Saudi-German Hospital announces launching the uterine fibroids treatment Unit by catheter without surgery using the “Tele-consultation” technique under the supervision of Dr. Samir Abdel Ghaffar Consultant of Catheterization in London. ( 13 september 2017
The tele-consultation technology, which is used for the first time in Egypt, is based on a case interview and presented to the consultant in London, through the presence of the patient at the Saudi-German Hospital in Cairo.
The patient can speak directly with the Egyptian-British expert and discuss her condition without resorting to London for consultation and treatment, especially in critical cases where the patient needs to avoid surgery that may lead to uterine loss.
Dr. Mohamed Hablas, Executive Director of Saudi- German Hospital in Cairo, stated that the establishment of this unit was an inevitable necessity to avoid the patient’s confusion when choosing the appropriate treatment method. This confusion is a real problem in which the patient traps into while choosing from the different methods. Hence, the importance of this unit based on international ,European expertise, and standards which depends on the presence of a medical team working according to these standards in the selection of appropriate cases of treatment in order to reach the highest success rates.
Moreover, he also stated that uterine fibroids or uterine fibers is one of the most common problems for girls and women between the ages of 20 to 50 years. Unfortunately, only symptoms appear in about 25% of fibroids, the most common symptoms are bleeding and menstrual pain, difficult or delayed pregnancy, and repetitive abortion. Sometimes, the fibroids pressure surrounding the organs can cause frequent urination or constipation.
He explained that work within the new unit also depends on listening to the patient and giving attention to her complaints and needs. The condition of the uterus is then evaluated using the latest medical magnetic resonance imaging, giving the patient the time needed to inquire about her condition and discuss all the details necessary to choose the optimal method of treatment, either through surgery catheterization. In other cases some patients prefers to follow up sometimes without any medical intervention.
It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian British expert Dr. Samir Abdel Ghaffar Consultant of Catheterization in London and the supervisor of the specialized unit for treating uterine fibroids by catheter, will also review cases, treatment, and will follow up with the patient during his regular visits to the Saudi-German Hospital in Cairo.