Doctors utilise Laparoscopic Approach to Successfully Treat Complete Rectal Prolapse at PureHealth’s Al Dhafra Hospitals

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 March 2023: Doctors at Al Dhafra Hospitals, part of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the biggest healthcare network and a subsidiary of the PureHealth Group – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, have successfully conducted a laparoscopic resection rectopexy which is a surgery to repair a rectal prolapse. 

Rectal prolapse can have a significant negative impact on a patient’s quality of life, more commonly affecting women, especially over the age of 50. While the condition is not a medical emergency, patients are likely to experience significant discomfort in addition to complications becoming more likely if it remains untreated.

In his comments on the treatment, Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti, Group Chief Executive Officer at SEHA, said: “The world-class treatment at Al Dhafra Hospital, under the guidance of SEHA, aims to bring optimal health solutions to help people live longer, healthier, happier, and fuller lives in line with PureHealth Group’s key objective of Longevity. SEHA is committed to enhancing the healthcare ecosystem in the country across all our hospitals and clinics, in line with the directives of the UAE leadership.” 

Elaborating further on the procedure, Dr. Bassam Al Mahameed, Surgery Consultant and Chair of the Surgery Department at Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of at Al Dhafra Hospitals, SEHA said: “We have checked the patient at the General Surgery Clinic with a complaint of defecation in the anal area a long time ago with anal bleeding. The clinical examination found that he had a complete rectal prolapse. Accordingly, the patient was prepared for surgical procedure, with a complete colonoscopy and some blood tests. The surgery was performed through laparoscopic surgery: 4 small openings in the abdominal wall: Through which the sigmoid colon was removed the protracted and causing prolapse, and then fixation of the rectum was performed. The patient was discharged from the hospital within 4 days of surgery in excellent condition. 

Expressing his gratitude to the Dhafra hospital team, Patient N. b. K: I would like to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to the entire medical staff for their great interest and care to me, and I cannot forget the support they provided me after the surgery. 

Laparoscopic rectopexy is one of the surgeries that is used to repair a rectal prolapse. The term ‘laparoscopic’ refers to surgery performed through several very small incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscope (a long, thin camera) is placed through an incision near the belly button to see the inside of the abdomen. 

The other small incisions are used to place instruments to perform the surgery. The procedure warrants several advantages include low-morbidity, improved cosmesis, the rapid return of intestinal function, early discharge from hospital, and a low recurrence rate. 

Al Dhafra Hospitals are distinguished medical care facilities located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The group encompasses six hospitals, Madinat Zayed City Hospital, Ghayathi Hospital, Sila Hospital, Marfa Hospital, Liwa Hospital and Delma Hospital and four clinics - Bidaa Al Mutawaa Clinic, Abu Al Abyad Clinic, Sir Bani Yas Clinic, and Al Dhafra Family Medicine Center in Zayed City. 

These hospitals and clinics provide medical services in 16 different specialties for inpatients and outpatients in multiple fields and specialties, the most important of which are internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, general surgery, anesthesia, pharmacy services, laboratory and diagnostic radiology. 

The achievement is part of PureHealth and SEHA’s commitment to elevate the healthcare sector and ensure excellence in patient care, with the aim to contribute to the future vision of the UAE to become one of the leading countries in the world in terms of the quality of healthcare services. 

As part of its commitment to improving the average health spans and promoting a healthier lifestyle in Abu Dhabi and the UAE in line with its science of Longevity, PureHealth is working with SEHA and other group companies on leveraging technology and data to embed optimal health solutions to help people live longer, healthier, happier, and fuller lives. 

PureHealth operates 200+ hospitals, and more 100+ clinics, multiple diagnostic centres, insurance solutions, pharmacies, health tech, procurement, investments, and related businesses in the UAE, and is committed to delivering outcome-focused, world-class quality across all channels of healthcare with a mandate to futureproofing the healthcare system locally and beyond. 

To find out more about Al Dhafra Hospital’s and SEHA’s surgical capabilities or book an appointment, call 800 50 or visit SEHA.ae. You can also book an appointment through the SEHA Mobile app or WhatsApp us on 02-4102200.