Burjeel Hospital Gives Gift Of Motherhood To Young Woman

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18-Aug-2019

The one thing that is most important to the doctors at Burjeel Hospital is alleviating the pain and suffering of patients. So no matter how complex or complicated the case may be, they put in all their experience and effort into solving it.

Like in the case of a 27-year-old woman, who came to Dr Omran Gatee, Consultant - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Disorders, , having suffered from hypoglycemia for the last 10 years. She had already had two surgeries in different countries, but her problem had not been solved. Her condition had gotten so bad that she had to wake up in the middle of the night to drink sugar syrup to keep her stamina up. This, however, led to increased weight, and she was unable to have any more children.

Dr Omran was keen to help her. He conducted the required tests and her condition was diagnosed as a typical ‘insulinoma’ case. This kind of case can only be treated in a comprehensive endocrine centre, such as the one at Burjeel Hospital. “Such tumours are normally very small and mostly benign, but cause major trouble to the patient,” explained Prof. Dr Iyad Hassan, Consultant - General and Endocrine Surgeon/ Head of General, Endocrine and Cancer Surgery at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, adding, “An insulinoma is a small tumour in the pancreas that produces an excess amount of insulin. People with insulinomas do not always have noticeable symptoms, but when they do, they can vary greatly.”

At Burjeel Hospital, over 20 cases have been treated successfully with different surgical approaches – from Whipple Procedure, which is one of the most complex abdominal surgeries, to laparoscopic tumour enucleation.

In this case, the doctors decided to use an innovative new procedure, performed endoscopically through the stomach. Said Dr Khalid Osman Consultant - Gastroenterology & Hepatology and an expert in interventional endoscopy, “Using endoscopic ultrasound, we were able to localize the tumour. We then used a special needle through the stomach during normal gastroscopy and did an ablation. The patient was discharged on the same day, and her blood sugar was immediately normalized. She was able to lose weight, and she delivered a baby a year and a half after the procedure.”

Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery enables doctors to perform the most complex and delicate procedures through natural orifices and very small incisions with precision. Patients benefit from faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, less risk of infection, smaller incisions with less scarring, and a quicker return to daily activities.

About Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi:
Burjeel Hospital is Abu Dhabi’s premier private healthcare facility providing world-class, specialized and superior healthcare complemented by a warm and personalized human touch to the growing population of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A unit of the VPS Healthcare, Burjeel Hospital opened for patients in April 2012 as a Tertiary hospital under the auspices of the Department of Health for Abu Dhabi. At the core of the organization is a team of exceptionally skilled and highly experienced health professionals, collaborating as multidisciplinary teams with Guests and their families as the main focus, to provide the best healthcare experience. Burjeel Hospital received the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in June 2013 – 15 months after starting operations. Currently, the hospital is affiliated with some of the world’s best healthcare institutions for its centers of excellence and is now becoming a renowned center of referral for Cardiovascular, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine, Oncology and many more specialties handling complex laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgeries. The hospital has full-fledged pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology units to serve Guests at any time of the day. Burjeel also houses restaurants and a coffee shops, serving the finest and healthiest cuisines from across the world. Combining all-round specialization and expertise with most advanced technology, Burjeel offers the best in diagnostic, curative, as well as preventive aspects of healthcare.
 

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