Dr. Amr Al Habib, Chairman of the Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery(SANS) , confirmed that the number of Saudi doctors specializing in the field of Neurological Surgery is witnessing significant growth, noting that there are approximately 400 Saudi surgeons specializing in the field of Neurological Surgery.
Hinting that the presence of this number of doctors specializing in the precision field such as the brain and nerves would strengthen the leadership of the Kingdom in the medical field .
Saudi universities are expected to graduate approximately 60 Saudi surgeons in the next five years, he said.
Dr. Amr Al Habib spoke during a press meeting in the The Comprehensive Fundamental Neurosurgery Review (CFN Review) —Jubail, about the role of specialized medical workshops in reducing medical errors, stressing that the presence of experts from around the world and the presentation of their experiences in the treatment of the most common diseases enhances medical efficiency of the medical practitioners participating in the workshop.
Dr. Sami Al Eisa, chairman of the SaudiSpine Society, stressed that The Comprehensive Fundamental Neurosurgery Review (CFN Review) —Jubail, is concerned with the review of the specialization of neurosurgery in its different precise specialties and aims to qualify the trainee doctors and new practitioners, and convey the accurate and new information in the specialization as on the discussion of inventions and developments in spinal surgery. He added that the SSS is not dedicated to surgeons, where there is a new trend in the society i.e what is called multidisciplinary associations, combining all those who deal with the spine such as spinal surgeons " osteology and neurology" as well as natural therapists, spinal pain therapists, neurologists, technicians and all health practitioners who deal with spinal diseases.
Al-Issa pointed out that the SSS has approximately 380 members, 80% of Saudis, of whom 30% are women.
The Comprehensive Fundamental Neurosurgery Review (CFN Review) —Jubail,, which was launched recently was organized by theRCH of Royal Commission, discussed the first day of spinal surgery, including the biological mechanism of the spine, its fixation, degenerative spine surgery, and re- Spine construction, spinal tumors, spinal cord injuries and what beyond of that , and the surgical management of spinal trauma. The second session dealt with the clinical examination of peripheral nerves, diagnosis and surgical management of peripheral nerves (brachial plexus), Diagnosis and surgical management of limb nerves (upper limbs), diagnosis and surgical management of peripheral nerves (lumbar plexus and lower limbs).
The sessions were concluded by dividing the participants into small groups, that dealt respectively with spinal x-ray, spinal trauma (bruises), inflammatory and infectious spinal diseases, and the spine versus limb.
It worth mentioning that the Comprehensive Fundamental Neurosurgery Review (CFN Review) —Jubail, is considered the largest in the Middle East through the sharing experience and the number of training hours.