Tree Top Hospital successfully completes the removal of a large fibroid laparoscopically


The team of doctors at Tree Top Hospital who performed Laparoscopic myomectomy (Photo / TTH)

Tree Top Hospital successfully completes the removal of a very large fibroid the size of 12x10x10 cm through laparoscopic myomectomy. This is the first time in the Maldives that a fibroid of this size was removed through a laparoscopy.

A Laparoscopic myomectomy is the removal of uterine fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. It is a minimally invasive procedure. This surgery requires precision and accuracy in order to not disturb the uterus and to avoid heavy bleeding.

The hospital said the surgery was carried out by Dr Mahmoud Aboubakur, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology assisted by Dr Rishi Kant Consultant General Surgery as the first assistant & Dr Preethy Solomon, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology as a second assistant along with a skilled team of OT nurses and with great support from Dr Aminath Fiuna, Consultant of Anaesthesia who provided anaesthesia to the patient.

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” shared Dr. Mahmoud Aboubakur .

The guest, Emilie Elegante is a 39-year-old who had severe anemia and heavy bleeding. During clinical evaluation, she was diagnosed with a large uterine fibroid. A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth that develops in or around the womb. Depending on the type, size and location of the uterine fibroids, different symptoms might be faced and to remove this fibroid surgery is required.