Dubai Hospital has launched the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries with increased precision and flexibility.
On a 22-year-old Emirati patient struggling from a blockage in the upper part of the ureter, a qualified medical team at Dubai Hospital executed the first successful surgery using the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot.
The patient developed enlarged kidneys as a result of the complaint and its complications.
The clogged segment of the ureter was removed and the ureter was reconnected to the renal pelvis during a two-hour operation performed by Dr. Yasser Ahmad Al Saeedi, Consultant, Robotic Surgeon, and Head of the Urology Department, and his colleagues.
According to the hospital, the operation went well and the patient would be discharged in a few days.
Dr. Maryam Al Raisi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, stated that the hospital prioritizes the introduction of cutting-edge technologies and smart solutions in order to provide the best level of specialized patient-centered care, in keeping with the DHA’s vision and goal.
She added that the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot enables surgeons to perform complex surgeries with increased precision and flexibility under various disciplines such as Oncosurgery, Urology, Bariatric Surgery, Gynaecology, General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery among others.
Dr. Al Saeedi, the first Emirati surgeon to specialize in robotic surgery, describes the procedure as “a state-of-the-art surgical procedure in which the traditional laparoscopic technique is combined with high precision robotic technology to ensure minimal incision, augmented precision, quicker recovery, and minimal post-surgery hospitalization.”