Medical Experts at Kenyatta University Hospital Successfully Perform Brain Surgery


A pioneering brain operation was successfully done by a team of seven medical experts at the Kenyatta University of Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital, including neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and lab managers (KUTRRH). The patient, who had a brain aneurysm, was spared the need to go overseas for the delicate treatment.

According to the principal neurosurgeon, Dr. Daniel Kanyatta, the few treatment locations for patients with cerebral aneurysms in Nairobi provide a problem for individuals residing in distant regions. The hospital, on the other hand, is dedicated to improve healthcare for all Kenyans and is aiming to include more sophisticated and contemporary neurosurgical treatments available in other nations.

A digital subtraction angiography (DSA), a cutting-edge scan, was performed prior to the operation, which entailed endovascular neurosurgery on a patient who had a bulge in a blood artery in the brain. If this form of aneurysm leaks or ruptures, it might cause brain hemorrhage.

Susan Nakhumicha, Cabinet Secretary for Health, praised the hospital’s use of DSA, a cutting-edge technique, in identifying brain aneurysms.

The KUTRRH has achieved great advances in the medical profession in recent years, including executing its first open heart surgery in April 2022 and debuting the Cyberknife therapy for cancer patients in August of the same year. This therapy, the second of its type in Africa after Egypt, has the potential to transform cancer care in Kenya and the surrounding area.

With the patient’s remarkable recovery, the hospital maintains its commitment to improve healthcare for all Kenyans by investing in sophisticated medical techniques.

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