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Ngozi Stellamaris Okonkwo

21 years experience

Gynecologist & Obstetrician

Communicate : By Personally

About Dr. Ngozi Stellamaris Okonkwo

Dr. Ngozi Stellamaris is a consultant of repute. She is specialized in Gynecological & Obstetric Care & Surgeries - Cesarean Sections, Myomectomy, Polypectomy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Hysterectomy, Management of the infertile couple, Intra-uterine insemination, In- vitro fertilization with own and donor cycles, Embryo freezing, Sperm Donation..Sperm Retrieval testicular surgeries, Gynecological Endoscopy, Family Planning, Antenatal & Postnatal Care.


WORK EXPERIENCE


1.     January 2003 - January 2004 : Housemanship at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.  Rotations through major departments: internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and General and Speciality surgery ensured exposure to varied cases in these specialties and their different lines of management. Acquisition of skills in intravenous fluid setting, venopuncture, suturing, emergency medicine and care of trauma patients. Case presentations, seminars, and workshop.

2.     February 2004 – February 2005:         National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

Corper doctor serving my country providing health care at orientation camp site, hospital of primary assignment (General Out-patients’ Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan) and at the NYSC secretariat clinic. Scope included treatment of common tropical ailments, management of trauma cases, chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, identification and referral of selected cases, initial management of pregnant women before subsequent referral to the obstetricians, exposure to varied cases and academic health discussions. My interest in the conduct of clinical research began at this point.

3.      May 2005 – July 2005:  Medical Officer, Subol Memorial Maternity Hospital, Idimu Lagos. Antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care.

4.     February 2006 – November 2008: Junior residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Orientation in gynaecological and obstetric cases, Strengthening of skills in history taking and examination, performing minor surgical operations like manual vacuum aspiration, suction evacuation, cervical and endometrial biopsies, cervical cerclage, vacuum and forceps delivery, assisted breech delivery, delivery of multiple gestations, cervical ripening and induction of labour, partographic monitoring of patients in labour ,emergency caesarean sections, control of obstetric haemorrhage using the anti-shock garment, oxytocics, misoprostol, segmental devascularisation and the B-lynch technique etc. This period ended with conduct of two researches under the guidance of a supervisor and part 1 examinations which were successful in both West Africa and National Colleges making me a specialist in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and conferring on me associate fellow of the National College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

5.     December 2008 – April 2011: Senior Residency. Strengthening of surgical skills in   advanced gynaecological and obstetric surgeries, diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy, Capacity building in the field of research, proposal writing, and development of presentation skills.

6.     Specialization in urogynaecology (2011) Final station in the urogynaecological and genitourinary unit. Learning repair of obstetric fistulas. Visiting fistula surgeon within this period to fistula centers such as The Fistula Center Ebonyi State Nigeria where repair of vessicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulae were done. Research work in the area of obstetric fistula, non-fistulous incontinence among Nigerian women.

7.     Advance Training in Gynecological Ultrasound @St Gregrory Ultrasound Centre by Dr Marinho’s Consultant Gynecologic Sonolologist @Ibadan Nigeria. Exposure to Obstetric Uitrasound Scan viz Dating scan, growth scan, anomaly scan, placental abnormalities like abruptio placenta, succcenturiate placenta etc. Gynecological scans covering all forms of diagnosis, polycystic ovarian disease, ectopic gestation, endometrial hyperplasia, ovarian tumours, septate uterus, uterine didelphys etc and transvaginal scan

8.     Sub-Specialization in Minimal Access Surgery: Structured indepth-hands on training in diagnostic and operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy(January-February 2012):Training on gynaecological procedures such as Laparoscopic Sterilization, Management of Ovarian Cyst, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Myomectomy, Management of Tubal Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Management of Stress Incontinence, Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy, Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Re-canalization Surgery, Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, Operative Hysteroscopy for Submucous Myoma, Operative Hysteroscopy for Septate Uterus (Metroplasty)Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Lymphadenectomy, Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy, Laparoscopic Management Of Complicated Endometriosis, TVT, TOT, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Robotics (Principles Only).

9.     Exposure & Sub-specialization In Fertility Medicine: Bridge Clinic Lagos:(May 2014 – January 2015): Appointed as a consultant gynaecologist. Exposures include evaluation of the infertile patient for IVF, follicular tracking, egg collection, embryo transfer.   

10.  EKO Hospitals Ikeja Lagos: (February 2011- April 2014) Appointed as a consultant gynaecologist. Conduct of surgeries like Abdominal Myomectomy, Abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy and difficult caesarean sections. Co-ordination of the antenatal, gynaecological and postnatal clinics. Bedside teachings, tutorials and supervision of students for postgraduate medical examinations.

11.  St Leo’s Hospital Ikeja Lagos: (February 2015 – February 2018)Appointed as a consultant gynecologist and head of unit and Assistant Chief Medical Director Conduct of surgeries like Abdominal Myomectomy, Abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy and difficult caesarean sections. Co-ordination of the antenatal, gynaecological and post-natal clinics- Co-ordination of the Medical Team

12.  Ikeja Medical Centre Lagos ------------------ Consultant Gynecologist till date. And Head of Private Unit – Gynecology : Activities Include

  • Management of Complicated Gynecological & Obstetric Cases and Gynecological and Obstetric Surgeries
  • Management of the Fertility Clinic: Management of all Male & Female In Fertility Cases, Investigation of the Infertile Couple & Assessment for Appropriate Fertility Options, Fertility Scans, Sperm Preparation, Analysis, Sperm Banking & Sperm Donation Programs. Ovarian Stimulation, Egg Collection, Embryo Transfer & Embryo Freezing Programs. Intrauterine Insemination, In-vitro fertilization, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Ovum Donor Programs & Surrogacy. Management of OHSS, PCOS, Endometriosis etc .

PAPERS / PUBLICATIONS


1.     Ojengbede O.A, Okonkwo NS, Morhason Bello IO. Comparative Evaluation of Haemoglobin Estimation Amongst Pregnant Women In Ibadan - The Haemocue-B haemoglobin analyzer vs the haemiglobincyanide (standard method) as the gold standard. Afr J Reprod Health. 2008 Aug;12 (2):153-9

2.     Okunlola MA, Okonkwo NS, Tokzaka AA, Ojengbede OA. Study on vaginitis among intrauterine contraceptive device users in Ibadan, South-western Nigeria.
Journal of Reproduction and Contraception. 2009 Dec; 20(4):247-255.

Okunlola MA, Umuerri C, Omigbodun OO, Morhason-Bello IO, Okonkwo NS, Ojengbede OA. Pattern of mental ill health morbidities following hysterectomy for benign gynaecological disorders among Nigerian women. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2009; 3:18.

4.     Okunlola MA, Olutayo AA, Okonkwo NS, Akingbola TS. Pattern of Contraceptive use among women with sickle cell disease in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Feb; 30 (2):171.

5.Ojengbede OA, Adedokun BO, Morhason-Bello IO, Kolade CO, Okonkwo NS Childbirth method has an effect on non-fistulous urinary incontinence amongst sub-Saharan African women: fact or fallacy?Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2010 Nov; 21 (11):1391-5. Epub 2010 Jun 18

6. Ojengbede OA, Morhason-Bello IO, Adedokun BO, Okonkwo NS, Kolade CO.Prevalence and the associated trigger factors of urinary incontinence among 5000 black women in sub-Saharan Africa: findings from a community survey. BJU International 2011 Jun,107(11):1793-1800.

7.     Okonkwo NS, Ojengbede OA, Morhanson-Bello IO, Adedokun BA. Maternal demand for Caesarean Section (MDCS): Perception and willingness to request by Nigerian antenatal clients. IJWH 2012 Mar, 2012(4) 141-148.

8.     Okonkwo NS, Ojengbede OA, Morhanson-Bello IO, Adedokun BA. Maternal demand for Caesarean Section (MDCS): Perception and willingness to request by healthworkers in southwestern Nigeria. Int. Jour. of Obstetrics and Gynecology.(Partially accepted for publication)

9. Ojengbede OA, Morhason-Bello IO, Adedokun BO, Okonkwo NS, Kolade CO.Health seeking behaviour amongst women currently leaking urine in Nigeria: Is it any different from the rest of the world. International Journal of Women’s Health. (Accepted for publication Mar 2 2012)

10.  Morhason-Bello IO, Ojengbede OA, Morhason-Bello IO, Adedokun BO, Okonkwo NS, Kolade CO.Theories of urinary incontinence causation: aetiological descriptions by sub-saharan African women. Eur. J. Obstet and Gynecol. and Rep. Bio. 2012 Mar, 162(1) 109-112.


PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES


1.     Irabor A. E, Ladipo MMA, Adebusoye L.A, Olowokere S.A, Kuti K, Folasire O, Adigun K, Okonkwo N. Clinical Stage at Presentation of HIV positive patients in a Primary Health Care/ Family Medicine clinic presented at the West African Physician’s Conference 2004

2.     Irabor A. E, Ladipo MMA, Adebusoye L.A, Olowokere S.A, Kuti K, Folasire O, Adigun K, Okonkwo N. Epidemiology at Presentation of HIV/AIDS positive patients in a Primary Health Care setting as seen in the General Outpatients’ Department (GOPD), UCH presented at the West African Physician’s Conference 2004

3.     Okonkwo NS, Ojengbede O.A, Morhason Bello IO. Comparative Evaluation of Haemoglobin Estimation Amongst Pregnant Women In Ibadan - The Haemocue-B haemoglobin analyzer vs the haemiglobincyanide (standard method) as the gold standard. Oral presentation at the 7th International Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference Abuja  2006. (Best Scientific Presentation)

4.      Okonkwo NS,  Okunlola M.A, Olutayo AA, Adeleke AO, Ojengbede OA. Pattern of Vaginitis Among intra-uterine contraceptive device users in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices  Kampala, Uganda November 15-18, 2009organized by the Gates Institute JHU.

5.     Okunlola MA, Olutayo AA, Okonkwo NS, Akingbola TS. Pattern of contraceptive use among women with sickle cell disease in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria.Poster  presentation at International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices  Kampala, Uganda November 15-18, 2009organized by the Gates Institute JHU.

6.      Okonkwo NS, Ojengbede OA, Morhanson-Bello IO, Adedokun BO. Maternal demand for Caesarean Section (MDCS): Perception and willingness to request among Nigerian antenatal clients. Poster presentation at International Federation of the Gynaecologists and Obstetricians’ (FIGO) Conference  Capetown South Africa 2009

7.     Okonkwo NS,O.A Ojengbede, I.O Morhanson Bello,K.A Adedokun In  Perception and willingness to grant maternal request for caesarean section by health providers in west Africa. Poster presentation at International Federation of the Gynaecologists and Obstetricians’ (FIGO) Conference  Capetown South Africa 2009

8.     Okonkwo N.S, Ojengbede OA. Resumption of sexual Intercourse and contraceptive use by the postnatal visit at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Oral presentation at the 45th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference, Ibadan 2011.

9.     Ojengbede OA, Morhason-Bello IO, Adedokun BO, Okonkwo NS.Health seeking behaviour amongst women currently leaking urine in Nigeria: Is it any different from the rest of the world. BJU International.Oral presentation at the 45th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference Ibadan 2011.

10.  Okonkwo NS, Ojengbede OA, Morhanson-Bello IO, Adedokun BO. Maternal demand for Caesarean Section (MDCS): Perception and willingness to request among Nigerian antenatal clients. Oral presentation at the 45th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference, Ibadan 2011.

11.  Okonkwo NS,O.A Ojengbede, I.O Morhanson Bello,K.A Adedokun In  Perception and willingness to grant maternal request for caesarean section by health providers in southwestern Nigeria. Poster presentation at the 45th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference, Ibadan 2011.


CONFERENCES ATTENDED


1.     The 39th Annual General Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference 23rd- 25th November 2005 Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.

2.     The 7th International Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (SOGON) Conference  Abuja, Nigeria 2006.

3.     International Federation of the Gynaecologists and Obstetricians’ (FIGO) Conference  Cape town South Africa 2009

4.     International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices. Kampala, Uganda organized by the Gates Institute JHU November 15-18, 2009

5.     Rotary International Conference, New Orleans, United States of America. May 21-25 2011.

6.     45th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference, Ibadan November 21st-26th, 2011.

7.     48th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON) Conference, Asaba November, 2014.

8.     International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices. Nusa- Dua Indonesia. 25th-28th January, 2016


WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ATTENDED


1)    5-day Research Methodology Workshop organized by the National Post graduate Medical College of Nigeria: (28th Aug -1st Sept 2006)Writing a dissertation, Approach to evidence–based medicine, good clinical practice, unsafe abortion, introduction to Cochrane collaboration, Steps in developing a research proposal.

2)    Workshop on Internet Search Strategy by Center for Population and Reproductive Health (CPRH) 12th Oct, 2006: Training on how to search for medical information online using  Pubmed, Medline, African index medicus and  obtaining free full text using HINARI,

3)    2-day intensive workshop on HIV/AIDS organized by the ARV clinic/PEPFAR UCH (6th-7th June 2007):Epidemilogy of HIV/AIDS,HIV testing, opportunistic infection, PMTCT  in Nigeria, principles  of antiretroviral therapy, its side effects and toxicity.

4)    3-day Workshop Proposal Development and Report  Writing organized by CPRH in collaboration with Dept of Obgyn UCH Ibadan for Masters Students-(April 7th-9th  2008):Developing a research title, critical review of literatures, choosing appropriate methodology, writing up results, style of referencing, writing a report, dissemination of results and obtaining a grant.

5)    Reducing Maternal Mortality from Obstetric Haemorrhage and Eclampsia organized by the Center for Population and Reproductive Health (CPRH) University of Ibadan in collaboration  with Pathfinder International Group  (5th  – 8th  June 2008 )Use of NASG-non-pneumatic antishock garment, criteria for application, removal and care of the NASG , trans[port of patients with the NASG. Other methods of control of haemorrhage viz segmental devascularisation, B-LYNCH SUTURE and  intra-uterine ballons The use of magnesium sulphate and monitoring for toxicity.

6)    Couples and Reproductive Health Workshop: facilitated by Professor Stan Becker of Johns Hopkins School of Public health, JHU, Baltimore, USA in collaboration with the Center for Population and Reproductive Health (CPRH),College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria: 5th-6th February,2009. Re-conceptualizing the role of men in fertility issues. Couple oriented reproductive health care.

7)    Cochrane Protocol /RevMan Workshop(15-16th January,2009) :The Cochrane collaboration, search  strategies, evidence based medicine using randomized controlled trials, conduct of systematic reviews, use of the Revman software, enrolling into a Cochrane review group.

8)    Clinical performance management & Quality assurance project inaugural workshop organized by VESTER health care partners in collaboration with the University College Hospital, Ibadan at the IITA conference center. 23rd October, 2009:Overview of clinical governance and risk management; Quality assurance in clinical service delivery; performance risk reduction and clinical processes. Performance management in midwifery in Obstetric practice; Multidisciplinary team working.

9)    Principles and Practice of Clinical Research organized by the National Institute of HealthIn collaboration with the University of Ibadan and the University of Chicago Global Health Initiative, USA (May 3-7, 2010): Principles of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and research methodology. How to write NIH grant winning research proposals.

10) Advancement In the Use of Tocolytics For the Management of Preterm (Premature) Labour —With Spotlight On Tractocile (Atosiban)-The Only Tocolytic With Two Lives In Mind By Ferring Pharmaceuticals- Nigeria

11)Intermediate To Advanced Level Workshop In Gynecological Endoscopy@ South Shore Women & Children’s Hospital Victoria Island Lagos. 25TH-27TH October 2017. Covering:::Ergonomics and Understanding of Endoscopic Surgery, Patient Selection for Endoscopic Surgery, Overview of Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgeries, Becoming Competent at Hysteroscopy, Laboratory Demonstrations and Practice (Hands on Practice On Pigs, Laparoscopic Suturing Tricks & Techniques) Live Hysteroscopic Observation & Hands On Practice,  Hands-on Experience On Live Patients In Theatre.

12)Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Of Nigeria (SOGON) Lagos Sector- Online Webinar May 9 2020: TopicUterine Fibroids: Exploring All Treatment Modalities

13) Association For Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH) Online Webinar May 8th, 2020: Topic Back To IVF Lab Technical Operations In the Covid-19 Era: What Next? & Post-Covid-19 Nursing Care Strategies For Clients Undergoing Fertility Treatment.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH


·      Research Papers and Conferences Above On Reproductive Health Issues (See Above)

·      Masters In Population and Reproductive Health-(Post Graduate School University of Ibadan Nigeria)

·      Internship at Population & Reproductive Health at National Population Commission Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria

·      Community Surveys as listed above

·      Community Programmes among which include

·     Step down trainings on the use of the anti-shock garment amongst health workers in Mele community Ibadan for the, as well as and residents doctors in the University College Hospital Ibadan, Public Awareness programmes on the importance of vital statistics during my internship programme at National Population Commission for my Masters programme in Population amongst others


Experience : 21 Years

Department : Gynecologist & Obstetrician

Specialist : Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Cervical Dysplasia , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Menstrual Disorders , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Pelvic Floor Prolapse , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Pelvic Pain , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Uterine Fibroids , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Urinary Incontinence , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Pregnancy , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Special Care Pregnancies , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Postpartum , Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Peri/Post-Menopause

Location : Ikeja, Nigeria

Timings

Saturday ( 9AM- 1PM)

Work At

Ikeja Medical Center

Allen Avenue , Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Doctor Awards

Award Name Year
Distinguished Life Member of World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons 2012
Best Scientific Presentation for the Majekodunmi Young Scientist’s Award: At the 7th International Scientific Conference and 40th Annual General Meeting of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) held in Abuja Nigeria 2006
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Degree Completion Year
MBBS 2002
Primaries in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria 2004
Part 1 Fellowship in OBGYN in the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria 2008
Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the West African College of Surgeons 2011
F.MAS + D.MAS In Minimal Access Surgery 2012

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