Dubai: The strategic health entity for the Emirate of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has commenced the use of advanced technology which deployed catheters using sound waves to prepare patients for dialysis, without the need for a surgery.
One the largest government hospitals in Dubai, Rashid Hospital successfully concluded the 1st Operation using this technology, making DHA the first health institution in the Middle East and Eastern Europe to use this advanced technology for patients with kidney failure.
During the procedure carried out by doctors at the Vascular Surgery Department of Rashid Hospital, a 20-year-old patient who was suffering from kidney failure, in urgent need to start the dialysis process was prepared for hemodialysis through the catheter and without the need for surgery.
Dr. Deena Al Qudra, Head of the Vascular Surgery Department at Rashid Hospital and Head of the Medical Team revealed that the patient who underwent the procedure had been suffering from kidney failure for many years.
The Patient visited Rashid Hospital, performing the necessary tests, before being transferred to the 1-day operations department to perform this procedure. The procedure which roughly took 34 minutes under local anesthesia was a success with the patient being able to leave the hospital within an hour.
Dr. Al Qudra remarked that the patient will have to visit the hospital for several follow-ups before starting the dialysis process after 6 to 8 weeks.
The Rashid Hospital Official emphasized that conducting such type of operations at the Dubai Health Authority will open the way for patients to benefit from this service, which will save them high financial costs and hospital stays as compared to the traditional surgery. It will also contribute to saving the doctor’s time and effort and provide an opportunity to serve many patients.
Further discussing about the suitability of the procedure, Dr. Al Qudra highlighted that the use of this technology depends on a number of factors and the patient’s condition and that after an evaluation as well as ultrasound examination of the veins and arteries in the arm, this technology is used for the patient.
Dr. Al Qudra stated that 30 percent of kidney patients who need dialysis will benefit from this technique, while adding that DHA prioritizes the use of technology and medical advances to benefit patient and provide high-quality patient centered care.