Sidra Medicine’s Outpatient Clinics offer advice on general gynecology conditions, referrals to specialty clinics as well as provide procedures including:
Cervical Screening Clinic
The Cervical Screening Clinic at Sidra Medicine offers cervical screenings which can detect abnormalities and identify the need for treatment. Services include Pap tests, which check for cell changes in the cervix caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The Clinic also offers HPV vaccinations to all eligible women and has embedded a system that will notify a patient when they require a follow up test. The clinic is a nurse led service available to any women over the age of 21, or who have been married for more than three years.
We provide appointments for girls between the ages of 14 to 18 years, who are experiencing problems related to women’s health. We provide a sensitive approach to all issues and offer expert guidance and advice on all their gynecological concerns.
Well Women Assessment
A well-woman visit provides an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing risk behaviors such as smoking, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. The assessment includes screening, evaluation and counseling - individualized on the basis of age and risk factors. A yearly assessment provides woman with the opportunity to receive a comprehensive updates and health education.
Women’s Urgent Care
Sidra Medicine’s Women’s Urgent Care service provides women who need emergency care for an acute gynecological problem (relating to the female reproductive system) or those experiencing problems during early pregnancy, for example bleeding, pain, or severe nausea or vomiting.
The unit is located on the Plaza level of the main hospital in Tower D. It open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed by our gynecology doctors and nurses.
On arrival, one of our triage nurses will take some information and perform some basic assessments. You will then be seen by a Doctor. As this is an emergency please be aware that you will be seen according to your clinical need not the time you arrive.
We offer minimally invasive in-office procedures that provide greater privacy, require less time and lower costs. By performing these procedures in the comfort of our offices at the Outpatient Clinic, you will receive the warm, personalized care you deserve.
A miniamlly invasive procedure that examines the inside of the urteus (womb). Alongside the conventional approach of having surgery while alseep, we also offer this in our outpatient clinic. The procedure is done by passing a thin telescope-like device, called a hysteroscope, that is fitted with a small camera through the neck of your womb (cervix). The physician doing the procedure can then see whether there are any problems inside your uterus that may need further investigation or treatment. The procedure takes around 15 minutes and most woman experience little pain.
Colposcopy is done when results of cervical cancer screening tests show abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. Colposcopy provides more information about the abnormal cells. Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. This exam allows the physician to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone. The procedure takes around 15 minutes and most woman experience little discomfort.
Our team of gynecologists work closely with our pharmacists and imaging teams to provide women with the best medical or surgical management options available. The service provides women with an individualized approach to the management of their fibroids. These include Robotic Myomectomy, Uterine Artery Embolization and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound.
We perform a wide range of surgery for gynecological conditions including:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Gynecology
(e.g. Robotic Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy)
- Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
(e.g. Pelvic organ prolapse surgeries, urinary incontinence slings)
- Other Laparoscopic Gynecology
(e.g. laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy)
- Operative Hysteroscopies
(e.g. hysteroscopic myomectomy, endometrial ablation)
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Alongside traditional open surgery options, Sidra Medicine also offers Miniamlly Invasive and Robtoic Surgery. This can be safer and more effective for some patients, than open abdominal procedures.
What is Laparoscopy and Robotic Gynecology Surgery?
Laparoscopic, or keyhole surgery is a procedure using two or three small abdominal incisions less than 0.5- 1 cm each. A miniature video camera and surgical equipment are used to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Sidra Medicine is also one of the only women’s hospitals in the region to offer the ground breaking Advanced Technology of Robotic Surgery which assists our expert team in removal of large fibroids via small incisions and making the surgery more precise.
What are some gynecologic surgeries performed using Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery?
- Conservative procedures to preserve the uterus (alternatives to hysterectomy).
- Latest treatment methods for the fibroid to preserve the uterus, regardless your age
- Removal of large fibroids (myomectomy) via robotic and laparoscopy
- Endometrial ablation for excessive bleeding to avoid hysterectomy
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Treatment of pelvic pain
- Laparoscopic Removal of ovarian cysts, removal of ovaries
- Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy
- Bladder neck suspension to treat urinary incontinence
What is the benefits of “key-hole” (Robotic & Laparoscopy) surgeries?
Due to the much smaller incisions made during robotic or laparoscopy surgeries, the benefits include less pain and less bleeding; a lower risk of post-operative
complications; a shorter stay in hospital and faster recovery time.