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Burjeel Hospital introduces new cancer surgery

Abu Dhabi, August 20, 2014

Burjeel Hospital, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading care facility, has introduced a minimally invasive colorectal surgery for cancer.

In the UAE, colorectal cancer has become the second most common cancer. Abu Dhabi is the first of the 7 emirates to introduce colorectal cancer screening, and about 70 per cent of colorectal cancer patients in the emirate are diagnosed in its advanced stages, a statement said.

The minimally invasive colorectal surgery, involves operative procedures in the abdomen that are performed through small incisions. The technique brings many benefits to patients because it decreases the possibility of post-surgery complications such as blood loss or transfusion requirements, respiratory complications, wound infections and hernia formation, it said.

Since there is lesser incision involved, patients can expect lesser pain after the surgery and can leave the hospital faster to go back to their regular activities, the statement said.

Associate Professor Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, HOD and consultant general surgeon at Burjeel Hospital, has successfully conducted many minimally invasive colorectal surgeries. The patients were responsive to the surgery and were discharged from the hospital in less than a week after their medical operation, it said.

Clancey Po, CEO, Burjeel Hospital, said: “We take pride in the trust we received from the patients who underwent the surgery. This is another testament to delivering our mission and promise to the community, providing state-of-the-art healthcare services through international medical expertise and cutting edge technologies.” – TradeArabia News Service




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