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King Fahad Hospital- Jazan: Successful Surgery to Excise Kidney Tumor
23 November 2017
Urology doctors at King Fahad Central Hospital- Jazan have successfully excised a tumor form the right kidney of a female patient. The tumor size was 40cm. After due medical examination and CT scan, the patient was diagnosed with a tumor inside the right kidney. Immediately, she was taken to the operating room where the whole tumor was excised through endoscopic procedure. Thank Allah, the surgery was successful. 
 
It is noted that such surgeries were previously conducted with surgical incision and the patient used to be hospitalized for 5-7 days after the surgery till he recovered and discharged from hospital. However, with the latest advancement in endoscopic surgery, the patient can leave the hospital the day after surgery.
 
On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.
 
The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.
 
 
 



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