Health facility in Jinja launches 'keyhole' surgery

Dr Micheal L Marin explains how the newly acquired laparoscopic machine at Kyabirwa Surgical Centre in Jinja City, works. Photo | Phillip Wafula

What you need to know:

  • The innovation means patients don't have to move too far places, especially Kampala, where the procedure is reportedly costly. It is also a departure from the open surgery in which a patient’s stomach is diagonally ripped open and later stitched.

Kyabirwa Surgical Centre in Kyabirwa-Bujagali village, Budondo Ward in Jinja North City has launched laparoscopic surgery, a technique in which short, narrow tubes are inserted into the abdomen through usually less than one centimeter (keyhole) incisions.


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