Obstetrics and gynaecology is the amalgamation of two disciplines, both involved in the healthcare of women. Obstetrics revolves around the care given to a woman before, during and after pregnancy. Gynaecology is the care of women specific to the disorders and problems unique to the female reproductive organs. The specialty includes varied surgical work and involves close co-operation with other specialties such as urology, colorectal surgery and oncology. Major Subspecialties: gynaecological oncology, maternal and fetal medicine, reproductive medicine, sexual and reproductive health, community gynaecology and urogynaecology.
Addressing global health inequities requires a comprehensive response from the world’s surgical, anesthesia, and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) communities. These health care professionals need to share evidence-based knowledge and experience and collaborate to develop training programs and initiatives that ensure sustained, functioning health care systems. The world has experienced significant improvements in health care for millions because of effective global public health programs. However, these improvements have exposed the significant burden of obstetrical and surgical disease facing most of the world’s population. Tremendous gaps exist in expertise, workforce, and infrastructure, all of which are essential to provide critical surgical, anesthesia, and modern OB/GYN care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Advances have also resulted from a change in the attitudes and practice of gynaecologists themselves, in response to the greater expectations and knowledge of their patients, who frequently seek new and innovative procedures on the basis of media publicity and access to non-peer reviewed information including the world wide web. It is increasingly recognized that gynaecological problems affect the quality of life of women in different ways, highlighting the value and importance of patient assessed health status measures to evaluate the subjective severity and treatment efficacy of common gynaecological conditions.
The global gynecological devices market is marked by a high degree of fragmentation due to the presence of several large and small manufacturers, reports Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new business intelligence study. This leaves ample room for market consolidation in the near future. Nevertheless, top companies namely Boston Scientific Corporation, Cooper Surgical, and Olympus Corporation hold prominence on account of their extensive product portfolio and geographical outreach. These companies are vying to introduce non-invasive devices to serve a larger consumer base that will also help expand their geographical outreach. With increasing demand for medical help for women-centric health issues, there lies immense scope of growth for players in the gynecological devices market.
Swedish is the best choice you can make for gynecological surgery. From skilled surgeons and first-class facilities to an experienced nursing staff, Swedish has what it takes to provide you with the best care possible.
Of the almost 40,000 surgeries performed at Swedish each year, more than 6,000 are for gynecological conditions, the highest volumes in the Northwest. This is important because studies have shown that when you have your surgery at a hospital with higher volumes, you increase your chances for a better outcome. Swedish facilities further enhance your surgical experience. The medical center has 60 state-of-the art operating rooms at its First Hill, Ballard, Cherry Hill and Edmonds campuses that provide the optimal environment for every type of procedure.
Swedish surgeons continue to be on the leading edge of surgical advances that provide the most effective solutions to troubling gynecological conditions. These include minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures. In addition, Swedish is the only medical center in the region to have the latest generation of da Vinci robotic surgery technology - a robot with four, rather than three, surgical arms to provide better access to and control of the surgical site.
Your surgery and post-operative care will be supported by a caring and compassionate team of experienced health-care professionals that includes nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers and others whose goal is to help you recover quickly and resume your daily activities.
In addition to surgeries for benign gynecological conditions, Swedish provides comprehensive care for malignant conditions backed by the expertise of the Swedish Cancer Institute.