Dubai hospital completes cancer operation in 4 minutes

American Hospital Dubai says first of its kind surgery successfully completed, patient discharged on same day

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Dubai hospital completes cancer operation in 4 minutes American Hospital Dubai also announced the launch of several treatment services.
By  Staff Writer Published  April 9, 2017

A team of physicians at American Hospital Dubai has successfully completed the first cancer treatment operation of its kind in the Gulf region in just four minutes.

Led by Dr Tariq Dufan, director - radiation oncology, American Hospital Dubai, the team of physicians conducted an operation to treat cancer of the eighth cranial nerve in the record time.

The patient's discharge on the same day of the operation is considered an unprecedented medical achievement in the Gulf and a significant advancement in same day operations, a statement said.

"Our objective is to ensure quick, effective and precise treatment while causing minimal impact to nearby healthy tissues. We are confident that our new line of cancer treatments will be a swift and painless experience, enabling patients to live long, healthy and cancer-free lives," said Dr Tarek Dufan, director - Radiation Oncology, American Hospital Dubai.

American Hospital Dubai also announced the launch of several treatment services including Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS) to treat various types of cancers, becoming the first healthcare facility in the GCC to introduce such treatments.

In addition, it is the only hospital in Dubai to successfully perform Brachytherapy for treating of prostrate, cervix, endometrium, breast, skin, bronchus, and esophagus cancers as well as soft tissue sarcomas. 

SABR/SBRT is an innovative, non-invasive procedure for treating cancers in the lung, head and neck, prostrate and liver along with other disease sites outside the central nervous system.

SRS is most commonly used for tumors and other medical conditions in the brain , delivering high doses of radiation to treat tumors with precision.

Dufan added: "American Hospital Dubai has a state-of-the-art oncology department offering a comprehensive and innovative range of treatment to cancer patients. In our quest to provide patients with the latest techniques in the treatment of cancer, we have become regional pioneers in offering SABR and SRS procedures and the first hospital in Dubai to administer Brachytherapy."

Source: Arabian Business

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