For the first time ever, Galilee Medical Center performed a Meniscal Transplant surgery on an 18 year old.
Dorian Dahan from Moshav Tzuriel was the first at GMC, and only the third person in Israel, who has undergone this complex surgery. The surgery was performed by the Senior Physician in the Department of Orthopedics “A”, Dr. Einal Bathish, is a specialist in knee surgery and sports medicine. He shared: “The surgery took 90 minutes less than was expected and we started physiotherapy treatments immediately after Dorian had a chance for some rest and recovery. I believe that he will be able to return to weight-bearing on his leg within a number of weeks and have a better quality of life due to the surgery. It is important to note that there is complex preparation in order to perform this type of surgery. Galilee Medical Center, headed by Dr. Masad Barhoum, went forward in line with its policy to promote advanced and leading services at a national level, which have developed in the last number of years at the Medical Center”.
The surgery took approximately two hours, and multiple senior surgeons participated to ensure the best possible care from Dorian.
Dorian’s mother, Simona Dahan shared her appreciation for his medical team: “We thank the team, headed by Dr. Bathish, who successfully performed the surgery, with all our heart. We have been in follow-up care at Galilee Medical Center for two years already and we feel at home here; the surgery was the most important moment. We thank Dr. Masad Barhoum, Director of the Medical Center, who took it upon himself to aid in all that was needed for this surgery. It is great to know that we have a hospital nearby that is able to offer patients advanced surgeries which are rarely performed at other hospitals. Also, by Dorian’s undergoing surgery close to our home, we were spared the runaround at distant hospitals, additional bureaucracy and coping with staff that didn’t know us. The entire staff in Orthopedics “A” treated us in the most dedicated, professional and compassionate manner.”
We hope Dorian has a smooth and easy recovery!
Read more about the complex surgery and Dorian’s story here.