Surgery


Our team of surgical professionals at AKUH,N provides highly personalised, comprehensive diagnostic services and surgical services.

Each patient is admitted under the care of a consultant, who directs your course of treatment with the support of a highly trained team of residents and nurses.

At AKUH,N our entire team is committed to working together to provide you with expert, compassionate care before, during and after your surgery.

Meet our team of surgery specialists

Surgery services

Heart surgery is a surgical operation done to correct problems with the heart. More than half a million heart surgeries are done each year around the world. Heart surgery can be performed on both children and adults.

The most common type of heart surgery for adults is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).During CABG, surgeons use healthy arteries or veins taken from another part of the body to bypass blocked heart arteries. CABG relieves chest pain and reduces the risk of heart attack.

Another common type of heart surgery performed at the Hospital is valve surgery as a result of heart valve disease. Heart valve disease occurs when a valve doesn’t work well. A valve may not open fully or a valve may have problems closing. If this happens, blood doesn’t move through the heart’s chambers as it should.

During heart valve surgery, one or more valves are repaired or replaced. Repair involves the mending of a valve to make it work better. Replacement entails the removal of the diseased valve and the insertion of a new one.​
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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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