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Kelina inaugurates surgical specialist hospital in Lagos

By Sunday Aikulola
18 November 2022   |   3:15 am
As part of efforts aimed at providing world-class surgical facilities, the management of Kelina Hospital recently launched an ultra-modern surgical specialist hospital in Lagos.

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As part of efforts aimed at providing world-class surgical facilities, the management of Kelina Hospital recently launched an ultra-modern surgical specialist hospital in Lagos.

Speaking during the commissioning, Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the hospital is unique, because it offers “Smart Surgery,” where patients can go home same day after major surgery without blood transfusion.

He decried the rising cases of prostate problems in Nigeria, which are best treated with the Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), which ensures less bleeding.

HoLEP is a treatment for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The laser surgery removes blockages of urine flow. This treatment is done without any incisions on the body.

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun Ali Okunmade II, who is a beneficiary of the specialised surgery, said: “I’m really impressed at what the hospital achieved. I also want to thank them for taking care of me, for my people, specifically, my prostate health. Now I’m just like any young man around.”

The new hospital, which specialises in minimally invasive surgeries is equipped, not with HD, but with 4k equipment for endoscopic minimally invasive surgery. The surgeries are endoscopic, laparoscopic or laser-based.

Fielding questions from journalists, Chief Medical Director of Kelina Hospital, Dr. Celsus Undie, disclosed that the new surgical care facility was born out of the need to provide Nigerians with surgical care that can compare to what is found anywhere in the world.

“With this, Nigerians will not need to travel out for their surgeries, but can have them done here in Nigeria with the same equipment used in advanced countries and the same medical expertise,” he said.

Undie, who is also a consultant urologist, said the hospital also has a world-class laboratory that is very fast and can return results for over 90 per cent of tests in less than three hours. “The radiology suite has a brand new 32 Slice CT, digital X-ray machine, and high-resolution ultrasound scanner,” he said. Undie also said the hospital is equipped with an uninterrupted power supply system, a water treatment plant and hospital admission wards that are similar to five-star hotel rooms.”

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