Barbadians learn about Endometriosis at Central Bank of Barbados, “Mars & Venus In Harmony”
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• How to Make my Woman Want Me More?
• My Woman Hits Me — The Other Side of Spousal Abuse
• Male Menopause (Andropause) – does it exist?
was the principal architect. She had attended the November 2008 laparoscopy training session at Tapion hospital in St. Lucia. At each of the subsequent four sessions her patients accompanied her to receive laparoscopic management of their fibroids in order to have less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery. But Dr. Bennett who was aware of her patients’ reluctance to make the trip to St. Lucia decided to provide the services at Bayview Hospital in Barbados. So after completing the sixth session in St. Lucia, Dr. Bennett and her colleague Dr. Geoffrey LaFond formed the company CariGES to do just that. She had made comprehensive preparations that included Bayview hospital management and staff, the Government sector, the Insurance Industry, professional colleagues, friends and the media. The ceremonial function was held at the Sandy Lane Hotel!
During the four day session, they operated on 11 patients while performing 25 procedures. The most common procedure was hysterectomy, 6 evenly distributed between supracervical, (3) and total, (3). There were 5 myomectomies 5 excision of endometriosis, 5 lysis of adhesions, 3 salpingo-oophorectomies and 1 ovarian cystectomy. Most common diagnoses were fibroids 11, endometriosis 5, and adhesions, 5. There were no conversions to open surgery and no major complications.