Obstetrician and Gynecologists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on Feb 12, 2011 8:22 PM by
Finding an obstetrician and gynecologist in Riyadh can seem like a daunting task, especially if you are new to the city and you haven't met many people. Here’s a list of ob-gyns in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Call up to make an appointment; some of these hospitals are so caring that they even send you alerts on your mobile reminding you of your appointment.

Take a survey of the hospital to ensure it has the right facilities before you go ahead with your treatment, also consult your insurance company. You'll likely want to choose a gyno from a hospital where your insurance would be covered.

If you are a pregnant expatriate, please check out the options available here before you flee off to your home country. There sure are good female ob-gynecologists in Riyadh. One of the best ways to find a good obstetrician is to ask co-workers and neighbors for recommendations. Even if they don't know anyone, they might have family or friends that can recommend a good doctor. Again each one’s experience with a particular doctor can be different. So go ahead and consult the doctor, speak out your concerns and decide for yourself.

If you have a good/bad experience with a gynecologist in any of these hospitals, please share it with the rest of us in Riyadh. Help others make the right choice!

Baby Vaccination video taken @Riyadh Hospital, Olaya Medical Centre





List of Obstetrician and Gynecologists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: (Click hospital names below to view respective description)




P.S: The author has no commercial interest in any of the companies mentioned.
The information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of writing.

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  1. Asalam alaikum,

    I wanted to share that I am an Ameircan living in Riyadh, certified childbirth educator of natural birth focusing on the mom and husband (or other suitable birth partner) as well as a labor and birth doula. I'm not trying to spam here but childbirth education is basically nil here. I network with other doulas and there are currently half a dozen of us in Riyadh.

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    1. Salam,
      I was very pleased to read your message,I'm two months pregnant of my second baby and I'm looking for a gynecologist to make my first visit.How could I get in contact with you?Are you still in Riyadh?

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  2. cluelessfromtheUSMarch 19, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Well I for one am very disappointed. I very much hoped to see replies posted which would help in my situation. It doesn't SEEM a daunting task as the article states, it IS a daunting task. I am a pregnant expat, I came here 5 months pregnant. I made the decision up front not to flee to my homeland to deliver as I did not want to be away from my husband so long and I did not want to deny him the experience of being present at the birth of his first and only child and miss out on the first few months of his life as I would not put such small baby on such a long flight. Truthfully I would not blame anyone for wanting to flee. Sure you could ask co-workers and neighbors, but you may not have neighbors as you may be stuck in a hotel for who knows how long, waiting for a compound to open up. And co-workers may know family or friends who may have info to share if they know nothing themselves, but then again as in my case maybe they won't. Because maybe a majority of them are expats themselves who had their children way before coming here. Not to mention I'm not the one working here my husband is and how big a subject could that possibly be with men around here?

    The internet has hardly been any help. I could not find much and what I did find was several years old. I posted for help on a blog and only one person with any experience reached out to me and she was a doula. I had no idea what a doula was, I could just tell she was trying to peddle her services which automatically made me leery. It seemed if I wanted information I was going to have to pay for it. It is stressful enough being pregnant for the first time without having to worry whether I picked the right hospital which will allow my husband in the delivery room, and whether they will support natural child birth without trying to interfere by hurrying labor with drugs or rushing to c-section too quickly, as I read in an old article was a common occurrence here. Or whether my desire to breast feed will be supported or ignored as they wisk him off to the nursery, or that I may be taken advantage of at my most vulnerable moment by someone looking to profit by claiming to do all this for me (doula) for a fee when I have to worry about none of these things back home. Sure I asked my doctor these questions and she said yes to all without hesitation, but I still don't really know as I have no one's actual experience to fall back on. And I know the doctor does not control everything, they are often absent until the baby is practically already on the ground. And in my last appointment I found there was no communication between my doctor and the rest of the staff. I was fifteen minutes late to an appointment and the lady at reception said my doctor had left and that she could try to get me in if I returned that evening. When I returned that evening my doctor and her assistant both wondered where I went as the assistant saw me at reception as she was taking a patient upstairs. She came to get me when she was done with that patient and I was gone. So my doctor had not left for the day as the receptionist claimed, she was sitting there waiting for me! This was at Dallah hospital by the way.

    So here I am three weeks away from my due date and all I can do is hope and pray I made the right decision.

    I will be sure to post my experience here for anyone else who finds themselves in my shoes.

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  3. cluelessfromtheUSMarch 19, 2011 at 2:44 AM

    One more comment on how hard I tried to get info here. Back home you can google any doctor's name and get more stories of experience that you could possibly read in a lifetime. I could not find a single comment on any doctor's name I googled which I picked out from various hospital websites listed above.

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  4. Hi, I totally understand u’r situation. I went through the same. And being my first pregnancy I did have a lot of concerns back then, but everything seemed to fall in place.

    I really didn’t want my hubby to miss my pregnancy, so returning back to my home land was out of the question; instead we got a visa for my mom. She landed in Saudi 3 days before my delivery. I delivered a healthy baby girl at the Al-Hammadi Hospital. It was a beautiful experience! Yes, it was a normal pregnancy. Ann is 1 year and 6 months now and she’s expecting a sibling :)
    It is after the pregnancy that you will really need a helping hand 24/7, cause that’s the time you will need rest and the baby will need attention through out.

    Wish you the very best. Do not worry! You have come this far, and there’s just 3 weeks left to meet your little angel, God is great!

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  5. cluelessfromtheUSMarch 23, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Thanks Anita, I have the post pregnancy help covered, my only worry is whether I will have to bite and scratch my way to prevent unnecessary medical intervention during birth. My doctor said to go to the hospital when contraction are 10 minutes apart! That is way too much time to be at the hospital and is most certainly to end up in interference as they will certainly be tempted to "help" me hurry things along. Back home half that time is recommended! I have had absolutely no indications I'm a candidate for a complicated birth. I have been quite blessed to have everything proceed quite normally. I'm very glad to hear you were successful here with a normal birth, however, sadly that's not the hospital I am currently attending.....or the same doctor, so it still does not provide a whole lot of comfort. Sure, a baby comes as a result no matter what the experience, but I don't think it's unreasonable to not want to be a dissected mess as a result of it without a serious medical reason for it.

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  6. hai yaar i want to know which is best gyn hospital in riyadh

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  7. Dr.Sukeishi Singh at Al-Hammadi Hospital, She's really good!

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  8. why do they, more times than not, rush into a c-section? this is a strange thing to do, especially if there is no real medical reason for it. I am 8 weeks, no where near time to have my baby, but i am stressing about this true rumor. My sister in-law in a pharmacist here in riyadh and she said when she looked at the papers, MOST women have had C-section. (not by choice). Can i deny the operation at time of birth? AND are there ANY american Drs in the area? That would be my ideal OBGYN here in saudi, since I'm already not to excited about the idea of having people i cant understand delivering my child.

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    1. I’d say that’s a misconception, both my girls were normal deliveries :)

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    2. Hey i am planning to go to hammadi as i am pregnant.....can u tell me which doc u hav consulted n is she d best one......

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    3. I consulted Dr.Sukeishi Singh at Al Hammadi. She’s an aged lady and well known for her work. She doesn’t attend normal delivery cases though and hence I moved on to Dr.Tazneem about 3 weeks before I was due.
      Finally, my case was attended by Dr.Mussarat who I met on the day of my delivery as it was during the Eid holidays and most of the doctors where on leave.
      All three of these doctors are good. Alice is a year old now :)
      Good luck on your journey to motherhood.

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  9. There is a hospital named Falah Hospital in Ghubera Riyadh. I did not see in this list. There is a famous Indian gynacologist in this hospital.

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    1. Thanks for the Info, Please provide us with the name of the doctor as well. That would really help.

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  10. hi anita can u guide me that dr .tazeem piracha is good or not.i am confused some person told me that this doctor is not good.i am pregnant and my month is 7.

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    1. I have heard good comments about the doctor and I even met her myself. But she was not available for my delivery as it was during the Eid holidays. Good Luck to you! :)

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    2. We had a really bad experience with Dr. Tazneem Piracha. First she bitched out my insurance, told me that BUPA was probably the worst insurance to have. I'm not sure if that's how a doctor should start a conversation with a prospective parent. Anyhow, after bitching out my insurance she asked me what we wanted. We told her that we tested positive using a home pregnancy test after which she asked us for the report. Told her again that it was the home pregnancy test which probably registered with her on the second attempt. She opened her calendar to tell us the due date (which we had already calculated) and wrote a prescription for folic acid and some other medicine that needs to be taken for nausea. My wife told her that she is also taking pre-natal vitamins to which she mockingly asked, 'Aap ko kis nein kaha hai kay multi-vitamins lein? ("who told you to take multi-vitamins?). Tazneem went on to mock my wife for using multi-vitamins by asking her if she is too old, had abortions or given birth to 13 kids. Who talks like that to a patient? This was probably the most unprofessional doctor that I have ever met in my life. Even while waiting outside we saw her getting through with patients within 3-5 minutes; its like she was on a mission to maximize the revenue for the hospital. My advice to everyone is not to waste your time with this quack of a doctor unless you are a Pakistani who cannot trust a doctor of another nationality or can only communicate in Urdu. Even then I would advise people to go to the Indian doctor, Dr. Musarrat who sits right next to Dr. Tazneem at Al-Hammadi Hospital but no matter what happens avoid Dr. Tazneem Piracha.

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  11. hi mam... Actually i am trying to conceive but getting negative results i am very depressed i dont no wats wrong in me i want to consult a gynecologist please suggest me to whom i should consult please help me out in this situation

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  12. Yes, Dr.Elizabeth is known for handling complicated cases.

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  13. Can anyone please tl me which hospital she visits??

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  14. Can u tell me the hospital which is not costy 4 delivery pdease help me
    And tel me the total expense in alhamadi hospital4 normal delivery

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  15. Please tel me urgent the name of low cost of hospital m9 munth of prag

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  16. I am interested in understanding obstetrical ultrasound in Saudi Arabia. Is it the same process as USA? We have male sonographers and they can share information at the time of the scan.

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  17. Top Maternity Hospitals in India are special healthcare facilities that are dedicated towards the care of women who are concerning to bear children and at the same time also specializes in treatment and care of new born babies.

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  18. Does any one know Dr. Anantha Lekshmi? She attended to my wife during her first pregnancy and now we don't know where is she. before she was in Badaruddeen. Batha

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  19. Hi dears,
    I am 23 weeks pregnent and I am planning to meet Dr Shakira Parween in Sulaiman al Habib hospital.Can you please tell me about this Dr.?

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    1. Where is this hospital located and is this a female, English speaking physician?

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  20. I will be moving to Riyadh to the Albustan Village in October and I will need to see an OBGYN no later than beginning of November for my next visit. I am looking for a female, English speaking OB that is fairly close to the compound so I don't have to worry about not making it to the hospital in time when I go into labor. Any help on great physicians would be amazing help. I will also be looking for an endocrinologist, pediatric dentist and pediatrician for my 20 month old

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  21. DR.ELIZABETH AL JAFEL HOSPITAL SHE IS FROM KERALA. VERY GOOD DOCTOR. HOSPITAL IS IN BADIAH.

    AND DONT GO FOR DR FAUZIYA IN SAFA MAKKAH BATHA.. SHE IS VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.

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  22. We are looking for Obs/Gyn from all over the world to try and use EMR for FREE especially designed for Obs/gyn doctors with their pregnant women. Interested doctors, please send email to info@mobiStine with subject "Obs/Gyn"

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  23. can any one tell me about ahmed abanamy hospital in exit 9 ,al Hamra district.

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  24. can any one help me to which Dr i visit at obaid hospital for c-section as it is my 7th month .before this i was visiting a Dr in a clinic.plz reply fast.

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  25. is alfalah hospital a good choice for c-section delivery?reply

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  26. Does anyone know about Dr.Shazia Maqsood from Salman Al Habib hospital

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    1. Excellent physician, you will not be disappointed.

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  27. Hi,
    Do you guys have any idea about Dr Rubina in Al Hammadi?

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  28. Dr Maryna in Sulaiman al Habib on Takhasusi street..the best doctor in Riyadh.

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  29. i had a misscarriage and an ectopic.. i have pcod too.. can someone tell me a good fertility specialist who will guide me through

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    1. Dr. Al-Habib Hospital (Rayan) is excellent with well qualified infertility specialists from America, UK, France and SA.

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  30. Hi
    Do u guys have any idea about Dr nazneen in safa makkah poly clinic

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  31. any one know about Dr nazneen. Please reply me very soon

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  32. Hey..please anyone can help me .does anyone knows or anyone has experience of utrine fibroids.
    Is there in Riyadh any male competent doctor availble to deal successfully with these fibroids.
    Please any one....

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    1. Dear Sofie:
      I have dealt with fibroids all my career. There are many methods to manage them depending on your age, your desire to have future children, their location, and their size. Call Sulaiman Al Habib hospital (rayan) and make an appointment with the "American fertility doctor". I will be honored to take care of you.

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    2. Hi...my wife is 3 months preg and we plan to move to Riyadh by end of month. Will be staying close to Exit7. Can you please suggest a good doc. Have read quite a few names on this thread but not sure how many are still active and practicing!! Thanks!

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