The Al-Balsam International Organization Surgical conducted their first open heart operation in the provincial capital of Hadhramout, Mukalla, successfully.
Al-Balsam's medical team, led by Dr. Emad Bukhari, succeeded in conducting the surgery for a young man in his early twenties; an elrged heart valve was replaced successfully.
Heart surgery consultant and member of Al-Balsam, Dr. Rakan Nadher said that the young patient suffered an enlarged heart and a weak heart muscle. One valve was replaced and the other is still under review.
For his part, the young patient expressed his thanks to Al-Balsam team who came to Yemen and performed for him an otherwise impossible surgery, given Yemen's circumstances.