American Hospital, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group in the Middle East, has announced that it is the first medical facility in Dubai to offer the fourth generation of da Vinci Xi surgical system to conduct robotic surgery services.
The move, according to the organisations, solidifies Dubai’s position on a regional scale as a hub for medical tourism for patients seeking world-class professional care. It also establishes American Hospital’s position as a pioneer of digital transformation.
The launch of the service aligns with the overarching goals of the UAE Centennial 2071 and the recent three-year budget cycle (2020-2022) approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai one of the most livable cities in the world. As per this budget cycle, for the year 2020, 5 per cent has been dedicated to Excellence and Innovation.
Dr. Hatem Moussa, American board certified, consultant general surgeon and an international robotic surgery trainer at American Hospital, said, “The facilities at the hospital represent the most advanced services from across the world, and with the addition of the robotic surgery system, we will be taking the surgery beyond the limits of human hands. da Vinci Xi surgical system is the latest development in the robotic surgery that we are proud to premiere in Dubai for the well-being of patients not only in the UAE but also patients coming to the region who are seeking the highest-quality medical care. Moreover, American hospital will be the only hospital in the region to perform robotic assisted single site surgery to minimize the risk of infection with one small scar only.”
Robotic Assisted surgery is a process that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than conventional techniques, the latest edition enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments, 3D- High Definition (3D-HD) vision system, and with 10 times magnification. The da Vinci Xi instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist- allowing the surgeon to make small, precise movements inside the body.
Sherif Beshara, Chief Executive Officer of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, said, “With a strong emphasis on global healthcare and medical expertise, our mission is to make the region healthier and happier through quality care that comes from latest technological equipment and to integrate artificial intelligence in our medical services. American Hospital consistently seeks the ultimate in-patient comfort and safety, and this new system is one additional step on that journey.”
Catering to the international and national patient demand, American Hospital strives to bring latest technology in healthcare to the region and to train doctors by partnering with global leaders in the medical field. The robotic surgery system that will be employed at American Hospital are developed by da Vinci Xi surgical system, renowned for creating versatile systems that provide multi-quadrant access for a variety of complex procedures.