Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal

ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 197--199

The Challenges and Solutions of Laparoscopic Surgical practice in the developing Countries


OO Afuwape, OO Akute 
 Department of surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
O O Afuwape
Department of surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan
Nigeria

Laparoscopic surgery has become the preferred standard in developed countries. New procedures in laparoscopic surgery are continually being developed. Despite these innovations Nigeria and many other African are yet to fully embrace this surgical approach. Few therapeutic laparoscopic surgery procedures are performed annually in Nigerian teaching hospitals. Appropriate personnel and the initial high cost of acquiring state of the art equipments are some of the challenges in laparoscopic surgery in developing countries. A few centres have developed ways of solving these challenges. We discuss the envisaged problems with laparoscopic surgery in Nigeria and some other African countries and suggest solutions to these problems.


How to cite this article:
Afuwape O O, Akute O O. The Challenges and Solutions of Laparoscopic Surgical practice in the developing Countries.Niger Postgrad Med J 2011;18:197-199


How to cite this URL:
Afuwape O O, Akute O O. The Challenges and Solutions of Laparoscopic Surgical practice in the developing Countries. Niger Postgrad Med J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 May 31 ];18:197-199
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