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.


Guest Speakers:  

Dr C. U. Undie

Consultant Urologist

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.