Four resident doctors at the Babcock University (BU) Teaching Hospital have successfully carried out the first heart surgery at the institution on Wednesday 14th of October.
The cardiothoracic surgeons who carried out the operation at the University’s Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre are Professor Kamar Adeleke, Dr. Michael Sanusi, Dr. Mudashiru Lawal and Dr. Edward Anderson, the head of the team.
The patient, a 34-year-old woman, had a milk valve replacement.
Following the successful operation, BU’s Vice president, Development and Strategy, Olukunle Iyanda, attributed the success to God.
“This is inspirational and praiseworthy; another achievement by God through mortal men,” Iyanda said.
It was gathered that the team will attend to dozens of patients with heart problems.