The first-ever liver transplantation in the UAE has been successfully carried out on an Asian patient at Zayed Military Hospital. Prakash Doshi, 46-year-old Indian businessman from Dubai who is a father of two, was suffering from advanced liver failure for the past three months and his health was deteriorating dramatically. In the delicate surgery a team of five surgeons used 60 per cent of his wife Bhavna Doshi’s liver to help save the patient’s life. The recipient is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Zayed Military Hospital while the donor was transferred to the ward and is reported to be doing well, medical and official sources confirmed. Announcing the achievement to the media Dr Rashid Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Director, Medical Services at the Hospital, said that the operation will pave the way for setting up a centre for liver, pancreas and kidney transplant centre, which will spare both nationals and expatriates the hassles of going abroad for treatment.
FIRST-EVER LIVER TRANSPLANT IN UAE
The first-ever liver transplantation in the UAE has been successfully carried out on an Asian patient at Zayed Military Hospital