By writer to www.khaleejtimes.com
The Mohammed Bin Rashid College of Drugs and Well being Sciences (MBRU) and Mediclinic Center East have efficiently carried out the UAE’s first robotic kidney donor surgical procedure on two male sufferers at Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital.
Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, director-general of the Dubai Well being Authority (DHA), congratulated MBRU, Mediclinic Center East and the medical crew that carried out the 2 operations, saying this was an vital milestone that may improve medical tourism within the nation.
The robotic residing donor nephrectomy surgical procedures, every lasting round three hours, have been carried out utilizing the newest da Vinci Surgical System that has small robotic arms that imitate pure dexterity.
The robotic arm was managed by a crew of surgeons from a console which enabled the elimination of the donor kidney by small incisions, stated Dr Farhad Janahi, assistant professor of surgical procedure, MBRU, advisor urologist and transplant surgeon and a part of the Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital transplant crew.
“Kidneys are in the back of the belly cavity behind the bowel within the retroperitoneum — a small area which is troublesome to entry,” he stated.
“The robotic arm’s instrumentation affords a higher vary of movement than the human wrist with environment friendly and exact motion. That is extremely helpful for such deep anatomical areas.
“The benefit of this method lies in its security because the smaller incisions, mixed with higher precision, assist scale back ache and scarring and potential harm to the bowel, which in the end results in speedy restoration, much less hospitalisation, and a sooner return to regular life.”
Those that benefited from the surgical procedures have been a 42-year-old Dubai resident, a dialysis affected person affected by end-stage renal illness previous to surgical procedure, whose youthful Dubai-based brother donated his kidney for the operation; and a 32-year-old former flight attendant whose first cousin donated his kidney.
One of many operations was funded by the Ramadan marketing campaign ‘Your Donation Saves Lives’, launched by Emarat Al Youm, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Actions Division and MBRU to assist sufferers residing with kidney failure. The marketing campaign raised over Dh22 million to cowl the transplant surgical procedure prices of 38 sufferers.
Dr Amer Sharif, vice chancellor, MBRU, stated the college is thrilled to be a part of this medical milestone.
Mohammed Bin Rashid College of Drugs and Well being Sciences (@MBRUniversity) and Mediclinic Center East have efficiently carried out the #UAE’s first robotic kidney donor surgical procedure on two male sufferers at Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital.
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“Our mission at MBRU is to advance well being within the UAE and past by pioneering modern practices. These breakthrough procedures are the results of an built-in tutorial well being system; they’re made attainable by such collaborations with our medical companions.
“Most significantly, we’re glad to have performed an element in giving these younger males a brand new lease of life and need them properly in all their future endeavours. These surgical procedures, which enormously alleviate their struggling and enhance their lives, are aligned with our imaginative and prescient to be a world hub that serves humanity,” he stated.
David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Center East, stated: “These two procedures signify a serious milestone within the persevering with improvement of Dubai’s kidney transplant programme. With the assist of Dubai’s management and MBRU, the programme has gone from energy to energy because the first kidney transplant was carried out at Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital in 2016.”
The advanced surgical procedure, carried out utilizing state-of-the-art medical know-how, demonstrates Dubai’s speedy developments and modern capabilities within the healthcare sector in addition to the potential town holds as a world medical tourism vacation spot.
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