Al-Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has successfully performed surgery for a 44-year-old woman to remove a 5-kg ovarian tumor, using the robotic surgical technology and through a 2-cm cut-off only. The patient was discharged the following day after having been in stable condition.
Such delicate surgeries help consolidate the local and international confidence in MoHAP’s health services, as well as in the highly competent and professional medical staff.
MoHAP is the first locally to use the robotic surgical technology, with over 135 successful gynecological da Vinci robotic surgeries, with the support of the Visiting Consultants Office.
State-of-the-art therapeutic approaches
His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, and Head of Board of Directors of the Emirates Health Services Corporation said: “The ministry is committed to providing patients with the latest therapeutic approaches and offering innovative, comprehensive, and specialized health services based on the AI technology, the fourth industrial revolution, and robotic surgery which can perform the most delicate surgeries.” He added: “This in line with the directions of the UAE government to become a prominent regional hub in terms of incorporating the AI in health services, using surgical robot technology in all medical specialties, and providing world-class healthcare services aligned with the objectives of the UAE Centennial to make a paradigm shift in the healthcare quality.”
Highly competent medical staff
Lauding the well-qualified medical staff and their outstanding skills in performing such complex surgeries following the best international practices, His Excellency Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, affirmed that this breakthrough is part of MoHAP’s strategy to consolidate the success of robotic surgeries in the country and to strengthen the use of the AI as a sustainable approach in healthcare services.
Dr. Safia Al Khaja, Director of Al Qassimi Women’s and Children’s Hospital, commended the role of the concerned medical team in performing robotic surgeries, in cooperation with the Visiting Consultants Office, explaining that the robotic surgery has fewer complications and short recovery time, without the need to use analgesics compared to open surgeries.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, said: “This achievement reflects the success of the Visiting Consultants Program in attracting most prominent international medical competencies in complex and rare specialties to upgrade therapeutic services provided to community members, as well as to keep abreast with the recent medical developments at the global level.”
Al-Sharif hailed the role of Dr. Labib Riachi, a member of the American Board of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Robotic Gynecology specialist, and Al-Qassimi Hospital’s gynecologists who managed to perform such critical surgery.