
  • Pain relievers: Pain relievers are often not needed, and are perhaps best avoided with newborns.
  • Antiseptic ointment: Every time you change the diaper for the next 7 days after the procedure, or until the Plastibell falls off and all the granulation tissue is gone, apply antiseptic cream over the glans (head) of the penis.
  • Shower: You may give a quick shower to the baby 24 hours after the procedure.
    Don’t worry if a moist, yellow coating (granulation tissue) develops over the glans (head) of the penis. These are a type of scab and are completely normal.

Are there any risks associated with circumcision?

Possible complications (2% only) may include bleeding, infection, and scarring. In rare cases, too much of the foreskin or not enough foreskin is removed. An additional surgery sometimes is needed to correct these problems.

When to consult your doctor?
If you notice any of the following problems, please consult your doctor:

  • Persistent bleeding
  • Increasing redness
  • Fever > 38⁰ C
  • Other signs of infection, such as worsening swelling or discharge, or the presence of pus-filled blisters
  • Not urinating normally within 12 hours after the circumcision
  • Plastibell does not fall off 10 days or if it slides up to the body of penis

Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgery

Obstetrics and gynecology surgeons are concerned with the surgery of female reproductive system disorders including the vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries and the uterus. An obstetrics and gynecology surgeon will begin by diagnosing the disease or disorder. They will then choose the best treatment plan for your condition, before proceeding with any surgery or medication. Once the procedure is done, the surgeon will monitor all post-operative care and treatments.

We offer a range of high quality specialized services for simple and complex gynecological conditions.

Dermatology

At Danat Al Emarat’s Dermatology Department, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide our patients with results-driven laser and dermatology procedures. With some of the safest and most advanced lasers and equipment on the market, our experienced staff is able to deliver the most effective treatments possible. We offer comprehensive treatments for problems ranging from the most common to the most severe conditions for a wide range of body, skin and hair disorders.

Some of the medical dermatology conditions include:

  • Excessive/abnormal sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Infectious and auto-immune diseases of the skin
  • Nail and hair conditions, including hair loss (alopecia)
  • Pediatric skin conditions, including eczema and rashes
  • Skin and soft tissue tumors (both benign and malignant)
  • Skin cancer

Cosmetic treatments include laser for hair removal, skin tightening, radiofrequency for wrinkles and rejuvenation, chemical peeling, Botox and fillers.

SKIN PROBLEMS
Numerous health conditions can lead to the development of certain skin disorders but some skin conditions have no known cause. Some of the most common causes for skin disorders are:

  • Allergies
  • Irritants
  • Genetic makeup
  • Illnesses affecting the thyroid, immune system, kidneys, and other body system
  • Immune system problems can cause skin conditions

Chronic skin conditions such as:
1. Rosacea – which is characterized by small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face
2. Psoriasis – is an autoimmune skin disease that causes red, scaly skin that may feel painful, swollen or hot. If some has psoriasis, they are likely to get some other conditions, including: Psoriatic arthritis, Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular problems and High Blood Pressure.
3. Vitiligo – is a condition in which the skin loses its pigment cells which results in large, irregular patches of skin.
4. Eczema – Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy.
5. Cellulitis – a serious bacterial skin infection, that makes the skin appear swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to the touch.
6. Melasma (more common in pregnant women) – also known as the mask of pregnancy because it is sometimes triggered by an increase in hormones in pregnant women, which results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation.
HAIR PROBLEMS
We offer a combination of minimal invasive (e.g., scalp biopsies), semi-invasive (e.g., trichogram), or noninvasive tests (e.g., video trichoscopy). Our multimodality treatment approach targets each of the causes for individual particular case. Treatments include:

  • Micro infusion of Medications
  • Hair Laser Therapy
  • LADD
  • Mesotherapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Botulinic Block
  • Photobiostimulation
  • Fractional Regrowth

SCARS
Scar appearance is affected by an individual’s age, racial features, former surgical repair and location on the body or face. Improving scars requires a customized approach that is driven by patient concerns. Our working concept is that the earliest possible approach should be done for scars. Even then, several year-old scars can still benefit from treatment such as:

  • Vascular Lasers
  • Collagen booster Lasers
  • Laser Assisted Drug-delivery
  • Ablative or Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing
  • Anti-proliferative Injections
  • Fractional Radiofrequency
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Collagen Stimulator infusion
  • Cryomodulation
  • Surgical Methods and Scar revision
  • Botox for Scars: an excellent treatment immediately after surgery, or no longer than 2 days after. This helps to reduce tension associated with the development of thick scars.

COSMETIC TREATMENTS

Botox & Filler
We use several techniques to reduce the discomfort: a set of custom-made microneedle syringe, dilution in a physiological pH balanced solution, and a special vibrating device to soothe the pain. Also, pinching, tapping or earlobe massage techniques may be performed.
Fillers and Botox are used in combination to work on the emotional attributes of aging and to give our patients a fresh rejuvenated appearance without changing the natural facial features but leading to beautification envisioning artistic level results.

Lasers
Sun spots, red broken blood vessels, rosacea, aging and sun damaged skin, and chronic inflammation can all be treated with specific wavelengths of light, laser, and radiofrequency (RF) energy. Our comprehensive and innovative approach gives the desired improvements in complexion, texture, pore size, and wrinkles for both the short- and long-term results. Lasers can be used for:

    • Acne & Acne Scars
    • Surgical Scars and Keloids Enhancement
    • Burn Scars
    • Stretch Mark
    • Improving Pores, Oiliness and Texture
    • Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation
    • Wrinkles & prevention of aging
    • Pigmentation
    • Melasma
    • Resurfacing (Laser Peel)
    • Neck and Chest Rejuvenation
    • Hair Reduction
    • Birthmarks

 

  • Age Spots

 

Circumcision

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the layer of skin, called the foreskin, that covers the glans (head) of the penis.

When is circumcision performed?

Circumcision on newborns may be performed after 24 hours of birth. Circumcision can also be performed on older children and would require general anesthesia. However, recovery may take longer when circumcision is done on an older child.
How is circumcision performed?

  • The physician will carefully examine your baby to make sure that your baby is in good health to undergo the procedure. The penis will be examined for any abnormalities. If there was any abnormality, circumcision may be postponed.
  • The circumcision procedure takes only a few minutes. Two main types of local anesthetic are used to make the procedure less painful for the baby including:
  • A topical cream to be applied on the penis which requires at least
40 – 60 minutes to take its full effect.
  • An injectable anesthetic before the procedure which gives a longer period of anesthesia.
  • Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) could also be prescribed by the physician to reduce discomfort during the procedure and for several hours afterwards. Moreover, giving a pacifier dipped in sugar water and swaddling a baby can help reduce stress and discomfort.

The circumcision procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • The penis and foreskin are cleaned.
  • A special device called Plastibell is attached to the penis and the foreskin is removed.
  • After the procedure, Ointment Fucidin is applied over the wound.

Post circumcision care

  • Wound care: Gently clean the wound with warm water. We suggest using diaper wipes only for his buttocks, but for the penis use a wash cloth or dry wipes.
  • Pain relievers: Pain relievers are often not needed, and are perhaps best avoided with newborns.
  • Antiseptic ointment: Every time you change the diaper for the next 7 days after the procedure, or until the Plastibell falls off and all the granulation tissue is gone, apply antiseptic cream over the glans (head) of the penis.
  • Shower: You may give a quick shower to the baby 24 hours after the procedure.
    Don’t worry if a moist, yellow coating (granulation tissue) develops over the glans (head) of the penis. These are a type of scab and are completely normal.

Are there any risks associated with circumcision?

Possible complications (2% only) may include bleeding, infection, and scarring. In rare cases, too much of the foreskin or not enough foreskin is removed. An additional surgery sometimes is needed to correct these problems.

When to consult your doctor?
If you notice any of the following problems, please consult your doctor:

  • Persistent bleeding
  • Increasing redness
  • Fever > 38⁰ C
  • Other signs of infection, such as worsening swelling or discharge, or the presence of pus-filled blisters
  • Not urinating normally within 12 hours after the circumcision
  • Plastibell does not fall off 10 days or if it slides up to the body of penis

Allergy & Immunology

An allergy of immune disorder shouldn’t be overlooked. If not treated on time, they can affect other body parts. Hence, you should consult our internists for proper diagnosis, treatment and medication of immunodeficiency disorders and allergies. Our internists treat all types of women-specific allergies and immune disorders. Our doctors are specialized in treating different types of allergies caused by a reaction to substances or due to exposure to foreign particles and an array of immunity disorders related to immune system.

We understand the condition of patients and provide comprehensive care to them, exploiting advanced tools and technology in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. We identify and manage a spectrum of allergic and immune disorders including respiratory disorders such as asthma, rhinitis; skin diseases such as dermatitis, eczema; reactions to drugs, foods and insect stings; gastrointestinal disorders; diseases with the response to antigens; systemic disorders like vasculitis; and malignancy in the immune system. This is all supported by our CAP accredited laboratory in diagnosing and determining the causes of allergies and beyond.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Patients are usually referred to the ICU from other departments such as surgery or obstetrics & gynecology as a part of their inpatient treatment. In case of emergencies, patients may need intensive care after their surgery or if the patient is suffering of a critical illness that needs intensive care. Our ICU is fully equipped with modern machinery and state-of-the-art technologies for critically-ill and high-risk patients that may require admission and intensive care. It is a vital unit that supports our Surgery Center, in case of emergencies.

Our intensive care physicians are available round the clock to monitor conditions of patients and to offer comprehensive care. From heart monitors to ventilators, our ICU is equipped with all the robust machinery for effective monitoring, life support and critical care of patients. Our intensive care staff is trained to handle critical conditions to facilitate a speedy recovery, following global medical standards to ensure the utmost care and high-level services.

Besides our adults ICU, we have a dedicated ICU for pediatric patients, besides our 23-bed NICU level III, all of which provide intensive care to our patients from premature babies or ill newborns to pediatric patients and adults.

Our Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes (or parentcraft classes) can help you to prepare for your baby’s birth and give you confidence and information. They’re usually informative and fun. Danat Al Emarat Hospital offers mothers-to-be a wide range of antenatal and postnatal classes including educational childbirth preparation advice classes. You will learn about keeping healthy throughout your pregnancy, including a healthy diet, exercise and relaxation ideas for pregnancy and birth, (including all those important breathing techniques!) and also information to help you make your birth plan. You will also get advice on caring for your newborn. Part of our classes is a Yoga session to help to maintain general fitness and prepare your body for childbirth. More than just a great place to meet other parents-to-be, our antenatal classes aren’t just about breathing exercises and learning how to change a nappy – they are also a great opportunity to make lifelong friendships with other mothers going through exactly the same mom-to-be hurdles as you.

Who can attend our antenatal classes?

Parents-to-be can attend the class. Classes are given in both English and Arabic. There will be days for couples and other days for ladies only. For more information, you can check our timetable. After COVID-19 pandemic, we started offering these classes virtually through ZOOM.

What can you expect to learn?

Some topics might seem like ‘stating the obvious’ or will include information you already know, but the group setting will mean a fresh perspective, and may provide you with answers to questions or scenarios you hadn’t thought of. You will learn about keeping healthy throughout your pregnancy, including healthy diet, exercise and relaxation ideas for pregnancy and birth, (including all those important breathing techniques!) and also information to help you make your birth plan. You will also get advice on caring for your newborn. In between sessions, healthy refreshments will be served.

Our classes are scheduled monthly as per calendar above.

“MIRACLE OF KICKING IN”

  • Development of your baby (Early pregnancy- 28 weeks)
  • Stages of development
  • Physical changes in pregnancy
  • Habits in pregnancy
  • Diet in pregnancy

“MIRACLE OF BIRTH”

  • Stages of labor
  • Birth plan
  • Interventions during labor
  • Birthing positions
  • Father’s role
  • Pain management during labor
  • Yoga
  • Tour of delivery suites

“MIRACLE OF LIFE WITH YOUR BABY”

Things that matter to your baby and why:

  • Postnatal care
  • Newborn care
  • Newborn screening – hearing screening, PKU, congenital heart screening
  • Breastfeeding
  • Baby massage
  • Questions and answers
  • “TOUR DANAT AL EMARAT’S LABOR & DELIVERY SUITES AND PATIENT ROOMS”
  • “YOGA SESSION”

Postpartum Depression

Women experiencing mood swings or feel depressed after childbirth could be suffering from “baby blues” or postpartum depression.

You’re not alone. Studies show that up to 80% of new mothers get what’s called the “baby blues” — short-term dips in mood caused by all of the changes that come with a new baby, which usually starts 2 or 3 days after giving birth, but you’re likely to feel better by the time your baby is 1 or 2 weeks old. If it lasts longer or you feel worse, then this could be postpartum depression that needs to be managed immediately.

In such cases, the mother should immediately visit Danat Al Emarat to get appropriate diagnosis and treatment. We are specialized in treating postpartum depression and in bringing the mother back to her normal condition.

After the birth of a child, mothers may suffer from postpartum depression. It is a serious condition where the new mother feels hopeless, sad, guilty, depressed and irritated all the time; she loses interest in eating and sleeping; she witnesses mood swings; and she faces trouble with memory and focus. Under postpartum depression, women do not feel like showing care for their baby or bother to bond with them. Hence, the condition should be treated at the earliest.

We have specialized psychiatrists in our team, in collaboration with Dubai-based Camali Clinic, who will help you diagnose and manage postpartum depression.

Our doctors act as counselors and consultants. They comfort the mothers and provide the utmost care to women post-childbirth so that they can come out of postpartum depression smoothly. Following international protocols, they also suggest appropriate medications and prescribe antidepressants that relive women of their depression.

Lactation Clinic

As part of our initiatives as a “Baby Friendly” Hospital, almost all our nurses are trained to give lactation support. We also have our own, onsite Lactation Clinic that provides specialized quality medical care for breastfeeding and infant feeding difficulties. Our lactation consultants offer relevant information, support and guidance for a successful breastfeeding journey.

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your newborn, but even though it is natural, it might not always be straightforward. Both you and your baby need to learn the process, and it is normal for you to take a few wees to master the techniques, and you may face some difficulties. However, almost all difficulties can be overcome with adequate instruction and guidance by our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). You have the chance to meet with our lactation consultants during your pregnancy, or during your stay at the hospital after deliver. We, however, advice you to see them before you give birth to be well-prepared. They will also provide you with the support you need during your stay with us.

During the consultation, our breastfeeding consultants will spend time with you and your baby reinforcing proper techniques, answering your questions and offering personalized support in order to develop an effective feeding plan tailored to your needs. Moreover, you can take part and attend our regular antenatal classes, or join our Danat Al Emarat’s breastfeeding mommies support group monthly.

In case your baby was admitted to our NICU, our team will also support you all the way with breast milk pumping to ensure continuation of breastfeeding upon the discharge of your baby.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologists at Danat Al Emarat provide all anesthesia-related services, ensuring our patient safety and comfort during and after surgeries or procedures as well as normal delivery when desired.

Pregnant women who wish to experience normal childbirth without pain, along with smooth delivery, could ask for Epidural. An epidural is commonly used to give pain relief during childbirth. It is a type of local anesthetic which is injected into your spine to numb the nerves in your womb and cervix that send pain signals to your brain. It can help during a long, complicated or especially painful labor.

For c-sections, local anesthesia/spinal could be opted where the mother could be fully awake. In cases of emergency c-sections, it would highly be general anesthesia.

Our services include:

  • Epidurals
  • Spinal Anesthesia
  • General Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Perioperative Anesthesia Counselling and Screening

We would like to assure you that our anesthesiologists will ensure you have a painless experience throughout. They are trained to offer complete care to the to-be mothers.

The anesthesiologists first examine to-be mothers and devise a proper anesthetic plan for them, aiming to control and minimize pain. Our anesthesiologists provide services at par with global standards. They determine the level of sedation that is appropriate for the patient. They also support the patients in speedy recovery by minimizing their stress response post-surgical procedures.