The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department is well equipped with the latest technology to provide a wide range of comprehensive treatments. The department has 21 beds to provide in-patient services by 6 consultants and 7 assistant consultants. Its residency program was approved by the Saudi Health Commission recently. The scope of services includes reproductive endocrinology andinfertility, maternal and fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and minimally invasive surgery. It is the only referral center for the management of placenta accreta in the western region.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology composed of four (4) subspecialities.
The MFM sub-speciality provides comprehensive care for both mother and fetus. The unit provide to high risk pregnancies quality care by working as a team.
Our unit provides both consultations and on-going prenatal care to women with high-risk pregnancies. It also provides pre-pregnancy consultations to women who have medical problems or have had difficult pregnancies, in order to assist them in deciding about a future pregnancy.
Our approach to care includes a multidisciplinary team for optimum care in such a high risk cases.
Pregnancy complications such as preterm labor, preterm rupture of the membranes, pregnancy induced hypertension, eclampsia, chorioamnionitis, placental abruption, and other obstetrical complications, complication related to abnormal placentation, evaluation of cervix will be evaluated and managed by our expert staff.
Our MFM unit is one of the few centers in western region that provides prenatal diagnosis service. This includes full assessment by detailed Ultrasound using one of the highest standard Ultrasound technology. Further prenatal diagnosis can be complimented by invasive or non-invasive prenatal testing.
Non-invasive prenatal screening with nuchal translucency and detailed advanced ultrasound evaluation using state of art ultrasound equipment with 3D/4D scans.
The Fetal Diagnosis Service assists women and their families when an abnormality has been detected on a prenatal ultrasound exam or for specific diagnostic purposes in certain genetic diseases.
Invasive prenatal testing can be performed as early as 11 week in which a sample of chorionic villi from the placenta is used for the chromosomal or genetic testing. Beyond 15 weeks of pregnancy, amniocentesis is used for a similar purpose to remove a small amount of amniotic fluid for further testing. Another approach for genetic testing is through feta blood sampling.
When fetal anomalies are identified, we provide a team approach for the care of the fetus and the mother during the course of pregnancy and the postnatal period, this team is unique to each case.
Other challenging cases such as Rh isoimmunization, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal arrhythmias multiple-pregnancy, fetal malformations and other fetal/placental disorders has been successfully managed in our unit.
Recently, our unit started antenatal education classes to educate and to provide comprehensive information related to pregnancy, labour, post-partum care and breast feeding.
Our Urogynecology Section is one of the few centers in the western region that has a specialized Urogynae Division, under the supervision of sub-speciality consultants.
Our highly specialized Urogyne team contribute in planning, management and enhancing quality care of the Urogyne patient.
The unit is also providing Urodynamic clinic facilities with new Urodynamic machine for the diagnosis of patients with voiding dysfunction and a pessary clinic.
Our most recent advancement is inclusion of sacro-neuromodulation to refractory cases of over-active bladder.
The Gynecologic Oncology Unit, contributing the highest quality of patient care, with advanced expertise in managing all type of gyne oncology patient under the supervision of experienced sub-speciality consultants.
In collaboration with MD team (Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pain Management Team, Palliative Care Team), the gyne oncology unit manage a wide range of complex cases that require tertiary level expertise and complicated surgical intervention.
- Management of Congenital malformation of Female Reproductive Organs.
The objective of the ART Unit is to provide the highest quality evidence-based innovative in ART Unit, utilizing a wide spectrum of protocols ranging from conventional to the recent micromanipulation technique.
The unit consist of specialized and experience staff under the supervision of sub-specialized and experienced qualified consultant to deal with
The IVF clinic works for the management and follow-up (Sunday, Thursday) and Procedure clinic (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) started from July 2002.
There were many publications published in prestigious journals worldwide and there are several research papers on the way to be conducted and published.
Some research publications are as follows:
Gestational Weight Gain and Medical Outcomes of Pregnancy. Obstetric Medicine: The Medicine of Pregnancy, September 2015; vol. 8, 3: pp. 133-137., first published on June 24, 2015.
Innovative procedures practiced by the department include: successful performance of intrauterine blood transfusion by Maternal Fetal Medicine Team, as well as successful performance of sacral-neuromodulation by Urogyne Team.
The members of OB/Gyn Department are dedicated to provide the structure evidence-based teaching to interns, residents, fellows and nurses, addressing the educational needs for the advancement and growth for their medical careers. Some of the educational activities include: protected teaching time on every Thursday for Resident’s clinical presentation and group discussion, daily morning rounds with discussion and management concerning problem-based cases, and daily morning meetings.