A second kidney transplant on an unnamed 38-year-old man was successfully conducted at the Kidney Surgery Team at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
According to the Chief Medical Director, Adewake Oke, the transplant was borne out of the hospital’s determination to sustain innovation in the healthcare delivery in the country.
“We are pleased to inform you that this is yet another feat in the hospital’s quest to provide excellent healthcare for the people of the state through our homegrown professionals.
“We will continue to strive to provide excellent and accessible healthcare that will improve the standard of living of the good people of state, and its environs,” he said.
The director said that kidney transplant had come to stay in LASUTH and would save Nigerians who sought foreign medical trip at a high cost in foreign exchange.
Head of the surgery team, Olugbenga Awobusuyi expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the operation saying there was no complication during and after the transplant. He decried the scarcity of donors stating there are so many kidney patients on dialysis awaiting donors.
“We hope that we can get donors so as to save the lives of many who are on the waiting list,” he said.