Nasser Alsanea

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Mintaqat ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia

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Publications (3)3.46 Total impact

  • Nasser Alsanea
    Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology 01/2013; 19(3):99-100. · 1.22 Impact Factor
  • Nasser Alsanea
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    ABSTRACT: Five major technological changes will herald a new era in health care delivery around the World: digitalization of the personal health record, sharing of health care digital data across different platforms, applications and institutions, delivery of patient services via the internet, use of the digital media and social networking as a medium for education and preventive medicine and introduction of smart applications as counselors to prevent medical errors. The implications of such changes are huge. Saudi Arabia is not isolated from such important developments. This article explores the future of health care delivery with a special focus on the experience of a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia that has led the wave in such changes regionally.
    Annals of Saudi medicine 01/2012; 32(2):117-20. · 0.71 Impact Factor
  • N Alsanea, S Alabbad
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    ABSTRACT: A dehisced colorectal anastomosis complicated by a sinus, especially after preoperative radiation for colorectal cancer, may not heal. We describe our experience in the management of such a condition using the endoscopic surgical stapler. Patients who underwent low anterior resection for rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation and who developed a dehisced anastomosis complicated by a chronic posterior sinus underwent the procedure. After exclusion of cancer recurrence, the common wall between the sinus and the rectal lumen was stapled using the endoscopic surgical stapler. Four patients received the day-surgery treatment. Healing of the sinus was confirmed in all patients using a contrast enema. Median time to healing was 10 weeks. All patients had a diverting ileostomy which was eventually closed. No complications were noted. Stapling the common wall between the sinus and the rectal lumen after a dehisced anastomosis is a viable option in the treatment of chronic posterior sinuses when coupled with fecal diversion.
    Techniques in Coloproctology 09/2010; 14(3):249-51. · 1.54 Impact Factor

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4 Citations
3.46 Total Impact Points

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  • 2010–2013
    • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
      • • Division of Colorectal Surgery
      • • Department of Surgery
      Riyadh, Mintaqat ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia