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Mr. Joseph Ogburo, is a 49-year-old from Ibadan, Nigeria. He runs an apparel showroom in Ibadan. Mr. Joseph is very busy with his work and loves to spend time with family after coming home. 

Mr. Joseph met us In 2019.  He has been experiencing pain and discomfort in the abdomen for the last few months. 

Initially, he was having a burning or aching sensation. He was not able to concentrate on work and life due to constant pain and discomfort. As the days passed the pain was continuously increasing. Lately, he was not able to do his everyday activities like bathing, walking, eating, and wasn’t able to sit for more than 10 min. 

He went to the nearby hospital for a checkup. The doctor did the physical examination and asked for an abdominal ultrasound and CT scan.

Reports came on the next day, Mr. Joseph was diagnosed with a hernia. The doctor suggested surgery to him. 

Mr. Joseph went for the open inguinal hernia surgery, locally. Unfortunately, three months after the surgery, Mr. Joseph was going through the same pain and discomfort again. He revisited to the hospital for a checkup, and again he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.

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laparoscopic general surgery hernia removal surgery Nigeria

This time Mr. Joseph wanted to make sure that he got the best treatment possible. Luckily, while searching on the internet for general surgery in Nigeria, he learned about MedicoExperts surgical camp in which Indian surgeons come to Nigeria and do laparoscopic general surgeries including hernias. 

Mr. Joseph contacted MedicoExperts and booked his surgery for the upcoming surgery camp. 

He was admitted a day before the surgery, and local medical staff did the general evaluation. On the next day in the morning, laparoscopic hernia surgery is done. 

On the third day after surgery, Mr. Joseph was discharged from the hospital and a week later he started going to his showroom. 

Mr. Joseph is very happy with the results and recovery and shared his experience later. The exact words were.

“I have nothing but respect and admiration for the surgeon and MedicoExperts team, who at every stage showed great professionalism and kindness to me. Thank you!

I was amazed that I had no postoperative pain (compared to a prior hernia procedure) and returned to ordinary operations earlier than I expected after the surgery.”

In Summary, No need to travel from Nigeria to India for Laparoscopic general surgeries by Indian surgeons. MedicoExperts is happy to give the best possible results to Nigerian brothers and sisters within Nigeria.

Before we elaborate more about our surgical camps for general surgery, let’s understand a bit about general surgeries.

What is all covered in general surgery in Nigeria?

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland.

Other than the surgery itself, the surgeon in general surgery is expected to provide both pre and post-operative care and management.

Laparoscopic surgery in Nigeria

Keyhole surgery or laparoscopic surgery is the medical standard for minimally invasive treatment procedures as they provide fewer incisions and much lesser recovery time. The use of laparoscopic surgery in Nigeria is not a norm due to the unavailability of required surgical equipment and specific training of the medical staff. Through the involvement of MedicoExperts in Nigeria, the laparoscopic procedure is now readily available.

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MedicoExperts’ Surgical Camps track record in Nigeria

We have successfully conducted about seven OPD and surgical camps in Nigeria. Our surgical services range from laparoscopic surgeries like hernia repair to orthopedic surgeries like total knee replacement. Over 1000 patients have benefitted from our surgical camps and have received world-class surgical treatment from the top Indian specialist surgeons.


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Commonly performed general surgeries in Nigeria:

What is Hernia?

When an internal organ or other body part extends through the muscle or tissue wall that usually contains it, it is called a hernia. The majority of hernias occur between the chest and the hips in the abdominal cavity.

Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery

The technique to repair tears or openings in the stomach wall using small incisions, patches and laparoscopes is known as Laparoscopic hernia repair. A hernia can occur in a wide range of territories of the body. The most common, though, is in the stomach and groin areas.

  • Inguinal hernia – Hernia occurs when the abdominal contents slid into the inguinal canal of the groin area is known as inguinal hernia. 
  • Incisional hernia – Hernia caused at the site of healing scar tissue is called an incisional hernia. 
  • Epigastric hernia – Hernia that forms between the belly button and chest is called an epigastric hernia. 
  • Umbilical hernia – Hernia formed at the belly button or umbilicus is called an umbilical hernia.
  • Hiatal hernia – When the stomach slips into the chest cavity, the condition is called a hiatal hernia.

What is Gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a small pouch located beneath the liver. Bile produced by the liver is stored in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is empty and flat after meals, like a deflated balloon. The gallbladder may be full of bile and the size of a small pear before a meal.

Gallbladder Conditions

  • Gallstones (cholelithiasis): Bile substances can crystallize in the gallbladder for unknown reasons, resulting in gallstones. Gallstones are common and usually harmless, but they can occasionally cause pain, nausea, or inflammation.
  • Cholecystitis: Cholecystitis is a gallbladder infection caused by a gallstone in the gallbladder. Cholecystitis causes severe pain and fever, and if the infection persists or recurs, surgery may be required.
  • Gallbladder cancer: Although uncommon, the gallbladder can be affected by cancer. It’s difficult to diagnose, and it’s usually discovered only after symptoms appear. Symptoms can be similar to gallstones.
  • Gallstone pancreatitis: Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when a gallstone becomes impacted and blocks the ducts that drain the pancreas. The pancreas becomes inflamed, which is a serious condition.

Gallbladder removal surgery in Nigeria

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: The surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder is known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

This surgery is suggested when the patient is suffering from pain or has an infection because of gallstones.

What are hemorrhoids?

Swollen veins in the lower part of your rectum and anus are known as hemorrhoids. The walls of these blood vessels can sometimes stretch so thin that they bulge and irritate the veins, especially when you poop. Hemorrhoids, also known as piles.
Hemorrhoids are of three types Internal hemorrhoids, External hemorrhoids, and Thrombosed hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids removal surgery in Nigeria

Hemorrhoidectomy: The surgical removal of hemorrhoids is known as Hemorrhoidectomy. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that appear near the rectum. This procedure aims to remove the hemorrhoids from around the anus and rectum.

What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch on the lower right side of your abdomen that projects from your colon.

The pain in your lower right abdomen is caused by appendicitis. In most people, however, pain begins around the navel and then spreads. Appendicitis pain usually worsens as the inflammation worsens, eventually becoming severe.

Appendicitis can affect anyone, but it is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30. Surgical removal of the appendix is the standard treatment.

Appendix removal surgery in Nigeria

The surgical removal of the appendix is known as appendectomy, a small tube that branches off the large intestine, to treat acute appendicitis. Appendicitis is the acute inflammation of this tube due to infection.

Weight loss surgery is the treatment option for patients with a body-mass index of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or more with obesity-related health issues. Some of the popular weight loss or bariatric surgeries are:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: This surgery involves the procedure of removing a part of the stomach to make it relatively smaller. Through the restrictions in food intake, the surgery ensures tremendous weight loss and brings co-morbidities in check.
  • Mini Gastric Bypass: The surgery achieves the desired results by creating a small elongated pouch separated from the rest of the stomach. Mini gastric bypass surgery is a fully reversible and low-risk procedure.

Rectal prolapse surgery in Nigeria:

Rectal prolapse surgery corrects a condition in which the last part of the large intestine (the rectum) stretches and extends from the anus. The rectum is restored after surgery.

Cystogastrostomy in Nigeria:

An endoscopic outpatient surgery called a cystogastrostomy is used to drain a pancreatic pseudocyst that develops after acute or chronic pancreatitis.

Fistula surgery in Nigeria:

An infected tunnel develops between the skin and the muscular opening at the digestive tract’s end, known as an anal fistula (anus).

The majority of anal fistulas are caused by an infection that begins in the anal gland. An abscess forms as a result of the infection, which drains spontaneously or surgically through the skin next to the anus. The fistula connects to the infected gland by forming a tunnel beneath the skin.

Anal fistulas are usually treated with surgery.

Fissure surgery in Nigeria:

Anal fissures are a common occurrence that can be very uncomfortable.

Anal fissure repair surgery (anal fistulectomy) with a partial sphincterotomy – If the fissure is more severe and causing severe pain, anal fissure repair surgery (anal fistulectomy) with a partial sphincterotomy may be the best option.

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MedicoExperts Success ratio of surgeries in Nigeria

MedicoExperts have an excellent track record of 98.6% successful surgeries in Nigeria. 1.4% of people got some infection post surgeries which was also cured with medication.

MedicoExperts along with its team of top surgeons from India are proficient in performing the below mentioned surgeries:

Sr. No. Procedures Cost of Procedure USD Cost in Naira
1 Laparoscopic Appendectomy 2500 – 2700 950000 – 1026000
2 Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy 2900 – 3100 1102000 – 1178000
3 Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia repair 2900 – 3100 1102000 – 1178000
4 Laparoscopic Ventral hernia repair 3900 – 4000 1482000 – 1520000
5 Surgery for rectal prolapse 3800 – 3900 1216000 – 1292000
6 Laparoscopic CBD exploration 2800 – 3000 1064000 – 1140000
7 Surgery for hiatus hernia 4000 – 4200 1520000 – 1596000
8 Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy 2800 – 3000 1064000 – 1140000
9 Sleeve Gastrectomy 6000 – 6500 2280000 – 2470000
10 Mini Gastric Bypass 5000 – 5500 1900000 – 2090000
11 Appendectomy 2100 – 2300 798000 – 874000
12 Cholecystectomy 2100 – 2300 798000 – 874000
13 Hernia Repair 2100 – 2300 798000 – 874000
14 Exploratory Laparotomy for intestinal perforation, obstruction, malignancy 2800 – 3000 1064000 – 1140000
15 Cysto-gastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst 2800 – 3000 1064000 – 1140000
16 Surgeries for benign breast disease 2500 – 2700 950000 – 1026000
17 Surgeries for malignant breast disease 3000 – 3200 1140000 – 1216000
18 Lymph node biopsy 2100 – 2300 798000 – 874000
19 Excision of tumours 2100 – 2300 798000 – 874000
20 Hemorrhoidectomy-Surgery for Hemorrhoids 2100 – 2300 798000 – 874000
21 Surgery for Fistulas, Fissures 2500 – 2700 950000 – 1026000
22 Surgeries for Hydrocele, Varicocele, Varicose veins 2500 – 2700
950000 – 1026000


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Frequently Asked Questions and patient concerns:

1. When can I get back to work after hernia surgery?

This can take anywhere from 3 to 4 days in most cases. This is usually determined by the type of hernia being treated, its size, and the treatment technique used.

2. How long does it take to recover from hernia surgery?

After hernia repair surgery, it is common to experience mild to moderate pain and to feel a little run down.

As you heal, it’s also normal to feel pulling or twinges in the affected area.

Most people, on the other hand, feel much better within a few days of surgery and significantly better within a week.

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