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Invitation for Surgical Outreach Programme 2019


THEME: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) and Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones

Surgical Aid Foundation (SAF) has been organizing yearly outreach programmes to support financially-challenged citizens in need of expensive minimal access surgical procedures to have these surgeries done here at home since 2011, in line with its vision to bring affordable hi-tech surgeries to citizens irrespective of their peculiar circumstances, as our own modest contribution to combating medical tourism from Nigeria. Surgical Aid Foundation in partnership with Kelina Hospital is offering the following to the general public:

Subsidized High-Tech surgeries November 11th to November 15th 2019.

This year’s surgeries will focus on the prostate-Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) using the 120 Watts Lumenis Laser (Moses Technology), the first of this laser in Nigeria. We will also focus on Kidney Stones-Laser Lithotripsy (using the Karl Storz 20 Watts Laser, Calculase) for smaller stones and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (using the Swiss Lithoclast Master or the 120 Watts Laser) for larger Kidney Stones. Early application by patients who wish to benefit or doctors who wish to participate for training on these procedures will guarantee opportunity.

Venue: Kelina Hospital Plot 123, by 34 Crescent, 3rd Avenue, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

The following Surgeries will be considered between November 10 and 15, 2019:

  •   HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) for BPH causing bladder outlet obstruction.
  • Laser Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones.
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and Lithotripsy using the Swiss Lithoclast Master.

Only Minimal Access Surgeries will be considered, as has been the practice.

Over 90 patients have benefited since 2011.

Surgeons and Medical Practitioners whose patients are for surgery will be welcome to our theatre during these procedures.

To register please contact Kelina Hospital Front Desk (08033 644 644), Kelina Hospital Service Manager (0701 683 7070) by WhatsApp text preferably or on the website via this link.

Those who are considered for surgery will be required to complete their pre-operative preparations and booking in advance of the surgery week. Registration with SAF is free.

The General Public is invited to participate.

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