Specialists Conduct 30 Plastic Surgeries at Masaka Hospital

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Maria Nakyanzi, one of the many patients that underwent the surgery reveals that she had stayed with scars for a period of six years after failing to raise the money required for the operation.

 At least 30 patients have undergone specialized plastic surgery at a free medical camp by Rotary Club International at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.
 
The surgery was conducted by a team of Indian surgeons. The most common cases included people with scars caused by burns, conjectures and severe body injuries.

 
Doctor Deepak Pusohot, a Senior Orthopedic Surgeon, says these are in addition to the many other very complicated general surgery cases they have attended to.

 
He explains that they have also attended to several cases of children with bent legs that needed correction, adding that they were awed by the patient turnover at the camp.
 

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Doctor Robert Wangoda, a Senior Consultant surgeon at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, reveals that these are the first ever plastic surgery cases to be handled at the facility.



 
Dr. Wangoda says the hospital lacks even a single specialist in plastic surgery, which leaves them without option but to refer all patients to Kampala.
 
 
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He however says they may soon start providing the service locally at Masaka Hospital given the skills they have acquired from their Indian counterparts.

 
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Prosy Wunju, the Assistant In-charge of the General surgical ward at Masaka Hospital, says the camp has given them opportunity to acquire some skills in handling cases they have not been previously attending to.
 
Maria Nakyanzi, one of the many patients that underwent the surgery reveals that she had stayed with scars for a period of six years after failing to raise the money required for the operation.
 

Nakyanzi who had her referral letters told URN that she was asked for Shillings 1.5 million at Lubaga hospital, which she couldn't afford. The free medical camp will be concluded on Tuesday next week.