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Advanced General &
Minimal Access Surgeries

Advanced General & Minimal Access Surgeries

The Department of Advanced General and Minimal access surgery at NMC hospitals provides comprehensive surgical procedures using minimal access techniques with fewer post-surgical complications and faster patient recovery.

What is minimal access surgery?

Minimal access surgery is performed with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision. The surgeon passes a telescope with video camera through a small incision (usually only 1/4" long) into a body cavity. The surgeon then views the surgery on a TV monitor. Surgical instruments are then passed through other similar little incisions. The surgeon examines and operates by viewing magnified images on a television.

When the telescope is used to operate on the abdomen, the procedure is called laparoscopy. When used in the chest, the procedure is called thoracoscopy, and when used in a joint, it is called arthroscopy.

What type of surgery can be done laparoscopically?

Most of the abdominal surgical procedures can be done laparoscopically. A patient should discuss this with a surgeon to make a final decision about the laparoscopic possibilities

Laparoscopic surgeries at NMC hospitals

(A) Minimal Access Surgeries

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Single incision lap surgery
  • THD and mucopexy for hemorrhoids
  • Stapler hemorrhoidopexy
  • Laparoscopic Nissen’s fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic rectopexy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic duodenal perforation closure
  • Laparoscopic liver hydatid cyst excision
  • Laparoscopic CBD exploration
  • Laparoscopic colectomy
  • Laparoscopic low anterior resection
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy

(B) Advanced G.I. Surgery

  • Radical Gastrectomy
  • Pancreatic Surgery including Whipple’s operation.
  • CBD exploration, bile duct stricture surgery
  • Total colectomy and restoration
  • Partial liver resection
  • Sternotomy and mediastinal mass excision
  • Retroperitoneal tumor excision
  • Abdominal perineal resection
  • Esophageal Surgery

(C) Ano-rectal surgery

  • Rectal prolapse surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Anal Fistula Surgery
  • Anal fissurectomy

(D) General Surgery

  • Minor General Surgery
  • Excision of the swelling involving skin and subcutaneous tissues
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Incision and drainage of the abscess
  • Cyst excisions
  • Nail excision
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Breast Lumpectomy
  • Hydrocelectomy

Benefits of minimal access surgery

There are many advantages to the patients undergoing Minimal access or keyhole surgery when compared with an open surgery.

  • Reduced blood loss – reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion
  • Smaller incision – reduces pain and shortens recovery time
  • Less pain – less medication
  • Reduced infections – due to reduced exposure of internal organs to the possible external contaminants, risk of accruing infections is reduced.
  • Relatively small scar – since the keyhole surgery involves a small opening it leaves relatively very small scar in the body.
  • Quick recovery
  • Quick ambulation
  • Quicker resumption of diet
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less impairment of pulmonary function
  • Less suppression of the immune system

Surgical gastroenterology

What is Gastroenterology?

The speciality of gastroenterology involves the diagnosis and management of patients with diseases of the intestines, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas. The specialty is broadly divided into two aspects: medical and surgical, with a close working relationship maintained between the two. Medical gastroenterology largely involves the diagnosis and management of patients using medicine and minimally invasive interventions, i.e. endoscopy.

Surgical gastroenterology is split into three specialties: the upper gastrointestinal tract, the lower GI tract and the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.

What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic tool, used to view the inside of organs, inspect for abnormalities and take biopsies. A small camera and light source are mounted onto a flexible tube which can be inserted into the mouth (to inspect the esophagus, stomach and duodenum) or the anus (to inspect the large bowel).

Endoscopy ranges from diagnostic to complex therapeutic endoscopy that is best regarded as a form of minimally invasive surgery, e.g. stopping bleeding from ulcers, removing gallstones. Many procedures in endoscopy have replaced traditional surgery as the safest way to manage the elderly population.

Procedures

Meet our doctors

Get in touch with NMC surgeon to know more about the procedures and related solutions.

NMC Specialty Hospital – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ananth Pai Kalsank

Dr. Ananth Pai Kalsank

Hod – specialist in general surgery

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Dr. Merezban Piloo Katrak

Dr. Merezban Piloo Katrak

Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons

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Dr. Mamta Arora

Dr. Mamta Arora

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Ali Iyoob Valiyaveettil

Dr. Ali Iyoob Valiyaveettil

Specialist gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon

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Dr. K Vijay Krishnamoorthy

Dr. K Vijay Krishnamoorthy

Hod and specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon

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Dr. Biraj Naithani Panchal

Dr. Biraj Naithani Panchal

Consultant plastic surgeon

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Dr. Waleid Mohamed Abuzeid

Dr. Waleid Mohamed Abuzeid

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Tamara Alkeileh

Dr. Tamara Alkeileh

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Rajarshi Mitra

Dr. Rajarshi Mitra

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Nagendranath Chilumukuru

Dr. Nagendranath Chilumukuru

Specialist general surgery

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NMC Specialty Hospital – Al Ain

Dr. Nayan Vasa Jayshukhlal

Dr. Nayan Vasa Jayshukhlal

Hod & specialist general surgery

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Dr. Bart van Wagensveld

Dr. Bart van Wagensveld

Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon

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Dr. Mostafizur Rahman Khan

Dr. Mostafizur Rahman Khan

Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric (obesity) surgeon

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Dr. Vino Varghese Kolady

Dr. Vino Varghese Kolady

Specialist general surgery

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Al Zahra Hospital – Sharjah

Dr. El Zaqui Ladha

Dr. El Zaqui Ladha

Consultant, general surgery

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Dr Ali Al Ghrebawi

Dr Ali Al Ghrebawi

Consultant, general surgery

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Dr. Priya Devadas

Dr. Priya Devadas

Specialist, general surgery

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Dr. Ahmed Awad Salim EL-Hakeem

Dr. Ahmed Awad Salim EL-Hakeem

Consultant, general surgery

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Dr. Hazim K. Al Mance

Dr. Hazim K. Al Mance

Specialist, general surgery

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Dr. Abdulsalam S Ahmed

Dr. Abdulsalam S Ahmed

Specialist, general surgery

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Dr. Archana Louis

Dr. Archana Louis

Oral & maxillofacial surgeon

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Dr. Nadeem Akhtar

Dr. Nadeem Akhtar

Consultant, plastic surgery

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Dr. Raed Farhat

Dr. Raed Farhat

Specialist plastic surgeon

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Dr. Ricardo A. P. Persaud

Dr. Ricardo A. P. Persaud

Consultant, otolaryngology

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Dr. Shwan Hameed

Dr. Shwan Hameed

Consultant – ent

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Dr. Sathish Kumar

Dr. Sathish Kumar

Specialist (a), general surgery

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NMC Specialty Hospital – Dubai

Dr. K.G. Mathew

Dr. K.G. Mathew

Hod & specialist general surgeon

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Dr. Sanjay Saraf

Dr. Sanjay Saraf

Consultant plastic surgeon

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Dr. Sukrith Shetty

Dr. Sukrith Shetty

Specialist surgical oncologist

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Dr. Gyan Prasad Pokhrel

Dr. Gyan Prasad Pokhrel

Specialist general surgeon

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Dr. Faris Dawood Abdul Razaq Alaswad

Dr. Faris Dawood Abdul Razaq Alaswad

Specialist general surgeon

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Dr. Shashi Tiwari

Dr. Shashi Tiwari

Specialist general surgeon

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Dr. Saajan Ignatius Pius

Dr. Saajan Ignatius Pius

Registrar general surgeon

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NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Balaji  Balasubramaniam

Dr. Balaji Balasubramaniam

Consultant surgical oncology

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Dr. Arun Kumar V

Dr. Arun Kumar V

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Abdul Latif Araji

Dr. Abdul Latif Araji

Specialist – general/vascular surgery

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Dr. Abdul Nasser Hachem

Dr. Abdul Nasser Hachem

Hod & consultant maxillofacial & facial plastic surgeon

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Dr. Ahsen Farooque

Dr. Ahsen Farooque

Hair transplant surgeon

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Dr. Bakhyt Turekeyev

Dr. Bakhyt Turekeyev

Specialist general surgeon

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Dr. Bart van Wagensveld

Dr. Bart van Wagensveld

Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon

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Dr. Gabriel Fernando Bonesana

Dr. Gabriel Fernando Bonesana

Specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon

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Dr. Hussam Aldin Mousa

Dr. Hussam Aldin Mousa

Consultant – plastic surgeon

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Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Qadir

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Qadir

Consultant – general surgery

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Dr. Sokiyna Al Ameer

Dr. Sokiyna Al Ameer

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Gilbert Ayoub

Dr. Gilbert Ayoub

Consultant general surgery

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NMC Royal Family Medical Centre – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ehab Elsayed Abdelaziz Kahka

Dr. Ehab Elsayed Abdelaziz Kahka

Specialist – general surgery

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NMC Hospital, DIP – Dubai

Dr. Ashok Gupta

Dr. Ashok Gupta

Vascular surgeon

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Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Specialist general surgeon

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Dr. Nikunj Gupta

Dr. Nikunj Gupta

Specialist – gastrointestinal surgery

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Dr. Yogesh Langade

Dr. Yogesh Langade

Specialist – general surgery

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Dr. Mahesh Krishna Ram

Dr. Mahesh Krishna Ram

Specialist general surgery

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Dr. Tim Tollens

Dr. Tim Tollens

Consultant general & laparoscopic surgeon

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B R Medical Suites – Dubai

Dr. Amit Kumar

Dr. Amit Kumar

Consultant – vascular & endovascular surgery

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Dr. Hamid Karimi

Dr. Hamid Karimi

Plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

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Miss Henda Kahia

Miss Henda Kahia

Laser therapist and skin treatments expert

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Dr. Faruq M. Badiuddin

Dr. Faruq M. Badiuddin

Consultant general surgeon

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Prof. Dr Majid M Bassuni

Prof. Dr Majid M Bassuni

Consultant general, laparoscopic, bariatric & colorectal surgery

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NMC Medical Centre, Deira – Dubai

Dr. Mohammed Iqbal

Dr. Mohammed Iqbal

Specialist general surgery

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NMC Medical Centre – Al Ain

Dr. Mohammed Shafi Mushtaq

Dr. Mohammed Shafi Mushtaq

Specialist general surgery

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