The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is a referral center in PAR hospital and the region. It initiated and implemented the idea of comprehensive women’s healthcare by offering the most up to date care to women seeking medical attention. The Department pioneered prenatal diagnostic testing, including amniocentesis with chorionic villus sampling (the first performed in Iraq), and three-dimensional ultrasound.
Our faculty members continue to be very active in clinical and basic research, and lecture nationally and internationally, each in their field of specialty. Moreover, many of our faculty members are involved in training programs on local and regional programs.
General Obstetrical Care
Our maternity unit is considered one of the busiest in Erbil; each pregnant woman receives individualized care for her unique needs. Our team of highly qualified professionals includes obstetricians, perinatologists, and neonatologists who offer women the expert care of a major academic teaching institution, with the warmth and personal touch that there is to offer. We also offer a variety of specialized treatments and services dealing with both normal and complicated pregnancies to ensure the best outcome for both the mother and new born.
Advanced prenatal diagnostic ultrasonography and antenatal genetic testing have been available for a long time and were further developed with the introduction of molecular genetic testing. The state-of-the-art newly renovated intensive care nursery has enabled us to deal with complicated and preterm deliveries. Our delivery suite is undergoing a face lift and we are expected to get a new central monitoring system with a feature that will enable us to have remote access to fetal heart tracings.
General Gynaecological Care
Our Department offers the latest options in gynecological care for women at every age. The choice of services ranges from routine gynecological exams and primary health screening to less invasive alternatives to gynecological surgery. Our obstetricians and gynecologists share a common commitment to understanding each woman’s unique needs and providing expert care accordingly.
Our gynecological services include: routine gynecological care, (such as treatment of endometriosis, pelvic pain, sexually-transmitted diseases, the symptoms of menopause, and uterine fibroids), adolescent gynecology, medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic problems, diagnostic and operative laparoscopy, endoscopy, non-surgical options for certain pathologies, contraceptive counseling, outpatient hysteroscopic evaluation, colposcopy and LEEP procedures, cystometrogram evaluation for women with urinary incontinence, minimally invasive procedures for incontinence such as the newly introduced tension-free vaginal tape procedure, family planning/contraception , gynecologic surgeries, in addition to comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and vulvar pain.