National Cancer Insitute

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Operative Endoscopy, ERCP, Stone Centre, Surgical Oncology with emphasis on Breast Cancer. Executive/comprehensive health check up

Other Frequent Procedures:
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis

  • Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery

  • Laparoscopic staging of abdominal malignancies

  • Laparoscopic appendectomy

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair

  • Laparoscopic pelvic surgery

  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomies

  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication

  • Endoscopies with interventions (Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Cystoscopy, Bronchoscopy, ERCP)

  • Comprehensive breast surgeries

  • Neoadjuvant and adjuvant Chemotherapy

  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

  • Laparoscopic gastric band placement and removal

  • Comprehensive cancer screening including (but not limited to) Breast, Stomach, Liver, Colon and Prostate

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
AVLSC Stones page

Our philosophy is prevaricated on the premise that one can safely practice advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery in a developing country.

Stones in the body are generally either in the gall bladder or in the renal/urinary collecting system (kidney, ureter, urinary bladder).

We manage all stones in a modern, safe and efficient manner.

Gall Stones: In all developed countries, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the gold standard. That is exactly what we offer here. We have successfully performed over 500 cases safely in the past six years in Nigeria.

Common bile duct stones: we offer ERCP or laparoscopic CBD exploration.

Renal system stones (kidney, ureter, urinary bladder): You may not need surgery as shock waves are used to crush the stones (lithotripsy or ESWL), this is performed by a competent Consultant Urologist here in Abuja.

Other treatment options are minimally invasive 'tunnel surgery' percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy, cystoscopy and on rare occasions, open surgery. The stones are always evaluated to advice you on dietary modifications to reduce the possibility of recurrence.

In a small subset of patients, parathyroid gland hyperactivity maybe the culprit, we remove this again by means of minimally invasive surgery.

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 centuries.

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 naked eye.

The surgeon actually sees much better with small incision laparoscopy than with large incision naked eye open procedures because of the magnification.

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.