The establishment of a hospital to carry out Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UBE) in Lagos appears to have brought relief to many women in the state and environs who are currently moving in droves to the medical Center to have a cure for their aliment.
While speaking with a correspondent on the development, the medical director of Cadarcrest Hospitals Ltd, Dr. Felix Ogedegbe said the new hospital was established in the state to stem the increasing rate of Nigerians traveling out of the country to seek medical treatment.
He said, “We have believe and continue to believe that Nigerians do not need to go through the rigors and attendant risks of traveling abroad to access high quality healthcare. Having trained and worked in other more advanced parts of the world and seen that Nigerians form part of the best crop of doctors worldwide, we undertook to come back home to establish Cadarcrest Hospitals.”
The medical expert explained that plans are afoot to expand the 20 bed facility in the specialist hospital to 100 bed facility that can accept helicopters and bring trauma patients into the hospital.
Harping on treatment of fibroid, he said, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is the modern way of looking after fibroid, saying, “Fibroid is very common among st black women, we are getting a lot of women coming in to have this procedure done.
“In doing fibroid embolization, women who have fibroid, they can have a needle passed through their blood vessel to get to the fibroid and those fibroid are then burnt there.