Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Abdulrazaq Alojan1*, Ahmed Ammar1, Sharifah Ahmed Othman2, Anwar Saeed Al Zahrani2, Walaa Saleh Al Ghamdi2, Ossamah Al Sowayan3, Ammar Alomran4, Hanan Alghamdi5 and Abdulrahman Al-Anazi6

1Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, King Fahad University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
2College of medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
3Department of Pediatric Urology, King Fahad University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
4Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, King Fahad University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
5Department of Surgery, King Fahad University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
6Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA

*Correspondance to: Abdulrazaq Alojan 

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Abstract

Due to the complexity of spina bifida syndrome, patients need special attention to medical, family and social challenges. In order to attain these challenges, the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit of Department of Neurosurgery at King Fahad University Hospital in association with other concerned departments established a hydrocephalus and spina bifida clinic in 2015. Hydrocephalus-Spina Bifida Multidisciplinary clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes different subspecialties involved in the care of spina bifida patients. This clinic is formed of: Pediatric neurosurgeons, Pediatric orthopedics, Pediatric urologists, pediatrician, pediatric physiotherapist, genetic counseling and social workers counseling. The objectives of this clinic are: [1] Providing the best possible timely medical care for different Medical/Surgical problems [2]. Maintaining a Multidisciplinary close follow up for such patients to manage medical consequences and possible progression of such syndrome [3]. Helps to improve the quality of life of these patients at home, school and encourage their positive integration in the society [4]. Implementing social educational services through social events to educate community about Hydrocephalus and Spina bifida risk factors and avoidance measures. This retrospective study aims to evaluate and analyze the success of this clinic goals and objectives that have been set; this study has been conducted through patient service/satisfaction questionnaire of patients following at our clinic highlighting the importance of implementing such a multidisciplinary service in eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

Citation:

Alojan A, Ammar A, Othman SA, Al Zahrani AS, Al Ghamdi WS, Al Sowayan O, et al. The Importance of Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2866..

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