Nigeria Records 355 Successful Fibroids Treatment With HIFU Technology 

Not less than 355 successful fibroid procedures have been performed at Nordica’s Fibroid Care Centre, two years after the deployment of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology.

This is even as an international expert in experimental medicine, Professor Rosie King, has applauded Nordica Fibroid Care Center in Lagos, the only HIFU center in Africa after South Africa and Egypt, for revolutionising women’s health with the help of HIFU technology.

King, during a tour of the Center, said HIFU was a brand-new and non-invasive treatment option for intestinal fibroids and adenomyosis, even as she disclosed that the technology is a trans-cervical fibroid ablation method that combines intrauterine ultrasound guidance with the well-established advantages of focused radiofrequency energy in a minimally invasive, uterus-preserving procedure.

King, who is also the managing director, International Academics, Marketing, and Sales, Chongqing Haifu Medical Technology Co. Ltd., averred that she was impressed with the setup of the Nordica Fibroid Care Center.

She said, “I am impressed. We have about 60 centres worldwide and 80 per cent of them are private centres. Dr. Ajayi’s centre stands out. This is the first center that actually has minimally invasive endoscopy technology on the one hand and non-invasive technology on the other hand. This is significant because it is about ensuring that doctors are able to choose the best treatment method to benefit patients the most.

She affirmed that there is no question that further instruction in the use of the HIFU device would result in more competent treatment and care providers for Nigeria’s dreaded fibroid, even as she averred that her company has sent Dr. Wu Panhong, a senior HIFU doctor from Chongqing Haifu Hospital to oversee the 2nd edition of the training which would last for the next two months.

Also speaking during the visit, the head of the Fibroid Care Center and the Medical Director, Nordica Fertility Center, Lagos, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, noted that 355 patients had been successfully treated for fibroid at the center.


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