The 2017 surgical outreach programme, organised by Kelina Hospital in conjunction with Surgical Aid Foundation has been going smoothly. The hospital has broken new grounds with many of the surgeries like laparoscopic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic retroperitoneal surgery performed on patients probably the first time in Nigeria. The team of surgeons was led by Dr. Celsus Undie (Consultant Urologist with interest in Minimal Access Surgery, including laser-based, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery) and Dr. Arvind Ganpule (a Robotic Surgeon). Laparoscopic Decortication/marsupiarization of deep-seated renal cyst measuring 170ml in volume was also done. All the surgeries went well.
The surgeries were successful and patients are all doing well post-surgery.
The urology part of the outreach ended on Friday, 9th June, 2017. The gynaecological session will commence today, Monday 12th June, 2017.
Surgical Aid Foundation is a registered NGO that supports charity work related to surgical diseases. Each year, we partner with hospitals that meet our stringent conditions. In 2017, we are sponsoring the following programme in partnership with Kelina Hospital on 3rd Avenue, Gwarinpa, Abuja: Subsidized high-tech laser, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeries June 5th – 16th 2017. The following Surgeries will be considered:
Laparoscopic Surgery for Gall Stones, Uterine Fibroid and Ovarian Cysts
Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for large kidney stones
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy; Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty for PUJ Obstruction
Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy; Partial Nephrectomy for kidney cancer
RIRS & Laser Lithostripsy for smaller kidney stones; Bipolar TURB for BPH
There will also be Surgical Training in Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology, Urology and General Surgery. The training programme will include the following:
Laparoscopic Instrumentation, Sterilization (including plasma sterilization), Access, Common Procedures (including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, pyeloplasty, myomectomy, ovarian cystectomy, hysterectomy). Doctors could refer their patients to take advantage of the subsidized surgeries. Olympus has promised to support this programme.
WE ARE EXPECTING TWO RESOURCES PERSONS, FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
Dr C. U. Undie
Head of Urology, Kelina Hospital Abuja.
Prof Ahmed Shoma
Professor of Urology and Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery Training Programme
UNC, Mansoura, Egypt
Prof Arvind Ganpule
Robotics Surgery Programme
MPUH, Nadiad, India
Theme: Laparoscopic Surgery
Urologists, Surgeons or Resident Doctors could apply for the training Programme.
Patients who wish to take advantage of the partial sponsorship should apply.