Thursday 26 November 2020

Latifa Hospital performs endometriosis operation

DUBAI, October 8, 2020

Dubai-based Latifa Hospital for Women and Children recently performed minimally invasive procedure for endometriosis on a patient who flew down from Poland to receive treatment at the hospital’s Endometriosis Centre of Excellence.

Dr Muna Tahlak, consultant gynaecologist and CEO of Latifa Hospital for Women and Children said: “Prof Arnaud Wattiez has been a mentor and instructor to surgeons in minimally invasive gynaecology surgery (MIGS) all over the world. His work is at the forefront of technical advances in endoscopic gynaecological surgery. MIGS is an area of expertise at the hospital, we feel extremely proud that today Latifa Hospital has become a referral centre for MIGS in the region and abroad.”

Dr Tahlak added that presently almost 80 to 90 per cent of all gynaecology surgeries at Latifa Hospital are done through minimally invasive methods which ensure fewer complications and faster recovery for patients.

Dr Wattiez, Head of the Gynaecology Department, said the surgery was complicated but thanks to the laparoscopic techniques which increase precision, it was completed successfully.

“Minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques in gynaecology have multiple benefits, it leads to fewer chances of complications, it is less invasive, less painful, leads to faster recovery, usually the patient can be discharged after one to two days of the procedure, the patient can be mobilized after the procedure so there are several benefits of adopting and specializing in minimally invasive obstetrics and gynaecological procedures.”

Dr. Shaima Al Suwaidi, Gynaecologist at Latifa Hospital and specialist in minimally invasive gynaecology surgery (MIGS) said: “Even in advanced cases, we have experience to perform the procedures minimally invasively. In this case, for instance, we performed laparoscopy and not as laparotomy which is an invasive procedure in comparison.  In fact the patient had previously unsuccessfully undergone a laparotomy in her home country, therefore, the patient was at high-risk of getting organ injuries or an infection if the procedure would not have been performed using a minimally invasive method.

“We removed all the pelvic and bowel adhesions laparoscopically. The procedure was a success, the patient is no longer in pain and has a much higher change of getting pregnant now than she did before the procedure. We also carried out a resection of the endometriosis lesions in the pelvis and had bowel resection in areas that were affected by endometriosis.”

Dr Al Suwaidi said post the procedure, the patient stayed in the country for a few days and returned back to Dubai last month for a follow-up. – TradeArabia News Service



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