In the heart of Nazareth, the Nazareth Hospital stands as a beacon of hope, committed to providing quality healthcare to its community. One of its remarkable departments, the Urology Department, is under the visionary leadership of Dr Shadi Badaan. Dr Badaan, a Nazarene born into a Christian family, was instilled with the values of education, perseverance, and community impact from an early age. These values have deeply influenced his life, culminating in the establishment of the Nazareth Hospital’s Urological Department in 2018.
Driven by a vision to create an academic department centred on education, staff development, and research, Dr Badaan has played a pivotal role in shaping the department’s ethos. His leadership extends to the department’s medical residency program, nurturing a culture of professional growth through various educational activities, including meetings, masterclasses, guided rounds, and conferences.
The Urology Department at Nazareth Hospital has emerged as the primary provider of reconstructive surgery in the region, offering a comprehensive range of services to address a myriad of urological concerns. From routine check-ups to complex surgeries, the department is equipped to deliver personalised care, prioritising the well-being of each patient.
Over the years, the department’s surgical offerings have steadily risen, reaching an impressive 800 surgeries last year. The three most common procedures are dedicated to the treatment of urinary stone disease, urinary system malignancies and benign prostatic enlargement—pointing out the department’s diverse capabilities. Supported by senior physicians with various specialisations and highly qualified nursing staff, the Urology Department has earned its reputation for excellence.
The efficiency of patient care is a testament to the Urology Department’s collaborative approach, fostering swift cooperation with other hospital departments and community doctors. This collaboration minimises hospitalisation time to an average of 48 hours per patient and highlights the connection of urology with other medical disciplines such as gynaecology, radiology, surgery, and emergency medicine.
Looking ahead, the Urology Department seeks to expand by increasing the number of beds and transitioning specific procedures from the operating room to clinics, promoting continuous and integrated patient care.
All in all, the Urology Department at Nazareth Hospital stands as a pillar of compassionate care, embodying the hospital’s dedication to transforming lives. Dr Shadi’s vision, combined with the collaborative efforts of the dedicated medical teams, ensures that urological care is not just a medical service but a journey of healing and hope.