Surgical Services

Our surgical team of consultants, residents, anesthetists and nurses work round the clock to ensure that all emergency and elective surgeries run smoothly as scheduled. Recovering adult patients are then transferred to either the male or female surgical ward while recuperating children are observed from the general paediatric ward. Tenwek Hospital continues to perform both minor and major surgeries in the following fields:

Our team of trained OB/GYN surgical consultants is able to perform both minor and major surgical operations that ensure that both our female patients and their babies continue to live a well -deserved life. Operations handled by the team include:

  • Emergency & Elective CS
  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroid removal
  • Removal of adnexal masses
  • Tubal ligation

The orthopedic unit works with a full operation schedule for both emergency and scheduled procedures. The team of consultants and residents work tirelessly to ensure that our patients regain almost full use of their limbs and ortho functions. The minor and major surgeries offered by the department include:

  • Paediatric and adult broken bone corrective surgery
  • Knee, hip, shoulder and elbow replacement
  • Hardware removal
  • Spinal laminectomy
  • Amputation

With a portfolio of over 2,000 heart surgeries, the Cardio thoracic team performs cardio vascular surgeries on both paediatric and adult patients with the aim of prolonging life. The team had the ability and skill to perform the following delicate services:

  • Valve repair
  • Valve replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgeries
  • Cardiomyoplasty
  • Myectomy
  • Open heart surgeries

Our endoscopy team has a proven success rate with an annual average of 2000 upper endoscopy procedures, 136 colonoscopy procedures and 300 esophageal stenting procedures. The team is managed by 3 general surgery consultants and supported by a team of well trained nurses, clinicians and other medical staff.  Surgical services offered by the team include:

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy(EGD)
  • ERCP
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • PEG-tube placement
  • Sclerotherapy

Our general surgeons not only perform surgeries for a wide range of common ailments, but they are also responsible for patient care before, during, and after surgery. Our general surgery team conducts both minor and major surgeries in the following fields:

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Surgical excision of benign and malignant masses
  • Mastectomy
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Acute abdomen surgeries
  • Abscess drainage
  • Cholecystectomies
  • Trauma repair

Our paediatric surgeons are trained to diagnose, treat and manage children’s surgical needs including:

    • Surgery for abnormalities of the groin in childhood and adolescence which include undescended testes, hernias, hydroceles and varicoceles
    • Surgical repair of birth defects
    • Serious injuries that require surgery (for example, liver lacerations, knife wounds, or gun-shot wounds)
    • Diagnosis and surgical care of tumors
    • Endoscopic procedures (bronchoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy)
    • All other surgical procedures for children