Robotic CyberKnife technology available for the first time in the UAE at Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH)

Comprehensive Oncology Centre with Robotic CyberKnife technology available for the first time in the UAE at Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH) represents new hope for Cancer Patients

Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH) opened its door as the first private subspecialty hospital in the UAE in the year 2002 and recently inaugurated its new state-of-the-art facility offering specialised care for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, Rehabilitation, oncology and radiosurgery treatments with the most advanced cancer centre operating from Dubai Science Park, strengthening the UAE’s drive for a robust, resilient and world-class healthcare industry. The AED 700 million and 114 beds Neuro Spinal Hospital has three times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah and features the UAE’s very first robotic Cyberknife radiosurgery centre.

“We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the United Arab Emirates and the region’s medical industry. Our aim has always been to provide patients of the region access to the highest expertise together with the latest medical technologies available internationally, and with that in mind the NSH has been pioneering technologies and techniques in its field since its inception in 2002 introducing the first Brain Suite of the region and second worldwide, and lately the first Cyberknife Centre in the UAE. Investing in the new hospital and technology represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy and the vision of its leadership, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE”, said Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and founder of the Neuro Spinal Hospital.

The facility features unique treatment options, including the UAE’s first robotic Cyberknife which targets tumours with submillimeter accuracy without damaging healthy tissue, providing cancer patients safer treatment option that can sometimes replace surgery, and allowing them access to advanced care without the need to travel abroad for treatment. The hospital has quickly witnessed an inflow of medical tourists from the GCC and Africa in line with HH Sheikh Mohammad’s vision of making Dubai a hub for medical tourism”, asserted Ms. Dana Msaddi, Chief Operating Officer, Neuro Spinal Hospital. “The NSH was designed with the active input of patients and their families and also features spacious smart rooms, green spaces and open gardens for a more healing environment” she added.   

NSH Oncology & CyberKnife Centre

In the UAE, approximately 4,500 new cases of cancer are reported in a year. In 2012, cancer was the third leading cause of death in Abu Dhabi. Reducing the number of deaths due to cancer is one of the key performance indicators of the world-class healthcare of the UAE National Agenda.

According to a report released by the UAE health authorities, the top five cancers in males include Leukaemia, Colorectal, Prostate, Non-Hodgkin and Brain cancer. In females, the top five cancers are Breast, Leukaemia, Colorectal, Thyroid, Uterus cancer.

The Oncology and Radiosurgery Centre at NSH is one of the most comprehensive oncology centres in the region. The highly qualified and experienced team of medical and radiation oncologists equipped with the most advanced technology, allow quick and accurate diagnosis of various conditions and gives patients access to a wide array of the latest, safest and most effective treatment options. Said Dr. Salam Yanek, Chairman of NSH Cyberknif and Cancer Centre. The Cancer Centre is equipped to deal with wide array of pathologies from the brain to prostate, including head and neck, lungs, spine, liver, kidneys and other tumours she added.

Lot of surgical techniques introduced for the first time in the UAE by NSH team. Following are the few milestones over the year NSH had achieved to reach the zenith of success: 

  1. 1st Brain Suite in UAE & 2nd in the World -2002
  2. First Neuro & Spinal navigation system introduced in the UAE – 2002
  3. 1st Vertebroplasty Technique in UAE – 2003
  4. 1st Percutaneous Spine Surgery in the UAE – 2005
  5. 1st Intra-operative Mobile CT scan in the region – 2012
  6. 1st Awake Brain Surgery in UAE -2014
  7. 1st Upright MRI in the UAE – 2015
  8. 1st total elbow replacement surgery in Dubai & NE
  9. 1st Robotic Cyberknife in the UAE

“NSH has always been in the forefront to understand and introduce new healthcare services for the benefit of the people in the UAE. The values that drive us are all centred around the needs of patients and their families. Our purpose is noble: to bring you the best care possible in a compassionate environment and to raise the standard of healthcare in the Arab world”, said Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director – NSH.

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