Dr. Salwan Alabdullah

Departments: ENT Department
Languages: English, Arabic
Speciality: Consultant Otolaryngologist
Availability: Full Time
Board Certificate: Arab Board Certificate in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery(CABMS), Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Glasgow MRCS

More About The Doctor:

Dr. Salwan has more than 20 years post-graduation experience in ENT, head and Neck Surgery. Working in Dubai since 2002, he has worked with the main leading private hospitals.

Dr. Salwan is known for his excellent interpersonal relations, rapport and sound reputation between patients and colleagues. Committed for high quality, evidence based and safe medical practice.

Dr. Salwan is a keen enthusiast in his specialty and has further enhanced his skills and techniques by completing numerous training courses in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, Spain, Oman, and the UAE.

Areas of interest:

  •  Management of nose and sinus infections, allergies, and nasal polyps
  •  Management of headache of different types
  •  Management of smell and taste disorders post Covid 19 infection, Smell Training & Rehabilitation
  • Management of dizziness and imbalance, efficiently performing Canalith (Ear Crystal) Repositioning Maneuver in BPPV
  •  Management of snoring with a custom-made technique including medicine, injection, and surgeries
  •  Management of air-way, breathing difficulties, and sleep apnea
  •  Management of tonsil & adenoid infection /enlargement
  •  Management of hearing problems, ear infection, and eardrum damage/ hole.
  •  Hearing Aids prescriptions
  •  Management of pediatric ENT problems e.g., tonsil and adenoid enlargement, recurrent airway infections, ear infections, snoring, and hearing problems

Efficient team worker in multi-specialty care, collaborating with: 

  • Pediatricians, for cases of delayed speech & communication skills disorders. Hearing evaluation at younger ages (newborns & preschool).
  • Facio-maxillary doctors for cases of cleft Lip & cleft Palate, implanting ear ventilation tubes in cases of (water behind the ear drum), Facio-maxillary cysts, and tumors. temporo- mandibular joint pain.
  • Bariartic Surgeon for cases of Overweight & morbid obesity with sever obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Base of Skull Surgeons, Neuro- otologist for refractory headaches, nose and Paranasal sinus tumors, ear tumors e.g. acoustic neuroma.
  • Ophthalmologists for cases of watery eyes due to lacrimal (tear)duct obstruction, doing endoscopic DCR.
  • Pulmonologist & Internal Medicine for cases of sleep related breathing difficulties & obstructive sleep apnoea.

Dr. Salwan established excellent international connections with pioneer doctors, in India, UK, Italy, USA, Singapore, who are managing complicated case, e.g. Acoustic Neuroma, skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, advanced vascular tumor, ENT congenital anomalies like absent ear (pinna) or microtia.

Surgeries Performed:

  •  Nose and sinus surgeries Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery FESS, nasal polyp and sinus tumor surgery.
  •  Widening of nasal air passages, Septoplasty, Turbinate Reduction surgery, Coblation / Radiofrequency
  •  Repair of ear drum hole, Tympanoplasty, Mastoid surgery cortical/ modified radical mastoidectomy
  •  Pediatrics ENT Adeno-tonsillectomy , Tympanostomy +/- Grommet
  •  Snorning and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgeries, with custom-made strategy, medical or surgical, Injection Snoroplasty, Coblation Assisted Palatoplasty, Uvuloplatopharyngoplasty UPPP
  •  All kinds of rigid and flexible upper and lower aero-digestive endoscopies
  •  Tracheostomy
  •  Lymph node biopsy
  •  Sleep study, Polysomnography and CPAP titration Hearing

Audiology Procedures Performed:

  •  Pure Tone Audiogram
  •  Tympanogram/Eustachian Tube Function Test
  •  Behavioral Observation Audiometry
  •  Speech Discrimination test
  •  Caloric Test

Dr. Salwan has numerous scientific paper publications. He is a key speaker in many local and international conferences.

He believes that:

  •  Everybody should be treated with respect and understanding.
  •  Patient education and orientation should be part of the routine daily care for patients. Patient’s understanding of their condition, empowering them to take part in the decision-making process, to get the best outcome from their treatment.

Professional Membership:

  • Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Glasgow
  • MRCS
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology 2009


  • Medical College Baghdad University 1990
  • Ph.D. Degree/ Fellowship - Iraqi Commission of Medical Specialization in Otolaryngology (F.I.C.M.S.)