• 21/04/2021

SGH Aseer successfully treated a patient with a shoulder tumor


The Orthopedic Oncology Department at Saudi German Hospital Aseer, the first of its kind in the private healthcare sector in the Southern Region, successfully performed surgery on a patient with a tumor in her shoulder.

The patient was admitted to the hospital with severe pain in her right shoulder, which various tests and x-rays diagnosed as a cancerous tumor on her right shoulder bone. After consulting our Oncologists and Radiologists, she was advised to undergo surgery to remove the tumor under the supervision of our expert Orthopedic Oncologist. 

During the surgery, the shoulder tendons and muscles were repaired, and a complete joint replacement procedure was performed to replace the right shoulder bone, which had to be removed to excise the tumor.

The surgery was successful, and the patient was discharged upon confirming no post-surgery complications. The patient regularly attends follow-up check-ups with the Orthopedic Oncology, Oncology, and Radiotherapy departments. 

Dr. Waleed Ahmed Alshaafi, Orthopedic Consultant and Head of the Orthopedic Department at Saudi German Hospital Aseer, said, “The hospital is proud to have a dedicated Orthopedic Oncology Department led by bone tumor specialists. The department has performed many successful surgical interventions. The Orthopedic Oncology team are distinguished in many specialties with tremendous experience in treating such cases that would previously be referred to hospitals outside the region.”