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Abu Dhabi conducts first robotic surgery involving uterus extraction

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UAE’s Abu Dhabi witnessed the first robotic surgery involving the extraction of a uterus, also known as hysterectomy, on an Emirati woman suffering from fibroids and endometriosis.

Due to the complexity of her case, the patient was referred to Abu Dhabi’s Cleveland Clinic for such an operation.

Because the procedure is done using robotic instruments, the surgery is less painful in comparison to the conventional operation. The patient’s recovery time is also reduced thanks to the precise incisions made by the instruments, reported The National.

By robotic, this does not mean that the surgery is done entirely by a robot. Instead, the surgeon manually makes small incisions where surgical tools which can be controlled from a console are then inserted. Through this, the console provides a live and 3D view of the surgical site.

“Being able to offer women with the most severe cases robotic surgery means they have less pain, their overall recovery time is significantly reduced, and they can get back to living their lives sooner,” said the Emirati patient’s doctor, Jean Uy-Kroh, who works at Healthpoint.