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Dr Rashid Mohammed Khamis al Alawi MD, MRCS (Ireland), Fellowship Colorectal Laparoscopy (UK), one of the well-known and leading surgeons in the field of colorectal cancer surgery, fistula, Ligasure haemorrhoidectomy and single-port laparoscopic surgery, is now part of the Aster's expert team of consulting doctors.

Aster al Raffa Hospital, one of the leading hospital chains in the GCC and India, with two hospitals and six polyclinics in Oman, offers various state-of-the-art services from general medicine, general surgery, laparoscopic surgery to ENT and many more.

Dr Alawi began his journey as a specialist surgeon in 2005. He received his coveted MRCS membership from the Royal College of Surgery in Ireland and furthered his qualification as a senior specialist in general surgery from Oman Medical Specialty Board. He completed his fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in general surgery, with specialisation in Colorectal Surgery.

In 2015, Dr Alawi started his career in Oman specialising in colorectal cancer surgery, Fistula, Ligasure haemorrhoidectomy and single-port laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Alawi, who has treated more than 500 cases of colorectal cancer, is well known for his minimal invasive surgical procedures. He says colorectal cancer is a silent disease and advises that if there are unusual symptoms such as bleeding in the stool or anal discharge, they should immediately seek medical help, as it can be treated immediately.

He has also treated hundreds of cases of anal fistula in Oman. Fistula can be described as an abnormal connection between the anus and the outer skin that can produce pus and/or feces that can be treated through colorectal surgery. However, due to the embarrassment caused by the location of the infection, many patients do not seek medical help until it reaches advanced stage.

Dr Alawi is also an expert in treating haemorrhoids with latest painless Ligasure haemorrhoidectomy procedure and Aster al Raffa Hospital is the first private hospital to have this facility. Haemorrhoids are found commonly amongst youngsters in Oman and the use of specialised instrument and technique from the US, Ligasure haemorrhoidectomy is a safe and effective method with less blood loss, painless recovery period as well as fast healing time. Compared to conventional haemorrhoidectomy, where the post-operative pain can extend up to three weeks, Ligasure haemorrhoidectomy is considered as a superior procedure than laser or other methods. Another field of expertise of Dr Alawi is single-port laparoscopic operation. Usually the procedure requires multiple key holes to be made in the abdomen or pelvis for the procedure. However, Dr Alawi is an expert in performing the operation in a single incision.

Seeniya Biju, CEO of Aster al Raffa Hospital, said, 'We are very glad to have Dr Alawi, one of the highly specialised doctors as a part of our team. He is always geared for the next innovation in his specialised field of medicine. Patients feel very safe and trust in him, which is very important.' Dr Alawi said, 'Aster al Raffa Hospital focuses on offering services that are of highest quality. They make sure every doctor is equipped with all facilities so that and patients feel at home and are confident.' For details, call 24618900 or 98550066.

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
Geographic Code:7OMAN
Date:Jul 5, 2018

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