Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s largest healthcare network, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has witnessed its extensive telemedicine services become principal communication channels for overseas patients seeking specialized medical care in the Emirate.
The Emirate’s robust healthcare system, with its highly trained medical professionals, is fast making it the city of choice for medical tourism. Abu Dhabi was declared as the 8th best global destination for medical tourism at the 2020 Medical Tourism Index.
SEHA’s Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic which facilitated close to 50,000 virtual consultations in 2021, is a testament to the network’s commitment to increasing global access to Abu Dhabi’s healthcare system.
The network has also launched specialized telemedicine services for psychiatric patients and the SEHA mobile application so patients from around the globe can easily access SEHA’s varied services through several channels.
Recently, doctors from Tawam Hospital completed a minimally invasive spinal surgery on an overseas telemedicine patient who was suffering from a severe spinal condition resulting in chronic and debilitating pain for over 9 years.
Sharing her experience with Tawam Hospital and the procedure, the patient remarked that, “Abu Dhabi and Tawam Hospital were the perfect choices for my surgery. The telemedicine feature was such a blessing from the point I scheduled my first appointment to the post-op follow-up. My life prior to the surgery was extremely hard, but today, thanks to Dr. Ziad and his team, I am pain-free and looking forward to finally being able to live and enjoy my life.”