Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is the flagship of the DIFF Hospital. It is well known for its provision of excellent & quality service particularly in the field of Assisted Reproductive technology.
The department prides itself in the provision of first class services in the following departments or units.
1. Prenatal and Antenatal Care
2. Delivery Services
3. Postnatal Care
4. Antenatal Class
Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit
At DIFF hospital, we provide first class obstetric services through our well trained and highly specialised staff. The department runs a consultant based practice in the provision of excellent Obstetric and Gynaecologic services. The department has 6 consultant obstetrician & Gynaecologists (included in this number is a Chief Consultant and two senior Consultants). The department also has very experienced and well trained medical officers and nurses that form part of the team that help provide excellent obstetric services. The department has more than 9 ultrasound machine, with each consulting room having a machine. The delivery suites are fully equipped with state-of-the-Art equipment to ensure safety of mother and baby, and also provide comfort. Our obstetric practice has the wonderful support of other departments such as the anaesthetic department with epidural analgesia for patients in labour; the paediatric department with the resuscitation of babies at delivery.
At DIFF Hospital O & G department, each of our deliveries apart from having the presence of an obstetrician also has the paediatric team present which consist of the consultant, a resident and a paediatric nurse. All this is to ensure the safety of the babies. The department also enjoys a wonderful support from the laboratory with the prompt provision of blood and its products on demand; thus ensuring that maternal mortality due to obstetric haemorrhage is non-existent.
The very cautious and respectful nature of our labour ward nurses continues to be a testimony shared by all our patients who go through the delivery process at DIFF.
It is important to state that our delivery suites are also equipped with monitors for both the mother and the baby e.g. Cardiotocogram. Patients in labour are always on monitors. Also the delivery suites are also equipped to handle Caesarean section should the need arise.
The patients are provided with luxurious fully equipped private all ensuite rooms to ensure comfort. The post natal care is also provided by an obstetrician.
The department also organises fortnightly antenatal classes, ran by the Chief Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & other Consultants in the department.
Gynaecological services – The department provides excellent gynaecological services. With the use of its fully equipped theatre suites, major and minor gynaecological procedures carried out using the most experienced hands. Complications such as infection are practically nonexistent. As an IVF unit, the department carries out hundreds of major gynaecological surgeries e.g. myomectomy in preparation for the program.
Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit
The assisted reproductive technology (ART) unit of the department is the flagship of not just the department but also of the hospital. The unit carries out hundreds of IVF cycles every year, bringing joy to many families and changing the story of hundreds of couples.
The IVF unit is blessed with very highly trained manpower and state of the Art equipment. The IVF unit has five Consultant Gynaecologist/Fertility Specialist, five IVF Physicians, 6 Embryologists (three of whom are senior embryologists), 8 IVF Nurses, 2 Embryologist Technicians and 4 Clinical Assistants. A lot is invested in the training of the IVF staff mostly abroad. The services provided by the IVF unit ranges from Simple Fertility treatment to more complex treatment options such as Ovulation Induction, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-vitro Fertilisation, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), TESE & TESA for ICSI, Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for sex and genotype selection. The unit is also equipped with the capacity for fetal reduction in cases of multiple pregnancies.
The IVF unit is beautifully complemented by an endoscopy unit that is equipped to provide endoscopic services such as laparoscopic surgeries, hysteroscopy etc.
The IVF unit also has a very robust third party human reproduction program that has significantly added to the success achieved. The IVF unit currently runs more than 500 cycles per year with success rate of 63.4%.
The presence of state of the art facilities in the IVF unit such as ICSI machine (4), incubators (8), facility for embryo biopsy in our PGD program etc have helped to ensure our high success rate making our unit the leading centre in the country with a lot of referrals both from within and outside the country.
The unit is also involved in IVF medical outreaches sharing knowledge about infertility and its prevention and management.
The current staff strength of the department is 30 and the breakdown is as follows:
|Dr. John Idahosa||Chief Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Fertility Specialist & MD DIFF Hospital.
|Dr. Joshua Usman||Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Chairman, Medical Practice Committee (CMPC).
|Dr. John Abebe||Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Deputy CMPC & HOD OBGYN.
|Dr. Ifedi Okonkwo||Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Deputy HOD OBGYN.
|Dr. Oluwaseun Fadare||Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Head of Continuing Medical Education Unit
|Dr. Cynthia Omonuwa||Chief Resident|
|Dr. Oluseyi Oduyoye||Medical Officer/ IVF Physician|
|Embryologist & Embryologist Technician|
|Miss Adesuwa Evans-Ogbebor||Senior Embryologist & HOD|
|Mrs. Tope Bodunde||Embryologist/Deputy Secretary IVF Unit|
|Dr. Eseoghene Omonigho||Senior Embryologist & Secretary IVF Unit|
|Mr. Godspower Omogiade||IVF Physician/ Embryologist|
|Mr. Echeta Sunday Israel||Embryologist Technician|
|Mr. Jeremiah Jato||Embryologist Technician|
|IVF Nurses / Reproductive Counsellors|
|Jovita Unaegbu||Head of IVF Nursing Unit|
|Nwamarabia Scholastica||Deputy Head of IVF Nursing Unit|
|Charity Iheanakaram||IVF Nurse|
|Uche Oriaku||IVF Nurse|
|Grace Olatunji||IVF Nurse|
|Blessing Abimbola Obaro||IVF Nurse|
|Delivery Ward Suite Nurses|
|Mrs Faith Madukoma||Head of Delivery Ward|
|Anyanwu Chizoba||Delivery Ward Nurse|
|Juliana Olawoyin||Delivery Ward Nurse|
|Victoria Okechukwu||Delivery Ward Nurse|
|Shallom Ayeni||Delivery Ward Nurse|
|Ochu Precioius||Delivery Ward Nurse|
|Muoneke Ebere||Delivery Ward Nurse|
|Iheanyichukwu Ukah||IVF Clinical Assistant|
|Gloria Ochili||IVF Clinical Assistant|
|Patience Ayuba Musa||IVF Clinical Assistant|
The department is committed to the provision of excellent and qualitative obstetric & gynaecological services using a well inspired manpower with state-of-the-Art facilities.
The satisfaction of our patient will continue to be our goal, while blazing the trail in the field of assisted reproduction in Nigeria and beyond.Delivery Ward Nurse