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In vitro fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF, is a laboratory procedure where eggs are fertilized by sperm outside of the womb. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed, IVF has helped to bring millions of children into the world by fertilizing an egg with sperm in the lab (in vitro) and then transferring the created embryo into a woman.

Many couples who have fertility problems have been able to conceive a child through the use of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at Shepherds Hospital & Fertility. Our In Vitro Fertilization Program treats couples whose fertility has been impaired by conditions such as Tubal problems, Endometriosis, Male factor infertility, Unexplained infertility, and for those who have failed prior treatments.

The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program at Shepherds Hospital & Fertility, provides comprehensive care to individuals requiring traditional IVF, as well as ancillary procedures such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Embryo Cryopreservation.

We manage cases of infertility, fibroid surgeries & menstrual disorders. In addition, we provide comprehensive care for women in every stage of life – from routine gynaecologic care, to childbirth, to right up to menopause. Our Gynaecology services include diagnosis and management of reproductive system disorders such as pelvic pain, menstrual abnormalities, menopause issues benign pelvic and uterine tumours; endometriosis; incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Our Obstetrics Services include complete care for pregnant women, provided in our pre-natal clinics, with an emphasis on patient centred care.

With world renowned experts, Shepherd Hospital offers a reliable health care outcome from both inpatient and outpatient gynecological needs. We also perform qualitative and holistic surgery and gynaecological services with standards based on the best available medical evidence.

Shepherds Hospital & Fertility, boasts of a gynecology clinic which provides a broad range of expertise to meet the needs of women with complex conditions. Our experienced gynecologists provide minimally invasive surgery for some conditions, which has decreased the length of stay in Hospital and length of the patient’s recovery period.

Our Gynaecologist provide specialist medical as well as surgical management of all types of gynaecological problems i.e. Menstrual abnormalities, prolapse, fibroids and other tumours of the uterus and ovaries, and treatment of the infertile couple. Special expertise is available for Gynaecological Endocrinology problems. Menopausal women are cared for in our menopause clinics and facilities exist for Hormone Replacement Therapy where required.

Some of our Elective Gynaecology services include:
Diagnostic and Operative Laparoscopy, Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound scan, Open Surgery,

Our eye department offers a wide range of outpatient, surgical and tertiary services for diseases of the eye and surrounding structures. The Eye Unit is fully equipped to provide eye surgery including cataract surgery and laser treatments. The Ophthalmology department provides a comprehensive range of secondary and tertiary eye (ophthalmic) services for adults and children.

The department has a large multi professional eye care team, a range of highly specialist equipment and the team are able to diagnose, investigate, treat and operate (where necessary) on a range of eye conditions, including complex eye conditions.

The Ophthalmology Clinic at Nizamiye Hospital also gives the following services:

  1. Phacoemulsification for Cataract Surgery
  2. Fundus fluorescein angiography for retinal diseases
  3. Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  4. Pachimetry for corneal thickness measurement
  5. Plus Optix for Pediatric Refraction Test
  6. Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  7. Yag Laser
  8. Argon Laser

Pregnant women are referred for antenatal care once pregnancy has been confirmed. The mother is given a full initial assessment and counseling when she comes for her first antenatal visit, also known as the booking visit. This usually takes place around 12 weeks gestation. The pregnancy is monitored through regular follow-up visits. The mother’s health is also closely monitored. She will be weighed, her blood pressure taken and urine tested. If there are no complications, she will return for her first follow-up visit after two weeks, for the results of the tests taken during the booking visit. After this she must return to the clinic every three weeks up to 28 weeks, then every 2 weeks up to 36 weeks.

We understand a woman’s behavior in pregnancy affects her baby, that is why we provide antenatal classes, check ups and consultations to ensure both the mother and her baby are healthy during pregnancy. The aim of good prenatal care is to detect any potential problems early, to prevent them if possible (through recommendations on adequate nutrition, exercise, vitamin intake etc.). Shepherd Hospital & Fertility Centre is committed to the total well-begin of mother and child during the expectation period.

The goal of our antenatal service is to have a baby and mother that are both alive and well at the end of delivery. This is why the antenatal visit is first to help identify and distinguish between potential low risk pregnancies and high risk pregnancies using renowned global tools of classification.

Delivery is a significant part of child bearing and the different types depend on a lot of maternal and foetal variables. Delivery can be through a spontaneous vagina birth, induced labour, assisted delivery techniques or a Caesarean section. The choice of delivery type usually depends on these variables. Our team is well equipped to provide any of the aforementioned delivery types and are always on ground to provide any needed information, discussion and counselling about this.

Equally important to every mother is the post natal care and a key component here is contraception. Child spacing is recommended by the World Health Organisation and we provide a wide range of modern contraceptive methods for spouses to choose from. Among the different contraceptives available

The care of patients in modern medicine is mutidisciplinary, and there are also other factors that have been identified as important in holistic care of clients. The need to invest in these factors isn’t lost on us, and accordingly, the following are also obtainable at/through our facility:

We admit patients irrespective of gender into individual rooms. We admit One patient per room. There is always a registrar per ward to ensure maximum cover at all times. Our Senior registrar does a ward round every morning from Mondays-Saturdays. There are two consultant ward rounds per day, morning and evening. A nurse takes care of maximum three (3) patients at the same time, thus ensuring optimal frequency of checks. The work of the nurse is made easier by the presence of minimum 2 clinical assistants per ward who ensure amongst other things that the room is hospitable at all times. The importance of nutrition to health is not overlooked, as we have healthy competition among our canteens charged with provision of the best meals that align patient’s desires with health

With the aid of a fully-equipped mobile clinic capable of intensive care, and a core of trained personnel proficient in the skills of Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, we offer instant responses to emergencies that might arise, and also aid in evacuation of patients within the axis. The Mobile Clinic is traditionally accompanied by a Rapid Response Van to cater for exigencies as they might arise. prevention is better and cheaper than cure so we immunize children against an array of vaccine-preventable diseases according to the NPI guidelines, and also offer similar service to adults, for example, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Human Papiloma Vaccine, Meningitis vaccine, and a host of others.

We provide domicilary care for our Premium clients can assess full medical care in the comfort of their homes for conditions that can be managed domestically. A team comprising of a medical doctor, a doubly-qualified nurse and a clinical assistant, can be mobilized as necessary to any such location. The required samples for necessary investigations woukd be obtained right there at home upon obtaining consent. The patient is part of every step of the management process.

Our registrars are retrained yearly on BLS and ACLS protocols and our Chief Resident is housed within the hospital premises. With support from anesthesia, pharmacy and laboratory departments we offer 24hr daily service with full assurance of specialist review whose houses have proximity to the hospital.

We organize yearly reviews of clients within corporate partners, embassies and governmental institutions. Confidentiality is emphasized in the processing of results for necessary review, counseling or treatment as might arise.

Other clinical services includes: laboratory,Pharmacy and Radiology Services

Diagnostic Radiology concerns the use of various imaging technology and equipment to help in the diagnosis of diseases. The wide range of diagnostic imaging services and interventional procedures involve the common imaging modalities such as radiography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and nuclear imaging techniques.

Shepherd & Fertility Centre provides a full range of diagnostic imaging examinations and imaging-guided interventions. The Radiology Department at Shepherd & Fertility Centre is equipped with the CT and MRI. The radiology department also has a computed radiography and Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS) facility which is networked to the entire hospital. This helps in real time transmission of information and diagnostic results. The Department of Radiology and Imaging is well equipped with all the requisite equipments. It has Mammography, X-rays with image intensifiers and more.

We have a 500mA xray machine, a mammogram, a 3d/4d General Electric ultrasound scan and 2d scan machines. All forms of xrays including Chest, limbs, plain abdominal, skull, barium enema, barium meal, hysterosalpingogram (HSG) etc are done here. A 16 lead ECG machine for EKG services. An AED machine available for defribillation. .

We have the most experienced, skilled and aesthetics-inclined surgeons in the land just a phone call away. Only the qualified holds the tools whenever an invasive intervention is required. We offer care through the following surgical subspecialties:

  • GENERAL SURGERY: A highly-skilled and vastly-experienced surgeon is responsive at all times for life-saving interventions inclusive of laparotomy, herniorrhaphy, appendectomy, adhesiolysis, and a host of other wide range of surgeries.
  • UROLOGY: Anatomical defects along the genitourinary tracts of males and females are reviewed by a locum specialist and necessary interventions are offered with careful consideration of convenience for the client.
  • OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY: A team of ENT specialists are responsive as indicated for review of illnesses and defects within the ear, nose and throat of clients. One of such is a professor with great clinical experience.
  • PEDIATRIC SURGERY: Most interventions into the anatomy of newborns and young children are done either by or under direct supervision of a gentle pediatric surgeon.
  • ORTHOPEDICS: There is a locum specialist in the field of orthopedics for the review, management and followup of patients with skeletal system conditions.
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