12 robotic surgeries successfully performed in 5 days by a hospital in Sharjah

Daijiworld Media Network- Sharjah (JF)

Sharjah, Sep 27: The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has announced that Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children, in cooperation with the Visiting Consultants Program, has successfully performed 12 surgeries to treat pelvic diseases using the surgical robot within five days. With this achievement, Al Qassimi Hospital enhances its leadership at the local level as the first health body to conduct over 151 robotic surgeries since February 2019.

This achievement underpins the success of the robotic program in gynecology, which was developed by the EHS to increase the use of robotic surgeries in several medical specialties and promote the use of artificial intelligence as a practical approach in health services.

It is an achievement for the visiting consultant's Office in terms of achieving the EHS’s strategic goals in the field of robotic surgeries. It also assures the continued development of the visiting doctor's program, thanks to the state-of-the-art equipment and supplies the EHS provides, in order to deliver the best healthcare service.

The surgical cases included the removal of fibroids, severe bleeding, infertility, ovarian cysts, and complex tumors, in addition to Urological gynecological surgeries, pelvic muscle relaxation, and uterine prolapse. Supervised by the visiting consultant Dr. Labib Riachi, a Robotic Gynecology specialist, the operations were carried out by the Gynecologic surgeons assisted by the Visiting Consultants Office.

Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General, EHS, said The support of Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital with state-of-the-art technologies, helped in the development of health and treatment services, especially in gynecology and helped in performing delicate surgeries efficiently and professionally.

Serkal added, EHS is committed to providing the latest therapeutic approach, specialised, comprehensive and innovative health services based on artificial intelligence techniques, and that robotic surgery is distinguished by its ability to perform the most difficult surgeries.

This is pursuant to the directions of the UAE government to be a center of excellence in the Middle East in the field of integrating artificial intelligence into medical services using robotic surgeries in all medical specialties and to provide the highest levels of health care according to international standards.

He applauded the efforts of the medical staff at Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital in performing complex surgeries, with the cooperation of the visiting doctor's program. Also, fulfilling the EHS commitment of constantly developing its hospitals in accordance with the highest international standards.

The EHS is eager to make the most of the visiting doctor's program by enhancing cooperation and exchange of experiences between the EHS’s doctors and visiting consultants. Also, to strengthen communication with prestigious international centers, raise the efficiency of medical staff and develop levels of health and treatment care in accordance with the highest international quality standards.

Dr. Safia Al Khaja, Director of Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital, EHS, said that modern medicine is growing towards the use of robots and artificial intelligence. The use of robots in surgery is because of their ability to reach the most difficult parts of the body with high accuracy, which is because of the stability of the robotic arm. It is less stressful for doctors, and less pain full for the patients. She commended the role of the surgical team of the hospital in performing successful robotic surgeries in cooperation with the Visiting Consultants Office.


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