Riyadh hosted a major international medical conference on hernias, where cutting-edge techniques like laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery were discussed as effective means of care for patients.
There were more than 300 surgeons from the Kingdom and Arab countries news who specialize in hernias, as well as more than 300 healthcare workers, speakers, and officials, in attendance. Studies show that for every 100,000 people in the world, more than 4,000 people over 45 are told they have a hernia. At the conference, speakers stressed that obesity is the main reason why people get hernias. It was also said that the best way to avoid getting a hernia is to eat healthily.
According to Dr. Ashraf Maghrabi, chairman of the board of the Saudi Society of General Surgery, rates of hernia complications have decreased in the Kingdom. Surgical meshes and robots are just two examples of the equipment that has helped advance medical care, he said.
The official urged people with hernias to see a surgeon or other qualified medical professional for an evaluation. He cautioned that complications could arise for patients if hernias are not diagnosed and treated promptly. Maghrabi emphasized the significance of medical conferences in advancing professional development and knowledge sharing.
Prof. Sebastian Schoppman, vice president of the European Foregut Society and honorary president of the conference, remarked that the gathering was the largest of its kind and helped attendees hone their surgical expertise while also learning from experts around the world. He believes that this will improve healthcare services in the Kingdom.
Drs. Haitham Al-Zamil, Ahmed Al-Buraikan, Ibrahim Al-Babtain, Bishr Murad, Hossam Al-Omari, Swailem Al-Mutairi, Shadi Saleh Al-Bahri, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Nami, and Dr. Roger Gergi, president of the Emirates society of robotic surgeries, also attended the conference.
The First Medical Conference On Hernias In Riyadh
On January 13, InterContinental Riyadh in Saudi Arabia hosted the world’s first medical conference on hernias. All of this happened in the presence of a group of top medical professionals from all over the world. More than 300 health professionals from the Kingdom attended the two-day conference to learn about the latest hernia treatments. Also, they hoped to improve their surgical skills by sharing information and ideas with colleagues from all over the world. As a group, they want to make sure that patients in the Kingdom get better care. Experts from the Middle East and other parts of the world, such as Professor Dr. Sebastian Schopmann, a lecturer at the University of Austria and Vice President of the European Society for Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, spoke at numerous sessions at the event.
The main aim of the event was to spread information and knowledge about hernias and the most recent advances in treatment. In addition, cutting-edge tools and techniques for performing laparoscopic surgeries were introduced, and medical practitioners shared their knowledge for the benefit of Saudi patients.