Tertiary Services in Gynaecology at Lautoka Hospital
This included surgical services, outpatient clinics and interactive teaching. To achieve this and without placing any demands on local staff or resources, whole team of Gynaecological Surgeons (5), Anaesthetists (4), Anaesthetic Technicians (3), Surgical Nurses and Ward Nurses and Physiotherapists along with Administrative Staff to provide logistic support to the team was assembled. We also took our own supply of medications, surgical supplies, anaesthetic drugs etc to Lautoka Hospital. This team only then could provide comprehensive service in gynaecology.
Dr Pillay carried out a major surgery to remove a benign ovarian cyst. It weighed 29kg which was 40% of her weight. The surgery lasted approximately 3 Hours. The patient was not pregnant. The patient recovered well.