Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 July, 2022: A 50-year-old man weighing about 180kgs underwent a minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of a big deer-horn shaped kidney stone which caused him flank pain and discomfort for more than three years.
Umar, an expatriate in Dubai had a huge stone in his kidney for the past few years. He had approached several hospitals in different countries, but due to the challenges of the operation and morbid obesity, the procedure was refused by various doctors. He was told to lose weight before any surgery could be done since his weight was a high-risk factor.
However, he was unable to lose the weight , in the meantime, his kidney stone grew to about seven centimeters in diameter and became like the shape of deer-horn, occupying most parts of the 10 cm left kidney. In addition, he had continuous left flank pain and recurrent urinary tract infections caused by the stone, which negatively impacted his quality of life and daily job.
Umar was referred to the Urology Department at Dubai Hospital. Thorough examinations and preparations were conducted by the Urology, Cardiology and Anesthesiology teams at Dubai Hospital and the teams decided the best course of treatment for Umar’s deteriorating health condition, keeping in mind patient safety, was to perform a minimally invasive operation.
Dr. Fariborz Bagheri, Consultant Urologist at Dubai Hospital led the operation. He said: “ He was kept in prone position and through a one cm skin incision, the big stone was fragmented into pieces and completely removed by the Urology team. The procedure took two hours, and Umar was discharged in a good condition three days after the operation.”
Dr Bagheri has over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of Urology. He and his team have successfully removed kidney stones in morbidly obese patients over the years using minimally invasive procedures.
Dr Maryam Al Rayssi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, said: “Advanced minimally invasive procedures are challenging operations which need expertise, precision, skill and advanced innovative technologies. Dubai Hospital’s highly-qualified and skilled surgeons combined with up-to-date technologies for management of all types of challenging kidney and urinary tract stones, led to the success of this complicated case.”