LAUTECH Teaching Hospital (LTH) Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has announced that it has successfully carried out a groundbreaking surgical procedure in the treatment of gall bladder infection in a 14-year-old boy.
Acting Chief Medical Director, Dr Ademola Aremu, who made the announcement during a media tour of state-of-the-art equipment in the hospital, said the procedure was carried out using a minimal invasive surgery machine such that only a pin hole perforation was done instead of a large incision in the body as been traditionally done in medicine.
“Our paediatric surgeon, Dr Adebayo Adedayo performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on the boy successfully in an efficient manner, minimising loss of blood and saving time. This operation is a landmark in modern methods of carrying surgical operations which no hospital in South-West has been able to do,” Dr Aremu said.
It will be recalled that LTH, which only began operations in 2011, is the teaching hospital arm of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.