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The Kypros Nicolaides Fetal Medicine And Therapy Center Opened At Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Medical City


The center is part of a collaboration between the renowned Prof. Kypros
Nicolaides and the hospital’s fetal medicine department

A new fetal medicine and therapy
center has been opened at Burjeel Medical City (BMC) in association with the
world-renowned fetal medicine expert Prof. Kypros Nicolaides. Famously known as
the ‘Father of Fetal Medicine,’ he is a Professor in the Fetal Medicine Research
Institute at King’s College Hospital, London. The Kypros Nicolaides Fetal
Medicine and Therapy Center was inaugurated during a special ceremony at Burjeel
Medical City, the largest medical care facility under the banner of VPS
Healthcare, located in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. The center is part of
a collaboration between Prof. Kypros and the hospital’s Fetal Medicine

Fetal Medicine is a branch of medicine specializing in monitoring the health
concerns of the mother and fetus throughout pregnancy and immediately
afterwards. It is not uncommon for pregnant women in the region to travel to the
West to seek care through in utero surgery for complex fetal problems. The
department is designed to meet the increasing requirement for fetal medicine and
therapy in the region.

Commenting on this significant development, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and
Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, said, “The launch of the Kypros Nicolaides
Fetal Medicine and Therapy Center at Burjeel Medical City is a momentous
occasion, as it is the first such integrated world-class facility in the region.
This is a decisive step toward providing comprehensive fetal care to patients
undergoing high-risk pregnancies in the UAE.”

Prof. Kypros has revolutionised the field of fetal medicine through his
extensive research and medical practice achievements, including introducing
intrauterine blood transfusions for fetal anaemia. He is a recipient of the
Grand Cross of Makarios III – the highest civilian honour awarded by Cyprus, and
was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2020.

Prof. Kypros said, “This unique collaboration aims to offer high-quality care in
fetal medicine and surgery in the UAE and the MENA region. We aim to provide the
many aspects of care in fetal medicine that are not available in the country at
present. We are conducting research studies in gestational diabetes,
preeclampsia, and preterm delivery and hope that patients from Burjeel Hospitals
can participate in the future. Ultimately, I wish to improve the outcome of
pregnancies and save many more babies and mothers. I am proud of this
collaboration with the department, and I hope it will continue for a long time
in future.”

The multidisciplinary team at the center will work side by side with the
maternal, neonatal, and paediatric experts from Fetal Medicine Research
Institute, King’s College Hospital, London.

Dr. Mandeep Singh, Former Director of the Kypros Nicolaides Fetal Medicine
Center at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK, will lead the
medical team at the new center as the Medical Director and Consultant in
Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Burjeel Farha.

Medical professionals from the UAE and internationally came together at BMC on
the launch day, to gain new insights about fetal medicine from Prof. Kypros.

About Burjeel Medical City

Burjeel Medical City (BMC) is a 400-bed multi-specialty hospital and quaternary
care center located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. BMC offers high-quality specialised
treatment and emergency care in over 39 adult and pediatric specialties, aided
by state-of-the-art medical technology and an international team of experts
certified by top global medical boards. BMC is home to the UAE’s largest
rehabilitation and long-term care center Burjeel Darak, and the next-generation
lab BMC Central Laboratory.

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Source: Burjeel Medical City