Dr. Kanumba

Dr. Kanumba stands as a beacon of excellence in the field of neurosurgery, serving with distinction as a Neurosurgeon at Bugando Medical Center. With a profound dedication to advancing patient care and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Dr. Kanumba brings a lot of knowledge to his role. His journey into neurosurgery was ignited by a deep-seated passion for understanding the complexities of the human brain and spinal cord, coupled with an unwavering commitment to alleviating the suffering of individuals afflicted by neurological disorders.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kanumba has demonstrated exceptional skill and compassion in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological conditions. From intricate brain surgeries to delicate spinal procedures, he approaches each case with meticulous attention to detail and a steadfast dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients. His unwavering commitment to excellence and patient-centered care has earned him the trust and respect of both colleagues and patients alike.

As a Neurosurgeon at Bugando Medical Center, Dr. Kanumba plays a pivotal role in providing specialized neurosurgical care to patients in the region. With state-of-the-art facilities and a team of healthcare professionals, Bugando Medical Center serves as a premier healthcare institution in Tanzania. Under Dr. Kanumba’s leadership, the neurosurgery department continues to expand the boundaries of innovation, delivering cutting-edge treatments and compassionate care to individuals with neurological disorders.

Dr. Kanumba’s unwavering dedication to his patients’ well-being, coupled with his passion for advancing the field of neurosurgery, underscores his status as a visionary leader in the medical community. With a commitment to learning and professional development, he remains at the forefront of neurosurgical innovation, striving to bring better outcomes and enhance the quality of life for people affected by neurological conditions.

Current Workplace

Bugando Medical Centre :

  • Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Established: 1971
  • Affiliates with Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)
  • Specialties: General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, and more.
  • Teaching Hospital: Bugando Medical Centre serves as a university for the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS), providing medical education and training for healthcare professionals.

Bugando Medical Centre boasts state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive services to provide to the diverse healthcare needs of the community. Equipped with modern operating theaters, intensive care units, and specialized wards, the medical center offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, and cardiology. Its Radiology department is equipped with advanced imaging modalities such as MRI, CT scan, and X-ray, facilitating accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. With a dedicated oncology center, neonatal intensive care unit, and rehabilitation services, Bugando Medical Centre provides deep rooted care to patients across all age groups and medical conditions. The hospital’s dedication to excellence in patient care, coupled with its teaching hospital status, makes it a hub for medical education, research, and innovation in the region.


  • Neurosurgeon at Bugando Medical Center

As a Neurosurgeon at Bugando Medical Center, Dr. Kanumba has accumulated extensive experience in the field of neurosurgery. His tenure at Bugando Medical Center has been characterized by a deep commitment to providing exceptional care to patients with neurological disorders. Dr. Kanumba’s expertise encompasses a wide range of neurosurgical procedures, including brain surgeries, spinal surgeries, and peripheral nerve surgeries. With each case, he demonstrates a meticulous approach and a profound understanding of the complexities of the nervous system, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his patients. Dr. Kanumba’s vast knowledge, coupled with his compassionate demeanor, makes him a trusted and valued member of the neurosurgical team at Bugando Medical Center.


  1. CO (Certified Ophthalmologist)
  2. MD (Doctor of Medicine)
  3. MMed (Master of Medicine)
  4. MSc (Master of Science)
  5. FNSA (Fellow of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia)
  6. MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
  7. Specialization in Neurosurgery


  • Tanzania Neurosurgery Society
  • Global Neurosurgery Fellow


  • Tanzania Medical Board

Services offered by Dr. Kanumba

  1. Brain Tumor Surgery
  2. Spinal Fusion Surgery
  3. Decompressive Craniectomy
  4. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders
  5. Cerebrovascular Surgery
  6. Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation
  7. Epilepsy Surgery
  8. Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  9. Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  10. Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Placement for Hydrocephalus
  11. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


1. How to book an appointment with Dr. Kanumba?

You can book an appointment and also get price estimates of services by Dr. Kanumba through our website.

2. What are the common signs that indicate a person may need neurosurgical treatment?

Common signs that may indicate the need for neurosurgical treatment include persistent headaches, numbness or weakness in the limbs, difficulty walking or maintaining balance, seizures, changes in vision or speech, and loss of bladder or bowel control. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult with a neurosurgeon for further evaluation and appropriate management.

3. What is the recovery process like after spine surgery, and how long does it typically take to return to normal activities?

The recovery process after spine surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the procedure performed, as well as individual factors such as age, overall health, and pre-existing conditions. In general, patients may experience some discomfort or stiffness in the surgical area initially, but this typically improves over time with proper pain management and rehabilitation. Most patients can gradually resume normal activities within a few weeks to months after surgery, although strenuous activities may need to be avoided for a longer period.

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