Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah has successfully performed a surgical procedure on a newborn suffering from a rare congenital condition called 'Congenital Thoracoschisis.' The successful operation is the Arab world's first ever surgery dealing with this critical condition, which is a congenital malformation characterized by herniation of the abdominal content through a defect detected in the thorax that developed during the fetal stage.

According to the hospital's senior officials, the infant was born with a portion of the colon, stomach and liver outside of its body. Upon being admitted to the hospital, a team of surgeons assessed the situation and condition of the infant and immediately prepared for surgery. The objective was to place the internal parts to its normal location while also repairing the chest and the diaphragm.

After performing the operation successfully, the infant's condition has greatly improved. He is thankfully now off the ventilator machine and can be orally fed. Given the excellent recovery, the baby was soon discharged to go home to be with his family.

Congenital Thoracoschisis is seen as a very rare condition wherein there are only 15 known cases around the world. The pediatric surgery department at Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah is one of the pioneering medical institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that is able to treat and address rare medical cases such as Congenital Thoracoschisis. The hospital is equipped with advanced technologies and manned by a highly experienced and qualified world-class team of medical experts and professionals.


About Saudi German Hospitals Group 

Saudi German Hospitals Group is one of the largest private healthcare provider groups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with multi-speciality hospitals and clinics in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Yemen. Saudi German Hospitals Group started with one hospital in Jeddah in 1988, bringing German healthcare standards and professors to the local community. Besides Germany, the Group has also now been bringing renowned professionals from Europe, North America, and various parts of the world. Since then, the Group has grown in both scale and scope across Saudi Arabia and internationally and continues to expand each year with new hospitals and clinics underway in various locations across the region. Today, the group owns and manages 11 multi-speciality tertiary care hospitals, in addition to standalone clinics that enable us to expand our geographic coverage in the communities we serve. Across the group, more than 8,500 doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and administrative staff provide patient care to these communities. In 2019, Saudi German Hospital in Cairo joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and in 2020, Saudi German Hospital in Riyadh also became a member, enabling patients gain access to world-class medical care, close to home at no additional cost. The SGH Group has been recognized as one of the 50 Global Growth Companies by The World Economic Forum; awarded Healthcare Company of the Year 2018; awarded GCC Patient Experience Eminence Award 2018-19; and recognized for having the best-accredited life support training centre in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

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