A team of Neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons combined efforts to successfully remove a tumor from the middle of the brain through the nose, a complex operation called Transnasal Trans-sphenoidal approach.
The operation which began at 1400hrs only ended at 21:30 hrs.
This marks the first time that this operation has been conducted by a group made purely of indigenous Zambian surgeons. We celebrate this victory. The patient has woken up and is stable.
One of the surgeons, Dr Kachinga Sichiya says he is on behalf of his team excited at the historic development that will go down in the country’s largest hospital’s history.
“ I am excited at this new development. Many patients are on the waiting list for this operation while a luck few have gone to India for surgery. That is going to be history now.
“We are thankful to our friend Patrick Cameron for buying this equipment which is going to impact many lives, “ says Dr. Sichizya on his Facebook page, today.
He has congratulated his team who included Dr Harrison Phiri, Dr Brian Mwila and Dr Peter Mushenya and Mildred Nakazwe-Chila, Dr Nashati and sister Chileshe, Charity and health assistants Mariya and Amon Silomba.