Rare surgery performed at Sh. Atoll Hospital

Images from last night's surgery | Photo: Sh.Atoll Hospital

Sh. Atoll, Maldives – An ENT procedure rarely performed in the Maldives was successfully carried out at Shaviyani Atoll Hospital last night.

The is the first time such an operation has been carried out at Shaviyani Atoll Hospital, which is located in the island of Funadhoo.

Speaking on the matter, the hospital’s Manager, Ahmed Zumrath told local newspaper “Sun” that last night, a surgery to remove a patient’s salivary gland was carried out.

“Last night a submandibular sialoadenectomy surgery was performed, and the surgery was successfully completed at 20:00” Zumrath said

He explained that the surgery was carried out by a team of 8 lead by Egyptian surgeon Dr. Aslam Ahmed Zakariyya. The operation was performed on the 39 year old patient after Dr.Aslam assured the procedure can be carried out at Shaviyani Atoll Hospital.

Zumrath added that the patient is doing well after the procedure.

He says that such an operation was possible at the hospital due to the continued support of the Maldivian government, and said the government is providing the hospital all the assistance they require.