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Future of Global Spine Surgery now at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Jeddah

November 27, 2023

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) is proud to announce the successful treatment of their first patient with a severe back problem called two-level lumbar canal stenosis. Neurosurgeons at DSFH used a special surgery technique called Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic (UBE) Spine surgery which is a much newer technique that has become popular in recent years. It has been widely used in the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative diseases and greatly protects the spinal structure.

Introduced to Saudi Arabia by Dr. Khaled Abdulshafi in early 2021, this innovative minimally invasive procedure offers substantial advantages over traditional open spine surgery. With smaller incisions, reduced muscle damage, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times, patients can resume their normal lives sooner.

The patient often complained about difficulty of walking long distances, the need to lean forward to relieve pressure on the lower back, and encounter pain or numbness in the legs. At times the patient faced challenges in controlling bowel and bladder functions.

The patient underwent the surgery on two levels with very small cuts in the skin, which helped reduce tissue disruption and pain. The UBE Spine surgery technique allowed surgeons to see the surgical area directly, making surgeries precise and less invasive. The surgery was successful, and the patient is doing well and was set to be discharged after just 24 hours post-surgery with a personalized plan for follow-up physical therapy.

The success of the Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Spine surgery showcases our dedication to advancing medical techniques and improving patient outcomes, as said by Dr. (Khaled Abdulshafi) the lead surgeon on the case and a key advocate for the adoption of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) at DSFH.

The success story extends beyond the medical team, with the family of the patient expressing gratitude for the exceptional care received. We are immensely grateful for the care and expertise provided by the team at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital. The Neurosurgery team made a significant difference in our loved one's recovery journey.

Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul, CEO of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Jeddah stated that DSFH is the only private hospital in Saudi Arabia offering UBE Spine surgery. Our commitment to providing the latest and most advanced medical care is what makes DSFH a leader in the field of spine care. This aligns with our goal to offer top-notch healthcare to our community.


November 27, 2023
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