February 2020

The American Hospital in Dubai empowers first Emirati female surgeon to conduct robotic surgery in the region

The American Hospital in Dubai empowers first Emirati female surgeon to conduct robotic surgery in the region

Dubai, UAE, 28 January 2020:The American Hospital of Dubai sponsored a comprehensive robotic surgery empowerment program to enhance the capability of the most talented Emirati surgeon for the best interest of patient health and comfort.

Emirati surgeon Dr. Alia Obaid Al Mansoori, who has an extensive andcomprehensive experience in obstetrics and gynecology, was granted the certification for the use of robotic surgery in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority. Dr. Al Mansoori is a consultant in this field who also served as senior lecturer at Dubai Girls Medical College for16 years, with a specialization in gynecology and endoscopy. Dr. AlMansoori expressed her appreciation for receiving an advanced specialized training on the use of the “da Vinci Xi”system Alia has emphasized in the importance of the optimum utilization of advanced science and technology in the medical field which will add a great value to the health of our patients and community at American Hospital, part of Mohamed&Obeid Al Mulla Group, one of the leading pioneers of privatehealthcare in the Middle East.

In conjunction with the hospital launch of robotic surgery by utilizingthe latest advanced technologies in the field, Dubai is the first city in the region to use the da Vinci Xidevice, and Dr. Al Mansoori, who is the first Emirati doctor to attend the training program that will enable her to perform robotic surgery, was fully supported bythe American Hospital to attend the training program.

Additionally, Dr. AlMansoori revealed that technological developments provided new opportunities and opened up widersurgical prospects. This is due to the fact that this surgical system, especially the unconventional surgical Robot da Vinci Xi, saves time, enhancesaccuracy, and assures betterpatient safety.

She added: “We are confident that the medical sectorwill benefit a lot from scientific and technological advancement such as robotic surgery, in providing better medical services for healthier people and society.In other words,Relying on surgical robots instead of open surgery greatly reduces the size of the wounds in the body and helps deal with areas that may be inaccessible by traditional methods.Moreover,robotic surgery increasesefficiency and effectiveness andmaximizesaccuracy, especially when performing complex surgeries.

Dr. AlMansoori concluded her speech by saying: “Practically, robotic surgery represents the future of surgeries, especially since the robotic arms are much stronger and more stable than the human hand, and the 10X magnification ensures a higher level of success in microscopic surgeries.

Dr. AlMansoori drew attention to the fact that robotic surgeriesthat utilize the da Vinci Xi system are less forcefulona patient’s body than conventional surgeries and causesminimal wounds, resulting in a comfortablerecovery and treatment at hospitals,whilereducing the bleeding that generally accompaniessuch a procedure.

ButiAlmulla, Chairman of Mohammed &Obaid Al Mulla Group, said:“We are pleased to have supervised and empowered Dr.Al Mansoori on the application of robotic surgery as we subscribe to the role of the private sector in contributing to the development of the health sector in the United Arab Emirates in general and Dubai in particular. We are continuouslyseeking to provide support to and qualify Emirati doctors to sustain development in the UAE health sector. We are also keen at American Hospital to proceed on our path of progress to achieve medical excellenceand maintain our leading position in the health sector. Our success in applying this technology inspires us to move forward with our continuing developmentand make every effort to reach global medical standards. We are pleased to support Dr. Alia Al Mansoori on her journey and provide her with the necessary robotic surgery training.”Sherif Beshara, Chief Executive Officer of Mohamed &Obaid Al Mulla Group, said: “American Hospital prides itself with the expertise of its doctors and surgeons, especially Emiratis, as well as with keeping pace with the advancements in the medical industry. Dr. Al Mansoori’sspecialization in robotic surgery is a consolidation of her talents and the exceptional journey that she is on that will further help us cement American Hospital’s lead in the sector and the Emirate’s position on the global medical scene. We look forward to supporting her in fulfilling her aspirations and inspiring her peers.”The professional empowerment program for robotic surgery was completed by a fully qualified internationally certified medical team under the supervision of Dr. Hatem Moussa, American board-certified, consultant general surgeon and an international robotic surgery trainer at American Hospital,whois also highly experienced in training surgeons on robotic surgeries.

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