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Dubai Hospital launches surgical robot to facilitate surgeries

A specialised medical team at Dubai Hospital has performed the first successful surgery using the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot on a 22-year-old Emirati patient suffering from a blockage in the upper part of the ureter.

The complaint made the patient suffer from enlarged kidneys and its complications. Dr Yasser Ahmad Al Saeedi, Consultant, Robotic Surgeon and Head of the Urology Department, and his team carried out a two-hour surgery during which the obstructed part of the ureter was removed and the ureter was reconnected to the renal pelvis.

The operation was a success and the patient will be discharged within a few days, according to the hospital.


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