Nakasero Hospital Review and Cost

About Nakasero Hospital

Nakasero Hospital is a private hospital. One of the most exclusive healthcare facilities providers in Kampala, Uganda. It is been established 13 years ago in 2009 for the betterment of people. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, the hospital creates new departments such as Gynecology, Cardiology, Pediatrics, and Orthopedics. The hospital was been opened to address the gap in the healthcare industry in the country and to serve Uganda’s population with the services for which Uganda’s people go overseas for treatment. Nakasero Hospital established Nakasero Healthcare Limited as a health-maintenance organization in Uganda.

The hospital provides quality care with experienced specialists, Diagnostic excellence, quality, and safety, and a dedicated team. It never fails to amaze people with their dedication to the treatment. They offer advanced medical care. Nakasero Hospital become an integral part of the healthcare sector in Uganda and the Great Lakes Regions.

Vision: To be a world-class tertiary medical care hospital.
Mission: Provide quality, compassionate, sustainable healthcare.
Core Values: Professionalism, Compassion, Teamwork, Innovation, and Philosophy.

Some facts about the Hospital

  • Nakasero Hospital is one of the five upscale hospitals in Kampala. The other four hospitals are International Hospital Kampala, Paragon Hospital, Case Medical Centre, and Kampala Hospital.
  • 20 medical doctors, and specialist surgeons, from inside and outside Uganda.
  • The hospital borrowed US$3 million in 2010 from IFC to increase access to quality health care, create jobs, to introduce new standards.
  • In 2015, the hospital fundraise to construct Nakasero Fistula Centre to undergo repair of the Obstetric Fistula.
  • In 2019, create new departments at Nakasero Hospital.
  • Surgeries performed in 2009 is 300 and in 2018 it was 2400.
  • Outpatient Visits in 2009 were 14000 and in 2018 it was 78000.
  • Birth in 2009 was 224 and in 2018 it was 1520.
  • Admission in 2009 was 635 and in 2018 it was 73,300.

Nakasero Hospital Timeline

  • 2009 – First Patient – Nakasero Hospital Received its first patient
  • 2010 – Medical Admissions – Commencement of Medical-Surgical Admission
  • 2011 – High Dependency Unit – Nakasero Hospital Launched the High Dependency Unit
  • 2013 – Medical Centers – Dedicated Paediatric Center, Launch of Dialysis Center and In-house Lab Services begin
  • 2014 – Launch of More Centers – Imaging Center, Executive Wellness Center
  • 2016 – Medical Records System – Installation of an Electronic Medical Records System
  • 2018 – Intensive Care Unit – Neonatal ICU expansion to 10 beds
  • 2019 – Expansion Plan – Launch of the Hospital Expansion Plan

Doctors List

Internal Medicine Pediatrics
Dr. Israel Walakira Dr. Florence Nantulya
Dr. Innocent Mutyaba Dr. Michael Tindikahwa
Dr. Marvin Miiro Nsubga Dr. Harriet Ajilong
OBS/GYN Dr. Vincent Kayina
Dr. Gideon Mugisa Psychiatry
Dr. Louis Mubangizi Dr. Emmanuel Mwesiga
Dr. Mariam Nakalembe Dr. racheal Alinaitwe
Dr. Tatiana Koilik Dental services
Dr. JK. Mbonye Dr. Davis Ntulume
Dr. Robert Busingye Orthopedics
Dr. Christine Biryabarema Dr. Isaac Kyamanywa
Dr. Alex Koulik Dr. Edward Naddumba
Dr. David Nsibambi Nutritionist
Dr. Essau Wasswa Dr. Stella Ddamulira
Dr. Rujumba Dermatologist
Cardiology Dr. Anjum Fauzia
Dr. Edward Turitwenka Plastic Surgery
General Surgery Dr. Robert Ssentongo
Dr. Gabriel Okumu Dr. Martin Tungutyo
Dr. Leonard Odoi Dr. George G.W Galiwango
Endocrinology Anaethesiologist
Dr. Prof. Marcel Andrew Otiin Dr. John Kasujja
Dr. Lillian Kabahuma Kihika
Dr. Yodit Tequabo Iasu


  • Pediatric
  • General Surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dental
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Trauma
  • Cardiology
  • Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Nutrition
  • Dermatology

Treatments on various services

Pediatric Services

-Assessment and treatment of sick children
-Neonatal Intensive care unit – 13-bed capacity
-General pediatric surgery
-Pediatric Cardiology
-Speech-language therapy
-Well-child care and Immunization

General Surgery

-Bariatric surgery
-Vascular lab studies
-Solitary fibrous tumors
-Sphincter-saving procedures of the rectum
-Minimally Invasive Surgery
-Laparoscopic esophageal hiatal hernia repair
-Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
-Kaposi sarcoma
-Management of vascular diseases
-Diseases of the vascular system
-Diseases of the stomach and small intestine, including ampullary carcinoma
-Diseases of the pancreas
-Diseases of the endocrine system, including adrenal cancer
-Diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus, including small bowel cancer
-Breast Surgery
-Biliary System and Liver Surgery
-Desmoids Tumors
-Carcinoma of unknown origin
-Carcinoid Tumors

ENT Surgeries

-Balance Disorders
-Hearing loss
-Common ear infections
-Nosebleeds and injuries
-Nasal Congestion
-Swelling of the neck
-Snoring and sleep issues

Tests are performed such as

  • CT scan or MRI
  • Fiberoptic laryngoscopy
  • Stroboscopy


-Retinal disease
-Trauma of the eyelid, eye, and eye socket
-Inflammation of the eye and surrounding tissues
-Cancer of the eye
-Corneal diseases


-Penile Implant Surgery
-Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
-Prostate Removal
-Bladder Removal Surgery
-Bladder Reconstruction

Symptoms that you need to see a urologist

  • Mass in the testicle
  • Blood in the urine
  • Male impotence
  • Pain when urinating
  • Male infertility
  • Changes in urinary pattern
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Inability to urinate
  • the weak or hesitant urinary stream

Plastic Surgery

-Head and Neck Tumors
-Breast Reconstruction Program
-Jaw Surgery
-Cosmetic Surgery Services
-Skin Cancer Care Services
-Facial Surgery Services
-Bone Cancer Care Services
-Gender Affirmation Surgery
-Craniofacial Services
-Head and Neck Cancer Services
-Wound Care Services
-Limb Preservation Services


Treats patients who face sudden problems, such as an attack, thoughts of suicide, hearing loss, or panic attack.

Infectious Diseases

-Urinary Tract Infections
-Skin Infections
-Sexually Transmitted Infections
-Pre Travel Related Concerns and Vaccinations
-Infectious Disease
-Hospital Acquired Infections
-Fungal Infections
-Fever of Unknown Origin
-Bone and Joint Infections
-Bacterial Infections
-Antibiotic Resistant Infections


-Dental X-rays
-Tooth Restorations/ Fillings
-Professional Cleaning/Scaling And Polishing
-Dental Implants
-Minor And Major Oral Surgery
-Fixing Broken Jaws
-Tooth Replacements; Dentures, Crowns, And Bridges
-Teeth Whitening/Bleaching
-Corporate Dental Education/Outreach Services
-Root Canal Treatment
-Comprehensive Dental Checkup
-Extractions; Simple And Complicated


Treats disorders of endocrine and metabolic.


-Arthritic Condition
-Sports-related injuries
-Degenerative hip, knee, and shoulder conditions
-Shoulder pain
-Pediatric injuries
-Elbow Condition
-ACL and Meniscus tears
-Foot and ankle conditions


-White blood cell disorders
-Sickle cell anemia
-Nose Bleeding
-Deep Vein Thrombosis
-Iron Deficiency Anemia
-Bleeding disorders
-Castleman disease
-Autoimmune thrombocytopenia
-Benign hematologic conditions

Tests performed

  • WBC
  • RBC
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • RBC indices
  • Differential WBC
  • Hemoglobin Concentration
  • Hematocrit RBC Volume
  • Platelet count


-Kidney stones
-Chronic Urinary tract infections
-Chronic or acute renal failure


-Ventricular Tachycardia
-Sick Sinus Syndrome
-Rheumatic Heart Disease
-Pulmonary Hypertension
-Pulmonary Embolism
-Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
-Mitral Valve Prolapse
-Mitral Stenosis
-Marfan Syndrome
-Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
-High Triglycerides
-High Cholesterol
-Heart Murmur
-Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
-Congestive Heart Failure
-Chest Pain (Angina)
-Atrial Fibrillation
-Aortic Aneurysm

Tests performed

  • Angiogram
  • ECG
  • ECHO
  • Stress Test
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)
  • Stent Placement
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Cardiac catheterization


-Interventional Radiology
-Emergency Radiology
-Musculoskeletal Radiology
-Genitourinary Radiology
-Gastrointestinal Radiology
-Chest Radiology
-Cardiovascular Radiology
-Breast Imaging
-Pediatric Radiology

Imaging Services

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • ultra Sound


-Headache Disorders
-Movement Disorders
-Neuromuscular Disorder
-Peripheral Neuropathy
-Motor Neuron Disease
-Cervical Disorders
-Multiple Sclerosis


-Pelvic and Bladder Health
-Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
-Gynecologic Cancers
-Gynecologic Care
-Birthing Services
-Fertility Center
-Fetal Ultrasound
-Prenatal Care
-Family Planning Services
-Fetal Therapy
-High-Risk Pregnancies
-Prenatal testing and Genetic Counselling


-Allergic Reaction
-Chemical Peel
-Skin Rash
-Skin Ulcer
-Skin Cancer
-Toenail Fungus
-Fungal Infection
-Heat Rash

Areas of Specialization

  • Medical Dermatology
  • Surgical Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Dermato immunology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Oral Pathology Laboratory

Nakasero Hospital Approaches towards different Surgery

Plastic Surgery

  • At Nakasero Hospital there are been renowned experts in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Using the latest techniques in patient care.
  • Work towards the goal and make a personalized plan for repairing, rebuilding, and improving
  • Surgeries include facial and body cosmetic surgery.
Excellence in Plastic Surgery

-Follow-up care at home
-System-wide expertise
-Leader in the field: researcher into new treatments where they grow tissue and bone and innovate procedures that relieve facial pain.
-State-of-art surgeries: Nakasero Hospital is one of the hospitals where complex microvascular surgeries (that connect tiny blood vessels and repair nerves) are been performed.

Pediatric Surgery

  • Nakasero Hospital for Pediatrics is providing innovative healthcare.
  • 24/7 available
  • The hospital offers a wide spectrum of pediatric heart care services
  • Pediatric Surgeons are board-certified surgeons who provide specialized care for any problems
  • Therapies are also offered for the sickest babies.


  • Provide premier-quality imaging.
  • Professional and experienced staff
  • Board-certified radiologist
  • Uses the latest technology and imaging techniques

General Surgery (GS)

  • Modern, Comprehensive Surgical care
  • A broad spectrum of services with the latest technology
  • Some treatments are provided on the same day or the next day after the consultant such as Gallstones and other gallbladder problems, lumps and bumps, including lipomas, boils, cysts, skin tags, and some incisional, inguinal, and ventral hernias.
Excellence in GS

-Most advanced approaches
-second Opinions
-Your safety and comfort
-Next-day surgical consults


  • Specialist doctors who have experience in treating ENT conditions
  • Accessibility and Availability of Experts
  • Telemedicine services (Video Consultation.)


  • Board-certified physicians
  • Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons are the forefront employees at Nakasero Hospital
  • Use advanced technologies
  • The approach is to listen to every patient’s needs and understand their goal and provide possible outcomes.

Dental Clinic

  • Deliver the best oral health care.
  • Teams include endodontists and periodontists, general dentists, dental hygienists, maxillofacial prosthodontists, and Oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
  • The team is also specialized in complex dental reconstruction.


  • Teams include surgeons, medical oncologists, researchers, and cancer experts who deliver personalized
  • The highest priority is to provide safe and healthy services
  • Provides services in hospitals, surgery centers, in-person clinics, and online video visits.

Amenities at Nakasero Hospital

  • Wi-Fi
  • Waiting areas
  • Resource Center
  • Pharmacy
  • Dining options
  • ATMs

To Visit or Admission to Nakasero Hospital

Talk to your Physician before an appointment or admission. And discuss all possible things that going to take place after you visit the hospital such as pre-examination, hospital stay, discharge, surgery, and other facilities you want. Talk to the insurance provider about the benefits and costs it will cover by their health policy depending upon your surgery. Keep all the important documents ready.

Facilities for Visitors at Nakasero Hospital

  • An interpreter is been provided for foreign-speaking patient
  • 83-bed capacity (One caretaker is been allowed with the patient)
  • Hotels and Lodge are also available outside the hospital
  • Parking area
  • Public Transportation
  • Safety and security for the patients
  • International Patients: Airport pick-up, amenities, accommodation, Coordination services (before arrival)

Patients Rules and Responsibilities

As a patient at Nakasero Hospital will never discriminate against any person due to age, sex, race, color, religion, income, education, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, gender, or anything who is going to pay your bill after the treatment process. But, there are some rights given to patients while at the hospital:

  • Your right to communicate with your family member or any chosen person.
  • You have rights they must inform yourself about your health status.
  • You can decide if you want visitors or not
  • Advanced directives means if you are not healthy enough to make a decision then what will be the rights or decision you want to take forward.
  • Privacy and Confidentiality – You want to keep your medical records under your private.
  • Family or guardians have the right to ask questions, or any concerns they want from hospital staff.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide information about the patients. Such as medical history.
  • Respect and Consideration
  • Safety – Become an active, involved, and informed member
  • Refusing Care – You are responsible if you don’t follow any instructions

Visitors Responsibilities

  • Visit as per the visitor’s timeline
  • Charges is been granted before visiting
  • Cooperation

Nakasero Hospital Costs

A short visit or consultant with a doctor in Kampala, Uganda is 52,689 Shillings (13.92$).

Popular Treatments  in Kampala, Uganda Avg. Cost of Surgery in Kampala
Heart Surgery 5500
CT Scan 347.6
X-ray 22
MRI 202.4
Microsurgery 1320
Facelift 1589.5
Orthopedic 2750
Pediatric Surgery 3850
Craniotomy $2,750
DBS $11,000
Endoscopic Endonasal $5,500
Brain Tumor Surgery $1,298
Neuro Endoscopy $11,000
MRI-Guide Laser Ablation $1,155
Biopsy $440
Total Knee Replacement $5,720
Resurfacing $7,700
Total Hand Surgery $2,750
Shoulder Replacement $6,600
Arthroscopic Surgery $9,350
Laparoscopic Radical cystectomy $5,423
Ureteroscopy Removal of Stone $2,420
Laser Prostate Surgery $5,500
Radical prostatectomy Surgery $5,500
Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Surgery $7,150
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery $1,375
Tattoo Removal $462
Skin Treatments $1,675
Scar Removal $1,040
Laser Treatments $2,715
Faciaacrossnstruction $5,198
Eyelid $1,675
Cleft Lip $924
Brow Lift $1,040
Breast Fat Transfer $2,426
Breast Reconstruction $3,696
Otoplasty $1,796
Liposuction 360 $2,994
Reconstructive surgery $1,318
Craniofacial surgery $1,397

Medical Insurance

Every hospital has there own insurance policy so as Nakasero Hospital. They provide a wide range of insurance plans. Before going forward with the insurance plan, please confirm with your insurance provider the services you are seeking and understand the benefits and costs. Some insurance company doesn’t provide all expenses of the surgery. The good thing is that Nakasero Hospital Health Plan also offers you care as per your need. And also provide a health card.

Nakasero Hospital Review

  • A very professional and skilled doctor
  • Professional Healthcare and Nurses are very helpful
  • One of the 5 most top-rated hospitals in Kampala
  • The patient loves their work and dedication toward each patient they came accros.
  • Doctors are very good listeners and provide according to our needs.
  • International patients are very happy because of all the facilities provided by the hospital with communication.
  • They follow very strictly every guideline.
  • Every process is smooth and executed as planned.
  • It is a very well-satisfied hospital with a quality services provider.
  • Past patients also recommended the hospital for their hard work and passion for their people.

Nakasero Hospital Location

Plot 14 Akii Bua Rd, Kampala, Uganda. It has been located on Nakasero Hill, in Kampala Central Division.
Approx. 2km south of Mulago National Referral Hospital

At last, the Nakasero Hospital has been driven by the responsibility for better health in the communities. It is the leader in providing outstanding services with a great approach to every treatment.

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