Apollo Hospital, Muscat launched advanced spine care services and a helpline at an event held at Crowne Plaza Muscat on Sunday.
Dr Sajan K Hegde, chief spine surgeon of Apollo Hospitals and V T Saileswaran, MD, Apollo Muscat, announced the launch of the services in association with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
It was followed by a seminar on recent advances in spine care, which was led by Dr Hegde. He is the first Indian to receive the prestigious Cortel Fellowship from France on spine surgery, and is a pioneer in various spinal procedures, including the first artificial disc replacement, first usage of shape memory alloy in India and firstever use of renaissance spine surgery robotic guidance system for complex spinal deformities.
Speaking to media, Dr Hegde said that he was delighted to be in the sultanate and that he looked forward to introducing his services here. He also shared his experience in handling complex spinal injuries and deformity cases from Oman.
Talking about the spine care helpline, Saileswaran said it is aimed at giving all required guidance to patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and other related issues. “Modern healthcare is all about collaboration and providing seamless care to every patient. Dr Sajan’s presence and guidance with our in-house specialists, joint and spine surgeon Dr Raghavan Sivaram and Dr Ranjith Nair will help us achieve the same.”
The spine services helpline number is 96478181.