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Burjeel uses Hill-Rom’s advanced platform for surgery

Abu Dhabi, 12 days ago

Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital has announced that it has successfully completed the Middle East’s first spine surgery to be conducted on the advanced lateral-to-prone (L2P) platform, an innovation delivered by global medical-technology provider Hill-Rom.
 
The surgery was performed by Prof Amr El Shawarbi, consultant neurosurgeon and medical director of Neurosciences (VPS). 
 
The procedure, named oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF), which was carried out on April 23, used Hill-Rom’s Allen Advance Table L2P Platform, which is specifically designed for flexibility and safety during complex surgical operations. 
 
John Sunil, CEO, Burjeel Hospital, said: “It is a great honour for us to be working with one of the leading global medical technology companies. The top-quality bed provided by Hill -Rom fits perfectly into our facility and the successful surgery reflects on our journey to maintain our standards as a highly reliable organisation. As leaders in the healthcare sector, we at Burjeel Hospital firmly believe that advanced technology and innovation is ushering a new era in quality care. It is enabling us to do so much more and also creating the best possible outcomes for our patients.” 
 
Shawarbi said: “The new technology provided by Hill-Rom through the Allen L2P Advance Surgical Table allows to reposition patients with an assurance of causing no harm and providing easy access for surgeons to reposition their patients. The L2P platform will shorten surgery time, reduce tissue injury, ensure better and safer performance to allow patients early mobilisation and reduce the amount of anasthesia given to them.”
 
It delivers an easy-to-use, flexible patient-positioning system for lateral spine surgery, also enabling smooth patient repositioning from lateral to prone, via Hill-Rom's 90-degree patient-rotation technology. A carbon-fibre platform provides superior fluoroscopic access during surgical procedures and an integrated, inflatable air-bladder provides further flexibility in patient movement. The system also locks at 90-degree intervals, features C-Arm and O-Arm access, and is functional for patients up to 181kg, said a statement. 
Hisham Hout, president, Middle East Africa, Turkey and Indian Sub-Continent at Hill-Rom, said: “Hill-Rom’s Allen Advance Table series is at the very centre of our mission to improve treatment outcomes for every patient and caregiver. The system’s versatility benefits the entire process and all of its stakeholders, delivering comfort, security and flexibility of treatment options during procedures.”
 
Samer Masri, managing director, FourMed said: “Our mission is to provide high quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions to the healthcare sector in the region. Hill-Rom has been a frontrunner in delivering superior quality products and services and better understand patient requirements. We are pleased to associate with them and continue our efforts to deliver service excellence across all areas of patient care. Hill-Rom’s healthcare solutions in concert with Burjeel Hospital’s expertise are driving better patient outcomes, and we are proud to support their journey.” –TradeArabia News Service
 



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