A team of physicians at the American Hospital Dubai have made a Middle East record by performing cancer surgery in 4 minutes.
The American Hospital Dubai made the announcement during a press conference on Monday morning, after the historic surgery took place.
A team of doctors led by Dr. Tariq Dufan, the director of radiation oncology at the hospital, performed an operation to treat cancer of the eighth cranial nerve in the record time of four minutes, a time never clocked before in the Middle East.
The eighth cranial nerve, officially known as the vestibulocochlear nerve, is responsible for transmitting sound and equilibrium (balance) information from the inner ear to the brain.
Also a first achievement, the patient was discharged at the same of day of the operation and was told go home and rest. This marks a significant advancement in medical operations and techniques for the whole region.
The press conference at the American Hospital Dubai, the first accredited hospital of Mayo Clinic Care Network in the Middle East, also served as the launching platform for several new treatments and services. They include Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery, all treatments of cancers which haven’t been widely used in the GCC before.
The hospital has been gaining popularity lately as it is performing many firsts and has become a pioneer in several types of cancers successfully. Currently, it is the only hospital in Dubai to have successfully performed brachytherapy to treat prostate, cervix, endometrium, breast, skin, bronchus and oesophagus cancers, as well as soft tissue sarcomas.