Dubai Hospital Launches ‘Da Vinci Xi’ Surgical Robot

Dubai Hospital has launched the Da Vinci Xi surgical robot to perform robot-assisted minimally invasive surgeries.

Dr. Maryam Al Raisi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, emphasized that in line with DHA’s vision and mission, the hospital emphasizes on implementing the latest technologies and smart solutions to provide the highest quality of patient-centered specialist care.

Al Raisi said the robot is one of the most sophisticated laparoscopic surgical technologies available and will significantly improve the comprehensive general surgery and laparoscopic surgery services provided by the hospital.

She added that the Da Vinci Xi surgical robot allows surgeons to perform complex surgeries with increased precision and flexibility in various disciplines such as oncosurgery, urology, bariatric surgery, gynecology, general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, among others.

Today, a specialized medical team from Dubai Hospital led by Dr. Yasser Ahmad Al Saeedi, Consultant, Robotic Surgeon and Head of the Department of Urology at Dubai Hospital, performed the first surgery at the Dubai hospital using the Da Vinci Xi surgical robot.

The operation was performed on a 22-year-old Emirati patient who suffered from a blockage in the upper part of the ureter which caused him to suffer from enlarged kidneys and its complications.

Using this technology, Dr. Al Saeedi and his team conducted 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 in a few days.

Dr. Al Saeedi stressed the importance of using this advanced type of robotic system with articulated instruments that allow the same ability to move as the human wrist but eliminate any tremor that can be caused by a surgeon’s hands.

He said it is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure in which the conventional laparoscopic technique is combined with high-precision robotic technology ensuring minimal incision, improved precision and faster recovery time as well as a minimal post-operative hospitalization.

The robot also allows a three-dimensional view and up to 10 times magnification and offers extreme precision.

Dr. Al Saeedi, considered the first Emirati surgeon to specialize in robotic surgery, said the robot can be used for complex kidney, prostate, ureter and pelvic surgeries.

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Christine E. Phillips