Girl, 16, undergoes successful congenital hemangioma surgery at Lethem Hospital

Congenital hemangioma surgery conducted on a 16-year-old patient in Region Nine

It was reported that the patient lost 800 millilitres of blood throughout the surgery, which was expertly replenished with a blood transfusion. The patient was discharged five days later.

The success story underscores the government’s immense effort and investment in advancing the country’s healthcare sector, especially in the hinterland and far-flung areas.

With an impressive track record of successful surgical procedures under its belt, the Lethem Regional Hospital continues to provide medical aid to Guyanese and neighbouring countries, Brazil and Venezuela.

Equipped with modern surgical facilities, including a theatre with two fully utilised beds, allowing for simultaneous surgeries and improved patient flow, the hospital can efficiently manage the remarkable rise in surgical procedures it is experiencing.

Successful removal of a large congenital hemangioma at Lethem Regional Hospital

The surge has seen the surgical volume from 2022 to 2023, increasing by 200 per cent.

Moreover, the hospital has a wide range of surgical services including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and ophthalmology with expansion plans on the horizon.

Editor’s note: The images included in this article depict the before and after of a surgical procedure and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. [DPI]