South Shore Women’s and Children’s Hospital (SSWCH) is a unique women and children focused health care centre. The organization was created to bridge a large gap in the Nigerian health sector with the sole aim of providing women and children with the same advanced health care services and procedures oﬀered abroad (non- invasive and minimally invasive treatment options) thus substantially reducing the need to travel abroad for medical care.
We are one of the leading ﬁbroid centres in Nigeria, and also the only facility in Nigeria that runs a ﬁbroid dedicated clinic. Additionally, we are a tertiary referral centre for most of the leading fertility clinics in Nigeria for keyhole surgery to remove fibroids. We are proud to say that we have no surgical mortality in women under our care. Our clinicians are leading experts in their specialties.
Fibroid is a tumour that is very common in Black women. It is a common cause of subfertility and anaemia in our society. There is usually anxiety in women diagnosed with fibroid which makes them leave it until it is very big before seeking medical opinion leading to complicated treatment.
We started running Fibroid Seminars in 2013 with our Maiden Edition at Radisson Blue, Victoria Island, Lagos. Our second seminar was held in Four Points by Sheraton in 2015 and was well attended. The intention is to demystify fibroid in the Nigerian space and give women enough information to make informed decisions about how their fibroid is managed.
We performed discounted surgery on two patients last year in conjunction with Toke Makinwa who sponsored the cost of surgery for selected patients.
This year’s edition aims to inform and educate the Nigerian women and medical personnel about treatment options that are specific to their needs when diagnosed with fibroid. Also, to increase awareness and help in making safe options based on current international best practices obtainable here in Nigeria.
We also aim to use this opportunity to offer free consultations and surgeries to selected participants.
Theme: Uterine Fibroid: Dispelling Myths, Removing Stigma
Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019
Venue: Access Bank Hall Plot 7, Block1 Abila Abiodun, Oniru Road, Lagos
Benefits of Attending:
- Get to know more about fibroid
- Get to know the treatment options available in Nigeria
- Get to know the effect of fibroid on fertility
- Old patients would share how they survived their battle with fibroid
- Free fibroid screening with a free ultrasound scan
- A few participants will be selected for free fibroid surgery.
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