Obstetrics & Gynecology Department
  • About
  • Vision & Mission
  • Services

About Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in 1990 with the development of the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH). The department is staffed by highly qualified and enthusiastic members offering general and specialized Obstetrical & Gynecological services. The department offers various subspecialty clinics and services such as Maternal Fetal Medicine, High Risk Pregnancy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Gynecological Oncology and Urogynecology.Latest cutting edge technology is deployed to perform advance Minimal Invasive surgeries (MIS) and high end 4D ultrasound scanners for imaging and diagnoses.

The facility includes 50 beds (26 gynecology & antenatal and 24 postnatal beds), 9 delivery suite beds, 2 triage rooms for obstetrical patients and 2 operative rooms for both Gynecological and Obstetrical cases.

The department offers teaching and training for pre-clerkship, senior clerkship, pre-internship and postgraduate students. CME is organized weekly including grand rounds, morbidity & mortality meetings, journal club, perinatal statistics and fetal rounds.

The department also runs courses and workshops throughout the year including the PROMPT course (Professional Obstetrics Multi-professional Training). Two International Conferences were organized in 2013 & 2016 in collaboration with our colleagues from North America and Europe. I hope that you found this webpage informative and as we embark with moving forward with our objectives, please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas, suggestions, or concerns.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences is to become a leader in the advancement of female health care and best practice through the training and provision of highly skilled physicians and researchers.

Mission

The department seeks to provide a structured educational environment in which dedicated teaching is integrated with graduated clinical responsibilities to produce physicians and researchers who will deliver and promote patient centered female health care that reflects the highest professional and ethical standards. While valuing teamwork, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and academic excellence, the department also seeks collaboration with national and international research bodies for the purpose of advancing health science and improving community services.

Services

The department is a tertiary care center accepting all high-risk obstetric patients from all over Oman. The neonatal unit is equipped with 4 ventilators and able to resuscitate babies from 24 weeks gestation. Out patients departments for regular antenatal clinic, high-risk clinic (IUGR and diabetes), infertility clinic, urogynecology & urodynamic clinic and Colposcopy clinics. Epidural service is available for laboring patients on 24-hour basis. The labor suite has 10 laboring rooms with all modern gadgets. The postnatal ward has 24 beds and 12 beds in the gynecology and 4 beds for the antenatal patients. All routine major and minor gynecology surgeries are offered to patients including hysteroscopy, and major laparoscopic operations such as salpingectomy, myomectomy, hysterectomy and endometriosis treatment. At our department, urogynecology operations for urinary incontinence and gynecology oncology, surgeries followed by either radiotherapy and or chemotherapy in collaboration with medical oncologist are also available. Infertility investigations is provided as well as ovulation induction with or without intrauterine insemination. We hope that in the near future we will have an IVF unit.

During 2013 there have been 3812 deliveries, with cesarean section rate of 19.94%. During the same period there were 580 gynecological and obstetric surgeries (excluding cesarean sections). The total perinatal mortality rate was 13.96 per 1000, and when perinatal mortality was corrected for gross congenital anomalies the rate was 5.95 per 1000.

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