In a first for region, HMC conducts robotic surgery

Hamad Medical Corporation’s Robotic Surgery Department, in collaboration with the Liver Surgery Department, has conducted a remarkably successful robotic surgery for a middle-aged female to remove a choledochal cyst, caused by a congenital abnormality of the duct and transforming the track of the bile ducts to the small intestines. The surgery was conducted at Hamad General Hospital and is considered the first of its kind in GCC and ME region. “The patient complained of severe abdominal pains and yellowing of the eyes and the skin. Blood tests showed that the patient suffered from a high rate of jaundice, which required further abdominal ultrasound and MRI screenings that showed extensions in the bile ducts. A multidisciplinary team of doctors, consultants, anesthesia and nursing specialists decided to conduct a prompt surgical intervention to remove the cyst.” Said Dr Hany Atalah, Director of Robotic Surgeries at HMC.