- The innovative technique seeks to enhance patient care during surgeries, marking a significant leap forward in the hospital's commitment to advanced medical practices and improved healthcare outcomes.
- Kemunto expressed immense enthusiasm about the collaboration, highlighting its potential to redefine the hospital's surgical landscape
Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital has officially partnered with the Operating Theatre Practitioners of Kenya (OTPK) to introduce gasless laparoscopy.
The innovative technique seeks to enhance patient care during surgeries, marking a significant leap forward in the hospital's commitment to advanced medical practices and improved healthcare outcomes.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at a ceremony attended by key representatives, including Mama Lucy Hospital Board Chairperson, Dorcas Kemunto-W, hospital CEO Dr. Wafula and representatives from OTPK.
In her address, Kemunto expressed immense enthusiasm about the collaboration, highlighting its potential to redefine the hospital's surgical landscape and ensure superior patient well-being.
"Gasless laparoscopy, a cutting-edge surgical approach, eliminates the need for carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation during laparoscopic procedures," hospital board chair Kemunto said in a statement on Friday.
Traditionally, CO2 is used to create a working space within the abdomen, allowing surgeons to visualize and perform surgeries with small incisions.
However, this new technique employs advanced technology to achieve the same outcomes without the use of gas, leading to a range of benefits for patients and medical practitioners alike.
"One of the primary advantages of gasless laparoscopy is the reduction of postoperative complications," Kemunto added.
"By eliminating the carbon dioxide gas, patients are less likely to experience issues such as shoulder pain and bloating, which are common after traditional laparoscopic surgeries. This results in a more comfortable and faster recovery process, enabling patients to resume their daily activities sooner."
Additionally, the gasless approach enhances surgical precision.
With improved visibility and reduced interference from gas, surgeons can perform intricate procedures with greater accuracy.
"This heightened precision is particularly crucial for delicate surgeries, where even the smallest movements can significantly impact the outcome," the board chair stated.
As a result, patients can have increased confidence in the efficacy of their surgeries and the expertise of their medical team.
The Chair further noted that The partnership between Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital and OTPK signified a momentous step forward in the medical field.
"It reflected a shared commitment to embracing innovative techniques that prioritize patient welfare and surgical excellence," she stated.
"The collaboration not only highlights the hospital's dedication to staying at the forefront of medical advancements but also showcases the importance of collaboration between healthcare institutions and professional organizations in driving progress within the industry."
Kemunto noted that this development reaffirms Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital's reputation as a leading healthcare provider, setting new standards for quality and patient-centred care.
"By offering gasless laparoscopy, the hospital is not only improving the overall surgical experience for patients but also contributing significantly to the advancement of medical science in Kenya," she said.
"As the hospital starts using this state-of-the-art method, patients can anticipate less painful, more accurate, and safer surgical procedures."
The hospital is now offering male gynacology clinic offered on Monday for 24 hours as part of theatre services.
Mama Lucy is at the centre of the H.E. Johnson Sakaja government's commitment to ensuring Nairobians have access to good health.