Alergy Center 0

What is allergy?

Allergy is a ‘hypersensitivity’ reaction, or exaggerated ‘sensitivity’ to substances that are normally tolerated. Such substances are known as allergens. Examples of common allergens include peanuts, house dustmites, grass pollen, cats and medicines.

These allergens trigger the production of a harmful antibody known as immunoglobulin E (IgE). In an allergic reaction, the interaction between the IgE and the allergen causes the release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine and leukotrienes. In turn, these cause symptoms such as sneezes and itches, rashes, falls in blood pressure and airway narrowing, which leads to difficulty breathing. Sometimes symptoms are caused by other mechanisms where IgE is not involved.

Allergies treated at Swedish Specialist Hospital 

Below are the allergies that are treated at Swedish Specialist Hospital:

  • Asthma, hay fever and allergic rhinitis
  • Food allergies
  • Allergies to penicillin, other antibiotics and drugs
  • Wasp and bee anaphylaxis, urticaria and angio-oedema, anaphylaxis
  • Skin tests, challenges and desensitisation.
 Opening Hours: 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Contact: Dr Lokman Atroshi - DR Sabah Al Jaf
Telephone:00964 750 869 1414 - 00964 771 436 7788

Ophtalmology 0

Swedish Specialist Hospital provides a great understanding of the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Our Consultant Ophthalmologists have a wealth of experience in diagnosis and treatment; we offer a highly accessible service, with appointments available on a same or next-day basis. Our doctors treat patients from all ages from babies to the elderly. They are specialised in the diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of diseases of the eye and the visual system.

All eye related treatment is available here at Swedish Specialist Hospital.

 

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Contact: Dr Ali Al Janabi - Dr Celadet Celiker
Telephone:00964 750 869 1414 -  00964 771 436 7788

 

Gynecology 0

Swedish Specialist Hospital Gynaecology Clinic is equipped to provide a full range of diagnostic services, including hysteroscopy and colposcopy. As well as dealing with general gynaecological problems, the Clinic offers specialist advice and management of abnormal cervical smears, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. The Clinic also offers the first formal screening service for ovarian cancer.

gynecology doctors specialise in diseases of the female genital tract and women's health. This means diseases of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix (opening of the womb), vagina, and vulva (external genital organs). A gynecologist also specializes in menstrual problems, contraception, sexuality, menopause, and infertility. Many gynecologists also provide prenatal care. Some gynecologists may perform primary care services depending on their experience and training.

In these days of managed care and HMOs many primary care providers (doctors or nurse practitioners in Internal Medicine, General Medicine, or Family Practice) are doing some basic gynecology and refer only to a gynecologist when they feel the condition is more appropriate for the specialist to handle.

Most women should go to a provider for routine annual pelvic exams. A gynecologist is probably more appropriate if there is a history of women's problems in the patient or her family, or if there is a condition which is not improving despite the primary care provider's best efforts. Another indication that a gynecologist may be preferred is if a woman always has a difficult or painful exam due to her size (large or small). A gynecologist may have better equipment available to assure her comfort.

 Opening Hours: 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Contact: Dr Amal
Telephone:00964 750 869 1414 - 00964 771 436 7788

Diabetes & Internal Medicine 0

Diabetes is a common condition, in which a person's blood sugar levels become too high. In Middle East in general most people become diabetic because of their life styles.

There are two major variants: type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 is sometimes referred to as ‘insulin-dependent’ diabetes, as it is characterised by the body's inability to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the more common variant, characterised by what is known as insulin resistance, where the body does not effectively respond to the insulin produced. 

Type 1 generally involves daily injections of insulin, while type 2 can be managed by taking tablets maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Diabetes is a condition that affects millions people all around the world. Neuropathy (nerve damage) is a long-term complication of diabetes, and often affects the lower leg, making it difficult to detect foot problems such as ulcers. Poor circulation caused by narrow arteries can make the healing process longer, leaving wounds vulnerable to infection.

to Speak to our Doctors regards to your diabetes or just for peace of mind you could visit us.

 

Opening Hours: 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Contact: Dr Lokman Atroshi -Dr Sabah Al Jaf
Telephone:00964 750 869 1414 - 00964 771 436 7788

Respiratory Diseases 0

The Respiratory / Chest facility cares for patients with breathing problems, lung disease, cancer, emphysema, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory disorders. With a range of specialist services including oxygen therapy, biopsies, blood tests, lung function tests, heaf tests, bronchoscopy, spirometry, ECG, x-ray and urine tests. The Respiratory/Chest facility at Swedish Specialist Hospital is fully equipped to assess and treat patients with any respiratory complaint.

Diseases and conditions of the respiratory system fall into two categories:  Viruses such as influenza, bacterial pneumonia and the new enter virus respiratory virus that has been diagnosed in children; and chronic diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

COPD is the intersection of three related conditions — chronic bronchitis, chronic asthma and emphysema, Chaisson told Live Science. It is a progressive disease that makes it increasingly difficult for sufferers to breath.

Lung cancer is often associated with smoking, but the disease can affect non-smokers as well.

 

Opening Hours:09:00AM - 06:00PM
Contact: Dr Heewa Mohammed Kareem
Telephone:00964 750 869 1414 - 00964 771 436 7788

Plastic/reconstruction Surgery 0

The plastic surgery facility at Swedish Specialist Hospital caters for all your cosmetic and reconstructive surgery requirements. Our team of specialist plastic surgeons are fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery (with particular expertise in common procedures such as facial surgery and breast surgery).

Services include:

Facial Surgery

A full range of facial surgery is offered, including Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation / Reduction, Blepharoplasty (Eyebag Removal), Ear reduction, Endo-brow lift, Face lifts, Mid-face Lifts and Brow Lifts using the Endotine devices, Pinnaplasty (Prominent Ears) and Fat Grafting, Rhinoplasty and Threadlifts.

Breast Surgery & Labial Surgery

Breast re-shaping surgery available includes Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and Mastopexy (Uplift), Breast Reconstruction, Latissimus Dorsi flaps, TRAM/DIEP flaps (using the patients own tissue to provide optimum results), Labial surgery to restore a natural aesthetic appearance of the labia.

Body Sculpturing (Surgical & Non Surgical)

Our comprehensive range of body sculpting treatments and procedures include Abdominoplasty, Arm and thigh lifts, Mini-Abdominoplasty, Gynaecomastia, Liposuction, Buttock Augmentation and the non-surgical UltraShape treatment.

Outpatient Minor Surgical Treatments

Scar revision, mole/lesion/cyst removal and wound care are some of the minor operations that are treated at the clinic. Earlobe repair, ear re-shaping are also performed

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand surgery is often required after an injury or if you suffer with arthritis, a tumour, a nerve problem or have a birth defect. Hand surgery requires a combination of tissue handling techniques including, microsurgery, tendon, nerve, ligament and bone reconstruction. The hand is particularly unforgiving following injury or surgery, a team approach involving patient, hand therapist and properly trained surgeon is essential for the optimal outcome. Reconstructive wrist surgery helps to repair damaged tissues and reduce pain and weakness. If arthritis has developed, surgery will, in many cases, improve the pain.

Male Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Male breast reduction surgery, or Gynaecomastia (surgery to remove excess fat and breast tissue often using liposuction techniques. If there is significant droopiness then skin may also need to be removed), calf and pectoral muscle implants (surgery using implants to increase the appearance of small muscles), skin cancer excision and reconstruction (excision of skin cancer with cosmetic reconstruction of defects on the face and body often using local tissues or skin grafts).

Skin Treatments

We have comprehensive skin care programmes to suit all skin types and target all problems from tired, uneven toned looking skin to deep wrinkles and facial lines.  

Non-Surgical Treatments

A wide range of non-surgical treatments are also available including treatment for Active Acne and Acne Scaring, Thread Veins, Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis) and non invasive Body Contouring.

Orthopedic 0

Swedish Specialist Hospital’s top Orthopaedic Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons provide rapid assessment, intervention and treatment for numerous common and complex musculoskeletal conditions.

Consultants at Swedish Specialist Hospital use the latest orthopaedic procedures to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours and congenital disorders, and we have the necessary skills to deal with all stages of arthritis care. Swedish Specialist is the hospital of choice for GPs, Consultants and patients due to our patient-centric approach to care and our convenient referral process.

Using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, and the latest imaging techniques, we are able to drastically reduce diagnosis and recovery time for our patients. Diagnostic tests, treatments and clinical consultations can often be carried out on the same day. Common orthopaedic procedures all using these innovative techniques include surgery to treat severe back pain and knee surgery.

Orthopaedic surgery specialities include:

Opening Hours: 09:00AM – 06:00PM (later if surgery is required)
Contact: Dr Hakam A.Mohammad
Telephone: 00964 750 869 1414 – 00964 771 436 7788

Physiotherapy 0

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is treating pain management combined with physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills to lessen the suffering experienced by a person with chronic pain. It is very unlikely that pain management will eliminate your pain. Instead, physiotherapy and pain management helps you to regain control of your life and enhance the quality of that life despite the pain.

The physiotherapist here at Swedish Specialist Hospital will use the most appropriate and up-to-date techniques and equipment required to treat patients. This, together with specific exercise rehabilitation to activate and strengthen your muscles, will aid you to achieve your goals and prevent re-injury.

The techniques used at Swedish Medical Center for Rehabilitation depend on the nature and severity of the pain. In addition, patients will often be experiencing more than one pain, requiring a combination of approaches. Techniques include, muscle relaxation, activity pacing and strategies to address anxiety and overcome negative pain-related thinking.
Instead of seeing pain as a problem that doctors must solve, pain management allows patients to discover their own role in taking control of their pain and their life. Pain management can provide a route to a life that circumvents the distress and disability that pain may otherwise cause.

 Swedish Specialist Hospital teams are experienced in treating patients from all backgrounds, with a wide range of conditions. Whether you have recently undergone surgery, have had work-related pain or have suffered a sports injury, we have the knowledge and skills to get you back on track!

We treat:

  • Back, knee and neck pain
  • Foot and Shoulder pain
  • Strains and sprains
  • Nerve injury
  • Work-related injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre and post-surgery
  • And much more....!

Treatments available we offer at Swedish Specialist Hospital:

  • Electro therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Specific functional exercise rehabilitation
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Pain management
  • Latest equipment available

Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 06:00AM
Contact: Shalaw Rasoul
Telephone: 00964 750 710 4655

Ear ,Nose & Throat 0

What is ENT?

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgery is used to tackle a broad range of diseases, from a blocked airway, to head and neck cancer. At London Bridge Hospital, we have specialists experiencing in dealing with all problems requiring ENT surgery.

Nocturnal Airway Obstruction

procedures to aid sleep-related breathing disorders include laser-assisted palatal, tonsillar and tongue-base surgery. These are usually performed under a short general anaesthetic to allow the problem area to be removed using laser surgery.

Thyroid problems

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped hormonal gland that lies in the middle of the neck.  It is present in everyone and its main role is to control the metabolism of the body.

Problems with the thyroid gland can occur due to an abnormality in the activity of the thyroid gland, such as the thyroid gland being either over or under active.  The thyroid gland can also cause problems if it becomes enlarged in part (nodule) or in its entirety (goitre).

The symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) are excessive tiredness, excessive weight gain or hair loss. 

The symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) include palpitations, excessive sweating, tremor and unexplained weight loss.

These symptoms can occur due to many other medical conditions and it is important that your Consultant performs a thyroid function test after examining you to confirm whether the thyroid gland hormone levels are within normal limits.

Thyroid nodules and goitres of the thyroid gland are common, especially in women, and a Consultant will perform an ultrasound scan and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC needle biopsy) to determine the nature of the thyroid swelling.  The majority of thyroid problems are corrected using medication.

Surgical

A small number of thyroid nodules and goitres will require surgery if the biopsy or scan indicates a more serious pathology, or if the goitre or nodule is causing cosmetic or compressive symptoms which affect swallowing or breathing. Thyroid surgery is a complicated surgery, as the thyroid gland lies within the neck, surrounded by important blood vessels and nerves. At Swedish Specialist Hospital, our Dr Kamal Hadi specially trained and experienced in thyroid surgery.

Complications of thyroid surgery include poor cosmetic scarring, bleeding or haematoma in the neck – damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve which will cause hoarseness and low calcium (hypocalcaemia) due to damage to the adjacent nearby parathyroid glands.

Opening Hours: 09:00AM – 06:00PM
Contact: Dr Kamal Hadi
Telephone: 00964 750 869 1414 – 00967 771 436 7788

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