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Initial Experience With Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate in a Urology Specialist Hospital in Nigeria

ORIGINAL RESEARCH June 2021 Published in African Journal of Urology DOI: 10.1186/s12301-021-00184-4 Authors: Celsus Ukelina Undie Nnanna Ibanga Ewomazino Raymond Kalenebari Torporo Abstract Background: Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is a more recent procedure for the management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia compared to open prostatectomy or Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. HoLEP is not [...]
Kelina Hospital Team After HoLEP

Kelina Hospital Team, just after HoLEP in April, 2021

Kelina was the first hospital in West Africa to start doing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)in 2018. We have done over 100 HoLEP procedures since then, all safely and successfully. When senior citizens, top government officials, and others who could afford to travel anywhere else on the globe choose to come to us [...]

Staghorn Culculi: What You Should Know.

Staghorn calculi (kidney stones) get their shape by forming a mold of the cup-like cavities (calyces) in the kidney. They are named staghorn because when these calculi (kidney stones) form, they look like stag (male deer) horns. At Kelina Hospital, we removed a large (4.55cm) staghorn calculus from a patient’s kidneys. Staghorn calculi are commonly […]

Oral Habits and Crooked Teeth.

An oral habit is a frequent or constant practice, which has become second nature because of frequent repetition. Oral habits are the major cause of crooked teeth that present in early childhood and mixed dentition stages (when baby teeth and permanent teeth are present). Certain habits like thumb sucking (mostly seen in 50% of the […]

Medical Supplies Donated to Kelina Hospital

A notable Nigerian Philanthropist, Professor Spencer Onuh, donated surgical items and medical supplies to Kelina Hospital. The items were donated to assist in the care of indigent patients. For over 10 years, Kelina Hospital has provided high-tech medical care to people who would not normally be able to afford it through her Surgical Aid Program. [...]
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The full idiom is, “a stitch in time saves nine”. Suffice to say that it probably was not about surgeries that this idiom was coined. Though originally based on a tailoring metaphor, it bears uncanny similarity to the medical sciences. While most people would rather not have surgery if it is elective, there are occasions […]

Surgical Aid Program 2020 Report

The 2020 surgical aid program was themed, “Minimally Invasive Procedures: Support During the pandemic”. The program ran from the 17th of August till the 30thof September 2020. The program considered only Minimally Invasive procedures in Gynecology, Urology and General Surgery. The program also offered free prostate checks (Free PSA tests) to men 50 years and [...]


Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) is a glycoprotein produced by the prostate gland. Every anatomically normal man has a prostate gland. The prostate gland surrounds the neck of the urinary bladder. The gland produces a liquid juice which mixes with the semen during ejaculation. Semen itself is a creamy secretion that comes out […]

Surgical Outreach 2020

Surgical Aid Foundation in collaboration with Kelina Hospital is organising its SURGICAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME FOR 2020 THEME: Minimally Invasive Surgery SUPPORT The Subsidized Surgeries covered in this year’s programme include: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP). Laser Lithotripsy for Kidney stones (RIRS, URS, or PCNL). Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for […]