Kuwait: Head of the Department of Surgery at Jaber Hospital, and Chairman of the Kuwaiti Board of Surgery, Dr Sulaiman Al Mazeedi, confirmed that the surgical team at Jaber Hospital performed more than 100 surgeries using a surgical robot.
He added that the department at Jaber Hospital is the only general surgery department that owns a “surgical robot” in Kuwait, explaining that in Kuwait, there are two robotic devices, one at the Sabah Al-Ahmad Urology Center headed by Dr. Saad Al-Dosari, who is considered the pioneer of robotic operations in Kuwait and the second in Jaber Hospital, pointing He pointed out that most of the general surgeries that we perform using it are obesity operations, colon and abdominal wall surgeries and complex “hernia”, in addition to some cholecystectomy.
Al Mazeedi indicated that the advantage of the surgical robot is that it is ahead of the usual laparoscopic operations. In the past, the world of surgery has shifted from laparoscopic operations to laparoscopic operations, and now the world is turning to robotic operations, noting that all this development and gradation in operations thanks to the support of the Ministry of Health and its Minister, Dr Khaled Al-Saeed, and the agent Dr Mustafa Reda.
In the end, Al Mazeedi stated that this achievement is in line with the vision of the Ministry of Health, especially His Excellency Minister Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed and the Undersecretary of the Ministry, Dr. Mustafa Reda, to develop the health system in Kuwait and provide distinguished and best care globally for citizens.
For his part, Dr. Maher Al-Shaar, a consultant in bariatric surgery and robotic operations, and head of the robotic surgery department at St. Lukes Hospital in Pennsylvania in America, said that he came to Kuwait as a visiting doctor to perform some complex surgeries through a robot.
Al-Shaar stressed that during this visit he was able to deal with some surgeons in Kuwait, exchange experiences with them, and give some advice to improve robotic operations and service in Kuwait. In the near future, Kuwait will be the capital of robotic surgery in the region.
For his part, a consultant colonic surgeon at Jaber Hospital, assistant professor at the College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Dr. Ahmed Al-Khamis, confirmed that the robot is used in colon surgery to deal with more than one problem, and one of the things that it helped us a lot is if the patient has cancerous tumors in the rectum itself, or if the existing problem is In the colon or rectum due to previous operations, or if we expect that the existing problem will persist for a long time, in these situations the robot gives you continuous accuracy without any fatigue in dealing with these problems.