Dr Sleiman Gebran is a distinguished doctor who is currently the Hod and consultant of paediatrics at the NMC Royal Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He obtained his medical degree from the French Medical Faculty at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He then pursued a residency and fellowship at the Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France), and Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg, France). He finished his training in 1994. He specialises in Neonatal Surgery, Surgery of the Digestive and Uro-Genital tract in children.
Dr Sleiman Gebran is a part of various international societies such as the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow of the European Board of Paediatric Surgery (FEBPS), holder of an MBA in Health Management. He is the holder of the French College of Paediatric Surgery Degree. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French. He previously also served at the Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi from 2009 till 2016, where he occupied the position of Consultant Pediatric Surgeon and Chief of Division
Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflamed appendix causing abdominal pain is removed. An appendix is a pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.
An appendectomy can be done laparoscopically as well as an open procedure. Complications may arise if an appendix has burst due to inflammation, which may increase the recovery time as a drain is put in the incision for a few days after the surgery.
The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.
There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy, right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.
Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:
A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.
Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:
Dr Sleiman Gebran has over 25 years of experience in his field.
Dr Sleiman Gebran specialises in Neonatal Surgery, Surgery of the Digestive and Uro-Genital tract in children.
Yes, Dr Gebran provides online consultation through MediGence.
It costs 160 USD for online consultation with Dr Gebran.
Some of the societies Dr Sleiman Gebran is a part of are: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow of the European Board of Paediatric Surgery (FEBPS).
Paediatric surgeons are trained professionals with experience in conducting many varying types of surgeries on infants and children. Surgeries in infants are very intricate procedures and require different expertise as compared to general surgeons. Dr Sleiman is an experienced doctor in this regard.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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