Evercare Hospital begins open-heart, spine surgeries

Evercare Hospital in Lekki, Lagos State has commenced open-heart surgeries, and spine surgeries since November last year. The hospital has also carried out advanced paediatric surgeries, which is first of its kind.

In a recent statement release by hospital, it noted that the hospital, which was commissioned in March 2021, has quickly become one of the foremost hospitals in Nigeria with top-tier expertise in various surgical subspecialties, and providing quality and accessible care to patients.

The statement also noted that on November 30, it carried its first open-heart surgery (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft), adding that the patient was a 56-year-old male who was diagnosed of Triple Vessel Disease (TVD) which is an extreme form of coronary artery disease (CAD).

According to the statement, “The patient was also diagnosed to be hypertensive and diabetic and had suffered a heart attack prior to undergoing the surgery, which made it almost impossible to be a candidate for the surgery. Dr. Vaja Harish and Dr. Augustine Olugbemi, our in-house Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons were the Lead surgeons amongst the team of caregivers who assisted in the surgery. We also had support from the Anesthesia and Critical Care Consultants (A3C) led by Dr. Ade Talabi, with oversight by A3C’s founder Dr. Seyi Oyesola MBBS.”

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One of the surgeon’s Dr. Vaja Harish said performing the hospital’s first ever Coronary Artery Bypass Graft in the hospital (CABG) was a huge privilege for him.
He also noted that the medical breakthrough further re-emphasizes the fact that there is collaborative effort among their team of caregivers, delivery of medical excellence as well as providing exceptional patient care through outstanding medical outcomes remains the goal at Evercare.

The statement added: “Also in November 2021, Dr Serge Rasskazoff, a double trained and board-certified neurosurgeon in North America and Europe, performed spine surgeries at the hospital which included a Lumber Open Spine Fusion (3 Level and 1 Level), and an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusin Plus Bone Graft.
According to Rasskazoff, with the prevalence of lower back pain in Africa ranging from 28 per cent to as high as 74 per cent in some African countries, which is equally comparable to other developed countries, there is a need to advocate and bring awareness to the resident community that quality Neurological care and treatment can be gotten locally here at Evercare Hospital.”

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Evercare Hospital Lekki also recorded another ground-breaking moment in the hospital on December 30, 2021, as they conducted the first Laparoscopic Thoracoscopic Repair of Oesophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal fistula on a 3-day old infant in the country.

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According to the Lead Paediatric Surgeon, Dr. Arua Igwe, “When the 3-day old arrived at Evercare, his history presented severe respiratory distress, foaming of saliva in the mouth since birth, and he already had 3 episodes of cardiac arrests requiring resuscitation. Upon proper diagnosis and preparation, we were then able to successfully perform a laparoscopic thoracoscopic repair of an Oesophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal fistula.

The Chief Executive Officer, Evercare Hospital, Rajeev Bhandari, said: “As a multi-specialty and tertiary care facility, at Evercare, our healthcare standards are driven by innovation in ensuring quality healthcare delivery and accessibility, clinical excellence, and outstanding clinical outcomes. We remain committed on our journey to transforming healthcare by elevating the standards of service delivery.”


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