KUWAIT: Urology Surgery and Robot and Endoscopic Surgery specialist Dr Ahmad Nahis Al-Enezi announced successful operations that involved removing a benign prostate tumor with the use of holmium laser (HoLEP) at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital. Dr Enezi operated on three patients successfully using the technology, in cooperation with British Surgeon Tevita Aho from Addenbrook Hospital, Cambridge University.
Holmium laser surgeries are characterized with the ability to remove enlarged prostate with minimally invasive treatment. It is also known as Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), and the procedure uses a laser to remove tissue, while the patient does not have to stay for more than 24 hours at the hospital compared to the usual procedures. This procedure can also be performed on patients who use blood dilution drugs.
Meanwhile, the robot workshop was held at Sabah Al-Ahmad Urology Center, during which five procedures were carried out in cooperation with British Surgeon Omar Kareem, during which prostate enlargements and partial kidney tumor were removed, while a correction of a congenital defect in the kidney cavity operation were carried out. All operations were successful.
Robot surgeries are characterized with the insertion of a camera, with small holes for surgical instruments, avoiding major incision in the patient’s abdomen, which makes recovery faster and easier. Robot surgery allows the surgeon to have a three dimensional view and get to the minute details and the possibility to avoid arteries and nerves, even in cases where the hands of the surgeon cannot reach or will be harmed in open surgeries. The robot can move from outside to inside with the same sensitivity the surgeon’s hand has.
By Abdellatif Sharaa, Staff Writer