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Kelina Hospital, 123, Third Avenue,
Gwarinpa, Abuja, Nigeria
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CAPACITY BUILDING EFFORTS AT KELINA HOSPITAL

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate and Laser Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones: Side by side, each of the 2 lasers can do any surgery. The 3rd laser(not here) does only lithotripsy.

As your trusted healthcare partner, Kelina Hospital is proud to announce the acquisition of new equipment. The equipment improves our ability to provide innovative surgical care to your staff and their loved ones.

Some of the Equipment we have acquired in the last 24 months include:

  1. The Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Lasers. These lasers are also called holmium lasers. Kelina has 3 lasers. The 120W P120 laser arrived in 2018 and Kelina Hospital is proud to announce that ours is the first of that class in the entire African continent. With this, we do most of our Minimal Access Surgical Procedures, including Lithotripsy for kidney stones (most patients go home same day) and Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate(HoLEP), the most advanced form of surgical management of enlarged prostates obstructing urine: patients go home without catheters within 24 ho urs of surgery and can return to work 2 days after surgery.
  2. The Plasma Sterilizer. The most advanced form of endoscopic equipment sterilization. Kelina Hospital was the first hospital in Nigeria to install a Plasma Sterilizer. This is used to sterilize the equipment we use for our Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures and is effective against HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, amongst other infections microbials, although we do not use the same equipment for infectious and non-infectious patients.
  3. Digital Autoclave Steam sterilizer, for sterilizing materials for wound care and hand instruments.
  4. New Imaging equipment, including 4-D ultrasound scanner, capable of Coloured Doppler Ultrasound Scan
  5. A backup(100W) Laser for surgical procedures. This later arrived in June 2020, and  brings our total number of lasers to 3. With this, we do not need to convert surgeries from one mode to another even when equipment needs servicing. We can switch from one laser to another.

 

Surgical Session in Kelina Hospital

 

The 120W laser
The GE Logiq S7 4D Imaging system
The new Plasma Sterilizer

In 2012, the Nigerian Investment Promotion council and the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment awarded us a Pioneer Status for 5 years for our efforts in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Some of the milestones of Kelina Hospital include:

  1. The first hospital in Nigeria where Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy(PCNL)was done for huge kidney stones (2011). The surgery was on humanitarian grounds and was performed on a widow who works as a Cleaner in Wuse General Hospital, Abuja.
  2. The firsthospital in Nigeria to install 4 sets of flexible endoscopes for upper tract urological surgeries (2011).
  3. The first hospital in Nigeria to perform laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer (2012).
  4. The first hospital in Nigeria to acquire and install a Plasma Sterilizer for sterilizing endoscopic surgical equipment (2017).
  5. The first hospital in Nigeria to successfully carry out Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, HoLEP(2018). In 2019 alone, we did 49 HoLEP procedures, all successfully.

As for staff, we have multiple consultants per specialty. At the moment, we have 3 Gynaecologists. One of them has a Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery from outside the country. The Urologist also has a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery. He has been inducted into several international associations, including the American Urological Association, European Association of Urological Surgery, Endourology Society, SociétéInternationaled’Urologie(SIU).

The procedures we carry out include laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic kidney surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic cystectomy for ovarian cysts, laparoscopic myomectomy for uterine fibroids, and laparoscopic adhesiolysis for post-operative or endometriosis-induced intra-abdominal adhesions especially in women, who always prefer Minimally Invasive Surgery.

We are currently(May 2020) the only hospital in West Africa that routinely carries out Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate as treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Our results were presented at the Annual General Meeting of the West African College of Surgeons that held in Abuja this February.

All our consumables are imported and we are adversely affected by the value of the naira. Notwithstanding, we place more value on the health of our patients so we continue to strive for excellence.

Thank you for your continued support.

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