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SQCCCRC Performs First Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy in Oman

In a significant step towards innovative medical care, Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) has performed the first Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) in Oman.

LRP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland in patients with prostate cancer.

Dr. Hilal Ali Al Rashdi, Consultant Urologist at SQCCCRC said: “Traditionally, open radical prostatectomy involves a more invasive approach, resulting in longer hospital stay and extended recovery period. However, with the advent of laparoscopic procedures, patients can now benefit from surgery with smaller incisions, less pain, a reduced chance of requiring blood transfusion and much quicker recovery with better outcome.”

He added: “LRP involves the use of specialized instruments including a 3D camera to remove the prostate gland. This innovative approach not only minimizes trauma to surrounding tissues but also provides surgeons with improved precision and vision during the procedure.”

Dr. Mohammed Marzouk, Consultant Urologist at SQCCCRC explained: “The key advantage of LRP is its potential to speed the postoperative recovery process. Patients usually experience less pain and scarring, resulting in a faster return to their daily activities. Additionally, the reduced risk of complications associated with this minimally invasive technique adds an extra benefit for those undergoing prostate surgery.”

Dr. Mohammed Motaz, Consultant Urologist stressed that SQCCCRC is committed to staying at the forefront of medical advancements that underpins the importance of providing the best possible care for our community. The introduction of LRP reflects our dedication to offering state-of-the-art treatments that prioritize patient’s comfort with improved outcomes.

He added: “With Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy now available, SQCCCRC is proud to have contributed to the advancement of healthcare in Oman, ensuring that our community receives world-class treatment for prostate cancer.”

Patients in Oman can now access this innovative treatment, bringing the benefits of advanced surgical techniques closer to home. As SQCCCRC continues to embrace technological advances in the field of medicine, the Center remains steadfast in its commitment to improving patient experiences and outcomes.

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