Obstetrics & Gynecology Department
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About Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in 1990 with the development of 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. Department activities are 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). Three International Conferences were organized in 2013, 2016 and 2019 in collaboration with our colleagues from North America, Europe and Gulf region.


The vision of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.


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.


  • The department is a tertiary care center accepting all high-risk obstetric patients and those who require the various available subspecialties from all over Oman.
  • The neonatal unit is fully equipped and is able to resuscitate extreme preterm babies.
  • Out patients department runs regularly for antenatal care, high-risk cases (intrauterine growth restriction and diabetes), maternal fetal medicine, general gynecology, reproductive endocrinology & infertility, urogynecology & urodynamics, gynecological oncology and colposcopy cases.
  • Epidural service is available for laboring patients on 24-hour basis.
  • The labor suite has nine laboring rooms with all modern gadgets.
  • The postnatal ward has 24 beds and the gynecology and the antenatal ward has 26 beds.
  • 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 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.
  • An ultrasound unit is available and well equipped for detailed obstetrical scans.