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Best Radiation Oncologist in Dubai


 
 

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RADIATION THERAPY

The Radiotherapy service is conducted during working hours when all support services and expert advice is available. The working week is from Sunday to Thursday. The hours of operation are 8am to 5pm. The management of emergencies include cord compression, SVCO (superior vena cava obstruction syndrome) and severe bleeding such as in the case of cancer of the cervix.

 

To maintain our philosophy and achieve our objectives we ensure that

  • The radiotherapy department meets all our patients’ expectations through dedicated professional teamwork with a caring attitude. Customer satisfaction feedback is actively sought to continuously improve our services.
  • Our team is committed to providing a comprehensive, high quality radiotherapy service to all our patients and colleagues. We believe that a patient’s stay in the department should be as efficient as clinically possible and spent in a safe, comfortable and friendly environment.
  • Whilst in the department, the patients’ privacy and dignity are respected and confidentiality is maintained.
  • All services are provided by competent, highly trained and friendly staff.
  • All procedures are clearly and fully explained.
  • We respect and accommodate all individuals of various backgrounds.
  • We encourage the development of a holistic approach to patient care, ensuring that all radiotherapy patients have access to a wide range of specialist multi-disciplinary services including nursing, dietetic advice and therapeutic support, both within normal working hours and out of hours for the management of side effects.
  • Relevant information concerning individual treatments is communicated in a clear and concise manner.
  • All members of staff are aware of the hospital’s Health and Safety policies and adhere to them at all times.
  • High standards of professionalism are demonstrated in all our dealings within the department and with other departments.
  • The Radiotherapy Department aims to further the knowledge of other departments within the hospital in radiotherapy techniques and radiation safety and to continuously educate our own staff in new techniques.
  • The head of radiotherapy and the chief medical physicist are responsible for ensuring that the activities they control operate effectively in accordance with FANR regulations and recommendations, and that all staff continually monitor the activities undertaken to ensure safe working practices.

 

The On –Call arrangements are as follows

As soon as a radiotherapy emergency is confirmed by the Radiation Oncologist, he contacts the on call team. This includes the radiation therapists, physicist and support staff.

The Radiotherapy patients receiving treatment within the Dubai area may contact the following number +971 4 377 3030. If advice on radiotherapy side effects and complications is needed, or advice on how to obtain help, patients can call any of the following numbers: +971 4 3773021, +971 4 377 3022.

Patients will also have access to appropriate In-Patient care if the need arises. Those travelling from the other Emirates can find suitable accommodation at the Movenpick hotel which is situated in close proximity to the hospital.

Referrals are usually from a multidisciplinary team and followed through using an evaluation process by the Radiation Oncologist and his/her team. The response time from referral to consultation is within 1 to 2 days. Palliative and urgent cases are attended to immediately.

Each patient case is discussed at the departmental QA meeting before proceeding with the treatment plan. The care path, illustrated in the flow chart below is applied to all patients.

Quality Assurance protocols are applied at each level of the care path to ensure the accurate and safe delivery of radiation doses and maintenance of secure, confidential patient records.

Before commencing radiotherapy, patients are given an appointment for a briefing regarding the treatment plan. This takes place on the first day. During treatment, regular appointments are scheduled with the Radiation Oncologist to monitor side effects or complications. The radiation therapists are also clinically experienced to identify and advise on side effects. On completion of treatment, arrangements for follow up are agreed.

 

Brachytherapy Service

In addition to the above services the radiotherapy department provides Brachytherapy services. Brachytherapy is the only therapeutic modality for Skin cancers, keloid scar and can be combined with external beam radiotherapy for cervical cancer, rectal and anal cancers, breast cancer.

The Brachytherapy service requires a general anaesthesia administered within a surgical setting. Admission for this treatment can be for one day or sometimes patients may be admitted for longer stays.

Ablation and therapeutic doses for Thyroid cancers patients.

The radiotherapy department provides this service if required. This treatment should be given in an inpatient setting. The duration of admission varies from 3 to 5 days.

Patients need to be isolated in a shielded room and recommendations for this process are provided by the team.

 

 

Doctors in this Department

Other Doctors in this Department

Dr. Tarek Dufan

MD, Msc, FRCPC, Director of Radiation Oncology
Senior consultant Radiation Oncologist

American Hospital Dubai

Dr. Nadia Malik

MD
Radiation Oncologist

American Hospital Dubai

Dr. Mohan Ramachandran

Chief Medical Physicist & Radiation
Safety Officer

American Hospital Dubai



Clinic Timing

Sun – Thur | from 8:00 to 17:00