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UGMC Completes First Set of Six Kidney Transplant Surgeries

The UGMC, one of Ghana's most advanced hospitals, follows the stead of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Bank Hospital which have previously performed such surgeries

The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) says it has successfully completed its first set of six kidney transplant surgeries.

In a statement on Sunday night, June 30, 2024, the medical centre announced that the surgeries were conducted by a dedicated and highly skilled team of local and international medical professionals.

“The UGMC has so far conducted six kidney transplant surgeries with utmost precision, care, and expertise,” the statement read.

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Dr. Emmanuel Asante, Head of Urology at UGMC, noted that the procedures were performed seamlessly, demonstrating the Centre’s proficiency in complex surgical interventions and post-operative care.

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He added that UGMC is committed to advancing healthcare standards and pioneering practices in transplantation.

The UGMC is one of Ghana’s most advanced hospitals. Having achieved the feat of performing successful kidney transplants now, the hospital follows the stead of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Bank Hospital which have previously done so, and therefore adding to increasing expertise by local health centers to perform such surgeries.

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Read Also: Ghana Kidney Association Welcomes Free Dialysis Initiative, Urges Permanent Support.


 

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