The George Town Hospital is the only one in Grand Cayman which handles accident and emergency situations. See our Healthcare Services and Hospitals page for information on all the hospitals in the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands are fortunate to have two allergologists (also called allergists) who manage patients with allergies, specialising in allergy-induced asthma, stings, bites and sinusitis.
With such a wide range of surgeries and procedures being performed daily, it is not surprising that the Cayman Islands is serviced by quite a number of licensed anaesthesiologists.
Bariatric surgery is performed on those who are suffering from obesity. It involves separating a portion of the stomach with a gastric band to effectively reduce the size of the stomach and therefore restrict its intake.
The Cayman Islands have excellent cardiology services delivered by experienced cardiologists, who use cutting edge diagnostic equipment.
There are number of cosmetic surgeons (plastic surgeons) operating in the Cayman Islands. These cosmetic specialists perform anything from minimally invasive, routine treatments to more specialised procedures.
The Cayman Islands has almost 365 days of full sunshine, therefore good dermatological care and early skin cancer detection is a must. Fortunately there are experienced dermatologists providing services in Cayman.
Ear, Nose & Throat specialists (or Otorhinolaryngologists) in Cayman treat many laryngological disorders and diseases, and perform routine surgeries such as tonsillectomies on both adults and children.
There were 5,200 cases of diabetes in Cayman Islands in 2015. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high, seriously affecting their ability to function.
Gastroenterology is not just the treatment of diarrhoea and vomiting. It is about the health of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
General surgery is a surgical specialty that covers the abdominal area and diseases involving the skin, breast, and soft tissue, as well as trauma, peripheral vascular surgery and hernias.
Internists are physicians who are trained in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases and maintenance of general adult health.
Neurologists and Neurosurgeons specialise in disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, trauma, tumours, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. Neurologists diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment, while Neurosurgeons perform the surgery.
Please note that the Cayman Islands Hospital (the George Town Hospital) is the only hospital that has a maternity ward where babies are delivered.
An oncologist deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The oncologist will be the doctor who manages a person’s care and treatment once he or she is diagnosed with cancer.
You may be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon for treatment of an injury or for a deformity of the spine or limbs. If you are an athlete, a sports medicine specialist will take care of your musculoskeletal needs.
Paediatricians specialise in the healthcare of children. There are several private paediatricians in Cayman, as well as the Health Services Authority’s own doctors.
Pathologists focus on determining the cause and nature of diseases, and test bodily fluids or tissues in order to accurately diagnose and treat patients.
Physiatrists diagnose and prescribe treatment for musculoskeletal disease and injury. They treat patients of all ages with diverse rehabilitation issues, including accident and stroke rehabilitation.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Currently there is only one podiatrist in Cayman, who is available at two locations.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in mental health, including substance abuse. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons and these specialists can assess all aspects of psychological problems.
There is at present only one physician in the Cayman Islands who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases.
A radiologist is a specialist who uses X-rays and other high energy radiation to diagnose and treat disease and injury. Radiology is available at all three hospitals on Grand Cayman.
Rheumatologists treat a very diverse range of disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues, including inflammatory arthritis and other systemic autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, soft tissue conditions, spinal pain and metabolic bone disease.
In Cayman there is one doctor who is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. This medical subspecialty is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea.
A urologist specialises in diseases affecting the bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and adrenal glands, as well as disorders in the male reproductive system.