Muscat: The Royal Hospital, represented by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has conducted a laparoscopic surgery considered the first of its kind in the Sultanate in the field of treating obstetric disorders. The operation was conducted on two patients who were suffering from the disorders for quite a long time.
The laparoscopic surgery, to close the vesical fistula (an open connection between the colon and the bladder), was conducted by the hospital’s medical team using quality treatment technique. The team was headed by Dr Faiza Humaid al Darmaky, Specialist of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, in cooperation with Dr Abdulrahman al Farsi, Senior Consultant, Cancerous Tumors and Obstetrics, and Dr Thuraya al Rawahy, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, in addition to the anesthesia and nursing crew.
Dr Faiza pointed out that the most common causes of such disorders include complex natural delivery and uterine removal operations to eliminate tumors.
She added that the laparoscopic surgery has been used in this operation as part of an approach to keep pace with the latest advances in the treatment of obstetric disorders/diseases.
Compared to conventional methods, curative treatment of this type help avoid open-wound surgeries, said Dr Faiza, adding that only three openings of 1-1.5 cm are opened. Such surgeries limit complications and shorten patients’ hospital stay.
After following up the case of the two patients for months, it became clear that they were not suffering any complications, said Dr Faiza, noting that the challenge posed to such surgery teams is the scarcity of female medical specialists. –ONA