Dr. Yuval Lavy, an Israeli obstetrician and gynecologist, brought a different kind of treatment to the women of the outlying communities of Dhulikhel and Panauti.
(Embassy of Israel, Kathmandu)
Last week Dr. Yuval Lavy, an Israeli obstetrician and gynecologist, brought a different kind of treatment to the women of Dhulikhel, performing urogynecological and laparoscopic surgeries to treat pelvic floor problems and remove ovaries and uterine cysts.
The urogynecological operations performed by Dr. Lavy performed are an unexplored field in Nepal. Dr. Lavy was able to share his knowledge with the doctors from Dhulikhel Hospita and Kathmandu University Hospital and operated on more than 15 women from the outlying communities of Dhulikhel and Panauti. Four medical consultants from Dhulikhel Hospital were also involved in the operations.
During his stay in Nepal, Dr. Lavy also lectured on urogynecology to the MBBS students – nurses, interns and post graduate students – at the Dhulikhel Hospital.
Mr. Yehonathan Lebel, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israel Embassy in Kathmandu, expressed appreciation for the work of Dr. Lavy and said, "This is the latest in the medical cooperation between Nepal and Israel and we are very happy to have been able to provide this support to women in need. We hope that in the future, Nepali doctors will be able to go to Israel in order to widen the available treatment in Nepal."
Dr. Lavy is the Head of Urogynecology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hospital in Israel. Dr. Lavy is also an instructor at the Advanced Hyseroscopy training and chairman of the Urogynecological Association in Israel.