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Kuwaiti surgeon conducts first RARYGB surgery

KUWAIT: Dr Mishari Al-Mehanna, a Kuwaiti plastic surgeon, conducted, in collaboration with a Taiwanese bariatric surgeon, a successful Robotic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RARYGB) surgery on Monday. This successful RARYGB, the first of its kind in the Gulf region, is a great achievement that falls in the framework of vision of the Kuwaiti ministry of health to modernize the healthcare system, Dr Mehanna told KUNA.

He noted that the RARYGB procedure was conducted at Jaber Hospital on the sidelines of the 13th Asian conference on type 2 diabetes surgery. The patient, in his 40s, suffers from arteriosclerosis and other chronic diseases, Dr Mehanna noted, adding that the RARYGB is frequently used in developed countries due to its great impact in controlling obesity and diabetes. – KUNA

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