According to HMC, the patient’s symptoms included sharp abdominal pain and yellowing of the eyes and skin. Her blood tests showed that she suffered from a high rate of jaundice, which called for an abdominal ultrasound and MRI scans.
In 2010, Qatar established its Robotic Surgery Centre (QRSC), where doctors and nurses receive training on the new surgical approach.
Later, in 2018, Qatar’s Sidra Medicine launched its paediatric robotic surgery programme, to better assist child patients in the country and region at large. The programme is the first of its kind in the Middle East.