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29 November 2017

First Surgeries Take Place at HMC’s Women’s Wellness and Research Center’s Specialist Gynecology Day Surgery Unit

This week Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Women’s Wellness and Research Center opened its Gynecology Day Surgery Unit for women requiring specialist gynecological procedures that do not necessitate an overnight stay in hospital.

Dr. Abdulla Al Ansari, Acting Chief Medical Officer for HMC, said the Women’s Wellness and Research Center is helping to address the growing need for more comprehensive patient-focused medical services for women in Qatar. He said: “The continued opening of new services at our Medical City hospitals reinforces Hamad’s commitment to providing the people of Qatar with high-quality, world-class healthcare. The Gynecology Day Surgery Unit is revolutionizing healthcare delivery in the country by allowing patients to have their surgery and then return home on the same day to recover. This week marks the first day care surgeries at the Gynecology Day Surgery Unit and is an important step towards increasing our capacity to perform more surgeries, improving access to healthcare for patients who require specialized care and allowing us to treat those in need more quickly.”

Dr. Moayyad Ahmed Younis, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women’s Wellness and Research Center said: “The Gynecology Day Surgery Unit will provide many benefits to women and is considered the best option for almost all of our patients undergoing non-complex elective surgical procedures.”

“By providing this service for more women, our goal is to not only help our patients achieve a safe and successful gynecological procedure but to also preserve or improve their quality of life,” he added.

According to Dr. Afaf Al Ansari, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women’s Wellness and Research Center, evidence shows that day surgery holds several benefits for patients, including less disruption to their personal lives, reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections, and faster recovery times. It also increases the availability of inpatient beds.

Dr. Al Ansari said: “One of the biggest benefits of the Gynecology Day Surgery Unit is that our patients will be admitted for their procedure and discharged on the same day. This will allow them to recover in the comfort of their own home, with their family.”

The dedicated Gynecology Day Surgery Unit will offer state-of-the-art surgical suites, fully equipped to perform day case surgeries including laparoscopy, cryocautery, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, tubal ligation, cauterization, cervical biopsy and perineal repair.

The Unit has six beds and is situated adjacent to the operating theater suite in the Women’s Wellness and Research Center. The unit has fully equipped surgical suites, all with the equipment and monitoring devices necessary to perform gynecological day case surgeries.

The Women’s Wellness and Research Center will offer day case surgeries four times a week for patients referred from Women’s Hospital. Women interested in day case surgery should speak to their physician to determine if they are a candidate.

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