Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed’s surgical practice uses a brand-new technique that more accurately locates cancerous tissue, allowing for less invasive surgery 

Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed, a surgeon at Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital

Dubai, UAE: Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed, a surgeon at Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital who comes from an Emirati/Bahraini background, is one of a handful of UAE surgeons with knowledge of a brand-new technique to exactly pinpoint non-palpable breast tumours via the use of a new subcutaneous radar reflector. 

The size of a grain of rice, the reflector is placed under the skin via a small needle and helps to more accurately locate the cancerous growth and its depth under the skin, meaning the surgery only removes what’s necessary from the breast.

Not only is the new technology more effective in increasing the chances of complete cancer removal, but is less invasive and its accuracy reduces the chance of second surgery and any associated delays in follow-on, life-saving treatment, such as radiation therapy. Another advantage is that a more focused, concentrated surgical incision provides a more positive post-surgery cosmetic outcome for the patient.

The US board-certified surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) has earned a reputation as an innovative leader, specialising in non-invasive cancer surgeries for women, and is one of few surgeons in the whole UAE licenced to use the new technology, which was created by an American company, Cianna Medical.

Dr. Almahmeed, said: “I am delighted to be able to offer this revolutionary new medical technique to women here in the UAE. Throughout my career I have always strived to adopt the latest global best practices, technologies, and methods to help my patients increase their survival chances.

“This state-of-the-art new reflector offers cancer sufferers a real advantage – not only does it allow for more effective surgical intervention in terms of tumour location and removal, but any procedure that reduces time between breast surgery and radiation treatment can make a tangible difference to people’s recovery,” she adds.

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About Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed:

Certified by the American and Canadian boards, Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed, who comes from an Emirati/Bahraini background, is a Consultant General Surgeon at Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital, bringing more than two decades of experience to her role. In her current role, which she has held since 2016, Dr. Taghreed specialises in all breast-related diseases including benign and malignant and performs breast surgery operations for her patients. She is also highly experienced in overseeing minimally invasive, bariatric and laparoscopic surgeries. 

In her five years at Al Zahra Hospital, Dr. Taghreed has established herself as a key member of staff, helping the institute serve the local community and provide premium medical assistance to UAE and international patients. Her extensive knowledge and expertise has seen her become the first elected American Board Certified female surgeon that specialises in breast oncology cases to be part of the hospital’s Cancer Care Speciality team.