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Phototherapy Unit

The Phototherapy unit provides service to all the patients in Kuwait. There are 10 treatment rooms that contain phototherapy machines (UVA, UVB, Narrow-Band UVB), and UVA1 machine. Besides, there is one hall that contains several hand and foot machines.

The unit also contains 2 rooms for photo-testing, and a large medical photophysics laboratory for calibration of the machines.

The unit  is run by 5 registrars (Dr. Ihab Nour El-Dein, Dr. Jihan Raji, Dr Mohammed Taha, Dr Ahmad Fekry, and Dr Riham Ashour. Some of these doctors run outpatient clinics on certain days as per their schedules. The unit  is  supervised by one Specialist (Dr Abeer Arboud). The doctors are helped by trained nursing staff. Also, several technicians work in the unit to help in calibratopn of the machines and also in doing the phototesting procedures.

It provides phototesting and phototherapy (Systemic and Topical PUVA, UVB, UVA) for the indicated diseases. Each doctor working in this unit should follow the treatment protocol provided by the center for this unit (Appendix 46).  And all non-Kuwaiti patients receiving phototherapy should be charged (Appendix 10). Topical application of medication for Topical PUVA should be carried out by the nursing staff and not be the patients themselves. The unit works daily

Phototesting is done on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays for oral PUVA, and daily except Thursdays for UVB.

The unit also provides afternoon treatment services from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Kuwaiti patients and from 5 – 8 pm to non Kuwaiti patients.

Each patient is given verbal and written information and instruction about the phototherapy and its possible side 

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About

This center is considered the first and largest center for dermatology in the State of Kuwait, and it represents the Department of Dermatology. Dermatology and Venereology of Al-Sabah Medical District. The center was established in its modern building with a generous donation from The late (God willing), Uncle Khaled Al-Hamad, with an amount of one million five hundred and seventy thousand Kuwaiti dinars. This center was given the name of his late son (God willing), Asaad Al-Hamad. It was officially opened under Under the patronage of His Excellency the former Minister of Health, Dr. Abda Rahman Saleh Al-Muhailan, on 9/30/1996

Contact info

Asaad Al-Hamad Dermatology Center through public outpatient clinics by providing health service to the health area of ​​which the center is affiliated.