Surgery Services

Surgery Services

The Department of Surgery provides comprehensive care in the following sub-specialties:

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • Dental Oral, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology

Our department of anaesthesiology is committed to providing evidence-based clinical services in support of the full range of medical procedures offered at AKUH,N. Anaesthesiologists conduct comprehensive preoperative assessment and optimization for each patient, in order to ensure you receive the highest quality sedation services.

Our highly trained team of professionals specialise in a variety of areas, including cardiothoracic anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, critical care medicine and pain management.

Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery
Our new Heart and Cancer Centre is the first dedicated facility of its kind in East Africa. Since we opened in 2011, our internationally trained specialists have provided patients living with heart and cancer diseases with advanced diagnostic, rehabilitative, therapeutic care that is unparalleled in the region.

Dental Oral, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery
AKUH,N offers a comprehensive range of surgical services to treat head, neck, face and jaw conditions including congenital and acquired deformities, such as cleft lip palate, facial pain disorders and tumours or legions on the mouth, jaws and face. Our trained surgeons also offer expert injury treatment and recovery services, ranging from emergency trauma surgeries to numerous modern reconstructive procedures.

General Surgery
Our general surgery unit is on call 24 hours a day. Our surgeons have a broad range of specialties, including:

  • Trauma
  • Routine laparoscopic surgery
  • Breast and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Oncology
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Surgical intensive care

We also offer a Surgical Outpatient Clinic and a One Stop Breast Clinic daily.

AKUH,N is one of the most highly regarded neurosurgical facilities in East, Central and Southern Africa.

Our Neurosurgery Unit is led by two specialists who have earned fellowships in surgical neurology from the Royal Colleges, United Kingdom. Under their guidance, our team provides a wide range of paediatric and adult neurosurgical services to diagnose and treat conditions that affect all aspects of the nervous system, including the brain and spine.

Ear Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Our ENT Unit offers both routine and emergency consultations for conditions related to ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions.

Our surgical services include:

  • Otology
  • Rhinology
  • Laryngology
  • Head and neck surgery

We also work in collaboration with other AKUH,N departments, such as the  (LINK TO speech therapy under Physiotherapy) to ensure that you receive the best in team-based comprehensive care.

Eye Care(Ophthalmology)
The Ophthalmology Unit at AKUH,N is led by highly trained consultants who specialise in conditions such as cornea, cataracts, oculoplastics and glaucoma. We provide comprehensive eye care diagnostic and treatment services for both routine and complex eye conditions, supported by our state-of-the-artequipment.

We also offer tele-ophthalmology services in collaboration with the University of Alberta, Canada, and Aga Khan Facilities in Mombasa, Kisumu and Dar-es-Salaam. This allows us to remotely diagnose and consult on treatment programmes for conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Our orthopaedic surgeons collaborate closely with the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department to provide you with comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The services we offer include reconstructive surgery, specialising in knees and hip joints, tumor management, spine surgery and sports medicine.

Paediatric Surgery
AKUH,N paediatric surgeons specialize specifically in caring for the surgical needs of children of all ages. Treating infants and children requires particular skills, and our medical specialists are specifically trained to involve your family in your child’s treatment and ensure that treatment is comprehensive.

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
Our Plastic Surgery Unit is primarily responsible for providing exemplarily care for burn patients at AKUH,N but also offers a wide range of modern plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures.

Our services include:

  • Breast reconstruction, augmentation and reduction
  • Ear and other soft tissue injury treatment or loss reconstruction
  • Face lift
  • Fat grafting/injection
  • Finger tip injuries (V-Y reconstruction)
  • Lip reconstruction
  • Major, medium and minor liposuction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Skin grafts, both major and complex
  • Tendon or nerve repair

AKUH,N urologists specialise in surgeries supporting the treatment and management of disorders that affect the kidneys, urinary tract and male reproductive organs. In addition to booked surgical sessions, the Urology Unit also offers a weekly outpatient clinic.​