Laparoscopy Surgery cost in Nigeria

Laparoscopic surgery


entails the use of modern techniques to perform operations on the abdomen of a patient using very small openings or “keyholes”. Conventionally, operations are performed on the abdomen of patients by cutting it wide open so that the hand of the surgeon can be inserted to carry out surgical procedures. However, the disadvantage of this is that wounds created may be large and the attendant pain of the wound may be significant. A large wound is equally at a higher risk of infection. All of this may lengthen the stay of the patient in the hospital and increase other problems that may follow operations. This prompted the development of technologically driven techniques whereby one or few tiny openings are made on the abdomen and with the use of a telescope, the same operations can be carried out without cutting the abdomen wide open. Over the past three decades, laparoscopic surgery has been shown to give so many advantages over the open method in developed countries such that the majority of operations in the abdomen are now carried out by laparoscopy. Unfortunately in Nigeria and in many other developing countries, laparoscopic surgery, with all its advantages, is still not routinely performed in many hospitals.

At the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, laparoscopic surgery for general surgical conditions was commenced in 2008. The facilities were acquired over time and expertise were developed such that from early 2010, laparoscopic surgery is routinely performed in the hospital. We made a number of improvisations and local adaptations that enabled us to sustain the development and practice of laparoscopic surgery in our hospital. Two hundred  patients including children have been successfully operated for general surgical abdominal conditions. These include operations for removal of diseased gallbladders and appendix, biopsies of abdominal cancers, diagnosis of different conditions in the abdomen. We equally have facilities to perform laparoscopic colon cancer and inguinal hernia surgeries. Laparoscopic procedures are now available for patients with gynaecological conditions as well.  GYNAECOLOGICAL LAPAROSCOPY IN OAUTHC, ILE-IFE

OAUTHC offers a unique advantage for Nigerian patients who desire laparoscopic surgery. Hitherto, many of these patients travel outside Nigeria and recently some pay astronomically high fees to have laparoscopic surgery in the few private hospitals that have the facilities. At OAUTHC, Ile-Ife, however, laparoscopic surgery is highly subsidized and the cost is as low as 10% of what obtains in private hospitals in Nigeria. The hospital Management magnanimously waived the extra costs that are usually factored into the fees of patients for such procedures. For this reason, a number of patients who were initially referred abroad were successfully operated upon in Ile-Ife.

Out-patient clinics for patients with general surgical abdominal conditions desiring laparoscopic surgeries hold at 8am every Tuesday at the Surgery Consultant Out-Patient Clinic at the Phase II building of the hospital. Such patients may also attend Surgery clinics on Mondays or Thursday at the same time and venue.


You can also Reach out to us for,


Hysterectomy in Nigeria
fibroids in Nigeria
fibroids Symptoms in Nigeria
fibroids treatment in Nigeria
laparoscopy in Nigeria
uterine fibroids in Nigeria
endometriosis in Nigeria
myomectomy in Nigeria
Ovarian cyst in Nigeria
what causes fibroids in Nigeria
fibroid removal in Nigeria
polyps in Nigeria
fibroid surgery in Nigeria
uterine fibroids treatment in Nigeria
leiomyoma of uterus in Nigeria
intramural fibroid in Nigeria
uterine fibroids symptoms in Nigeria
submucosal fibroid in Nigeria
fibroids pregnancy in Nigeria
fibroid treatment without surgery in Nigeria
myoma uteri in Nigeria
uterine polyps in Nigeria
fibroids cure in Nigeria
fibroids natural treatment in Nigeria
endometriosis treatment in Nigeria
subserous fibroid in Nigeria
submucous fibroid in Nigeria
fibroid degeneration in Nigeria
types of fibroids in Nigeria
fibroid uterus pictures in Nigeria
causes of uterine fibroids in Nigeria
what are fibroids in Nigeria
cervical polyp in Nigeria
fibroids and pregnancy in Nigeria
fibroids pictures in Nigeria
myoma in Nigeria
what is laparoscopy in Nigeria


    Get Expert Second Opinion & Cost Estimate from leading Hospitals near to you


    Recently joined
    Latest Hospital
    February 3, 2016
    November 10, 2015

    © Copyright 2020 Laparoscopy Surgery.