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SUCCESS! The UAE's First ROBOTIC Kidney Donor Surgery Helps Two Patients

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SUCCESS! The UAE’s First ROBOTIC Kidney Donor Surgery Helps Two Patients

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Mediclinic Middle East successfully carried out the UAE’s first robotic kidney donor surgery on two male patients at Mediclinic City Hospital.

The Robotic Living Donor Nephrectomy surgeries last around three hours and were carried out using small robotic arms that imitate natural dexterity. The robotic arm was controlled by a team of surgeons from a console which enabled the removal of the donor kidney through small incisions. Kidneys are located in a small space that’s difficult to access, and the robotic arm’s instrumentation offers a greater range of motion than the human wrist with efficient and precise action. 

Kidney donor surgery is carried out using robotic arms controlled by surgeons

Family members of the patients donated the kidneys

The patients who received the surgeries were a 42-year-old Dubai resident who was a dialysis patient suffering from end-stage renal disease prior to surgery, whose younger Dubai-based brother donated his kidney for the operation and a 32-year-old former flight attendant whose first cousin donated his kidney.

The complex surgery using state-of-the-art medical technology proves Dubai’s rapid advancements and innovative capabilities in the healthcare sector as well as the potential the city holds as a global medical tourism destination.

Surgeries done in this way for living donors mean a rapid recovery and a faster return to normal life

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