Hospitals that do heart Surgeries in Nigeria including Cost, Hospitals that perform heart surgeries and other cardiac procedures such open heart surgeries, heart transplant, cardiac catheterization, coronary heart by-pass, pacemakers implantation and so on in Nigeria, cardiac centres in Nigeria.

1. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)

They are the foremost in this field right now when it comes to cardiac surgeries and other procedures in Nigeria. This was Culled from their website – “Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) Ile-Ife, successfully performed 12 open heart surgeries as well as 14 closed heart surgeries in 2016. This year (2017), the cardiac surgical team has performed 7 open heart surgeries and 5 closed heart surgeries. The surgeries this year included the repair of a 10-month-old boy with Type 1A truncus arteriosus, the very first successful repair of truncus arteriosus in Nigeria. The success story of the surgical operations were achieved based on the competence of our cardiac surgical team and cardiology unit who work in very close partnership with the International Congenital Heart Centre of Sheba Medical Centre, Israel to provide world- class care at very low cost.

Our scope of surgical operations include the whole range of congenital heart surgeries including closures of patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, total corrections of tetralogy of Fallot, repairs of atrioventricular septal defect and valve repairs amongst others. We also routinely implant pacemakers to treat symptomatic bradyarrythmias.

Our hospital is fully equipped with the latest intraoperative and post-operative equipment to ensure success of our surgeries

The well trained and highly skilled professional medical experts of OAUTHC are kind, compassionate and are very committed to diagnosing and treating all congenital and acquired heart diseases while taking cognizance of the psychological components of cardiovascular diseases”.

2. University College Hospital, Ibadan

Topnotch cardiac catherization centre in Nigeria. The Univeristy College Hospital, Ibadan has a state of the art cardiac catheterization laboratory simply .referred to as ‘Cath Lab’ equipped with a brand new toshiba cardiac catheterization machine which has been in use since July 2012. The prodecures that are carried out in the cath lab include; diagnostic cardiac catheterization, right and left heart catheterization, ballon angioplasty as well as balloon angioplasty and stenting of coronary arteries. As at the first of July 2014, 22 (twenty two) cardica catheterizations have been carried out with balloon angioplasties in about a third and stenting in about a third og the clients as well.

3. Reddington Hospital, GRA Ikeja, Lagos

The hospital started out as a cardiac center in the year 2001 in Victoria Island. Reddington pioneered Nigeria’s first Digital Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography suite. The hospital also functions as a multi-specialty facility.

4. First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos

Their mission is to provide the most comprehensive, technologically advanced cardiology practice to the country. They offer a wide range of cardiac services like cardiac catherization, stenting etc.

5. Euracare, Victoria Island

This hospital is located in Lagos. It is headed by Dr Tosin Majekodunmi who is a UK and Canada trained interventional Cardiologist. They also have visiting cardiologist from outside the country. They offer a wide range of cardiology services and heart surgeries.

6. Lagoon Hospitals

A private cardiology hospital in Nigeria. It is multi-specialist hospital, that provide acute care for all general medical condition especially resistant hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy ischaemic heart diseases, cardiac rhythm abnormalities. In 2016, a team of home-based health practitioners achieved another milestone in the Nigerian health sector when they successfully performed an open-heart surgery on a patient at the privately owned Lagoon Hospital, Apapa, Lagos. It was the first ever open-heart surgery to be performed in a private hospital in Nigeria and second across the entire nation.

7. Nizamiye Hospital

Nizamiye is located in Life Camp, Abuja. The cardiology department’s goal is to ensure that people with heart defects, or acquiring heart disease during childhood, have access to effective diagnostic and treatment facilities and are given the best possible chance of enjoying a full and healthy life.

The hospital has a team of over 30 cardiologists and surgeons from Nigeria and Turkey who perform the following surgeries:

  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • The great vessels and Aortic surgery
  • Peripheral vascular surgery
  • Carotid vascular surgery
  • Fistula surgery
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Vascular graft applications

8. Tristate heart and vascular center, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun

In 2017, two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologists at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre.

9. Federal Medical Center, Yenogoa, Bayelsa

FMC Yenogoa have a cardiac centre that performs interventional heart procedures like pacemaker placements and cardiac catheterizations.

10. Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

In 2017, Prof.Chris Bode, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) , said a team of Nigerian and Indian experts had successfully carried out open heart surgeries on six Nigerian children and one adult.

He said that the surgeries were performed under the LUTH Cardiac Project established in 2014 in partnership with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the CMD, the institution intends to carry out 100 open heart surgeries within 5 years according to The Pulse.

12. University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu

The first open heart surgery was performed in 1974 at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. In April, 2019, the Punch reported that: “the Cardiothoracic Centre of Excellence, University of Nigeria Teaching hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu, has performed 230 successful open-heart surgery since March 2013.

The chairman of the Cardiothoracic Centre, Prof. Basden Onwubere, who disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent in Enugu, said that 50 per cent of those involved were children.

Onwubere, a former Provost of the College of Medicine, stated that although UNTH started open-heart surgery in February 1974 and suspended it in 2007 due to movement to the permanent site at Ituku Ozalla, the number carried out between 2013 till date was far higher than the number of surgeries carried out from 1974 to 2007, 33 years”.

13. Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja performed its first open-heart surgery with a team of local medical specialists in 2017. That same year, the hospital performed free and successful open heart surgeries on five patient’s.

14. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano

In 2017, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) conducted another successful cardiac pacemaker implantation surgery on an 87-yr old Alhaji Shehu Bashir Nababa and this was reported on Dailytrust. A statement quoted Dr Isma’il Muhammad Inuwa, leader of team of doctors that conducted the operation as saying, “the pacemaker lead electrode wire was inserted into the right ventricle through a vein in the left upper chest and the electrode was connected to the pulse generator placed under the skin.

15. National Hospital Abuja

In August, 2015, the National Hospital, Abuja said it had successfully carried out open heart surgeries on 12 children with heart diseases of varying degrees.
Dr. Jafaru Momoh, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja, said six of the surgeries were conducted llthrough the collaboration of the Hospital for Humanity, a US-based NGO, under a seven-year collaborative contract agreement. According to him, the latest six surgeries bring the total number of heart surgeries conducted by the hospital to 12.
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Cost of Open Heart Surgery in Nigeria

According to Dr Sola Pitan, Senior Special Assistant on Health to the then Lagos State Governor, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, said: “In Nigeria, the price of an open-heart surgery ranges between N3 million and N9 million, depending on the area, what kind of surgery and a host of other factors as reported by Eagleonline.

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