Dubai: In a rare surgical feat, Doctors at Al Tadawi speciality hospital in Dubai successfully removed a 4.4kg muscle tumour from the uterus of a 40-year-old patient.
Measuring 29 centimetres in length, it is one of the largest uterine tumours to have ever been surgically removed in the region. Doctors also excised another 5cm tumour from the uterus, without causing any harm to the organ and giving the patient hope for conceiving in the future.
The huge tumour, weighing the same as an average nine-month-old foetus, was removed in a record time of under three hours, a remarkable achievement for such critical surgeries. The highly skilled surgical team succeeded in avoiding ligation of the uterine artery and preserving the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
The patient only lost 250 millilitres of blood during the surgery, another rare achievement for this type of surgery. Following the procedure, the patient has not faced any post-surgery complications and is currently recovering in Al Tadawi hospital under the close supervision of doctors. The excised tumour tissues will be analysed in the lab to determine whether it is benign or cancerous in order to chart out the next stage of treatment.
Marwan Ibrahim Al-Haj Nasser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tadawi Group, said: “The successful surgery is yet another testament to the global standards and world-class capabilities of Dubai’s advanced healthcare sector. We are proud to contribute to realising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to establish Dubai as the region’s hub for world-class medical services and treatment,” Nasser said.
The Chairman of the Dubai-based Al Tadawi group reiterated the group’s commitment to providing quality healthcare services that meet the highest international benchmarks and best practices. Dubai, he said continues to lead by example in achieving medical excellence that often exceeds global standards.
The medical team that performed the successful surgery was comprised of Dr. Anna Kacarska, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Gautam Lahiri, General Surgeon, Dr. Adel Khalil, Consultant Urologist, and Dr. James Donato, Anesthesiologist. The case was initially diagnosed by Dr. Mohammad Hamad Mohammad in his clinic after the patient consulted with him complaining of abdominal pain. Clinical tests and examinations showed a large tumour.
With a focus on medical technology, infrastructure, research, innovation and a skilled talent pool, Dubai is steadily growing in profile as a centre for leading-edge developments in healthcare. The emirate’s innovation-driven initiatives are paving the way for advanced diagnosis and treatment that make it a leading destination on the global healthcare map. With the government placing the highest priority on the development of the sector, Dubai has also emerged as a major hub for medical tourists and global investors.