Hos­pi­tal adopts new ear sur­gi­cal ap­proach

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ojoma Akor

The Saudi Ger­man Hos­pi­tal, Dubai (SGHD) has be­gun new sur­gi­cal ap­proach in ear surgery called Min­i­mal In­va­sive Ear Surgery.

A state­ment from the hos­pi­tal said it was the first to use the ap­proach in the Gulf Re­gion, adding that the sur­gi­cal ap­proach was also done rou­tinely at only one other cen­tre in the world.

The state­ment quoted the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the hos­pi­tal, Dr Reem Os­man as say­ing the hos­pi­tal was adopt­ing newer tech­nolo­gies to en­sure pa­tient safety and faster re­cov­ery.

She said pa­tients were grav­i­tat­ing to­wards en­do­scopic and min­i­mal ac­cess surgery for per­form­ing even com­plex pro­ce­dures.

“Ad­vances in in­stru­men­ta­tion and tech­niques have fu­elled this race to ‘Per­form more through less,” she said.

The state­ment said a Nige­rian was ben­e­fi­ciary of the pro­ce­dure last week at the ENT De­part­ment of the hos­pi­tal.

Dr Sujit Mam­men, the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Sur­geon, who per­formed the surg­eries, said the pa­tient was a mid­dle aged Nige­rian man with re­cur­rent ear in­fec­tions and ear pain due to bony tu­mours in both ears.

He said the re­moval of these bony le­sions tra­di­tion­ally in­volved in­ci­sions, large ex­po­sure of bony canal, cut­ting through car­ti­lage, drilling bone, po­ten­tial loss of canal skin, in­jury to tym­panic mem­brane and with risk of hear­ing loss among oth­ers.

He added that by break­ing away from tra­di­tional meth­ods, the hos­pi­tal adopted a Tran­scanal En­do­scopic ap­proach to com­pletely ex­cise the bony tu­mours from the ear canal , leav­ing no vis­i­ble scars, min­i­miz­ing post op­er­a­tion pain and con­sid­er­ably short­en­ing re­cov­ery.

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