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Madinat Zayed Hospital Medical Team Successfully Performed “LINX” Laparoscopic Surgery Abu Dhabi

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Sep 22, 2022
  • The procedure took just 40 minutes and allowed the 56-year-old patient to be safely discharged the same day of his operation.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, shares how a team from Madinat Zayed Hospital (MZH), one of the hospitals in Al Dhafra and a subsidiary of SEHA, successfully managed the case of a 56-year-old patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease using “LINX”; one of the latest international surgical methods to treat these conditions.

Dr. Mariam Rashid Al Muhairbi, Deputy Executive Medical Director of Al Dhafra Hospitals, explained that the expert team from Madinat Zayed Hospital performed the surgery of this type in Abu Dhabi to implant the magnetic ring ( Linx). Dr Al Muharibi then commented on the success of the operation and said, “We are very proud of the team at Madinat Zayed Hospital led by Dr Fadi Al Mahameed, Consultant in General Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery of the MZH. The team was able to treat the patient with this new medical procedure, taking into account that he suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease for a long time and that he was in a lot of pain and discomfort before his operation “LINX “. She added: “Prior to the operation, the patient was treated with medication which did not benefit him much. Our goal is to always put patients’ needs first and provide them with the safest and most advanced treatment options to improve their overall health and quality of life.

The “Linx” device, considered one of the most advanced surgical solutions to treat anti-reflux worldwide, is made up of a series of titanium balls that are connected to each other to form a shape of a ‘ring. Surgically, the device is implanted around the lower part of the esophagus and is primarily placed to treat the symptoms of severe acid reflux and relieve patients of their constant pain.

The operation was performed by Dr. Fadi Bassam Al Mahameed, General Surgery Consultant and Director of the Surgery Department at Madinat Zayed Hospital. The day surgery was performed using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique, and the duration of the procedure lasted no more than 40 minutes. Dr Al Muhairbi commented on the speed of the operation and said, “The patient was admitted in the morning and discharged from the hospital the same day of his operation and was in excellent condition to go home.”

Dr. Al Muhairbi added that the MZH is home to a group of distinguished medical specialties and has highly qualified and trained experts on board who ensure the provision of the best medical services and treatment in line with international standards. Dr. Al Muhairabi said, “Madinat Zayed Hospital is considered the referral hospital for all towns in Al Dhafra region. He is proud to maintain this position and to serve the residents of Madinat Zayed and the residents of its surroundings as well as the best healthcare solutions that the United Arab Emirates has to offer. »

In addition, Dr. Al Muhairbi also highlighted how Al Dhafra Hospitals always put the needs of patients first through fundamentals in delivering excellence in healthcare including following the standards of SEHA’s international reputation, employing the best medical talent with extensive expertise and supported by a strong medical infrastructure. and the latest technological and technical advances.

Illness cases transferred to MZH include those from Dalma Island, Al Marfa, Liwa, Ghayathi and Al Sila. To learn more about the specialties of Madinat Zayed Hospitals, go to https https://aldhafra.seha.ae/ or call 800 50. You can also make an appointment via the SEHA Mobile app.


About SEHA:

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC – SEHA – is an independent public limited company established to develop the curative activities of the public health system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

SEHA is part of ADQ, one of the largest holding companies in the region with a broad portfolio of major businesses spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diverse economy.

SEHA is committed to continuously improving customer service in accordance with recognized international standards and to providing the community with world-class healthcare. SEHA operates 14 hospitals with over 3,385 beds, 70 outpatient, family care and urgent care centers and 3 blood banks. Its facilities see 117,162 inpatients each year and perform 43,262 surgeries, as well as treating more than five million outpatients.

SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East with over 14,000 doctors, nurses, auxiliary care staff and administrative staff. Learn more at www.seha.ae