As mums we are so busy ensuring the health and wellbeing of our dependants that we can often forget about ourselves.You’ve arrived in the UAE, leaving behind your local GP and the incredible services of the NHS, so how do you find the right Obstetrician-Gynaecologist for you? This is a question we are asked a lot here at British Mums so to help we thought we would put together a list of specifically British and NHS trained Ob-gyns to bridge the gap between here and home.Women’s health is so vitally important but trying to find the right health professional can feel overwhelming so whether it be pregnancy related or an overdue smear test, our guide aims to help you find the right specialist for your needs.

Dr. Aisha Alzouebi
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

Completing her medical training at Sheffield University in the UK, Dr. Aisha is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has a Masters in Surgical Education from Imperial College London. Dr. Aisha specialises in early pregnancy, management of complications in early pregnancy, family planning and sexual health, benign open and laparoscopic surgery and hysteroscopy.

To book with Dr. Aisha, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Salma Ballal
Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Genesis Healthcare Center

Dr. Salma trained as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the NHS developing a particular interest in maternal medicine, high-risk pregnancies and labour care. She completed the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist advanced training modules in maternal medicine and advanced labour ward practice. Delivering well over one thousand babies, Dr. Salma offers pre-pregnancy counselling for women with pre-existing medical problems and those who have experienced difficulties in previous pregnancies.

To book with Dr. Salma contact Genesis Healthcare Center on 045 776 500.

Dr. Brenda Braithwaite
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Kings College Hospital London, Dubai

Before coming to Dubai, Dr. Brenda was a substantive consultant in London, where she had spent 10 years attending to patients in her specialty. Trained at the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dr. Brenda has carried out thousands of ultrasound scans, related surgeries, and deliveries, thoughtout her time practicing medicine. While she was in London, she also taught students at the Imperial Medical School, the largest medical school in the UK. She specialised in diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancies, bleeding during pregnancy, early pregnancy ultrasound scans, fibroids screening for ovarian cancer and normal and high-risk pregnancies. Suffice to say, Dr. Brenda is a well-respected, world-renowned obstetrics and gynaecology expert.

To book with Dr. Brenda, please contact Kings College Hospital London on 04 247 7777 or make an appointment online.

Dr. Andrea Brockbank
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
HealthBay Clinic Motor/Parkview Mediclinic Hospital

Dr. Andrea trained at Imperial College London as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and practiced in the British National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. During her 18 years of experience, she has developed a special interest in, and completed the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Advanced Training Modules in Colposcopy and Advanced Labour Ward Care. Dr. Andrea is passionate about providing personal and individualised care, in both high and low risk pregnancies and deliveries and is a great believer in the normality of labour. Dr. Andrea is based at HealthBay Clinic in Motor City but operates and delivers at Parkview Mediclinic Hospital.

To book with Dr. Andrea, please contact HealthBay on 800 4272 or make an appointment online.

Dr. Purnima Debb
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mediclinic City Hospital

Educated in the UK, Ireland and India, Dr. Purnima is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK, the British Medical Association, Emirates Medical Association and is an International faculty member of the Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Dr. Purnima offers an in-depth experience of working with different nationalities and medically complicated pregnancies and births. Her areas of expertise include routine gynaecological surgery, colposcopy, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy.

To book with Dr. Purnima, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Karim Elmasry
Consultant Sub-Specialist Gynaecological Oncologist
Adjunct Associate Professor (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) MBRU
Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. Karim (BSc. BMedSci. BMBS. MRCOG. CCT.) is a British, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology dual accredited Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Gynaecological Oncologist.

Having completed his schooling at King’s College School in London, Dr. Karim qualified from theUniversity of Nottingham Medical School and underwent training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in major teaching hospitals in Nottingham and London. Committed to helping women with gynaecological malignancies, Dr. Karim areas of interest include managing cancers of the uterus, vulva, ovaries and cervix, minimal access surgery and managing complex gynaecological cases of endometriosis and fibroids.

To book with Dr. Karim, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Ibrahim Abd Elrahman
Consultant Gynaecologist and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) MBRU
Head of Department, Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. Ibrahim is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Mediclinic City Hospital and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Gynaecology at the Mohamed Bin Rashid University and has earned numerous accreditations and qualifications during his career having had his full medical training in the UK. He is head of minimal access surgery at Mediclinic City Hospital and a recognised specialist with expertise in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (including cancer surgery), Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Surgery and also specialises in abnormal smears and colposcopy, fibroids management both surgical and medical and advanced endometriosis surgery.

To book with Dr. Ibrahim, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Kavita Goswami
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Adjunct Associate Professor MBRU
Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. Kavita completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CCST) in the West Midlands, UK, followed by clinical fellowships in Sydney, Australia and at Cooper Hospital and Temple University, New Jersey, USA. She also undertook advanced laparoscopic training at IRCAD, Strasbourg. With over 30 years of experience, practising British ethics and values and offering a warm bedside manner, Dr. Kavita is an advocate for women’s preventative healthcare. She has extensive experience managing all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology including full pregnancy care, menstrual disturbances, pelvic pain, fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal discharge, contraception, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, cervical smears testing and management, colposcopy and management of miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy and menopausal problems and also offers robotic surgery.

To book with Dr. Kavita, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Maryam Pezeshki
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. Maryam has over 20 years’ experience having trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Oxford where she also undertook advanced training in minimal access (keyhole) surgeries and urogynaecology. She was appointed as Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Oxford and subsequently in Milton Keynes University Hospital where she was lead consultant for Urogynaecology. Specialising in keyhole surgery, Dr. Maryam’s areas of expertise extend to aesthetic gynaecology, treating pelvic floor conditions such as uterus, bladder and bowel prolapse, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder and complex pelvic floor surgeries. She also has vast experience in management of obstetrics patients and passionately cares for all pregnancies during their antenatal period and deliveries, including multiple pregnancies high risk patients and difficult labour.

To book with Dr. Maryam, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Annabelle Pollard
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. Annabelle undertook her medical training at Leeds University, UK and is both a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS). A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, for 14 years, Dr. Annabelle was the lead consultant for the Early Pregnancy Unit. Her special interests include, early pregnancy complications (miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy), pre pregnancy counselling, recurrent miscarriage, high-risk obstetrics, minimal access surgery, fibroids, heavy periods and the menopause.

To book with Dr. Annabelle, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Shikha Saxena
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

Dr. Shikha trained at Coimbatore Medical College in India and with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK, completing her training across various hospitals in the UK within the NHS. Having spent 13 years working within the NHS, most recently as Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University Hospital of North Durham, Dr. Shikha specialises in laparoscopic ectopics, lower segment cesarian section and instrumental deliveries (rotational and non-rotational) and external cephalic version.

To book with Dr. Shikha, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

Dr. Dalia Sikafi
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

Dr. Dalia has over 10 years’ experience in providing antenatal care and managing general gynaecology problems. She holds advanced training certificates in labour ward practice and minimal access surgery by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In addition, she holds a diploma in family planning and is a certified Colposcopist. Dr. Dalia qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She then completed her post graduate training in the Oxford Deanery (U.K). Before joining Mediclinic Parkview, she was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, U.K

To book with Dr. Dalia, please contact Mediclinic on 800 1999 or through the appointment booking system at www.mediclinic.ae. Alternatively, you can email appointments@mediclinic.ae.

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