Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja, has successfully carried out an open heart surgery.
The management of the hospital, in a statement, said: “Nizamiye Hospital successfully performed an outer coronary bypass surgery on its first patient in Abuja.
“Dr Mustafa Kirman, the lead surgeon who led a team of seven specialists that included Turkish and Nigerian professionals to carry out the procedure, said: “The procedure lasted three hours and we thank God that it was a huge success and the patient responded well and has been discharged from the hospital after a seven-day observation period.”
In his reaction to the success of the surgery, the Deputy Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Atilla Emiroglu, said: “The hospital is excited about this feat, especially with the fact that the team of medical personnel that carried out the procedure are resident doctors and specialists.
“The team of doctors are resident in Nigeria and are staff of the hospital. We opted for this option to ensure that our patients get the best care and are assured that doctors are always available at short notice.
“With what we have on ground at the hospital in terms of personnel and equipment, there is absolutely no need for Nigerians to travel abroad for open heart surgery.”
The statement added that the hospital has four other patients on its waiting list for open heart surgery.