Muscat: Hospital surgical departments are among the most vital of all, and those in the Royal Hospital are no exception.
According to the figures for 2018, more than 17,000 surgeries were performed last year, including over 4000 for children.
Surgical cases are many and varied and include vascular, colorectal, liver & pancreas surgery, as well as upper gastrointestinal & obesity procedures and organ transplant , breast and endocrine operations. In order to reduce waiting time for patients, surgical operations are carried out in double shifts, accelerating the pace of work and keeping up with the increasing number of patients from various Governorates of the Sultanate requiring surgical intervention, as well as promoting the quality of health care in the Hospital. On a 24-hour basis, surgical operating rooms are prepared to receive emergency cases.
In accordance with international standards, the Royal Hospital has developed a specific process in surgical appointments, including considering the patients’ health status and the need for surgical intervention, noting that in emergency cases requiring immediate surgery, the patient will undergo the operation without delay.
The Royal Hospital strives to improve and promote the theoretical and applied skills of medical staff in different surgical operations through organising workshops and conferences, attracting expertise in general surgery, as well as highlighting the latest medical developments in the field.
The Royal Hospital has made remarkable achievements in the field of Surgery; most notably, the Department has received a recognition certificate as a specialized training centre in general surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK, along with certifying it a centre for performing the fellowship examinations of the Royal University.
The Royal Hospital is further encouraging studies and researches in various surgical fields.
A number of studies have been published in international medical journals and magazines, receiving broad praise and the commendation of the international health institutions for their contribution in healthcare advancement.