The World's Best in

Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction

Making the Impossible Possible in the Middle East - Abu Dhabi

The World's Best in

Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction

Making the Impossible...Possible in the Middle East - Abu Dhabi


Dr. Dror Paley

Dr. Michael George Uglow

About Dr. Dror Paley

Surgeon who performs your LL Surgery

Dr. Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, is a true luminary in the field of orthopedic surgery, and his legacy spans the globe. As the CEO, Founder, and Medical Director of the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, since 2009, he has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in limb lengthening and deformity reconstruction.

Dr. Paley's expertise is not confined to one continent; he also established the Paley European Institute in Warsaw, Poland, in 2018, and most recently, the groundbreaking Paley Middle East Clinic, which opened its doors in January 2023.

The Paley Middle East Clinic at Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi, is dedicated to providing the most technologically advanced treatments to improve the lives of those who suffer from congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic orthopedic conditions. The clinic offers comprehensive, coordinated care, from an experienced team of professionals, designed for the specific needs of each patient with a treatment philosophy that focuses on reconstruction over amputation, and a commitment to preserving limbs and joints and restoring function.

About Dr. Michael George Uglow

Surgeon who watches over you when Dr. Paley departs

Dr. Michael George Uglow has 33 years of experience in the field of orthopedics with various prestigious institutions. He’s an expert in pediatric foot deformities, limb length discrepancy, deformity correction, pediatric trauma and emergency services, foot and ankle disorders along with arthroplasty, sports injuries, orthopedic services, and lower limb abnormalities for patients of all ages. Prior to joining Paley Middle East Clinic, Abu Dhabi, he worked as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi. He began his career as a Senior House Officer at Southampton General Hospital.

Dr. Paley's Stature Patient Video

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My Clinic

The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Rehab Center Video

Dr. Dror Paley has launched the Paley Middle East Clinic in Abu Dhabi in partnership with Burjeel Holdings to continue his mission of providing cutting-edge orthopedic surgical treatment worldwide. The Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, is already the largest orthopedic medical tourism center in the US, treating patients from over 100 different countries and all 50 states. The Paley Middle East Clinic will expand the Paley Institute’s medical tourism reach across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa and joins its sister institution Paley European Institute, located in Warsaw, Poland, since 2018.

Opened in 2023, Paley Middle East is an exquisite clinic in Abu Dhabi

Has a Physical Therapy Clinic with hydrotherapy, and several other state-of-the-art rehab modalities so you can expect a full recovery

PRECICE & possibly PRECICE MAX (weight bearing) nails for limb lengthening

Offers virtual consultations for cosmetic limb lengthening patients prior to in-person consultation and surgery booking.

Hydro Therapy Video

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Our Services


Cosmetic Stature Lengthening

Stature lengthening - also known as cosmetic limb lengthening - is surgery to enhance one's height via leg lengthening surgery, during which both legs are lengthened at the same time. Dr. Paley is the most experienced in this procedure and has a top-notch team in place to support the patient through the lengthening process.

Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD)

Limb length discrepancy (LLD) is a difference between the lengths of two limbs such as the legs or arms. Acquired LLD usually develops gradually over time from a traumatic. Oftentimes, patients will visibly notice or feel their LLD as it can cause discomfort and can be a result of an injury, infection, arthritis, illness, or tumor.

Deformity Reconstruction

An acquired deformity is a change in the normal shape or size of a body part. These kinds of deformities usually happen gradually over longer periods of time. Any bone of the body can be affected, as an acquired deformity can be a result of an injury, infection, arthritis, illness, or tumor which Dr. Paley also treats regularly in his practice.

Lengthening Surgery Process

1. Virtual Consultation

Ensure you know all of the details and are ready to follow through with every aspect of the limb lengthening process.

2. In-Person Consultation

We will take X-rays, and assess pre-surgery proportions and muscle tension to determine if the patient is a good candidate. It's recommended that the patient make arrangements to temporarily relocate to Abu Dhabi to stay local for the lengthening phase.

3. Surgery Day

The internal lengthening nail will be implanted in either the patient's femurs or the tibias. After surgery patients typically stay in the hospital for 4 days, 3 nights, before returning to a local patient-friendly approved housing accommodation where the Paley shuttle will be able to pick patients up for their physical therapy and bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) check-ups.

4. Lengthening Phase

At one week after surgery, the lengthening phase begins. Patients will typically lengthen the bones 0.75 - 1mm per day and could take 12 weeks to achieve 8cm in length on the femurs or 5cm on tibias. During this process, the patient will come in for bi-weekly check-ups to ensure mitigation of complications.

5. Physical Therapy

While in Abu Dhabi, patients will undergo physical therapy with an expert physical therapy team. In addition, patients will be required to perform their own exercises 3 times per day to continue the stretching and rehabilitation process.

6. Consolidation Phase

The "bone healing" or consolidation phase takes place once patients have achieved the maximum length. At this time, they can return home to perform monthly X-Rays and virtual follow up visits. These visits will determine how well the bone is healing and whether or not patients can continue to increase their activity.

7. Device (Nail) Removal

Approximately one year after the initial surgery - and if the bone is completely healed - we will remove the lengthening nails from the patient's bones. Removal of the nails is a minor procedure. It is suggested the patient stay locally for 2-3 days for monitoring and then the patient can return home.

8. Enjoy Your Results!

Stature lengthening provides favorable height gain, increased confidence and functional outcomes, with low rates of major complications.

How much a patient lengthens depends on what their body can tolerate safely with most patients achieving their desired lengthening goals.

Surgery Pricing List

*These are the prices for Cosmetic Stature Lengthening.

Please contact us for pricing for all other procedures.

Stature Lengthening Options

Option 1:

Femurs (bilateral)


US Dollars

  • 2 PRECICE Femur Implants

  • Hospitalization And Associated Costs

  • Surgical Fees

  • Anesthesiologist Fees

  • Office Follow-Up And X-Rays Up To 12 Weeks

  • Physical Therapy (60 Sessions)

  • Associated Soft Tissue Releases As Needed

Option 2:

Tibias (bilateral)


US Dollars

  • 2 PRECICE Tibia Implants

  • Hospitalization And Associated Costs

  • Surgical Fees

  • Anesthesiologist Fees

  • Office Follow-Up And X-Rays Up To 12 Weeks

  • Physical Therapy (60 Sessions)

Option 4:

Femurs + tibias (Quadrilateral)

1 year in between surgeries

(up to 8cm for femurs)

(up to 5cm for tibias)

(Up To Total 13cm; 5.15in total.)


US Dollars

  • 2 PRECICE Femur Implants

  • 2 PRECICE Tibia Implants

  • Hospitalization And Associated Costs Twice

  • Surgical Fees For Both Surgeries

  • Anesthesiologist Fees For Both Surgeries

  • Office Follow-Up And X-Rays Up To 12 Weeks Twice

  • Physical Therapy (60 Sessions Twice)

Removal Pricing List

*These are the prices for Nail Removal Surgery.

Please contact us for pricing for all other procedures.

bilateral Femur nail removal


US Dollars

bilateral tibia nail removal


US Dollars

quadrilateral tibia & Femur removal


US Dollars

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Interviews w/ Dr. Paley & Dr. Robbins

Dr. Paley Initial Interview

Initial Interview - Dr. Robbins

Dr. Paley on LL Complications

LL LIVE w/ Dr. Robbins

LL LIVE w/ Dr. Robbins

LL LIVE w/ Dr. Robbins

Dr. Paley - STRYDE Nail Recall

Dr. Paley -STRYDE Nail Update

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