Tree Top Hospital successfully performs laparoscopic removal of large fibroid

Team at Tree Top Hospital that successfully performed the removal of the largest fibroid to date in the Maldives though laparoscopic myomectomy. (Photo/Tree Top Hospital)

Tree Top Hospital has announced the successful completion of the removal of a large fibroid through laprocscopic myomectomy.

As per the hospital, this is the first time in the Maldives a fibroid of the size (12x10x10) was removed through a laparoscopy.

Laprocscopic myomectomy is the removal of uterine fibroids while leaving the uterus intact – therewith a minimally invasive procedure. However, the surgery requires precision and accuracy in order to not disturb the uterus and to avoid heavy bleeding.

The procedure was performed on a 39-year-old Mauritius woman, Emilie Elegante who was diagnosed with a large uterine fibroid during clinical evaluation following consultation over severe anemia and heavy vaginal bleeding.

A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth that develops in or around the womb.

The operation was carried out by Tree Top Hospital’s Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Mahmoud Aboubakur. He was assisted by Consultant in General Surgery Dr. Rishi Kant, taking place as the first assistant, whilst Hospital’s Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Preethy Solomon acted as second assistant. A skilled set of OT nurses and Consultant of Anesthesia Dr. Aminath Fiuna provided support as well.

“The laparoscopic myomectomy was performed to remove the large fibroid through only 4 minuscule holes each 5-10mm repair of the uterus in two-layer was completed without any complication and I am happy to share that the patient’s recovery is progressing well,” Dr. Aboubakur explained.

Dr. Aboubakur has over 12 years of experience in the field of obstetrics and gynecology with a special interest in infertility management IUI & IVF hysteroscopy & advanced laparoscopic procedures. He completed his MMBS from Mansoura University, Egypt – where he also completed his Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.

He also completed professional diploma of IVF and infertility and diploma of advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

Dr. Aboubakur has assisted several couples to conceive after experiencing infertility for a long period of time through  evaluation, diagnosis, and management of infertility, including ovulation induction.

“‘I thank Dr. Mahmoud and the team for getting me through this delicate surgery, I am recovering well all thanks to the care provided from the first day up until discharge,” Elegante had commented regarding her experience at Tree Top Hospital.

Tree Top Hospital’s obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics departments services will be offered through its Women and Child Centre located on the third floor of the hospital building. The department is committed to providing the highest quality of care for women's reproductive and gynecological health via experienced and highly trained specialists.

Tree Top Hospital established in 2018, offers a wide spectrum of specialized health and medical services, ranging from health screening centers leading to high-end medical and surgical services, supported by state-of-the-art technology.

They can be reached via phone at 3351610 and via email at [email protected] for more information regarding the hospital's services.