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Man’s kidney removed with robotic help
BY AYDA ABDEL HAMID September 18, 2015
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SHARJAH: The medical team at the Department of Urology at Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, headed by Dr Younis Al Shamsi, a urology consultant, and with the participation of visiting assistant doctor Mohammed Al Otaibi from Saudi Arabia, performed a surgery to remove the kidney of a 38-year-old Arab patient after it stopped working. The team reportedly performed the surgery using the robot surgeon technique and was reported to be a success.

Al Shamsi explained that the operation was conducted for the patient who arrived at the hospital complaining of severe and frequent pain in the right side, due to kidney damage, and the presence of kidney stones. After analysis and laboratory testing, doctors made sure that the right kidney had ceased to function and consequently decided to remove it.

Al Shamsi added that the operation took two hours, which is a record for such operations, pointing out that the patient is in good condition and can leave the hospital between 24 to 48 hours after the operation.

He added that the use of that technique is easy and safe, and does not cause any complications for the patient, in addition to the short amount of time it takes.

He also explained that it was not the first time they performed a kidney removal with the robot Da Vinci, and that Al Qassimi Hospital is regarded as a medical reference for these kinds of operations.
 

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