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29 January - 1 February 2024

Dubai World Trade Centre

Introduction to robotic surgery


American Hospital Dubai


Wednesday 1st February
10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 15:30

Sheikh Maktoum Hall A




This workshop is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of robotic surgery. Through a combination of demonstrations, simulator sessions, hands-on practice, and a round table discussion with robotic experts, participants will gain a thorough understanding of this innovative surgical technology.

Learning objectives


  • Introduction to new surgical technology
  • Exposure to the robotic surgery field
  • Familiarization with the robotic platform
  • Familiarization with robotic instruments
  • Basic skills in using the robot

Company bio

A premier private healthcare provider in the Middle East, American Hospital, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, was established in 1996 with the goal of providing world-class medical service to the community. The 252-bed, acute care, general medical/surgical private hospital has state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced team of healthcare professionals specialized in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties assuring comprehensive care. All physicians at American Hospital are American Board Certified or equivalent ensuring that patients receive an international standard of care in the UAE.

American Hospital is the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded the JCI while its laboratory is the first in the private sector in the region to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The hospital is also the inaugural member of the prestigious Mayo Care Network. Further, American Hospital's cancer program was the first to offer comprehensive one-stop care in Dubai. The Life Support Training Centre at American Hospital Dubai is the first in a private hospital in the UAE to be an American Heart Association (AHA) International Training Center.

To ensure the highest standards of care, American Hospital has implemented the Service Excellence Programme while its Clinical Education Department offers multidisciplinary education programs for clinical staff.

Additionally, the American Hospital has been recognized as the only medical facility out of the USA to be awarded the ultrasound practice accreditation in the areas of Abdomen/General, Breast – Diagnostic, and Breast – Interventional from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The accreditation comes to align with American Hospital's vision of making the region healthier and more sustainable through quality care, innovation, and medical excellence.

Recently, American Hospital is the first medical facility in Dubai to offer the fourth generation of da Vinci Xi surgical system to conduct robotic surgery services, solidifying the Emirate’s position on a regional scale as a hub for medical tourism for patients seeking world-class professional care. The first facility to execute robotic surgery in Dubai, American Hospital cements its position as a pioneer of digital transformation.American Hospital also operates three dedicated clinics – in Dubai Media City, Al Barsha, and Al Khawaneej – serving the community by being closer to them.



Dr. Hatem Moussa
Director of Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence / Consultant General Surgeon
American Hospital Dubai

Dr. Hatem Moussa is an American Board Certified since 2006 and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a Certified Proctor Robotic Surgeon. Dr. Moussa is an expert in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgeries. He performs a variety of complex surgeries including colorectal, hernia, thyroid, and parathyroid surgeries through different methods, including open, laparoscopic, and robotic. He completed his surgical training at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York where he was appointed as an assistant professor in the department of surgery 2005.