Nordica Fibroids Care Centre, the first fibroid care centre with HIFU in West Africa has treated no fewer than 100 women with fibroids and adenomyosis through non-invasive technology, the high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Its medical director/CEO, Nordica Fibroids Care Centre, Dr Abayomi Ajayi, broke the news at a press conference in Lagos.
He said the facility opened its doors to deliver the first non-invasive technology in the management of uterine fibroids through HIFU on Friday, July 9, last year.
“Since we opened our doors in July last year, we have done 100 successful treatments to date and still counting. 100 women have had the opportunity to get rid of fibroids and adenomyosis that may have defined their lives, before they did the procedure. From our facility here in Lekki, we have treated women from all works of life from across the country. We are delighted every time a woman walks into our facility with fibroids and or adenomyosis and she leaves here a few hours later devoid of the torment of her ailment,” Ajayi said.
The doctor noted: “The relief we see on their faces gives us joy that the investment we have made in this area of uterine fibroid management is bringing relief to our women folk who would ordinarily have been scared of open surgery, and may have decided to live their lives with the pain, discomfort, blood loss and we have saved many women from the risk of blood transfusion, anaesthesia and loss of man hours at work.”
Ajayi observed that despite the realities that private medical practice faces in rising energy costs, skyrocketing foreign exchange rates and the myriad of infrastructural challenges facing our country at this time.
He added: “We are even more resolved at focusing our attention on expanding our scope of operations to cover other locations in Nigeria. For us at the Fibroids Care Centre, it is a call to service. It means we are committed to working tirelessly to help more women access to the HIFU technology to deal with the fibroids. It is a call for us to reach out to more women living in Nigeria and the West African sub region to take advantage of HIFU and improve the quality of their lives.”
Ajayi posited that in celebrating this 100th treatment, the facility is also expanding access for medical doctors to be trained in the use of the HIFU technology as part of its commitment to continuous professional training.
“We have called for applications from interested doctors to apply for this specialised training to join a global workforce of highly skilled individuals. The more doctors that are trained, the better for the patients and our health sector. We believe that by the time we are celebrating our 200th treatment, Nigeria will be on the path to becoming a significant contributor to the global effort in fibroids care management via non-invasive methods,” he stated.