Leading-edge robotic spinal surgery performed in Abu Dhabi by Emirati doctor

A UAE neurosurgeon has executed a leading-edge robotic spinal surgery in Abu Dhabi, a one-of-its-kind process for the Middle East as well as Africa.

A UAE neurosurgeon has executed a leading-edge robotic spinal surgery in Abu Dhabi, a one-of-its-kind process for the Middle East as well as Africa.

The operation led by Dr Abdul Salam Al Belushi is the beginning of what is hoped will be extensive use of robotic technology in the UAE neurosurgery field, with surgeons in the nation trained in the technique.

Advertisement

For Dr Al Belushi himself, carrying out the work in his hometown is a significant milestone after 25 years of training and practising as a neurosurgeon in the United States.

He stated that this is the first place in the whole Middle East and Africa where this operation has been carried out, and that too by an Emirati neurosurgeon.

Dr Belushi stated that one can’t beat the feeling of a life-transforming operation for a patient now able to lead a normal life who would have otherwise lived the life of a person with paraplegia.

Instead of carrying out the operation freehand, surgeons undertaking robotic surgery are helped by robots who assist them place pedicle screw instruments, which are metal objects utilised in minimally invasive spinal surgery, exactly where they are meant to be.

There are many benefits to robotic surgery, stated Dr Al Belushi, such as precision, fewer rates of complications, lesser bleeding, fast recovery, reduced hospital stays and a lessened likelihood that additional surgeries will be required.

Dr Abdul Salam, who began carrying out robotic surgery in 2018, said that it is the next iteration of minimally invasive spinal operation, which tends to alter the world of spinal surgery.

Advertisement

He added that it is a humbling chance for him to represent his country at the highest level and witness the leadership of the nation embracing the technology available in very few nations worldwide to make it available to the UAE and the local population.

Dr Belushi, who is a student of the American Society of Neurosurgeons, stated that he wished to express his sincere gratitude to the President of UAE, Sheikh Mohamed, for his generous support in creating history in Abu Dhabi.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More

Instagram vlogger, Rifa Mehnu found dead in Dubai

Kerala vlogger Rifa Mehnu who was discovered dead in Dubai is to be exhumed by the police following several complaints from her parents, who say she was murdered.

Dubai Police captures 10 smugglers trying to bring 1,056kg of crystal meth in nation

Dubai Police, on Monday, 18 April, said that they had blocked attempts of smugglers to smuggle $18.7 million (Dh68.7 million) worth of crystal methamphetamine into the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sheikh Humaid promised to cover university fees of visually impaired Emirati topper

An Emirati student in Ajman who is visually impaired scored 99.14% in her final exams and will now major in the Arabic language after the Ruler of Ajman, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi vowed to cover her university fees. 

Recent

Al Raffa police launched awareness campaign to educate bicyclists, e-scooter riders about traffic laws

Dubai: Al Raffa Police Station had recently launched an awareness campaign in which bicyclists and e-scooter riders were targeted in their jurisdiction area to enlighten them about safety instructions and traffic rules to assure their safety as well as the safety of others and lessen fatalities.

Flexible hours, remote working conditions will lure young Emiratis to join private sector – Abdulla Qassem

A senior banking executive stated on Wednesday, July 13, that flexible hours and remote working conditions would lure more young Emiratis to take part in the private sector.

UAE: Public school authorities introduced new school bus rules

The Administrations of Public schools in the UAE have developed new rules and regulations for school buses and disseminated the information to students and their families.