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Starcare Barka Launches Spine Clinic

Barka February 10, 2020: Starcare Hospital, Baraka has officially opened a Spine Clinic that bring  together the region’s top Ortho/Spine surgeons to provide multidisciplinary, patient-focused care for a variety of back, neck and spine disorders. The Clinic is headed by Dr. Ahmed Jahwari, MD, FRCS CANADA, Sr. Consultant- Orthopaedic & Trauma Care. The Orthopaedic & Spine Clinic at Starcare Barka has full-fledged team of experienced surgeons, Dr.Paul P Antony, MBBS, MS (Orthopedics) SICOT Fellow Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (Germany) AO Fellow (Germany). Dr.Raphael Charrabeh, MD Orthopedic & Trauma Specialty (Syrian Board) and Dr.Ahmed Said Ali Al-Mandhari, BSc, MD, MRCS , MCCE, ( Fellow in shoulder and Elbow surgery - UK ). Expert
Physiotherapists are also part of the Spine care Team. Dr. Ahmed Jahwari completed his graduation from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and MD from College of Medicine SQU. He is a certified Orthopedic Surgeon from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is honored and awarded with Best Trainer of the Year OMSB, Bernard Ghert Award for resident excellence in patient focused care, University of Toronto, Zimmer Research Grant Awarded 1st prize and has received an honor degree from Sultan Qaboos University. “Back and Neck pain are most common health issues for a large number of people. However, there are
many misconceptions and fear among people regarding the results of treatment of spinal problems. Many people put up with the suffering rather than getting correct treatment simply because of lack of awareness about what all modern Spine care treatment methods can offer” said Dr. Sadik Kodakat, Consultant Anesthesiologist & Chairman of Starcare Group in the press meet conducted at the Hospital
in Barka. 
Mr. Nasser Batha Group CEO of Starcare Oman added that, with the addition of Spine Clinic in the orthopedic division of Starcare Barka, we intend to provide accurate diagnosis, choose best treatment, and execute the treatment in best possible manner for every single patient. Surgery option chosen only
when non-surgical treatment fails to provide adequate relief to the patient. When needed, surgeries will be carried out with the latest technologies at our well-equipped operation theaters. We specialize in minimally invasive spine surgeries and endoscopic spine surgeries, along with other
treatments for common spinal problems like slipped or herniated disc, spondylosis, spinal trauma and
fractures, spondylolisthesis and spine tumors etc. It is a multidisciplinary teamwork, making it easier for
patients to receive care for a variety of spine and nerve problems, including surgical and non-surgical
treatment, rehabilitation and pain management said Dr. Ahmed Jahwari
“Back and neck pain can result from a variety of causes, when nerves are stressed by adjacent bones and
other tissues. This can happen from regular movements, such as simply bending over or from strenuous
activity, trauma, ageing or infection. Having a multi-disciplinary team to be able to correctly diagnose
wide ranges of spine problems allow us to provide the best patient care possible.,” “We are all working
together for the patient’s best interests in mind.” He added.
Starcare Barka has strived to provide the services of experienced and well known doctors and Senior
Visiting Consultants from different specialties including Orthopedic Surgeries, weight reduction surgery,

Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and ENT surgeries. Now it has become the
preferred centre for complex orthopedic surgeries like joint replacement, shoulder arthroscopy and
Spine surgeries. We were in the news last year for doing the first Shoulder Joint Replacement surgery in
the private sector in Oman. We are now looking forward to be the Centre of Excellence in Spine care”
Said Mr. Vinod, Chief Operating officer of Starcare Hospital Barka.

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