CHG Inaugurates its First Robotic Surgery Centre
08 Jun, 2022
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Cleopatra Hospital Group, Egypt’s largest private hospital group by number of hospital beds and number of operating hospitals, announced the commencement of operations of the Group’s first robotic surgery centre. This represents a landmark achievement for the Group and reaffirms its commitment to remaining at the forefront of Egypt’s healthcare industry.
The centre, which is located in Greater Cairo, is equipped with the latest medical technology available and will provide a unique set of services, complementary to the Group’s current offering. CHG also announced that a protocol has been signed with Dr. Mahmoud Abdel Hakim, Professor of Urology, appointing him as the head of the Group’s robotic surgery centre. Dr. Abdel Hakim is a leading specialists in the field boasting a long track record of success in completing rare and complex surgical procedures using advanced surgical robots.
The advantages of the newly added service are innumerable. Surgical robots replicate a surgeon’s hand movements and are able to move inside the patient’s body with an unmatched level of accuracy and precision. In addition, the robots are able to perform multiple functions at the same time, enabling the execution of surgical procedures across various medical fields through miniscule incisions which leave minimal scarring and which guarantee excellent medical outcomes. On average, surgical procedures performed using robots are associated with lower levels of pain, decreased blood loss, shorter inpatient stays, smaller incisions, higher full recovery prospects. The technology will be used across a wide range of medical fields including: Urology, General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, and Gynaecology.
Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin, CHG CEO, commented: “We take great pride in being the first private healthcare provider in Egypt to introduce a robotic surgery unit within our network. Robotic surgeries are a major step forward in the performance of advanced and complicated surgeries and will further advance the development of the Egyptian healthcare sector. As the country’s largest healthcare provider, CHG is always looking to introduce the latest medical technologies into its facilities, providing our patients with access to the most advanced practices available.”
Dr. Mahmoud Abdel Hakim, the head of the newly launched unit, added: “I am delighted to join CHG as the head of the Group’s robotic surgery facility. The utilisation of surgical robots represents a major milestone for the Egyptian healthcare sector, and is an important step in placing Egypt on the global map when it comes to advanced healthcare provision. This will play a key role in attracting a growing number of medical tourists to the country, in line with the government’s Vision 2030 agenda.”