The Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta on Friday, had successfully carried out Laparoscopic Surgery, using the latest technology required for the quick and effective implementation of the operation.
Laparoscopic surgery, an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions with the aid of a camera, was the first major keystone surgery carried out in the history of the Hospital.
The Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu, stated that the Surgery would allow surgeons to carry out operations on patients without necessarily delaying them on the bed, thereby, releasing them on time to return to their work.
Prof Musa-Olomu also disclosed that the Laparoscopic Surgery provides better opportunity for the surgeons to have access to an enlarged image of the patient’s internal organs during the operation.
He added that the patients could also be discharged on the same day of the operation depending on their conditions
The Medical Director further said that Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, would continue to offer quick and affordable care for Nigerian citizens.
Speaking in the same vein, the Head of Laparoscopic Surgery in the FMC, Abeokuta, Dr Sakiru Waheed, stated that one of the patients successfully operated on, in the Hospital had abdominal defects, which she had been battling with for some years.
Dr Waheed further explained that the Surgery is a minimal access surgery which allows one to use small incisions to access a large area.
He added that the Hospital can use the Laparoscopy for chest surgery, abdominal surgery, and even joints surgery.