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Doctors at Burjeel Medical City Abu Dhabi perform the first hologram surgery in the UAE December 31, 2020

Doctors at an Abu Dhabi hospital has made history by successfully performing a 3D hologram surgery. The medical procedure employing the groundbreaking technology was conducted at the hospital in partnership with technology giant Microsoft.

In the presence of His Excellency, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Arab Emirates, and Dr. Klaus Boecker, Chief Medical and Operations Officer at Daman, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director at VPS Healthcare, welcomed the delegation at VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Medical City located at Mohammed bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi.

The pioneering surgery was performed by the doctors at VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Medical City. The team led by Dr. Rashed Al Shaeel, Head of Orthopedics at the hospital and Dr. Jaber AlKhyeli, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, used the ‘HoloLens’ headset developed by Microsoft to perform one-hour-long knee surgery on an Emirati patient.

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