By Azoma Chikwe
The Reddington Hospital Group has inauguration a new breast and gynaecological centre, a medical facility dedicated to women health, borne out of a mission to provide advanced, high quality, restorative, wellness and aesthetic care to women at all stages of their life. The Breast and Gynaecological Centre is the first of its kind in Lagos Nigeria.
In collaboration with GE Healthcare, the primary supplier of equipment for the Centre, and a UK-based specialist team of gynaecologists, radiologists and breast surgeons. Dr Charles Iwuala, Medical Director, said the breast and gynaecological centre will provide a full range of high quality and personalized healthcare services ranging through varied aspects of women’s health, includinga gynaecology clinic, a breast health clinic, and a women’s wellness clinic.
Located in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos, he said “the centre will offer services covering fibroid, infertility care, menopausal health, pelvic health, hysteroscopy, and simple office procedures. The breast health clinic will offer services on preventive breast care, curative breast care and aesthetic breast care. The women wellness clinic services will include nutrition and general wellness, hormone wellness, skin wellness, heart wellness, cancer aarly detection and prevention and optimal-aging wellness.
“In keeping with the Reddington tradition of being the front runner in medical breakthroughs in Nigeria, the centre boast of cutting edge technological support never before seen in West Africa. They include a3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), a 3D Automatic Breast Ultrasound System (3D ABUS), a 3D Digital Breast Streotaxic Biopsy System (3D Stereo), a 3D MRI with 1.5 Tesla GE Explorer Technology.
“Of note about the 3D Automatic Breast Ultrasound System (3D ABUS) is its anticipated improved ability to detect small cancers that cannot be seen on a mammogram alone in women. It is believed ABUS will become an integral part of medical practice for the detection of breast cancer
“Other novel equipment of the centre is the vascular embolisation suite for uterine artery embolisation, digital colposcopy, optical imaging technology for cervical cancer screening, digital bone densitometry, and a 4D gynaecology ultrasound system (with 4D transvaginal ultrasound capability). Also on-site is a state-of-the-art theatre for day surgery and other mini gynaecological and breast surgeries.
“The centre, the first of its kind in Nigeria, serves as a model for the future of women’s health care, by weaving together all-round women’s health services, robust client education and innovative technologies. With our philosophy of providing compassionate and respectful care, The centre will journey with our women through every stage of life – from puberty through menopause and golden years, as we strive to give them the best comprehensive healthcare available”
The Breast and Gynae was launched on the 1st of May, and among the many dignitaries in attendance were Mrs. Oludolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Mrs. ToyinSaraki the wife of the Senate President.
Also present at the inauguration signalling the start of operations of the new centre was the First Ladies of Lagos State, Mrs BolanleAmbode, Ogun State, Mrs. OlufunsoAmosun, Ondo State Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, and Oyo State Mrs. Florence Ajimobi.