Reddington performs 1st keyhole prostate cancer surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa



By Chioma Obinna

TOWARDS making Nigeria a medical tourism hub in Africa, the Reddington Hospital Group, Lagos, has again, blazed the trail in quality healthcare delivery with the successful conduct of the first Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove a patient’s cancerous prostate. Laparoscopic surgery differs from traditional open surgery by making five small incisions as opposed to a large one to perform the surgery.

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This leads to less blood loss, less abdominal trauma, a faster recovery rate and better cosmetic outcomes.

A Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon/Clinical lead surgeon for Urology at GlanClwyd Hospital in Wales, the United Kingdom who collaborated with the Reddington Hospital on the project, Prof. Kingsley Ekwueme, said prostate cancer is more prevalent among blacks than…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper