​General and breast surgery

The general surgery department offers both ambulatory, emergency and surgical procedural services.

The Team

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

Trauma and Surgical Emergencies

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Surgical intensive care

Outpatient clinics

These run Monday to Saturday by appointment.

A one-stop breast clinic service is also offered daily.

Emergency Services

We have a general surgeon on call every day of the week supported by a team of on-the-ground surgical residents

​Inpatient surgical services


​Meet our General Surgeons

Prof. Asad Raja
Consultant General Surgeon and
Chair, Department of Su​rgery at Aga Khan University Hospital​, Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBBS (University of Karachi, Pakistan) (1980)
  • MHSc (University of Toronto, Canada) (2002)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh) (1985)
Areas of interest
  • Gastrointestinal cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Trauma
  • Surgical skills development
​Professional Associations
  • Member Society of Surgeons Kenya
  • Member International Association of Bioethics
  • Member, the Society of Surgeons of Pakistan​
Dr Raja is also a Professor of General Surgery at Aga Khan University's Medical College. Read more about him HERE



Prof. Abdulkarim Abdallah
Consultant General Surgeon and 
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery at Aga Khan University Hospital​, Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 1992
  • HDipSurgery (College of Medicine South Africa) 2001
  • FRCS ( England) 2016
  • FRCS (Ireland) 2002
  • FACS 2016
Area of Interest
  • Gastrointestinal surgery and Trauma.
  • Medical Education
​Professional associations
  • Royal college of surgeons in England
  • Royal college of surgeons in Ireland
  • American college of surgeons
  • College of medicine of south Africa
Dr Abdalla is also an Associate Professor ​of General Surgery at Aga Khan University's Medical College. Read more about him HERE​ ​

Dr Mukuhi Ng’ang’a
Consultant General Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital​, Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) (2006)
  • MMed (Gen Surgery) University of Cape Town, South Africa (2017)
  • FCS (SA) (2017)

Areas of interest
  • Women’s health
  • Breast and endocrine surgery
Professional associations
  • Member, the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
  • Health columnist for the Business Daily Newspaper (Nation Media Group)​

Dr Karan Gandhi
Consultant General Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital​, Nairobi

​Qualifications
  • Cert. Gastroenterology (SA) Surg (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, October 2020) 
  • MMed in General Surgery (University of Cape Town, March 2020)
  • FCS (S.A) Final (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, May 2018)
  • MBChB (University of Nairobi, 2009)
​Areas of Interest

  • Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
  • Surgical Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Trauma Surgery
  • Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, including ERCP
  • Liver transplantation
  • Medical education and training
Professional Associations

  • European-African Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA)
  • International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association of South Africa (HPBASA)
  • College of Surgeons of South Africa
  • South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES)
  • Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA)
  • Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK)​.

Meet our Breast Surgeons​

Dr Miriam Mutebi
Consultant Breast Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 2004
  • MMed Surgery- (AKU) 2012
  • Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship (University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital) 2013-2014
  • MS Clinical Epidemiology – Weill Cornell University, New York (2016-2018)
Areas of interest
  • Women’s cancers
  • Surgical care in Africa
  • Health systems research
​Professional associations
  • Co-founder of the Pan African Women’s Association of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical society of Kenya
  • Kenya society of Haematology and Oncology
  • Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Prof. Ronald Wasike
Consultant General and Breast Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi


Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 1990
  • MMed (UoN) 2000
  • FRCS (University of Alberta, Canada) 2008
Areas of interest
  • Breast cancer
  • Health education
Professional associations
  • ​American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Chairman, Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology
  • East and Central Africa Association of Surgeons
  • Kenya Medical Association
Dr Wasike is also an Associate Professor of General and Breast Surgery at Aga Khan University's Medical College. Read more about him HERE

​Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Phone: +254 (0) 20 366 2049 /2799
Mob: +254 (0) 733 442 936

Email: nbi.surgeryconsultants@aku.edu​​​

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