Doha – Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) has announced the opening of three additional paediatric clinics at the Sidra Outpatient Clinic. Neurosurgery, Urology and Orthopedics consultation clinics are now open for referral based paediatric patients.

The Paediatric Urology Clinic is headed by Dr. Joao Luiz Pippi Salle, the Division Chief of Paediatric Urology. The clinic will provide consultation for children with acquired and congenital lesions of the kidney, ureters, bladder, urethra, gonads and genitalia, and the counseling and therapy of antenatally (occurring or present before birth) identified lesions.

Dr. Salle and his team also apply innovative surgical techniques for the treatment of urinary incontinence, reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis and also treat children born with atypical genitalia.

The Paediatric Neurosurgery Clinic is under Dr. Khalid al-Kharazi , who is the Acting Division Chief of Paediatric Neurosurgery. The clinic will provide paediatric consultation for the treatment of brain and spinal diseases in children including brain tumours, traumatic brain injuries and hydrocephalus.

Dr. Kharazi’s team also treats spinal tumours, craniosynostosis (a rare condition in which a baby develops or is born with an abnormally shaped skull) and congenital malformations.

The Paediatric Orthopedics Clinic is headed by Dr. Jason Howard, who is the Division Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. This clinic is staffed by fellowship-trained paediatric orthopedic surgeons and experienced nursing and allied health professionals. The clinic specialises in the treatment of general paediatric orthopedic conditions including: clubfoot, hip dysplasia, limb deformity, and others. The clinic will also accept referrals for more specialised paediatric orthopedic conditions including: neuromuscular disorders (eg. cerebral palsy) and spinal deformities (eg. scoliosis).

Currently, the Sidra Outpatient Clinic is accepting referral based patients from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Primary Health Care Corporation and the QF Primary Health Care Center. While consultations with the Sidra surgical team are based out of the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, all surgical procedures and operations are currently being conducted at HMC hospitals.

Sidra is collaborating closely with other healthcare institutions in Qatar to expand the referral network as and when more clinics and services are launched. The Sidra Outpatient Clinic currently has over 25 clinics, allied health and clinical services and will be fully operational by January 2017.

Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a groundbreaking hospital, research and education institution, focusing on the health and wellbeing of children and women regionally and globally. Sidra represents the vision of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser who serves as its Chairperson. The high-tech facility will not only provide world-class patient care but will also help build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.