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UAE: Doctors respond to SOS call from abroad, successfully perform spine surgery on patient – News

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Severe condition left patient with chronic pain for more than nine years

Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Last update time: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:44 pm

In UAE hospitals, calls for help never go unanswered. And this time SEHA telemedicine service from abroad, about 11,000 kilometers from Abu Dhabi. Doctors at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain responded quickly to the call and the patient flew in and successfully performed minimally invasive spine surgery to relieve her severe spinal pain.

Dr M Ziad Aljian, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Tawam Hospital, part of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), noted that the patient suffered from severe spinal disease causing chronic and debilitating pain for more than nine years. The adverse impact on her quality of life and barriers to care in her home country convinced her to consider medical tourism.

“Patients contacted us through our telehealth service and were in excruciating pain at the time of diagnosis. Our team at Tawam was well equipped to provide medical assistance to overseas patients in need. Minimally invasive spine surgery was a success. The next day, by Physiotherapy, the patient was mobilized. She was discharged after three days. She returned to her home country two weeks later and was monitored by our team through regular telemedicine follow-ups. Today, she is living a normal, pain-free life, said Dr. Aljian.

The patient had a severe L5S1 disc problem and contacted Dr. Aljian after learning about it. He has had success in complex spine surgery.

“We heard about Dr. Ziad Aljian. When he looked at my MRI, he agreed there was a problem and I needed help,” the patient said.

Dr Aljian noted that this case is a shining example of Abu Dhabi’s growing medical tourism landscape.

Dr. M Ziad Aljian

Dr. M Ziad Aljian

SEHA is the largest healthcare network in the UAE, and its extensive telehealth services have become the main communication channel for overseas patients seeking specialist medical services in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi’s strong healthcare system and well-trained medical professionals are fast becoming the city of choice for medical tourism. According to the 2020 Medical Tourism Index rankings, Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the 8th best destination for medical tourism in the world.

SEHA’s telehealth virtual outpatient clinic, with approximately 50,000 virtual consultations in 2021, represents the network’s commitment to increasing global access to Abu Dhabi’s healthcare system. In addition, a specialized telehealth service for psychiatric patients was launched, as well as the SEHA mobile app, so that patients from around the world can easily access its various services through multiple channels.

Medical team at Tawam Hospital

Medical team at Tawam Hospital

The patient emphasized: “Abu Dhabi and Tawam Hospital were the perfect choice for my surgery. From the moment I scheduled my first appointment to the post-operative follow-up, the telemedicine feature was such a blessing. I had a very difficult life before the surgery. , but today, thanks to Dr. Ziad and his team, I feel no more pain and look forward to finally being able to live and enjoy my life.”

For more details on Tawam Hospital’s telehealth services and surgical capabilities, please call 800 50 or visit www.seha.ae/, or book an appointment via the SEHA mobile app or WhatsApp us at 02-4102200.

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