THE KOMFO Anokye Teaching Hospital through its Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department has launched a new surgery procedure that limits the size of cuts to be made on the body of patients.
The procedure, commonly referred to as Minimally Invasive Procedure in Gynaecology is done worldwide where patients spend little time undergoing same with less pain and faster rate of recovery.
Speaking at the official launch, Dr Kwadwo Sarbeng, Director of Medical Services at KATH noted that the new procedure ensures that cuts are not made too wide.
“Today KATH is happy to announce that we can now carry out this new procedure that doesn’t allow for too wide cuts. With this we can discharge patients early to the house and thereby give room for others to occupy beds at the wards”, the Medical Director stated.
The Medical Director commended the Technical University of Munich (TUM)-Germany for collaborating with KATH for many years to ensure the latter has its staff trained and guided to be able to perform this minimally invasive procedure.
He said the two outfits would continue to build bridges of training and knowledge sharing.
Dr Sarbeng also promised the Germany University of support to enable them carry out their activities and research in the country and elsewhere.
“The Board and Management of KATH are committed to mobilising the necessary resources and support to facilitate research activities of the Technical University of Munich”, the Medical Director promised.
German Representative of TUM:
Director and Chairperson of the Department of Gynaecological Obstetrics at the Technical University of Munich, Dr Marian Kiechle praised the collaboration between her outfit and KATH.
She mentioned that since February 2020 the partnership between the two had been solid culminating in training and exchange programs.
Dr Kiechle said the minimally invasive procedure to be performed at KATH would reduce the pain patients go through during surgery, blood loss, wound related complications, hospital stay and recovery time.
“We are happy that KATH will be undertaking this minimally invasive procedure with high quality technical equipment support from Olympus, manufacturers of best medical products and we are sure that patients would have less cuts on their bodies as well as reduced pain, blood loss and have a faster recovery time after the procedure”, Dr Kiechle noted.
Head of Department:
Dr Michael Yeboah, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at KATH commended the Technical University of Munich for the assistance, training and knowledge sharing.
This, he noted would serve the doctors and nurses well to perform the new minimally invasive procedure.
He also commended the team for the training given to KATH staff to handle the sophisticated equipment to undertake the procedures at the Gynaecology Department.
“We are grateful for the support, assistance as well as training from our partners and this we trust would help us to be able to man the sophisticated equipment supplied to us to perform this new procedure on our patients”, Dr Yeboah told the media.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,