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Taif: 50 Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgeries at Bariatric Surgery Center in 2 Months
08 March 2018

According to Taif Health Affairs, the Bariatric Surgery Center of King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital has successfully performed 50 sleeve gastrectomy surgeries (with 100% success rate) during the past two months.  Such surgeries contribute to weight loss, and positively reflect on the recovery of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, cardiac diseases, and others.

The Affairs pointed out that the center features an integrated medical team of all obesity-associated specialties, including gastroenterology, endocrinology, IC, anesthesiology, clinical nutrition, and psychiatry. Also, work is currently underway to establish a special bariatric department with an 18-bed capacity, in line with the state-of-the-art centers in this area, in terms of technologies and equipment in accordance with MOH’s standards in this field to ensure patients’ safety.

It is worth mentioning that MOH has increased the bed capacity of its hospitals in 2017 by 1,822 beds; thus, making 43,675 beds in total instead of 41,835 beds. This came as part of MOH’s endeavors to enhance hospital’s bed capacity for inpatient wards and to reduce hospitalization waiting lists. By Allah’s Grace, this has positively improved MOH’s medical services and boosted patient satisfaction. To that end, MOH has inaugurated new hospitals, and geared up the present capacity of hospitals by recruiting more doctors and adding more beds.

In its 2017 achievements report, MOH stated that one-day surgeries increased from 44% to 55% (with 112,095 one-day surgeries). Also, waiting lists were reduced through supplying health facilities with needed appliances for one-day surgeries, in addition to key indicators to increase the number of this type of surgeries.

Last Update : 11 March 2018 02:48 PM
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