6 Million adults have anal swellings, health experts

In Summary
  • A third of the eighteen million adults  have anal swellings.
  • Patients will no longer have to fly out of Uganda in  search for the minimally invasive therapies.
  • Benefits include,Outstanding Success Rates, Very High Patient Satisfaction, Saving on Precious Operation Theater, Ward and Staff Resources, Short learning curve for Surgeons, A High level of safety, Freedom from pain among others
The Leonardo Laser Generator
Image: Edwin Muhumuza

Health experts have expressed concern over the rising cases of hemorrhoids with reports suggesting that 6 million of the adult population have swellings in their anus.

This is according to Dr. Oling Michael, a Laparoscopic Surgeon at Ruby Medical Center while revealing the introduction of laser surgeries to enhance patient treatment.

Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr. Oling Michael explains the use of laser technology
Image: Edwin Muhumuza

“A third of the population have it, what I am saying, is that since adults are eighteen million, 6 million have it and this is a common problem.”

His remarks came as Ruby Medical Center in Kampala introduced laser surgeries as a new treatment option for different conditions.

Dr. Oling noted that it will be less pain full to treat hemorrhoids, Varicose Veins, Fistulas of the rectum, spinal discs, among other medical conditions.

In partnership with , one of the world´s leading medical technology companies in the field of minimally invasive laser applications, Rubys is offering demo surgeries intended to equip the surgeons with the necessary knowledge and confidence to take on this new world of technology and use it to therapeutically transform lives of Ugandans.

According to the centre, the surgeries will run for four days starting Monday 9th May through Thursday 12th May and the Categories of

applications include but are not limited to ;Endovenous Laser Vein Ablation (ELVeS) for the treatment of Varicose Veins, Laser Hemorrhoidolplasty (LHP), Fistula Tract Closure (FiLaC), Sinus Pilonidalis Treatment, Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD) for Spine, Minimally invasive laser therapy for BPH and Bladder Tumors, Hysteroscopic and laparoscopic applications for endometriosis, uterine polyps, condylomas, cervical conization.

Medical personnel,Mary Najju(Right) and Dr.Michael Oling(centre) pose for a photo after the demonstration
Image: Edwin Muhumuza

“The surgeries before lasers were quite difficult. Those after lasers really means that the anaesthesia is less invasive and we can do many procedures, and finish them in less than half an hour and many patients will leave and go home the same day with only paracetamol. ”said Doctor Oling.

He added, ”we strongly believe that with the introduction of this technology, patients will no longer have to fly out of Uganda in the search for these minimally invasive therapies. We are committed to delivering the safest state of the art therapies.

A patient undergoes laser surgery
Image: courtesy photo

The latest development by biolitec opens a brand-new world of therapeutic applications and clinical results in minimally invasive surgery, the Leonardo laser is the most versatile and universal medical laser on the market  which offers the possibility to deploy only one device for a variety of different applications.

Other benefits of Laser therapy for Patients, Surgeons and Hospitals include but are not limited to; Outstanding Success Rates, Very High Patient Satisfaction, Saving on Precious Operation Theater, Ward and Staff Resources, Short learning curve for Surgeons, A High level of safety, Freedom from pain and symptoms, Maximum preservation of sphincters, Quick return to everyday life activities, No cuts, No pain according to the manufacturer.