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Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has recorded another record-breaking feat in medicine.
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, yesterday made history with a successful kidney transplant on a 56-year-old man in Lagos. The life-saving procedure which took two and half hours was the first of its kind in the tertiary institution.
A visibly elated Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Wale Oke, said the successful kidney transplant reflected the state government's commitment to provide excellent healthcare services to the people of Lagos State.
Oke revealed that prior to the surgery, several consultations were made to ensure that the patients were well selected to avoid complications after the exercise.
“But thank God today, both the donor and recipient are in sound health,” he said.
He assured Lagosians that the hospital would continue to bring such services and provide Nigerians medical help. Also speaking, leader of the transplant team, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Jacob Awobusuyi, revealed that the plan started three years ago. Awobusuyi explained that gaining the confidence of the patients was very tough but after the operation, they were both excited.
“Before the operation, both the 56-year-old recipient and the 26-year-old donor who was the patient’s nephew expressed concern. But after the operation they were both fine,” he said.
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