Department of Special Surgery
I am pleased to introduce you to the Department of special surgery at the Jordan University of Science and technology. The department contains three divisions: orthopaedic, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology. We have a class faculty focused on exceptional patient care, top education, and targeted innovation to advance our field.
Education is at the core of all we do. We provide a nurturing and supportive environment while pushing our students and trainees to consistently perform at their best. Our faculty cover all subspecialties. Residents gain broad exposure, from the more straight-forward to the highly complex, rotating through every subspecialty as a junior and again as a senior, preparing each trainee to meet their ultimate career goals.
A varied and deep surgical experience is foundational to our teaching philosophy. Equally important are the decision-making skills gained in the clinical setting and the fundamental knowledge gained in our year-round didactics. We consciously foster leadership and teaching skills in all our trainees and provide opportunities to exercise both.
We appreciate your interest in our education and medical care, and welcome the opportunity to share more through our website and in person.
Rami Jahmani, MD
Chair, Department of Special Surgery
Scope of Special surgery department
Special surgery department serves patients who are cared at the KAUH. More than 25 sub-specialists of different divisions: ENT, Orthopaedic and Ophthalmology constitute the full-time service The department provides nearly 17,000 ambulatory visits per year and more than 5000 patients are admitted to the 70 inpatient beds annually. Our outpatient service has three consultant rooms and 18 examining room capable of running 3 clinics per day from 8am till 4 pm. We also provide surgical treatment in four surgical theaters running every day. Our service is supported by a strong teaching residency program that accepts 6-10 residence per year in 5-year program.
The Department of Special Surgery is recognized nationally for excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research related to childhood diseases. Department faculty are among the nation's best trained, as reflected in their authorship of basic and clinical research in international journals, receipt of research funds and training grants, election to leadership positions in Jordanian Medical Council and active participation in national conferences.
Each division has well-trained subspecialist physicians, covering almost all the required medial services in orthopaedics, ophthalmology and ENT. Orthopaedic division contains subspecialists in: Sport medicine, paediatrics, spine, trauma, uppers limbs, foot , and lengthening and deformity reconstruction. Ophthalmology division contains subspecialist in: glaucoma, retina, paediatrics, uveitis, cornea and refractive surgery. ENT devising contains subspecialist in: nose, ear paediatrics, head and neck.
UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
Faculty participate in the Introduction course of four-year student. During this experience, students begin to learn the art of clinical medicine through patient interviews and observation in various clinical sites. Five- year students spend a total of six weeks in Special surgery department, two weeks in each division (orthopaedic, ENT and ophthalmology). The goal of this experience is to provide students with an exposure to common problems and illnesses of each division. This is accomplished through clinical experiences in primary care clinics and practices, specialty clinics, nursery and inpatient unit. A specially designed didactic curriculum and case discussion series, with faculty tutors, enhance and solidify the clinical experience.
Graduate Education program coordinates the graduate residency training in a carefully balanced program of primary care and tertiary care residency. We prepare resident for careers in primary care medicine as well as for competitive fellowship positions. A structured, didactic curriculum complements the Jordanian broad clinical training. Formal teaching conferences as well as informal teaching rounds combined to enhance the educational process. Residents are certified in neonatal life support and are exposed to advance life support course by serial lectures in this field. The program is fully accredited by Jordanian medical Council for Graduate Medical Education. We are looking in the future to expand our education to include several subspecialty fellowships.
So, the scope of our department is medical care, education, research as well as active participation in national plans for medical and educational development.
Clinical service and most common diagnosis
The division provides clinical care for patients with Hip and knee osteoarthritis, ACL and meniscal injuries of the knee, shoulder rotator cuff problems, degenerative spine disease and congenital deformity, trauma and fractures, developmental dysplasia of the hip, club foot, short statures, leg length discrepancy, Most common procedures are total knee replacement ,knee arthroscopy ,hip replacement ,shoulder arthroscopy ,meniscal repairs ,developmental dysplasia of the hip treatment ,Ponsiti casting for club foot ,club foot surgery ,bone lengthening ,bone casting ,treatment of different fractures ,rotator cuff repair .
The division provides distinguished services in anterior segment, including cornea and cataract, glaucoma, vitreoretinal and paediatric ophthalmology. Corneal graft surgeries, strabismus correction, oculoplastic operations, laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and in special cases of glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment are performed. The division is running a special retinal surgery center. In the field of teaching, the division participates actively in teaching undergraduates the principles and basic skills in ophthalmology.
Provides a wide range of services to patients with ear, nose and throat problems. Equipped with state of the art modern technology and staffed with very skillful, specialized and highly-trained physicians, Four specialists and 11 residents in this section provides wide range services. Some of these are: Cochlear implantation Diagnosis of hearing loss types and providing hearing aids Total and partial laryngectomy Direct laryngoscopy and brochoscopy Septoplasty and rhinoplasty Major Skull base surgeriesasdad Microscopic middle ear surgeries, endoscopic removal of pituitary and anterior skull base tumors modern technology of endoscopic sinus surgery