The First Brain Surgery of its Kind in KUTRRH – DSI

KUTRRH recently conducted endovascular neurosurgery on a patient who had suffered a brain aneurysm. A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain and presents with stroke-like syndromes.

It can leak or rupture, causing bleeding in the brain. The patient had leakage on the right and the left side of the brain. The surgery was preceded by a state-of-the-art scan known as a digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) which is the gold standard for diagnosing cerebral aneurysms.

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The first operation addressed the clots on the left cerebrum. After a period, the medical team removed the clots on the left side, and the patient recovered successfully.

The medical team comprised Dr. Daniel Kanyatta as the lead neurosurgeon, assisted by Dr. Abdi Fatah Khalif. Dr. Isaac Adembesa was the anesthesiologist, Solomon Chege – was the Cath Lab manager, Peterson Okerio, Ms. Beatrice Wanjiku, and Oscar Imbai.

According to Dr. Kanyatta, the challenge with patients with a cerebral aneurysm is that the treatment centers are only found in Nairobi, leaving patients in far-out areas challenged for treatment.

He says KUTRRH is working on investing in more advanced and modern neurosurgery procedures, as found in the more developed countries. Moreover, the hospital shall be conducting delicate surgeries that have forced patients to travel abroad and spend astronomical amounts of money.

The management and medics at KUTRRH have their sights on reducing the need for Kenyans to travel abroad for health services by ensuring that virtually all health services and facilities are available at KUTRRH and putting in place systems that reduce the waiting time for patients.

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