Dr. Robert D. Church General Surgeon Dubai UAE – Profile of Dr. Robert D. Church General Surgeon at Al Zahra Hospital, Al Barsha, Dubai
Dr. Robert D. Church General Surgeon
Dr. Church is a Consultant General Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon here at Al Zahra Hospital. Dr. Church has practiced for over ten years in the UK as a consultant there.
He has extensive experience in the treatment of bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease which includes Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He also treats and performs surgery for perianal disorders including haemorrhoids, anal fistula and fissures.
He treats all forms of abdominal wall hernia using laparoscopic and open techniques where appropriate for the patient. He also has experience with more complex abdominal wall reconstructions these techniques often require the use of biological collagen matrix or synthetic mesh implants.
Laparoscopy and Endoscopy:
He performs colorectal, gallstone disease, and some hernia using laparoscopic (keyhole) or minimally invasive techniques. This offers the patients the advantages of small wounds with less pain, reduced length of stay and less wound complications. He performs colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy in the treatment and diagnosis of rectal and colonic disease.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS):
Allied with laparoscopic techniques he has for many years used this system of care for his patients. It is based on maintaining nutritional requirements, before surgery, early return to diet and mobilization. This offers benefits of reduced complications and length of stay in hospital.
Medical Degree – Sheffield Medical School – MB, ChB – 1991
Colorectal Cancer Research Fellow – Washington University St. Louis USA – 2001-2003
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon – Walsall Manor Hospital, UK – 2006-2016
Consutlant Colorectal Surgeon – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai – Joined 2016
Al Zahra Hospital
Al Barsha, Near to Sharaf DJ Metro Station
Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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About General Surgery
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