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Surgical Aid Foundation's Working Visit to Kelina Hospital

On the 6th of March 2018, the Program Manager of the Surgical Aid Foundation (SAF), Ms. Abidemi Babatunde, visited Kelina Hospital. The Program Manager was scheduled to observe a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP).

Surgical Aid Foundation (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)

TURP is one of the many minimal access surgeries offered at Kelina Hospital. The Program Manager of SAF was at Kelina Hospital to gather first-hand experience of the surgical options available to individuals with prostate cancer. Ms. Abidemi was interested in expert opinion on the benefits of Minimal Access Surgery over open surgery.

The Consultant Urologist at Kelina Hospital, Dr. Undie, walked Ms. Abidemi through the procedure which lasted about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Consultant then took out time to explain some of the benefits of Minimal Access Surgery, which include:
• Reduced blood loss: The patient that was operated on did not need blood transfusion after the procedure.
• Shorter recovery time. The patient was awake during the whole surgery and Dr. Undie remarked that he would be able to self-imbibe food the same day and can be on his feet in a matter of days.

The procedure carried out was a Bipolar TURP where no electricity is passed through the patient. Kelina Hospital is one of the few hospitals in Nigeria where the Bipolar Transurethral Resection of the Prostate is carried out.

Kelina Surgical Aid FoundationOur Theatre has brand new anaesthetic machines from the best companies in the world. We also have electrosurgical equipment, radiofrequency therapy, a large number and variety of endoscopes for almost any part of the body, fluoroscopy machines for monitoring endoscopic procedures, and enough room to change from one equipment to another when the need arises. We employ multiple safety measures to guarantee safe surgery with zero percent theatre mortality since the hospital opened

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