HMC team of surgeons successfully reattach severed foot

 16 Jan 2018 - 17:09

HMC team of surgeons successfully reattach severed foot
A multi-disciplinary team provided care for Mr. Barthimili Undobu, a Cameroon national who was injured when he was struck by a sharp object that amputated his foot.

The Peninsula

Surgeons at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have successfully reattached the severed foot of a patient who was involved in a serious accident. Barthimili Undobu, a Cameroon national, was injured when he was struck by a sharp object that amputated his foot from the ankle down.

Dr  Amr Fares, a Senior Consultant of Vascular Surgery at the Department of Surgery in Hamad General Hospital, led the team that worked to reattach the patient’s foot.

He said: “This case involved a number of complex procedures that required a high-level of expertise and skill; the success of the procedures is both a testament to the skill of our surgical team and the paramedics who attended to the patient at the scene of the accident.”


“This ground-breaking surgical success represents a monumental achievement for HMC and is an example of our commitment to delivering the safest, most effective, and compassionate care to all patients,” Dr  Fares added.

Undobu has undergone a total of five different type of surgeries over the months. Now he is receiving physiotherapy and follow-up care at Hamad General Hospital. He has expressed his gratitude to Qatar, HMC, and the team of surgeons who operated on him for the excellent healthcare and support he received. He also expressed his gratitude to the HMC’s Ambulance Service whose paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident in record time.

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