Muscat: In a significant step towards cutting-edge medical care, the urology department team at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) performed the first Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) in Oman.
LRP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland in patients with prostate cancer.
Dr.Hilal Al Rashdi, Consultant Urology at SQCCCRC said: “Traditionally, open radical prostatectomy involved a more invasive approach, resulting in longer hospital stay and extended recovery period. However, with the advent of laparoscopic procedures, patients can now benefit from surgery with smaller incisions, less pain, a reduced chance of requiring blood transfusion and much quicker recovery with better outcome.”
He added: “LRP involves the use of specialised instruments including 3D camera to remove the prostate gland. This innovative approach not only minimises trauma to surrounding tissues but also provides surgeons with improved precision and vision during the procedure.”
Dr.Mohammed Marzouk, Consultant Urology at SQCCCRC explained: “The key advantage of LRP is its potential to speed the post-operative recovery process. Patients usually experience less pain and scarring, resulting in a faster return to their daily activities. Additionally, the reduced risk of complications associated with this minimally invasive technique adds an extra benefit for those undergoing prostate surgery.”
Dr.Mohammed Motaz, Consultant Urology stressed that SQCCCRC is committed to staying at the forefront of medical advancements and is prepared to provide the best possible care to the community. The introduction of LRP reflects our dedication to offering state-of-the-art treatments that prioritise patient comfort with improved outcomes.
He added: “With Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy now available, SQCCCRC is proud to have contributed to the advancement of healthcare in Oman, ensuring that our community receives world-class treatment for prostate cancer.”
Patients in Oman can now access this cutting-edge treatment, bringing the benefits of advanced surgical techniques closer to home. As SQCCCRC continues to embrace technological innovations in the field of medicine, the Centre remains steadfast in its commitment to improving patient experiences and outcomes.