A number of doctors at(CFN Review) —Jubail, which was organized by the Royal commission in Jubail have confirmed the development of the used methods in the treatment of epilepsy worldwide, noting that it has become possible to treat some cases of epilepsy through surgical intervention.
Dr. Abdulrahman al-Sabbagh, head of the Scientific Council for neurosurgery at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, explained that epilepsy surgery is considered one of the oldest surgeries in the world, noting that surgical intervention is locating by the epilepsy focal point and then the removal.
There are cases of epilepsy that cannot be treated by surgery depending on the location of the focal point that is responsible for epilepsy, so that some other functions of the patient may not be affected, he added.
Dr. Sonia Khan, a neurosurgery consultant at the Armed Forces hospital in Riyadh during her participation at CFN Review—Jubail, the type of operations that are offered for the treatment of incurable epilepsy and various results, she reviewed the quality of the techniques used in the tests for the irremediable epilepsy in terms of Radiology and planning area before and during operation.
The participating experts spoke about the support the researchers receive in the medical field in the Kingdom, where Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sabbagh confirmed that neurosurgery in the kingdom is witnessing a development, especially in terms of technical processing and training as well as the medical staff, represented by the competent surgeons, where our centers are considered among the best centers in the field of neurosurgery in the world .
Praising the support that researchers receive, especially financially, he stressed the need for researchers to open more research centers supported by research staff as well as advanced centers for the treatment of the brain and nerves to provide health services to patients in light of the increasing demand compared to the available centers.
Dr. Sonia Khan praised the remarkable presence of Saudi female doctors during the training sessions of the brain and nerves in the workshop, revealing the presence of large numbers annually in the training of Saudi board or various medical specialties in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, stressing that this reflects the capacity of support provided to the health sector in the Kingdom and the high qualification of Saudi medical cadres .
Pointing out what the recent years witnessed a quantum leap in scientific research in all fields of medicine, and the growing interest in the development of research in Saudi Arabia, through its inclusion in the assessment processes of physicians, which require the preparation of documented research and medical studies, as well as training programs at the level of Graduate students from medical colleges and encourage them to conduct research which will help them to enroll in Saudi Board Programs