Advanced Videoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgery Centre (AVLSC)
Lagos: 22, Daniyan Natalia Str., Lekki Phase One
Abuja: 16, Thomas Sankara Str., Asokoro
Phone 0816 828 5829 or 0810 018 7790 or 0803 575 3273
WHAT WE DO
Our practice specialty is minimally invasive surgery which includes
advanced laparoscopic surgery, operative endoscopy, surgical oncology,
bariatric surgery and executive health checkups.
Our philosophy is prevaricated on the premise that
one can safely practice advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive
surgery in a developing country.
Laparoscopic surgery is a sub specialization of surgery which entails
the use of an assortment of small instruments and fibre optics. This
modern form of surgery is now offered at a few specialized medical
centres such as AVLSC. Most of our patients go home within 28 hours of
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We also combine our personal experience and knowledge with consultative
advice from other physicians to devise a treatment plan for each
patient. We operate and care for our patients at AVLSC Lagos &
Abuja, both facilities have inpatient facilities but we also travel,
teach, mentor and perform free/charity procedures and conduct cancer
awareness programmes around the continent. A great focus is on the
practice of modern medicine in Africa.
managed by single incision double trocar laparoscopic appendectomy, the
scar in invisible as it is hidden in the umbilicus (belly button).
managed by laparoscopic adhesiolysis and application of an adhesion
Breast cancer in
the early stages are offered breast conserving wide local excisions and
sentinel lymph node biopsies. Various forms of mastectomy, chemotherapy
and reconstruction are also undertaken here.
Groshong, Hickman, Broviac and low profile subcutaneous catheters and
ports are placed for chemotherapy.
include esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, hysteroscopy,
cystoscopy and bronchoscopy.
Early colon cancer and polyps are managed by snare polypectomy. Later
stages undergo stapled anastomosis after resection.
These are only a few of the cases we handle.
John C. Ojukwu MD, FRCS, FACS
Specialist Consultant, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Operative Endoscopy
& Advanced Laparoscopy, Surgical Oncology
AVLSC Lekki I & Asokoro
Laparoscopy is a major part
of Minimally Invasive Surgery which involves making much smaller
incisions for the same surgical operations that have been performed for
The days when the surgeon made big incisions to accommodate his/her
hands in the abdomen/thorax/pelvis are now numbered.
We employ the marvels of modern science in the form of a laparoscope
which is a small tube-like device with lenses like a telescope to
magnify body structures, a powerful light to illuminate them and a
miniature video camera at its tip.
Exceptionally clear images are now transmitted through a fibre optic
cable to a TV-like monitor with magnification much better than the
The surgeon actually sees much better with small incision laparoscopy
than with large incision naked eye open procedures because of the
The entire surgical procedure is easily recorded on a simple video tape
which can easily be burned down to a DVD. Similar small straw-sized
laparoscopic instruments are used for cutting, suturing, coagulating,
irrigating, ultrasound and much more.