AGH Specialized Centers
Almana Dental & Maxillo-Facial Center provides maximum dental and maxillo-facial care in a highly specialized centre. Our hospital believes prevention is better than cure and as such emphasizes prevention and preventative measures to minimize the amount of dental treatment that may be needed in the future.
We look at children and elderly as very special groups of patients. Staff do all they can, to make their visit as pleasant and worry-free as possible.
Our patients can expect a high quality of care and treatment in friendly and comfortable surroundings.
Consultants , specialists , experienced dentists , Hygienists are highly trained to provide you with the most effective and appropriate treatment. We provide a full range of services and have in-house consultants and specialists to provide more complex dental treatments. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology. Equipments are maintained at the highest quality in faction control practices.
We deliver high quality, Comprehensive Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery Services to our patients in high state-of-the-art outpatient facility.
Maxillofacial unit :
Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint s disorders ,the symptoms include:
Neck,shoulders and ears pain.
TMJ Disorders, temporomandibular disorder
Pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
-Surgical removal of impacted teeth and minor oral surgeries .
-Diagnosis and treatment of facial bones I dental traumas .
-Oro-facial medicine including :
White and colored patches of the oral mucosa
-Diagnosis and treatment of odontogenic and non -odontogenic infections,cyst/tumors.
- Diagnosis and treatment of salivary glands diseases .
-Reconstructive surgeries in maxillofacial region.
-Orthognathic surgeries to correct gummy smile and severe malocclusions and discrepancies .
-Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Each root forms a stable and lasting foundation for the restoration of a tooth,resulting in replacements that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
-Diagnosis and treatment with latest modern technologies in dental practice e.g 3D imaging and CADCAM systems.
-Implants retained fixed / removable dentures.
-Soft tissues reconstructive surgeries.
-Bone grafting and reconstructing surgeries.
-Immediate loading in the day of the surgery.
Prosthodontic unit :
-Our prosthodontic unit offers the art of restoration and rehabilitation of lost and destructed teeth in coordination with other specialties.
-High quality dental prosthetic offer security in all situations in addition to its natural feeling.
-Our unit also will help patient to select the optimum solution for their situation either through fixed ,removable or implant supported prosthesis.
-Cosmetic repair and esthetic rehabilitation for badly destructed and stained teeth.
-Fixed and removable prosthetics by the aid of high-end CADCAM technology.
-Cosmetic crowns and bridges.
-Complete and partial removable dentures.
Periodontic unit :
The unit therapeutic objectives are to control and eliminate disease, maintain health and restore form, function and aesthetics to supporting tissues around teeth or dental implants
Open flap debridement with or without osseous surgery
Crown lengthening procedures
Soft tissue grafting
Aesthetic periodontal surgery
Implant and Peri-implant surgery procedures
Orthodontic unit :
-Correction of simple and complex cases .
-Early correction of jaw discrepancies.
-Correction of the tilted teeth to facilitate prosthetic replacement or implant for an adult individuals.
-Orthopgnathic surgery for adults to correct gummy smile ,open bite or severe malocclusion.
-We use state of art of orthodontic materials from the American company 3M UNITEK.
-We use invisalign technique for better comfort / aesthetics during the course oftreatment.
-We use temporary anchorages devices ( mini-screws ) implants for complicated cases.
-We use fixed retainer ,clear retainers for maximum stability after treatment.
Pediatric dental clinics offer a full range of dental services for children and special needs in comfortable and pleasant environment including:
-Behavior management methods.
-Tooth colored filling and pulp therapy.
-Stainless steel crowns and space maintainers.
prevention of teeth and gum disease :
-Diagnosis and early intervention for cases indicated for orthodontic treatment later and for bad habits.
-Providing proper environment for special needs and medically compromised children.
-One session treatment under general anesthesia .
-Treatment of dental trauma.
With this amazing dental technology we can perform many dental treatments with less pain and fast healing such as:
-Treatment of gum smile without pain or bleeding.
-Treatment t of many benign tumors without anesthesia and suturing in most cases.
-Removable of pericoronal soft tissues covered the wisdom teeth.
-Treatment of highly attached frenum and tie tongue..
Esthetic and smile Design unit :
Smile design can get you smile creating confidence.
-Hollywood smile it takes just two visits to bring out you beautiful smile with Limneers and Veneers.
-Treatment of badly stained, crooked, chipped teeth with advanced technology.
Restorative and endodontic unit
It is concerned with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries to the pulp and associated peri-radicular conditions
Management of pulpal and periapical diseases
Non-vital pulp therapy I conventional root canal treatment
Vital pulp therapy
Surgical endodontic treatment
Management of endodontic complications
Management of traumatized tooth
Almana Cardiology and Vascular Center offers convenient access to comprehensive cardiac care. Whether you're seeing us for routine testing or major surgery, your cardiologists, heart and vascular surgeons and entire care team are committed to providing you and your family with the highest quality of care.
Our Cardiology and Vascular Center services include:
Heart failure and transplant
Adult congenital heart disease
Diagnostic vascular lab
Cardiovascular imaging and testing
Structural heart disease
Imaging & Screening
The right diagnosis can make the difference. Our diagnostic options include non-invasive tests like cardiac MRI. We also offer new imaging tools to help us diagnose and treat your heart or vascular condition like cardiac PET, a type of nuclear imaging that uses very low doses of radioactivity to look at your heart.
Catch Vascular Disease Sooner
Early detection and treatment of vascular disease can reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Orthopedics & Sport Injuries Center in Almana Group of Hospitals are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both simple and difficult orthopaedic problems.
Scope of Services:
Orthopaedic: Trauma Surgery
Comprises all limb fractures that require surgical or non-surgical treatment. As well as a variety of intramedullary nailing internal fixation and external fixation devices for simple and complicated fractures in both children and adults, the hospital is equipped to facilitate sophisticated surgical procedures and excellent management of difficult fractures such as pelvic, and acetabulum.
A specialized surgery addressing:
A subspecialty for:
Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopies:
Arthroscopies are used mainly for knees and shoulder joints. Through this method we address:
Scope of Services
Types of Patients Served
In general, people take it for granted their ability to conceive and have a child. But 1:6 couple have difficulty in achieving a pregnancy causing much heartache. Our Assisted Reproduction Unit at Dammam provides consultation, investigation and different modalities of fertility treatment.
Range of Treatments or Activities Performed
After investigations and diagnosis, we undertake the most appropriate treatment like ovulation induction, controlled ovarian stimulation and Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI), controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Embryo Transfer and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Micro Injection (ICSI). We have an active programme for freezing embryos and sperms .
Types of Staff Carrying Out these Activities
In the team we have very experienced Gynaecological Endocrinologists, clinical embryologists, fertility nurses and IVF coordinator.
Sites Where Care and Service are provided
the purpose built unit consists of clinical area which has reception area, consulting rooms, ultrasound room and counseling room. The laboratory consists of Andrology lab, Embryology lab.
Times When Care and Service Are Provided
We respect the privacy and confidentiality of all the couples attending the clinic. We abide by the religious and ethical regulations of Saudi Arabia.
During the treatment cycle the patients are able to discuss their treatment, freely and in complete confidence.
The staff of the clinic and the doctors are always accessible either in person or by telephone.
Our Services are available 6 days a week on clinic times
Call 920033440 for more info
Nuclear Medicine Department at Almana General Hospital-Dammam is a leading center of Molecular imaging in Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, equipped with the most modern imaging systems including State-of-Art Biograph mCT Flow Seimens PET/CT and most recent model of Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT gamma camera.
PET/CT scanner at AGH “the latest diagnostic tool in the fight against cancer” is an ultrafast machine that provides high quality PET scan in a short time keeping patient comfortable. Using this machine, presence and spread of cancers in the body can be detected accurately. PET/CT may eliminate the need for other invasive procedures and by correctly staging and re-staging cancers may prevent unnecessary surgical procedures.
SPECT-CT Gamma Camera at this department has recently been installed and has special features of IQ SPECT and Smart Zoom which enable it detect many diseases with accuracy and precision. Results of these scans help treating doctors to decide most suitable treatment for the patients.
All radiopharmaceuticals doses are prepared, handled and dealt with in a sterile laboratory and a hygienic environment. Moreover, Automated withdrawal and injection of radiopharmaceuticals is performed through well calibrated equipments along with predefined accurate settings to insure the highest level of radiation safety & protection to the medical staff and patients.
Medical procedures are carried out by a specialized and experienced Nuclear Medicine medical team with high qualifications, and specialty certifications.
Imaging Services for patients of all ages is available including;
- FDG PET-CT Scans for lymphoma, Breast cancer, Gastro-intestinal cancers, Lung Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Cancers, Sarcoidosis,
- Bone scans: Whole body, Dynamic, SPECT and SPECT-CT types of bone scans are performed for many bone disease
- Kidney Scans: including DTPA, MAG-3 and DMSA scans for atrophic kidneys, renal transplant&PUJ obstruction.
- Thyroid and Parathyroid Scans
- Neuroendocrine Tumor scans including MIBG and Octreotide scans
- Heart Scans: Gated MPI and Quantitative SPECT for ischemic heart disease, ejection fraction, first pass studies
- Lung Scans: Ventilation and Perfusion scans for pulmonary embolism and lung surgery
- Liver Scans: HIDA and Colloid scans for neonatal hepatitis, biliary obstruction
- GIT Scans: for detection of gastro–esophageal reflux, Meckel’s diverticulum, gastrointestinal blood loss.
- Sentinel Node Imaging scans
- Infection Imaging: Gallium-67 scans, White Blood cell scans, Leukoscans. These scans are used for detection of hidden infections, bone infections and
- Miscellaneous: Scans for testicular torsion, brain tumor, CSF leaks, obstructed tear duct, etc.
- Treatment and follow-up of patient with thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism and differentiated thyroid cancer.
The Nuclear Medicine department is working hard to integrate new imaging tracers, modalities, and therapies as they become available to better serve the region’s patient population and keep the department at the leading edge of imaging practices.
ALMANA COSMO DERMA CENTER
Almana Cosmo Derma Center is managed by dedicated doctors and medical staff. It is equipped with the latest laser machines such as Diode & Alexandrite laser; Pulse-dye (Vascular) laser; Erbium-Yag CO2 &CO3 lasers and ND: Yag Q-switched laser machines, and recently affirm laser machine and Fractional Erbium machine.
Scope of Services
We provide marked improvement and removal through laser of the following:
Laser assisted hair removal
Birthmarks (red, brown and black)
Phototherapy and Excimer laser for: Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Atopic dermatitis
Telangiectasia and superficial leg veins
Tattoos (all colours)
Burn scars and Keloids
Post-acne and chickenpox scars
Warts and benign skin conditions
Vascular lesions removal
Full-face resurfacingFreckles and brown spots
Advanced Cosmetic treatment at AGH, Khobar
Wrinkles and photo ageing
All types of liposuction and reinjection under local anaesthesia
Fillers and botolinum toxins injection
Hyperpigmentation around eyes
All types of peeling (chemical, mechanical & lasers)
Mechanical removal of white facial hair
Hair analysis and transplantation:
Compute-Hair: A computerized hair-analysis machine which performs a thorough test on your hair and scalp conditions
Hair care and hair loss treatment
Venereology and Andrology
Diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases
Male fertility problems
Plastic Surgery can be divided into two categories:
cosmetic or aesthetic
Are operations performed aiming to restore different areas of the body that have been affected by injury eg trauma, burns, general or local pathological diseases, congenital malformations and post surgical sequences or defects. The surgeries attempt to restore the appearance and function of abnormal body parts.
Cosmetic or Aesthetic Procedures
Are procedures performed purely to enhance or improve the appearance and possibly the function of normally functioning parts of the body.
The following services are available:
cosmetic/aesthetic surgeries (skin, face, nose, ears, lips and abdomen)
lifting ( traditional and by subdermal stitches to face, abdomen, limbs)
breast augmentation (female), chest reduction (females, males)
post-burns/ trauma, corrective reconstructive surgeries.
Almana Bariatric Center (ABC) is located in Almana Medical Tower, 6th floor, Khobar. With a highly trained team of surgeons, nutritionists, and other health professionals, Almana Bariatric Center provides the patients with safe and effective weight-loss surgery, comprehensive pre- and post-operative education and ongoing aftercare.
Our primary objective is: to guide you to a happier, healthier life.
At ABC, we provide a comprehensive surgical and medical service for patients who are overweight, and discuss the appropriate procedures for them.
The types of weight loss surgery we offer include:
The surgeon removes approximately 60-80% of the stomach, so, by reducing the size of the stomach, only small meals can be eaten but the appetite is satisfied.
It is an operation in which the stomach is reduced in size. This stomach is then connected to the small intestine, allowing the lower part of the stomach and first section of small intestine to be bypassed.
Mini Gastric Bypass:
A scaled-down, miniature version of the traditional gastric bypass surgery. The difference in the actual surgery is that with mini gastric bypass, the procedure is laparoscopic and reversible. Instead of a small pouch that is created with Roux-En-Y gastric bypass, the mini gastric bypass procedure creates a narrow tube that is attached to the small intestine, approximately six feet from its starting point, a placement that bypasses the highly absorptive section of the intestine.
Biogenetics Intragastric Balloon (BIB):
The BIB system consists of a soft, expandable balloon, the placement tube, and a filling system that allows a physician to insert the weight loss aid orally. Once inserted into the stomach, the empty balloon is filled with sterile saline. When full, the balloon is too large pass into the bowel and will float freely in the stomach.
In this procedure an inflatable band (the gastric band) is inserted to sit around the top of the stomach. The stomach can then be narrowed by inflating the band, leading to a feeling of fullness by limiting the stomach's capacity to take food.
We are happy to discuss these options with you, to give you information about its advantages and side effects, and to help you decide on the best approach for your weight problem.
Almana Hemodialysis Center
Almana Hemodialysis unit at AGH, is one of the largest and most modern in the region, offers a complete therapeutical approach of the renal diseases. Operating inside the Clinic, it offers the advantage of coverage by all medical specialties on a 24-hour basis and the advantage of being supported by the Laboratories.
Mostly Hemodialysis units are located in the ER buildings.
The hemodialysis unit is a specialized department with a capacity of 8 beds, which provides care to patients with acute conditions of kidney diseases.
The units are equipped with modern hemodialysis monitors. A specialized team of doctors, nurses, dietitians, social workers and other staff are available all time to provide high quality and continues of our patients’ physical, mental and emotional needs during their time with us.
- Hemodialysis using modern artificial kidney (dialysis) machines.
- Private treatment rooms equipped with amenities such as electric bed.
- State of art hemodialysis machines such as (HDF).
HDF (HaemoDiaFiltration) machine:
It is a brand new machine provided at AGH. The machine works as a membrane to filter the large toxin molecules from the blood and the faster water flow draws more of the water from the blood, removing even more toxins.
From 5 am to 8 pm | Saturday to Thursday
The Hair Transplant Unit at Almana hospitals is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of hair care and hair loss but also to its surgical restoration in men and women.
Characteristic feature of the group of doctors of the clinic is the know-how of surgical hair restoration, the sincere assessment of the options available to face the problem that a patient has, and the high aesthetic perception in the performance of hair transplantation. In our Unit the transplant is performed by specialized Doctors and only in the presence of all the specialties (Dermatologic Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Nurses) that are necessary in such a technically difficult operation for it to be painless and successful.
Our expectation is to offer high quality, effective and permanent solutions against hair loss.
How much will it cost?
1000 Hair follicles = 7500 SAR
1000 - 3000 Hair follicles = 9000 SAR
3000+ Hair follicles = 11000 SAR
Will my transplanted hair look like my normal hair?
Yes, at our Unit we use the most skilful doctors to ensure your hair transplant looks as natural as possible. When we transplant your donor hair into the recipient area we place each graft at an angle that mimics natural hair growth. As the hair we transplant is from your head once it starts to grow it will blend in naturally with the rest of your hair and will be almost unidentifiable.
Will I leave with a full head of hair?
Leaving the clinic with a full head of hair straight away would be an absolute dream. Sadly the hair transplant procedure still requires a little bit of time and you’ll need to be patient. Once the hair has been transplanted you will need to allow time for the follicles to grow, this will be just like waiting for your normal hair to grow. You will gradually notice a change in your hair growing and after 2-4 months you’ll see your new, full head of hair.
Will my new hair fall out?
Once you’ve had your hair transplant it is normal for your hair to shed. You might notice some hair loss from the transplanted areas a few weeks after your treatment. This is a normal part of the hair transplant process and is nothing to worry about. After your hair has had an initial shedding it will grow back strong and healthy and remain in place.
Will I feel pain during and after the transplant?
Not necessarily. There is an element of discomfort in any surgical procedure even if it is just the prick you feel when the anaesthetic is administered. Most patients at our Unit experience no great discomfort or pain while the procedure is carried out or in the days afterwards.
How much time do I need to take off work?
We recommend a week. Almost all patients are treated in a single day - arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon with the transplant completed.
Will I need more than one hair transplant?
A single hair transplant is suffiicent for most patients unless they have fairly advanced pattern baldness.
The Nursing Services Department is in existence to provide “Quality and Safe Nursing Care” to our patients. Nurses execute and work with guiding principles and belief in congruence with the organization’s mission and vision.
We the department of Nursing act as advocate with competency and compassion for all patients and significant others who are under the care of Almana General Hospitals.
To be the leading Nursing Care provider in the region.
- Assertiveness: Act confidently with honesty and sincerity.
- Commitment: Entrusting ourselves to responsibilities towards clients and the organization.
- Respect: Express our respect for hospital staff, patients and family through the recognition and understanding of their needs.
- Team Work: Work together to achieve our goals.
- To give the best care to our patients by maintaining the standards and quality of care.
- All nursing units will work together as a team and cooperate with other departments to further the mission and attain the vision of the organization.
- To evaluate all nursing performance in a manner that produces growth and upgrade nursing standards.
- To ensure that a safe nursing care is rendered to all the clients.
- To make sure that a safe working environment is provided to all the staffs.
- To maintain a good professional relationship with other members of the health team and support services.
- To administer care in accordance with the Policies and Procedures, Ministry of Health/Joint Commission International/Central Board of Accreditation for Heath Care Institutions standards in a cost effective manner.
- To enhance professional growth and development through continuing Nursing Education.
- To participate and support the Quality Improvement (QI) program through education and continues monitoring by conducting surveys and follow-up.
The so called back bone of the hospital, comprised of approximately 35 % of the total population of Almana General Hospitals,working (8) eight hours a daysix days in a week. For in-patient care areas nursing staffs work on three shifts covering 24- hours seven days in a week.
Under the umbrella of the Nursing Director are the Registered Nurses, Emergency Medical Specialists, Aides in a multinational environment & experts.
Registered Nurses are categorized into Nursing Leaders and Staff Nurses. The Nursing Leaders are the Deputy Nursing Director,Nursing Supervisors, Nursing QI Coordinator/Officer, Nursing Education Coordinator/Educators, Aramco Liaison Nurseto include Patient Educators: Diabetic Educators. Pain Management Nurses, Wound Management Nurses and Lactation Nurses. Nursing Leaders are functioning according to their Job Description guiding /directing, supervising, coordinating/ evaluating patient care activities of all Nursing Staffs supported by the Patient/Family advocate Supervisor who continuously monitoring, finding solutions to patient complaints encountered by nursing staffs in coordination with the Social Services department.
In each patient care units both Outpatient and In- patientareas, team of nurses are assigned to care for patients under the leadership of the Head Nurse,Shift In charges, Staff Nurses (Clinical Resource Nurse, QI Facilitator, Infection Control Facilitator, Unit safety Officer) and Aideunder the supervision of a Nursing Supervisor.Coordinated effort is observed for a safe patient care among the other health care workers and support services.
With the rapid technology change, complex patient care demands and competitors’ strategies to attract clients, nurses are challenged. With their qualification, skill experience, competency and their commitments, they work with varied roles and constantly in communication with the patient and family involving them with their care process, giving health teaching to attain their optimal health. Caring, counseling, teaching, referring and implementing prescribed treatment in the prevention and management of illness are the summary of activities of the Nursing Services.
Nursing Education team plays an important role in developing the knowledge, skill and competency of the Nursing Staffs .Upon joining the Nursing Services Department. Orientation.
(mandatory, departmental and job specific orientation) is conducted to the staff which starts from day 1 to 90 days while competency/performance is being monitored and evaluated. Molding the staffs for an excellent care provider, a continuous Nursing education is in place through lectures/ workshops, courses, trainings, andupdates. Because nurses are integral to hospitalized patient care Nursing QI (NQI) in collaboration with the QI Department and other Nursing Leaders/ Nursing Supervisors headed by the Nursing Director, structures the work setting to facilitate the staff nurse’s ability to undertake constructive action for improving care. NQI participates in reshaping the health care environment.
The Nursing Services operating with the complete work force, working together in collaboration with otherdepartments in meeting the needsof every staff and our Patient’s (internal and external) health needs in accordance with the laws and regulations of the government/MOH with regulatory standards : local and international adhering to the organization and departmental Policies and Procedures.
“NURSING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS EVOLVING TO PROVIDE CARE WITH THE HIGH DEGREE OF EXCELLENT SERVICES”
We put our patients’ priorities at the center of our care. We offer a variety of support services in place to meet the needs of our patients. Our support services include; pharmacies, laboratories, radiology, physiotherapy and operating rooms.
Our Pharmacies serve all patients whether admitted or visiting one of our outpatient clinics. We work to promote safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of drug therapy to provide high quality services and improve patient compliance
Our service comprises the art, practice and profession of choosing, preparing, compounding and dispensing medications, advising healthcare professionals and patients on their safe and effective use
We have 5 inpatient pharmacies and 6 outpatient pharmacies located in 4 hospitals and 2 dispensaries
To provide high quality pharmaceutical services that fosters the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of drug use and promoting the pharmacy as an essential component of the healthcare team.
To achieve an optimal level of medication management and patient care and to be the leaders in pharmaceutical services in the Gulf Region.
- Inpatient Pharmacies are open 24 hours
- Inpatient pharmacies dispense medications to admitted patients over 24 hours
- Supply all wards and departments with medications and IV fluids as required
- Preparation of TPN for neonates and adults by qualified pharmacists
-Preparation of Chemotherapy by well trained pharmacists by applying the necessary safety measures
- Dispensing Narcotics and Controlled drugs according to MOH regulations
- Dispensing of prescriptions to discharged patients
- Dispensing of emergency room prescriptions during the non-operating hours of outpatient pharmacy
- Providing patient counseling by giving the necessary information to patients regarding their medications
- Outpatient pharmacies are open 10 hours a day from 8:00H to 13:00H and from 16:00H to 21:00H Saturday to Thursday -- Khobar pharmacy open from 8:00H to 21:00H Saturday to Thursday.
- Outpatient pharmacies dispensing medications to insurance and cash patients from outpatient clinics and emergency room
- Providing patient counseling by giving the necessary information to patients regarding their medications and teaching them how to use their medications
Drug Information Center:
- Drug Information Center provides accurate updated information about drugs to physicians, pharmacists and nurses to enhance the rational use of drugs and to optimize the drug therapy for patients and promote wellness
- Provides the necessary information regarding poisoning management
- Provides continuous education to all the healthcare team
Our Laboratories service in AGH is one of the best and most comprehensive in the eastern region, we are offering a wide range of diagnostic and clinical support services to all patients, which help the doctors for safe diagnostic and treat illness. Each Laboratory is provided with best available analytical instrumentation. All our consultants, specialist and technicians provide analytical, interpretative and advisory services across all our Laboratories in AGH in Khobar, Dammam, Jubail and Hofuf.
To offer and provide a wide variety of laboratory services performed by a qualified staff using modern technology combined with the tradition of caring and compassion. This is to assist physicians in diagnosing, establishing a prognosis and detecting disease
LABORATORY VISION :
To be a Referral Central Lab, distinguished by its qualified staff, modern technology, and affiliated with the international health care standards.
AGH-Khobar Laboratories are dedicated to provide a highly quality of health care service that exceeds expectation and in response to patients need regardless of race, gender, disability or nationality, considering the following:
To offer the most reliable Laboratory Services, through an effective monitoring system, identifying and correcting errors and deviations, to assist physician to make the correct diagnosis and management.
To recognize patient’s rights; good treat, respecting privacy and confidentiality regarding any data related to his/her condition.
Laboratory Staff has the skills, qualification and experience ensuring the optimal quality of services with ethical basis.
The optimal utilization of resources through careful planning, priorities identification and cost control to ensure realistic health expenditures within concept of health economy.
Safe, effective and smooth services that fulfill patient, visitors and Laboratory staff needs and expectations through strict regulation to prevent hazards.
Our goal is to deliver consistently high levels of laboratory services and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our patients and customers.
AGH Laboratory is enriched with high qualified consultant Pathologist, specialist and technicians to provide high quality of services based on scientific experience and skills.
AGH Laboratory provides a wide variety of Laboratory investigations that meet the patient needs including but not limited to:
Where blood cells and its components are counted, examined and coagulation profile are done.
Main Available Investigations:
1). Complete Blood Count
2). Peripheral blood morphology
3). Coagulation Profile
4). Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
5). Hemoglobin Variant Study and Thalassemia Screening
BLOOD BANK AND TRANSFUSION MEDICINE:
To provide our patient with requirement for blood products.Donor screening and specific antigen-antibody identification of blood components.
Main Available Investigations:
1). Blood grouping (ABO/Rh)
2). Donor screening- include 18 different test to assure safe blood transfusion
5). Antibody screening & identification
Nucleic acid test (NAT): multiple PCR system as part of Donor screening for HCV, HIV, HBV to assure safe blood transfusion for patients.
Blood and other body fluids are examined through chemical analysis.
Main Available Investigation:
1). Blood glucose monitoring & HBA1c
2). Lipid Profile
3). Renal Function test
4). Liver Function Test
5). Cardiac Disease Markers
6). Body Fluid Chemistry
7). Thyroid Function Test
8). HBA1c (HPLC)
9). Drug Screening
CLINICAL MICROSCOPY & PARASITOLOGY SECTION:
Body fluids and semen analysis is microscopically examined, study of blood and urine, stool parasitology.
Main Available Investigation:
1). Urine & stool analysis
2). Occult Blood
3). CSF & body fluids microscopic examinations
4). Semen analysis.
5). Tissue &Blood Parasites
6). Stool & urine parasites
7). Malaria Investigations
SPECIAL CHEMISTRY/IMMUNOLOGY/SEROLOGY SECTION:
Performed investigations that based mainly on Ag-Ab reaction.
Main Available Investigation:
1). Reproductive Hormones
2). Infectious Diseases, HIV, HTLV, Syphilis, Hepatitis
4) Tumor markers.
5). Bone markers
6). Electrophoresis (protein)
8). Serological Test
9). Immunology markers (Auto Immune Disorders)
POCT(POINT OF CARE) SERVICES:
To provide rapid result in treating Physician for patient management in critical area.
1). Blood Gas, Electrolytes
2). Glucose blood test
3). Coagulation profile
4). Cardiac Markers
The Microbiology test includes bacteriology analysis, antibiotic susceptibility testing, mycology, virology, molecular microbiology & mycobacteriology
Main Available test:
1) Blood & body fluids culture
2) Genital/) Wound, superficial & deep seated abscess Swab culture
3) Mycobacteria & fungi detection
4) Rota or Adeno virus investigations
5) Helicobacter pylori antigen from stool
6) Widal test& Brucella Test
7) Cryptococcus antigen test from CSF & blood
8) Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification for C. difficile
9) Quantiferon TB gold test from blood
10) Legionella urinary antigen test
ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY /CYTOLOGY SERVICES:
The Anatomic Pathology Laboratory is responsible for processing all tissues samples obtained at surgery, outpatient clinics including Dental, Endoscopy Units, and Radiology in this hospital.
Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory specialty services include:
1). Histopathologic services
2). Frozen section (Intraoperative Consultation)
3). Fine needle aspiration cytology services with ultrasound guidance, if required
4). Gynecological and non-gynecological cytology services
6). Special stains
7). Liquid-based Pap smear
EXTERNAL REFERRAL TESTS:
For any Laboratory test that is not available at AGH-Laboratory can be referred to external referral Laboratories Germany, USA or France that has a known accreditation and follow the international standards of quality assurance.
The AGH Laboratory adopted the New Born Screening program for detection of early metabolism disorder.
QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAMS:
AGH Laboratories have an internal and external Quality Control Program to ensure accuracy, reliability and reproduction of assays.
AGH Laboratory has participated since 2015 in CAP “College of American Pathologist” proficiency testing program to assure quality of test performed and as a step towards the CAP accreditation.
LABORATORY LOCATION, CONTACT & WORKING HOURS:
AGH Khobar laboratory services are offered at the following area :
In-patient: 24hrs/day, 7 days/week
Out-Patient: 8am-8pm except weekends and holidays.
The Physical Therapy Department is committed in providing utmost quality physical therapy services through competent and highly qualified staff in rendering state of the art facilities and equipments, compassionate care and cost effective treatment to our valued patients. Thus, helping them achieve their highest physiologic potential and functional level.
The Physical Therapy Department envisioned being the center of excellence in physical therapy services throughout the region by continuing its commitment in providing the highest quality programs.
Quality Healthcare, Patient Satisfaction, Continuous Professional Education, Loyalty, Respect and Trust
Scope of Service
The Physical Therapy Department of Almana General Hospital – Alkhobar offers a wide spectrum of services dedicated to managing various disabilities and assisting patient to reach their maximum functional outcome. The department is structured and staffed with competent Head of the Department, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Technicians and Aides, Receptionist and Helpers. Our multinational Physical Therapist are uniquely qualified and have had years of training and experience with licenses from their country of origin and from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Thereby helping people of any age live healthier, decrease the risk of injury or disease, and regain their lives after being impaired or disabled by injury or disease. Wide array of physical therapy services caters the in-patient and out-patient care for various orthopedic cases including post operative; pediatrics, medical, surgical, neurologic, obstetrics and gynecologic cases. Treatment regimens are individualized depending on the patient condition. Plan of care are tailored according to its needs, thus helping patients return to their previous level of physical functioning. They are known for their single-minded commitment to achieve the best possible result for each patient.
Clinical services being routinely catered by our multinational staffing includes the following:
The department is equipped with well-maintained Physical Therapy modalities such as:
The Physical Therapy Department
Working Time: From 8:00am to 8:00pm
From Saturday to Thursday With 8-hour on call duty during Fridays and all official holidays
Contact Numbers: Reception Ext. 4321, 4320
Staff Room 5025
Female Section 5002
Head of the Department Office Ext. 4321
AGH group is proud of owning the latest technology and global devices in the Middle East. The group is characterized by the design of the operating rooms according to the laws and policies of the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health, the Joint Commission International (JCIA), and the central board for accreditation of healthcare institutions (CBAHI).
The operating rooms at AGH are divided to two sections:
1. Minor operating rooms (surgical day case):
These rooms are for the small surgical procedures such as:
- LASIK / Laser operations
- Dental operations
- Lithotripsy operations
- Circumcision for newborn babies
- Removing the screws and slide operations
- Removing the balloon operations
2. Major operating rooms:
These rooms are for the big and complex surgical procedures such as:
- All kinds of general surgery, such as open heart surgery and obesity operations (Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass)
- Orthopedic and spine surgery
Radiology is the study of pictures of the human body. X-rays were the first way to view the inside of the body without making an incision. Now in modern times, there are many tool used in radiology to view the body.
The Department of Radiology at Almana General Hospital stand at the pinnacle of radiology in eastern province and Saudi Arabia. The Department offers a wide array of outstanding clinical service with a deep commitment to developing subspecialty expertise. The Department consists of 3 Main Divisions, one for each hospital involving Old Hospital, New Hospital and Outpatient Clinics.
We perform over 100,000 imaging exams a year, across the full range of screening, diagnostic and interventional procedures at location of eastern province and surrounding communities. All images are digitally transferred to Mass General radiologists via our Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), so no matter which location you choose you are sure to receive our sub –specialty expertise along with the latest imaging technology in a caring and convenient environment.
Almana General Hospital radiologist working at three main hospitals, Old and New hospital, and others work at outpatient clinics.
Almana General Hospital radiologists – physicians who specialize in the study of radiology are certified, subspecialty or fellowship trained in imaging.
The Department of Radiology provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional (minimally invasive radiology) services. Imaging techniques available include state-of-the-art computed radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, mammography and diagnostic angiography.
Almana General Hospital is now offering open extremity MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)services. This MRI scanner is specifically designed for claustrophobic patients, overweight patients, biopsies, as well as other normal examinations for different body parts.
We work in partner with several departments to offer non-invasive and minimally invasive imaging to screen, diagnose, provide interventional therapy and treat diseases and conditions.
Diagnostic Imaging Modalities
The Inpatient Radiology Department is a 24-hour imaging service that uses state-of-the-art x-ray producing equipment (computed radiography) to generate images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Procedures are also performed at the patient’s bedside using mobile radiographic equipment, in surgical suites through the use of mobile fluoroscopic (C-arm) units, as well as in the Emergency Department, recovery room and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Medical imaging procedures are performed by adapting the variable technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient, assuring minimal radiation exposure to patients and personnel.
Radiology provides complete outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures. Comprehensive radiography (x-ray) is available for skeletal, abdominal, chest, genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) diagnostic testing. CT scan of the brain and body and abdominal and musculosketal Ultrasound are available. A physician order is required
Almana General Hospital is recognized as a national leader in quality healthcare and patient safety for our commitment to proven, effective practices and our investment in outcomes. We believe every detail counts when it comes to providing the highest quality care that is safe and error-free. To help us improve patient care, we report on hundreds of quality measures to give us a picture of how we’re doing.
We strive to exceed the expectations of patients and their families, and we are working toward the goal by delivering care that is effective, safe , coordinated, timely and convenient. We are encouraging patients and their families to become our partner in providing safe and effective care.
Scope of Service
Types of Patients Served
The Nuclear Medicine Department of AGH-Dammam provides studies / imaging for patients of all ages with suspected or diagnosed cases of: bone lesions, atrophic kidneys & PUJ obstruction, Thyroid and parathyroid diseases, endocrine and paraendocrine tumors, ischaemic heart disease, pulmonary embilisation, neonatal hepatitis, biliary obstruction, gastro–esophageal reflux, Mickel’s diverticulum, gastrointestinal blood loss, testicular torsion, brain tumor, CSF leaks, lymphoma, breast tumor, sentinel node, pancreatic and neuroendocrine tumors, obstructed tear duct, etc.
The Department also provides treatment and follow-up of patient with thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism and differentiated thyroid cancer.
Range of Conditions and Diagnoses Treated
Nuclear medicine images assist the physician in diagnosing diseases, Tumors, infection and other disorders can be detected by evaluating organ function. Specially, nuclear medicine can be used to:
The Department of Nuclear Medicine is responsible for the informative diagnosis of many diseases through the use of a very small amount of radioactive materials. The department also offers services for the therapy of a growing number of diseases (ex. Thyroid Cancer) using different radioactive substances.
Unlike Radiology, which provides physicians with anatomical information, Nuclear medicine cameras record physiological information (for example an enlarged lymph node found on a C.T. scan has many possible causes). Using various Nuclear medicine tracers, experts can tell whether it is a benign normal variant, an inflammatory node, or metastatic disease. The techniques of Nuclear medicine compliment those of Radiology-each technique filling in the information collected by the other.
Range of Treatments or Activities Performed
We receive MOlybdeum-99 / Technitium-99m (99Mo/99mTc) generator (Activity= 540 mCi) from Amersham-Germany.We use the 99Mo/99mTc for about a week to elute the radioactive nuclide for diagnosis purposes. For therapy application, we receive, on request, the desired radioactive material (such as iodine-131) as well as other radioactive materials for diagnosis purposes (such as Gallium 67, Thallium 201) from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh-KSA.
A new dual-head camera came (Forte-Philips) and was introduced almost one year ago, to replace the old Gamma camera, single head (Pehasys-ADC). This equipment we are using for the procedures and treatments mentioned below:
Nuclear Medicine Treatment:
1.) Hyperthyroidism (toxic adenoma, multinodular toxic goiter, Grave’s disease).
2.) Differentiated thyroid cancer (Papillary, Follicular, mixed(Papillary and Follicular)), ablation post Thyroidectomy, treatment of remaining thyroid tissue, treatment of metastasis)
1.) Endocrine Studies:
2.) Bone and Musculoskeletal studies:
3.) Cardiac and Vascular Studies:
4.) Pulmonary Studies:
5.) Gastro-intestinal and Hepatobiliary Studies:
6.) Genito-urinary Studies:
7.) Hematopoetic / Lymphatic imaging / Reticulo-Endothelial systems:
8.) Central Nervous system:
9.) Oncology, Infection and Inflammation:
Types of Staff Carrying Out these Activities
The team of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Almana General Hospital - Dammam, includes nuclear medicine consultant, nurses, technologist and physicist (RSO).
Sites where Care and Service are Provided and Times When Care and Service Are Provided
Services are provided inside Nuclear Medicine Unit, located in the basement of the main building by inpatient or outpatient basis and covers 8 hours / day on weekdays (Saturday through Thursday) with working hours from 0800 hours – 1700 hours everyday except Fridays.
Almana Centre for Physical Therapy and Weight Control
Almana centre for weight control has become the modern and the developed place which the women are looking for. With our professionals trainers, we dedicated to you” Madam” our sports, fitness department and nutrition education, which will encourage you to exercise effectively and comfortably by using the latest machines, as well as the swimming pool, which offers swimming lessons at the hands of the female trainers with extensive experience. We offer the highest level of service in the center to get our customers to the satisfaction and the contentment they want.
Sports and Nutrition
Do you want to reach the ideal weight? Do you want to change your life? Almana center for physical therapy and weight control you will help you to achieve your goals and your wishes.
Almana center for physical therapy and weight control offers large number of classes for fun and exercise.
Pleaser in terms of impact of the water and support for the body, and increase the resistance to the movement of the body with the natural atmosphere to relax in order to stimulate blood circulation and tighten, strengthen and relax the muscles.
The exercises are (Aerobic & Zumba) graded, multilevel and immediate style to burn fat and calories, and tighten flabby areas in the body and make it consistent. They also help calm nerves and increase the flexibility of the body as well as to relax and strengthen the heart.
Devices and machines
It is called the individual sports, in addition to exercise activities, there is a private lounge designed for (sports devices- running - antenna bike), and the centre trainers can provide you with advice to achieve your goals.
The word Yoga means the union of body and mind. The yoga exercises are helping to push and relax the muscles and maintain flexibility for back lumbar, and help to get rid of arthritis and improve physical status, blood and respiratory circulation and helps get rid of obesity.
Education, food and health assessment
Our sports helps to build the body, get rid of obesity and overweight by the specialists of nutrition and the educational program based on the guidelines for the proper habits in the choice of food varied.
Analysis of body fat and their Components
It is a method of analyzing the fat in the body and gives you a percentage, the rate of calories, the amount of water present in your body and the amount of your basic energy. And we will advise you to reach the desirable weight for your body.
This therapy removes the pain in the body, and treats each organ by knowing where the pain comes from and does a natural massage for the same muscle.
During a sauna session, the heart rate is affected to increase by more than 50-75%, as the heat from the sauna it dilates blood vessels and leads to increased blood flow.
Health benefits of saunas:
1. Stimulate blood circulation as steam rooms make the blood vessels more flexible
2. Help to sweating as it is a natural mechanism to cleanse the body of toxins.
3. It strengthens the immune system.
4. Muscle pain relief where help reduce fat and reduce cellulite.
5. Improves sleep disorders.
What are the childbirth education classes?
the childbirth education classes Are practical and theoretical classes whose aim is to help you prepare for labor, childbirth and the first period of child rearing and care.
Preparedness classes often focus on labor and delivery as well as guidance on the late stages of pregnancy and what your life will be like with a newborn.
Your doctor will advise you to go to prenatal classes and breastfeeding workshops or lectures if you can. These sessions may help you to have a better birth experience and prepare you to adapt better in the first weeks after childbirth.
Why do I need to go to prenatal classes?
Although prenatal classes are not mandatory, they may help you focus on pregnancy, preparing for labor and giving birth to the right sport during pregnancy and what you need to do to facilitate delivery
Childbirth education classes to give birth are a great opportunity to meet pregnant women like you will become mothers soon.
Some classes are booked according to the expected time of delivery, so you will meet pregnant women who will often give birth to their babies soon after your baby is born.
What are the topics covered by prenatal classes?
We focus on physical and emotional preparation for labor and delivery, and offer other classes that are more varied for pregnant women and even their husbands sometimes
-Birth readiness courses usually cover the following topics:
-The changes you exercise during pregnancy
-How to be your labor and your birth without complications
-Relaxation techniques and stress control
-Conditions of labor and delivery
-Massage skills and breathing techniques for labor
-Options for painkillers, including ephedra syringe
-Medical interventions, such as artificial imaging or monitoring your child -electronically
-What to expect if your baby is born with a caesarean section
-Physical, emotional and lifestyle changes you may have after your baby is born
-Practical child care and breastfeeding
-The right sport to facilitate birth and labor
-Corrective exercise of the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles
The goal of all prenatal classes is to provide you with the skills and confidence in addition to preparing you to make birth a positive experience.
When should I book in prenatal classes?
Try to book early childbirth classes so know what is available to you early in the pregnancy and when you need to book.
The Physical Therapy for Women's Health deals with the following programs:
1 - Preparation for natural delivery Program (childbirth education)
2 - Corrective sport program of pelvic muscles and correction of postpartum abdominal muscular separation (diastases recite)
3. Urinary incontinent cases
4 - Cases of osteoporoses
5. Back and pelvis during pregnancy and postpartum
The program is provided in AGH Khobar by: Mai Sobhi Al-Attiyah 8987000 ext. 5001
Physiotherapist specialized in women's health (King Saud University -Riyadh)
Childbirth educator (Amani International Natural Birth Foundation)
Patties coach from (Australian International Pilates Association)
Five years experience in physiotherapy for women's health
Sleep laboratory specialized in diagnose and treat various sleep disorders in a comfortable, clean, and private home like setting that is in accordance with international guidelines.
Many sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia can be difficult to pinpoint while you’re awake, so doctors use sleep clinics to monitor patients overnight. While most sleep studies are set up to resemble private hotel rooms (to encourage you to fall asleep), you’ll technically be in a medical lab. Each room is equipped with a bed, as well as equipment that can help detect sleep problems by monitoring brain activity, eye movement, heart rate, snoring, body movements, and more.
If you notice any of the following sleep problems, talk to your doctor about whether a sleep clinic may be right for you: Chronic snoring, extreme sleepiness during the day (even after a full night’s rest), trouble falling asleep at night on a regular basis, or frequent awakenings during the night.
For patients with a high pre-test probability of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, based on a structured clinical evaluation, direct referral for a sleep study followed by a specialist consultation is a more efficient, valid, and cost-effective clinical pathway. Our network of sleep physicians can provide efficient follow-up and advice about the most appropriate form of treatment.
We welcome patients to contact us if they suspect their health issues are as a result of a sleep disorder or if they want to exclude that possibility. For further information please contact us 920033440 CARE CENTER and we will make sure to accommodate your schedule and your needs.
A complete package of services is provided at Almana especially for our corporate clients, covering a multitude of check-ups and consultation for diverse medical needs.
Home Doctor Service
What is home doctor service program?
It is a program offered by Almana hospitals provides health care services in your home according to the patient's need. Almana hospitals afford the best health care services through this program for diagnosing and delivering the appropriate home health care for the patient, according to a therapeutic program and scheduled visits in collaboration with the patient.
The land area of the eastern province is approximately 540,000 km ², with a population of 4,105,780, where the percentage of elderly people in the region is approximately 12% of the total population, and the disability rate is 0.5%, which is the part of the society more in need of home care services.
Home doctor program services:
Home doctor services include:
How do you get your home doctor service?
The doctor in charge of the program personally visit the patient at home to assess the situation and find out the necessary requirements for ensuring home care service and the extent of the patient's ability to take advantage of this service.
After that, the patient consult the physician to put the patient needed treatment standards at home. After a doctor's approval, there will be a plan for the care of the patient's status based on the diagnosis, and finally estimate the financial cost.
After finishing the administrative procedures (opening file- insurance approval- finishing accounting procedures) the medical team are selected to provide home care service and after explaining the patient's condition, the home care service plan is given to the team for implementation, the program supervisor will visit the home of the patient periodically to monitor and evaluate the patient's benefit from the home care program and review all the requirements. The doctor will visit the patient permanently to evaluate the results of the treatment depending on the health condition of the patient and the extent of its response to treatment.
Home doctor service team:
Al Mana Premiere Program – “ALL ABOUT YOU”
Do you get your checkup regularly??
Is your work putting excessive mental and physical stress??
Are you feeling fatigue and lethargic at work??
Do you follow up your health condition??
Are you waiting for your health to be at risk to take the preventive measures??
And you Ma'am!!... Have you ever devoted a part of your time to check on your health??
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and from this saying, Almana general hospitals aim through this new program to give your health the attention it deserves in the manner that fit your busy schedule. It's not your usual checkup, it's called an Al Mana Premiere Program with the latest modern medical devices.
For busy people, time is money. And we value your time and aim to make your visit with us as efficient and as comprehensive as possible. So, we designed this program to fit with your time that you specify including the following procedures:
The program coordinator will arrange an appointment in your suitable time and manage with the other medical departments for the examinations and book the (VIP) room.
The coordinator will escort the patient to the (VIP) room where he/she has to change to warm up suit provided by the hospital, and introduce the nurse who’s taking care of the patient throughout the examination period.
The nurse will check patient’s blood pressure and body temperature.
Internal Medicine doctor will carry out a full examination to assess the general health condition of the patient.
A phlebotomist will come and extract blood (for Calcium, Cholesterol, FBS, LFT, Phosphorus, Uric Acid, Lipid Profile, TSH, CBC, ESR, PSA, D3, B12)
- OPD Tower for ENT consultation & Audiogram (for diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose and throat), OPTHALMOLOGY consultation (for visual abnormalities), Cardiac Clinic for EKG, Stress Test (for heart abnormalities) & Pulmonary Function Test (for lung abnormalities).
Patient will be escorted back to his/ her VIP room where he will change back into his own clothes and get some rest and a snack with coffee or tea before leaving.
After few days, patient will receive a comprehensive report of all investigations/ examinations done. The patient can choose to have the doctor review and explain the results to them in person or over the phone, and discreetly.
Our services and focus is about one thing: the patient. From the time you arrive up to the time you will go home you will feel the special attention you deserve.
Pregnancy & Delivery Package
At AGH we appreciate the value of time and effort wasted while searching for a parking spot, so we have concentrated on developing parking spots that are intelligently designed, well located, and contribute significantly to personal, social, economic and environmental well-being.
We choose our locations with great care, to provide parking service that meet our patients & visitors expectations.
To realise this, we work with our partners developers to design, upgrade, and operate parking facilities for our hospitals that enhance the overall value of cities and regions.