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SURGERY

The Department of Surgery started as a core and required discipline for the award of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at the inception of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the University of Ilorin in 1977. It has remained the largest department in the College of Health Sciences even after the Department of Anaesthesia, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology were carved out of it. The department presently has 9 Divisions namely: General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery, Urological surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery and the Accident and Emergency. There are at least 22 subspecialties in the department with 29 highly dedicated surgeons providing both academic and consultancy services to undergraduate and post graduate students and the patients.

Our department mission statements are:

  1. To train high quality medical graduates and specialists in surgery.
  2. To provide excellent surgical care based on global best practice.
  3. To create an innovative and research oriented practice for maximization of available resources and provide responsive care to the society’s needs and challenges

We have track record of excellence in:

  1. Diagnostic and therapeutic  Laparoendoscopy service
  2. Neonatal and Paediatric Surgical care
  3. Endoscopic cranial surgery
  4. Arthroplasty and spine surgery
  5. Bone lengthening and deformity correction
  6. Pelvic bone reconstruction
  7. Primary repair of congenital oesophageal and anorectal malformation
  8. Urogenital reconstruction
  9. Complex flap and skin cover procedures
  10. Open heart, cardiac pacemaker implantation and vascular surgery
  11. Renal transplantation
  12. Transurethral and radical prostatectomy
  13. Maxilla and facial reconstruction surgery

We are pioneers, primary inventors of some procedures and patented materials:

  1. Odebode-Agaja skull traction device
  2. Paediatric therapeutic Laparoscopy
  3. Primary posterior sagittal anorectoplasty for anorectal malformation
  4. Hand sew method for Duhamel operation in Hirschsprung’s disease
  5. Day case paediatric surgery

We provide strong academic and skills training support for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students through the Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory of the College of Health Sciences which host various courses for: Medical and Nursing students, Medical Interns Clinical Skills, West African College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Skills Course and many other courses to other departments and units.

 

List of Staff in the Department     
S/NO NAMEINITIALS DEGREE AND INSTITUTION(S) RANK/POSITION Specialty  
1 L. O.Abdur-Rahman  MBBS, 1995(Ilorin); FWACS, 2004; MPH, 2009, FMAS (India, 2009); FMCS, 2012; FACS, 2014; IIWCC-ZA, 2013; GHS Fellow, McGills Canada, 2016. Reader& Acting Head of Surgery Paediatric General and Laparoscopy/Minimal access Surgery, Neonatal Surgery and Simulation Expert  
2 S. B. Agaja MBBS,1976 (Ibadan): FRCS, 1985: FWACS, 1990 3029 Professor Orthopaedic and trauma surgery  
3 J. O. Adeniran MBBS, 1975 (Ibadan): FRCS. 1986, FWACS 1989, Dip. Paed. Surg., 1993 Professor Paediatric General surgery  
4 T. O. Odebode MBCHB, 1979(Ife); FMCS, 1997; FWACS, 2000; FICS, 2002, Cert in Advance Neurosurgery (Japan) Professor Neuro-traumatology, brain and spine tumour, paediatric neurosurgery  
5 S.A.Kuranga MBBS, 1982 (Zaria); FWACS, 1994 Cert. in Fmly. Planning, 1985Cert. in Health Mgt. 2002 Professor Urological surgery  
6 A. I.Lawal MBBS, 1988 (Ilorin); FWACS, 1990; FICS. 2003 Cert. in Plastic Surg. 2000 Professor  Plastic and reconstructive surgery  
7 A.Abdus-samiu Musa  MBBS, (Ibadan) FWACS Professor General surgery, Endocrine Surgery  
8 A. A.Popoola MBBS, 1991(Ilorin); FMCS, 2003 FWACS, 2004 Reader Urological surgery  
9 S. A.Olatoke MBBS, 1988(Ilorin); FWACS, 2001 Reader General surgery, Surgical Oncology, Endocrine surgery  
10 P. O.Adeoye MBBS, (Zaira) FWACS, 2001; Cert. CTS-RSA, 2006 Reader Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery  
11 A. A.Ajape MBBS, 1995(Zaria); FWACS, 2006 Reader Urological surgery  
12 O. M.Babalola MBBS, 1991(Ilorin); FWACS, 2003 Senior Lecturer Orthopaedic and spine surgery  
13 O.S.Agodirin MBBS, (Ilorin) FWACS Senior Lecturer General surgery, Surgical Oncology, laparoscopy and minimal access surgery  
14 A. S. Yusuf  MBBS, (Zaria) FWACS Senior Lecturer Neurosurgery, Endoscopy cranial surgery   
15 A. A. Nasir  MBBS, (Ilorin) FWACS Senior Lecturer Paediatric General and Urologic Surgery  
16 G. H.Ibraheem MBBS, (Ibadan) FWACS, ChM Senior Lecturer Paediatric Orthopaedic and trauma surgery  
17 M. D.Adesina MBBS, (Ibadan) FWACS Lecturer I General surgery, Surgical Oncology, Gastroenterology  
18 I. O.Olaoye MBBS, (Jos) FWACS Lecturer I General surgery, Surgical Oncology, Gastroenterology  
19 B.A. Ahmed  MBBS, (Zaria)   FWACS Lecturer I Orthopaedic and arthroplasty surgery  
20 M. F.Adeyemi MBBS, (Lagos) FWACS Lecturer I Maxillofacial surgery  
21 A. B.Aderibigbe MBBS, (Ilorin) FWACS, Cert. Head and Neck reconstruction Lecturer I Plastic, Head and Neck reconstructive surgery  
22 O. G. Habeeb MBBS, (Ilorin) FWACS Lecturer I General surgery, Surgical Oncology, Endocrine surgery  
23 J. O. Bello MBBS (Zaria), FWACS Consultant Urologist Urological Surgery, Endourology  
24 S. A. Aliu-Ibrahim MBBS (Ilorin, FWACS Consultant Neurosurgeon, UITH Stereotactic and Functional, Cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery  
25 A.    A. Adeyeye MBBS, (Ilorin), FWACS Consultant General Surgeon General surgery, Laparoscopy/minimal access surgery, GI endoscopy, Hepatobiliary and Endocrine surgery  
26 A.    O. Ogunkeyede MBBS, FWACS, FMCS Consultant Plastic Surgery Plastic and Cosmetic surgery  
27 M. A. Ernest (Mrs.) MBBS (Ilorin), FWACS Consultant Child Dental Surgeon  Paediatric Orthodontic surgery  
28 O. T. Ajiboye MBBS, FWACP Consultant, Family Physician A&E Medicine  
29 A. Olawepo MBBS, FWACS, FMCS Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery Orthopaedic and arthroplasty surgery  
           
           
Department Consultants and Units activities
Days  Theatre Outpatient Clinic Consultant round SR ROUND OTHERS
Mon  Theatre PSU PLASTICS GS III Ortho I &II GSI (Dr. Adesina) ORTHO I (Prof. Agaja, Dr. Babalola, DrIbraheem) MAXILOFACIAL NEURO GS II UROLOGY  ORTHO II  TCVS DPS GRAND ROUND
Tues GSI  UROLOGY MFS GS II (Dr. Olatoke) ORTHO II (Dr. Ahmed, DrOlawepo) CTSU (Dr. Adeoye) ORTHODONTIC (Dr. Ernest) PSU PLASTIC MFS ORTHO I GS III TCVS  NEURO DPS ACADEMIC SEMINAR/PSCRM SURGERY CPC/ CRC
Wed TCVS ORTHO I ORTHO II PSU(Prof. Adeniran, Dr. Abdur-Rahman, Dr. Nasir)   NEUROSurg (Prof. Odebode,  GS II (DrAgodirin)DrAliu-Ibrahim) PLASTIC (Prof. Lawal, DrAderibigbe, DrOgunkeyede) MAXILLOFACIAL (Dr. Adeyemi, Dr Ernest) GS I MFS GSIII UROLOGY BIOPSY GS III ACADEMIC NEURORADIOLOGY & NEURO SEMINAR 
Thur GS II NEURO DPS GS III GI-ENDOSCOPY GSI (Dr. Olaoye) UROLOGY (Prof. Kuranga, Dr. Bello, Dr. Popoola, Dr. Ajape) Ortho CLUBFOOT clinic (DrIbraheem)   DPS  PSU RESEARCH DAY Plastic A & E theatre (MINOR) TCVS SEMINAR TCVS ENDOSCOPY ORTHO I & II SEMINAR
Fri UROLOGY GS III (Prof Musa, DrAdeyeye) -   DEPT M&M, ORTHO RESEARCH CATHETERIZATION MFS SEMINAR
Sat    WEEKEND CALL ALL UNITS    
sun   WEEKEND CALL ALL UNITS   PSU PRE-OP ROUND
           
           
HEADS OF DEPARTMENT FROM INCEPTION TO DATE      
           
           
1        Dr L. O. Giwa 1978-1980      
2        Dr E. O. O. Odelowo 1978-1988      
3        Dr S. K. Odaibo 1988-1992      
4        Prof E. O. O. Odelowo 1992-1994      
5        Dr A. T. Duze 1994-1998      
6        Dr A. L. I. Babata 1998-2001      
7        Dr. J. O. Adeniran 2001-2003      
8        Dr A. L. I. Babata 2003- 2005      
9        Dr S. B. Agaja 2005-2007      
10 Dr T. O. Odebode 2007- 2009      
11   Prof J. O. Adeniran 2009-2012      
12   Prof S. A. Kuranga 2012      
13   Prof I. A. Lawal 2013-2015      
14  Prof S. B. Agaja 2016-2018 (Feb)      
15   Dr L.O. Abdur-Rahman 2018-      
           
           
           
NON TEACHING STAFF  
           
1 J. O.Oluwagbemi WASC/GCE, 1981, Prof. Cert. 1983, Inter. Dip. 1986, Assoc. Dip.1984, & Final Dip. Ibadan,1992 Principal Technologist Animal laboratory  
2 R. S.Abejide Government High School Ilorin WAEC 1988, Staff Development College Ilorin, Typing 35- 1992-1993,50,1996,Words Cert. in Computer 1994, SSE 2007 Chief  Secretariat Assistant     
3 Y. A.Ajibola NECO 2000, OND 2004, Words Cert. in Computer2004 Higher Executive Officer    
4 M. Bello   Principal Admin Officer    
5 A.    Busari (Mrs)   Senior Confidential Secretary    
6 Mr D. D. Elewa   Chief Clerical Officer    
7 F. F. Adeoye (Mrs)   Confidential Secretary II    
8 F. B. Samuel (Mrs)   Chief Office Assistant    
9 I. A. Lawal   Chief Office Assistant    
10 R. T. Ogunniyi (Mrs)   Chief Office Assistant