Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions
The center has laparoscopic boxes which will be individually assigned to each surgeon. The surgeons will perform tasks like peg transfer, cutting around a circular line, intracorporeal knot stitching, extracorporeal knot stitching and tying an endoloop. These skills are based on the principles of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS). Once surgeons become proficient at the basic laparoscopic tasks, they can then sign up for the live pig lab.
The pig lab is a mimic of a real laparoscopy suite. Here, surgeons will use live pigs to further hone in on their skills prior to doing the procedure on a real person.
The Ambulatory Surgery center occupies the 2nd floor of the building. There is a single laparoscopy/endoscopy suite with the most modern equipment in laparoscopy. Physicians who have shown surgical proficiency in laparoscopy will be welcome to operate laparoscopically on their patients at the center.
The ultimate goal of the center is to provide a safe environment where patients can undergo ambulatory procedures and surgeons can feel confident that they will have the appropriate tools and support while performing laparoscopic surgery at the center
- To educate and train surgeons on minimally invasive procedures and to provide the environment for them to work while achieving the goal of improving health outcomes amongst the Nigerian population
- To become a center of excellence for minimally invasive procedures.