Nigerian Doctor Saved The life Of A Fetus and Mother From A Large Tumor.
Story Of A Nigerian Doctor who Removed a baby from the womb, operated on her and returned the baby back to the mother’s womb in USA.
Dr Oluyinka Olutoye came to international attention when he led a team of medical practitioners to perform surgery on a baby in-utero in a Texas hospital in 2016 and now has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the U.S.
Dr Olutoye co-led a team of 21 doctors that removed a sacrococcygeal teratoma, a large tumor that grows on the tailbone of a fetus, and then returned the 23-week-old fetus to the mother’s womb .
For the surgery, the mother and fetus were given general anesthesia and the part of the fetus’ body where the tumor was attached was taken out of the uterus.
Surgeons then removed as much of the mass as possible before returning the fetus to the womb. The team continued to monitor the mother over the course of her pregnancy to ensure that no further problems occurred until she delivered at 36 weeks.
At his new base, Dr. Olutoye will lead one of the largest children’s hospital surgery departments in the world. Through his leadership of 11 surgical departments, Dr. Olutoye will work to advance Nationwide Children’s common mission, philosophy and approach to excellence in patient care, dedication to outstanding clinical outcomes, commitment to academic excellence and education of the next generation of leaders in children’s surgery.
He will also be appointed professor and the E. Thomas Boles chair of pediatric surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. Dr. Olutoye will serve as the primary surgical liaison between Nationwide Children’s and the OSU College of Medicine, according to nationwide childrens.org.
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