Hospital records 250 successful non-invasive prostrate surgeries
Nigerian hospital, Kelina Hospital has recently recorded 250 successful prostate surgeries using the advanced and non-invasive Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) procedure. This was disclosed by the Medical Director, Dr. Celsus Undie who operates from two facilities in Victoria Island, Lagos and Gwarimpa, Abuja,
Speaking, he disclosed that May 2023 was a significant milestone in the last four years when they successfully carried out 250 Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) surgeries for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that could obstruct urine, capable of causing damage to the kidney, kidney failure and other life-threatening complications.
“This May 2023 is a milestone in the life of Kelina Hospital as we mark 5,000 surgical operations on five thousand citizens without a single mortality inside our Operating Room since 2008,” he also said.
To him, “performing over 5,000 surgical operations in fifteen years without a single patient dying in our theatre since inception is a big deal. Performing 250 HoLEP surgeries for patients with prostate problems without giving blood to more than a handful of them is a big deal. One of those prostates measured 550g in size. Nothing apart from HoLEP or open surgery can handle that. But we did it safely with HoLEP.”
He commented on challenges: “They made us as tough as we have turned out to be. Long live the Nigerian citizen who opted to have faith in our system. We are grateful to those who have trusted us to operate on them.”