Al Zahra Hospital Dubai Transforms Surgical Care & Pioneers CMR’s Surgical Versius Robotic System for the First Time in the Mena Region

  • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the first hospital in the UAE to introduce The CMR Versius Robotic Surgical System
  • The Versius Robotic Surgical System is specifically designed to elevate surgical solutions for patients, surgeons, and surgical teams alike.


Dubai, 27 May 2021 – “Robotic surgical solutions” is a recent medical innovation that has become popular over the last decade. Robot-assisted surgical procedures have quickly expanded due to the increasing opportunities for minimally invasive surgery across surgical domains. As the market is diversifying, novel surgical modalities with new technologies are providing hospitals with elevated effectiveness and efficiency in patient outcomes, surgical precision, time efficiency and decreased medical costs. Aligned with International forward thinking medical providers, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, is aiming to transform surgical care in the whole MENA region by introducing the CMR’s next generation Versius Robotic Surgical System.

Cambridge-based medical device company CMR Surgical also known as Europe’s MedTech powerhouse has debuted their Versius Robotic Solution as an advanced version of conventional Robotic Systems, with their medical technologies being widely used across Germany, France and Australia. Versius was designed with ergonomics in mind to help reduce stress and fatigue for surgeons while enhancing patient outcomes and improving recovery times. Laparoscopic procedures are associated with a wide range of patient benefits; however, many are highly complex and when performed manually, without the assistance of robotics possibly compromising quality and clinical outcomes. In addition, Versius has instinctive instruments, vision controls, and an open console design allowing surgeons to sit upright or stand, keeping them comfortable for longer each day, with all the benefits of Robotics, unlike other robotic solutions.

“As a forward-thinking healthcare provider and the first private hospital in the UAE, Al Zahra Hospital did not set out to replicate just another Robotic Program. We set out to transform surgeries for millions of people by adopting the latest new generation Surgical Robotic Systems. Our promise to patients and doctors alike is to continuously strive for medical innovation with higher surgical and medical outcomes. We are proud to pioneer this technology in the region I would like to thank his Royal Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Minister of Defense, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, for his vision and continuous support of the medical sector turning Dubai into a regional healthcare hub built on encouraging the spirit of innovation and quality in every aspect of the industry. 

” – Sheikh Dr. Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman of Al Zahra Hospital Dubai.

It has been globally claimed that conventional Laparoscopic surgery can be challenging, both physically and mentally. For every 4 surgeons, 3 have claimed that they experience back pain which has an effect on the quality and clinical outcomes. This is a valuable differentiating factor for Versius Robotic Solutions.

“We at Robotic Surgical Systems in association with CMR Surgical and our Partners Al Zahra Hospital Dubai share a common belief of value-based medicine that enables hospitals to provide their patients with more accessible less invasive treatment. For the providers we are offering unique and flexible robotic designs, particularly user friendly and highly adaptable to different procedure while offering surgeons comfort, precision and confidence”-  David Mezher, General Manager at Robotics Surgical Systems.

The United Arab Emirates has been a leader in early adoption of cutting edge MedTech innovation with a strong focus on digitalization and Artificial intelligence. With strong international and government funding in the sector the use of AI in healthcare has been reported to add a $22 billion slice to the UAE economy by 2035.

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