Robotic assisted surgery in the United Arab Emirates: healthcare experts’ perceptions
The adoption of Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) has grown around the world. This is also the case in the Middle East and Gulf region and specifically to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The perception of RAS has been studied in the USA, Europe, and Canada. However, there is limited research on the perception of RAS in the UAE. The study aims to examine the perception of RAS among healthcare experts in the UAE and potential challenges. This qualitative study is based on interviewing healthcare experts in the UAE. Most of the study participants were clinicians and surgeons. In the UAE, RAS is adopted in general surgery, urology, brain surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. Our findings show that healthcare experts have positive perceptions of RAS. The cost and lack of RAS training program are considered as challenges to adopting RAS in healthcare practices. More research is encouraged to examine perception variations with surgical practices in the UAE, Gulf and the Middle East. © 2023, The Author(s).
Medical technology challenges, Perception of care, Robotic assisted surgery, Surgical innovation, UAE
Barkati, N., Ntefeh, N., Okasha, A., Takshe, A. A., ElKhatib, R., & Chelli, S. (2023). Robotic assisted surgery in the United Arab Emirates: healthcare experts’ perceptions. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-023-01716-6