Mbagathi Hospital conducts first-ever complex reconstructive plastic seurgery

Ezra Manyibe | 2 weeks ago
Surgeons at the Mbagathi Referral Hospital. |Courtesy| Capital News|

The Mbagathi Hospital has made history by conducting the first-ever complex reconstructive plastic surgery on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Specialised plastic and reconstruction surgeon Chaudhry Areeb led a team of four doctors in the surgery on 29-year-old Bernard Sigei who was diagnosed with tendonitis due to multiple tendon injuries to the left hand.

“Mr Sigei was referred and admitted at Mbagathi Hospital on Thursday, 23rd May 2024, for surgery. He was experiencing incessant joint inflammation. He was examined with the aid of the newly installed CT Scan and admitted for reconstructive plastic surgery, which took three hours to perform.’ Said Dr Areeb.

Sigei paid Ksh300,000 for the procedure while the remaining figure was covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Mbagathi Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Alexander Irungu attributed the success of the procedure to the new equipment procured for the facility by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.

Sakaja had also refurbished and repaired equipment offering critical services at the facility.

“These procedures are made possible after refurbishment of theatres and upgrading of essential equipment with the support of Nairobi Governor Sakaja Johnson” Irungu said.

Mbagathi Hospital also achieved another major milestone in February after the facility's first neurosurgeon Dr Tom Mboya conducted the first-ever brain surgery.

The facility also conducted a cementless hip surgery, also known as Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty, that replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial implant without the use of cement to fix the components in place