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Shaikh Khalifa Hospital conducts first pediatric open heart surgery

Shaikh Khalifa Hospital conducts first pediatric open heart surgery

Dr Chang underlined that the successful operations were mainly due to the highly professional and well equipped team of physicians.



By Staff Report

Published: Mon 15 Jun 2015, 3:55 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Shaikh Khalifa Hospital conducts first pediatric open heart surgery

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Ras Al Khaimah – Shaikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah (SKSH) began receiving children heart cases and successfully conducted its first surgery for a three-year old. 

Dr Jimin Chang, CMO and Chair of Cardiovascular Center and Cardiovascular Consultant Surgeon at the Hospital, said the little boy was suffering from huge secundum ASD and small muscular VSD. 

“It is the first surgery to be done in the pediatric heart surgery in the hospital since it gathered qualified physicians who are specialized in this field.” 

In a short period of time, the hospital succeeded in conducting an open heart surgery while the team consisted of three surgeons, of whom two are pediatric cardiology physicians, he added. 

“The team operated via the minimally invasive cardiac surgery known as (MICS) method to minimize the operation scar afterwards”. 

Dr Chang said the hospital is fully equipped with a special laboratory for pediatric catheter as well as diagnostic and therapeutic services. 

“It also gathers a number of well trained and equipped physicians who are known for conducting such similar operations.” 

Shaikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah

Since the opening of the hospital, it conducted a number of heart catheter surgeries, he explained. “All the operations were successful and the patients were discharged after their health conditions were stable.” 

Dr Chang underlined that the successful operations were mainly due to the highly professional and well equipped team of physicians. “They do have extensive knowledge, rich well experience and priceless training opportunities.” 

The appropriate selection of cases and operations, as well as the adequate infrastructure are further assets, he stated. “SKSH is currently improving its treatment techniques by including new methods to replace the aortic valve instead of open heart surgeries.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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