(MENAFN- The Peninsula) |
Doha: The continuous expansion at the Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Women's Wellness and Research Center (WWRC) has helped as patients seek all required services at the hospital in a convenient environment.
Being one of the largest and only women's tertiary hospital in the country, WWRC offers all obstetrics and gynecology services to women over the age of 18, years said, Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head of Gynecology at WWRC, Dr. Moayyad Ahmed Younis.
Since January this year, over 7,000 children were born at WWRC; over 39,000 obstetrics cases and 18, 464 gynecology cases were seen at outpatient clinics.
In 2021, 15, 187 babies were born and a total of 77117 obstetrics cases, 37, 993 gynecology cases were seen at outpatient clinics at WWRC.
“As a tertiary hospital the WWRC is designed to provide women in Qatar with specialized care through all stages of their lives. It offers a range of surgical and clinical services from preconception to childbirth, post-natal care and beyond. We want to ensure our services are fully equipped to serve women throughout all stages of their lives,” he told The Peninsula.
“Services at WWRC have continuously improved and upgraded to cater to the increasing needs of women and new born across a broad range of specialities and sub-specialties,” he added.
Women were previously referred to different HMC facilities for obstetrics or gynecology outpatient services or procedures.
“Rather than patients going to different hospitals and clinics, now doctors come to the WWRC. It is time saving and convenient for the patients,” said Dr. Younis.
WWRC offers personalised family-centred care to all women and newborns in Qatar. Its scope of services ranges from prenatal to perinatal, including postnatal care and newborn care.
In neonatology WWRC provides, NICU – level 3 care. In neonatology/pediatric clinics services include paediatric cardiology, neurodevelopment clinic, jaundice clinic, baby dietetics, lactation clinic, high risk baby follow-up, neonatal screening and several others.
WWRC has unique clinics like Uro-Gynecology, Gynecology-Oncology, and an expanded Diabetes Clinic to cater to an increasing number of women diagnosed or at risk of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes to help manage their condition. Additionally, WWRC will house the Fetomaternal Medicine Unit, designed to monitor women with complex conditions during pregnancy.
“WWRC Gynecology-Oncology clinics are dedicated to managing cancers of the female reproductive system, including cancer of the uterus, cancer of the ovaries and cervical cancer. In addition, WWRC will offer a colposcopy clinic for the screening, diagnosis, treatment and education of women with abnormal Pap smear tests and other related pre-cancer disorders,” said Dr. Younis.
WWRC offers over 240 beds, a significantly larger emergency room, 7 operating theaters, 23 delivery rooms and 112 cots in the neonatal intensive care unit for the care of critically ill newborns.
WWRC has a number of gynecology clinics in Outpatient Department to manage various female health issues and conduct minor procedures. It also offers dedicated operating theatres to perform elective gynecology surgeries. These are fully equipped to perform major surgery as well as endoscopic, laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic surgery.
“We have designed our facility not just around maternity care, but around specialized clinics and surgical procedures so that we can address a variety of gynecological health issues,” said Dr. Younis.
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