Nigerian-Turkish Hospital Set to Commence Open Heart Surgery


The Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, a pristine medical facility in Abuja, is set to commence services for heart valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting otherwise known as open heart surgery in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the management of the hospital in Abuja.

According to the statement, “the Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital decided to commence this service after a careful analysis of the spate of heart diseases prevalent in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja”.

The statement further added: “The focus would be coronary artery bypass grafting as well as heart valve replacement.”
In the statement, it was revealed that the hospital “has put in place all the required equipment and a team of experts from Turkey with a track record of excellence”

The statement which was signed by the public relations officer of the hospital, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar stated that the hospital in its tradition of delivering quality services spared no cost in the composition of the team.
“The five man team is led by Dr Mustafa Kirman, a reputable cardiovascular surgeon from Turkey who is credited to have performed over 15, 000 heart surgeries with 99 per cent success rate”

In a chat with the Deputy Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Atilla Emiroglu, he stated that the open heart surgery procedure been introduced is arguably the first of its kind in Abuja going by the quality of the surgeons and the medical facilities on ground.

“Our surgeons are resident in Abuja and work here fulltime at the hospital.” He continued “this is unlike what you have in most hospitals”

Emriglu further reiterated the resolve of the hospital to ensure that patients always have the best care at Nizamiye hospital.

“With what we have in place, there is absolutely no need for patients to travel abroad for treatment of whatever illness.

“Our watchword has been proper diagnosis. The hospital policy ensures that all surgical procedures in the hospital are carried out using international standard and best practices.”

Earlier, Dr Mustafa Kirman, the leader of the five-man delegation from Turkey stated that he is delighted to be in Nigeria through the Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital to be a part of the wonderful work they are doing in Nigeria” he also stated that “since coming to Nigeria he noticed that many people are suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes and these are some of the causes of cardiology problems.”

The Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital was established by Turkish investors under the First Surat Group of companies. The hospital is estimated to have cost $20 million and commissioned on February 20, 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan in an event that brought together former ministers of health and other very important policy makers in the country.

According to feedback gathered from a number of patients, the hospital redefines what a medical facility should be in terms of quality of equipment and manpower. Among a host of others, its cardiology clinic uses the ECHO, ECG and Treadmill to diagnose cardiovascular diseases, while urology clinic uses transurethral resection technique for prostrate operations and kidney stones extraction, all without making any cuts in the process. For cancer diagnosis, it uses microscopic bone marrow analysis and to diagnose digestive system diseases, it uses colonoscopy tools.