Neurosurgery In Uganda
Neurosurgery is the surgical treatment of the nervous system, including the brain, peripheral nervous system, and spinal cord. The hospitals performing neurosurgery have special departments treating patients using top-class neurosurgery equipment and technologies. Neurosurgeons treating patients in Uganda have many years of experience and have been trained by the top hospitals of foreign. Compared to other countries, the Neurosurgery cost in Uganda is very affordable. The services of Ugandan hospitals are world-class, and the surgeons specialize in treating patients with nervous system diseases.
Who is a Neurosurgeon?
The brain, spinal cord, spine, and peripheral nerves all belong to the nervous system, which is treated by a medical specialist known as a neurosurgeon. Patients of all ages receive non-operative and surgical care from neurosurgeons.
History of Neurosurgery in Uganda
Neurosurgery was introduced in Uganda after the 1960s; before that, there was no neurosurgeon present in Uganda. Patients needed to travel to foreign countries and get treatment at high prices. Dr. Jovan Kiryabwire was the first surgeon to initiate Neurosurgery by setting up a neurosurgery unit at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. Then patients suffering from various brain and nervous illnesses need not go to another country; now, Mulago Hospital in Kampala has a neurosurgeon performing the best procedure and treatment.
There are many hospitals in Uganda now performing neurosurgeries; few hospitals are in partnering with Indian hospitals to provide training to the surgeons of Ugandan Hospital. However, because of the movement, hospitals in Uganda serve patients with brain illness and make a strong team of neurosurgeons providing a high success rate. Moreover, when the patients are getting treatment at Ugandan hospitals, they need not travel to other countries; the cost of neurosurgery in Uganda is reduced, which is an excellent benefit for Ugandans.