The Nutritional Services Department at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi provides comprehensive and excellent patient care in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced licensed clinical dietitians is committed to provide evidence based counseling and individualised nutrition care plans that suits each patient’s clinical condition to promote optimal nutritional status and quality of life. The dietetics team acts as a vital member of the multidisciplinary team, by serving as a liaison between the physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. 

Weight loss programs

Healthy lifestyle modification is one of the basic pillars of non-pharmacological treatment of overweight and obesity. Our dietetic team provides nutritional interventions applying modern nutritional therapy to help patients reduce weight, manage the comorbidities associated with extra weight or obesity and thus improve the quality of life. In addition, we are honored to have a Bariatric Center of Excellence at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Abu Dhabi where Clinical Dietitians provide comprehensive care for patients pre and post operatively for optimal outcomes.

Chronic disease management

The leading cause of death worldwide is heart disease, which is closely linked to obesity and diabetes. Scientific evidence and international health guidelines recommend lifestyle modification, including a healthy diet and physical activity as prevention and often a first line of treatment. Our dieticians at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi are highly trained and skilled to provide medical nutritional therapy tailored to specific medical conditions.

Conditions we may help include, but are not limited to:

  • Overweight weight /obesity
  • Bariatric surgeries
  • Mixed hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin resistance/glucose intolerance (pre-diabetes)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney and liver disorders
  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterological Problems: Crohn’s disease, celiac, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis and many others. 
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Food intolerance and allergies

Paediatric nutrition

Pediatric dietetics encompasses a range of fields from fussy eaters to children with severe nutrition-related disease or conditions. Our paediatric specialised licensed clinical dietitians will accommodate children of all ages, from infants to adolescents. 

Conditions managed by paediatric dieticians include, but are not limited to:

  • Childhood obesity, diabetes mellitus (symptoms of the metabolic syndrome – hyperlipidemia, hypertension), impaired glucose tolerance
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Food allergies or intolerances (meeting children’s requirements when certain food groups are eliminated)
  • Complementary feeding (weaning from breast/bottle feeding to solids).
  • Fussy eaters, poor growers, failure to thrive
  • Cancer
  • Burns
  • Nutrition for children with feeding difficulties/special needs (Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and others neurological conditions)
  • Gastroenterological problems

The aim of our dietitians at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi is to fulfill the patients’ needs and expectations, help them manage their diseases and optimise their health in line with the latest evidence-based guidelines and practices.