Dr. Ihab Anwar has devoted his career to becoming the best surgeon he can. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in the United States. He has focused primarily, in his later career, on laparoscopic surgery, and gained membership in the International Society of Surgeons, and in the Asian Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
Laparoscopic surgery is a term used for minimally invasive surgery and involves surgical techniques that do not cause as much trauma for patients on the operating table as traditional open surgery. Dr. Ihab Anwar first trained and gained experience in laparoscopic surgery during a basic laparoscopic surgery course in Goettingen, Germany and another laparoscopic surgery course at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Anwar says that during his time at Security Forces Hospital, he performed more than 1,300 Laparoscopic Chloecystectomies, or gall bladder removal, on top of general surgery practice.
Laparoscopic surgery involves unorthodox surgical procedures using video cameras and specialized surgical implements. Usually, the surgeon makes small incisions in the patient’s body through which small plastic tubes are placed. The video camera and the surgical instruments are then fed through these small incisions and tubes, giving the surgeon a direct and real-time view of the patient from the inside.
Laparoscopic surgeons, including Ihab Anwar then uses the video images from the cameras to perform the surgery with extremely precise robotic instruments that he controls remotely. After surgery, the patient usually needs less time to recover at the hospital, less overall discomfort—leading to less painkilling medication and risk for addiction, and less scarring.
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