Dubai, UAE: 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 and comprehensive 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 for 16 years, with a specialization in gynecology and endoscopy. Dr. Al Mansoori 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 private healthcare in the Middle East.

In conjunction with the hospital launch of robotic surgery by utilizing the latest advanced technologies in the field, Dubai is the first city in the region to use the da Vinci Xi device, 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 by the American Hospital to attend the training program.

Additionally, Dr. Al Mansoori revealed that technological developments provided new opportunities and opened up wider surgical prospects. This is due to the fact that this surgical system, especially the unconventional surgical Robot da Vinci Xi, saves time, enhances accuracy, and assures better patient safety.

She added: "We are confident that the medical sector will 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 increases efficiency and effectiveness and maximizes accuracy, especially when performing complex surgeries.

Dr. Al Mansoori 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. Al Mansoori drew attention to the fact that robotic surgeries that utilize the da Vinci Xi system are less forceful on a patient's body than conventional surgeries and causes minimal wounds, resulting in a comfortable recovery and treatment at hospitals, while reducing the bleeding that generally accompanies such a procedure.

Buti Almulla, 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 continuously seeking 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 excellence and maintain our leading position in the health sector. Our success in applying this technology inspires us to move forward with our continuing development and 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’s specialization 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, who is also highly experienced in training surgeons on robotic surgeries.-ENDS- 

About American Hospital

A premier private healthcare provider in the Middle East, American Hospital was established in 1996 with the goal of providing world-class medical service to the community. The 252-bed, acute care, general medical/surgical private hospital has state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced team of healthcare professionals specialised in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties assuring comprehensive care. All physicians at American Hospital are American Board Certified or equivalent ensuring that patients receive international standard of care in the UAE.

American Hospital is the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded the JCI while its laboratory is the first in the private sector in the region to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The hospital is also the inaugural member of the prestigious Mayo Care Network. Further, American Hospital’s cancer programme was the first to offer comprehensive one-stop care in Dubai. The Life Support Training Centre at American Hospital is the first in a private hospital in the UAE to be an American Heart Association (AHA) International Training Center.

To ensure the highest standards of care, American Hospital has implemented the Service Excellence Programme while its Clinical Education Department offers multidisciplinary education programmes for clinical staff.

American Hospital also operates two dedicated clinics – in Dubai Media City and Al Barsha – serving the community by being closer to them.

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