A team of surgeons from Lagoon Hospitals led by Dr. Segun Abudu, a renowned Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital Birmingham, UK, has performed the first successful surgery in West Africa involving metallic replacement of the whole arm bone (humerus), shoulder and elbow joints on a patient.
Approximately 50 – 60 cases of this type of surgery have been performed in the UK to date, adding to the number of high-end surgeries performed at Lagoon Hospitals annually.
In a statement, Chief Operating Officer, of the Hospital, Dr. Naseem Mohammed, said “Lagoon Hospitals, have the facilities to perform all forms of surgical procedures including hip and knee replacements, keyhole surgery for the knee (arthroscopy) bone replacements with modern options correction of deformities using techniques that are only possible at very few specialised hospitals in the United Kingdom and USA.
“Lagoon Hospitals continue to prove that we are indeed pioneers in ground- breaking surgery and other tertiary healthcare solutions,” stated Hygei’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lars Stork.
“There are a significant number of Nigerians who go abroad for treatment.
The outstanding achievement demonstrated by our Orthopaedic surgeons confirms our commitment to our strategic objective of being the first choice for healthcare solutions of international standards in Nigeria.
As we continue to invest in high quality specialty services at least at par with what is offered abroad, we certainly encourage Nigerians to take full benefit from these investments. At the end of the day patients are best served by medical treatment provided close to where they live.