The management of Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), has upgraded the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Department with standard Functional Endoscopic Sinus Equipment Set (FESS), used for minimally invasive Ear, Nose & Throat, Head and Neck surgeries where advanced restorative treatment is obtainable compared to any other in the world can be done.
The functions of the equipments which are numerous ranges from:
- Functional Sinus Surgery
- Endoscopic Assisted Adenoidectonomy. Trans-Sphenoidal Hypophysectomy ( Pituitory Gland Surgery) through the nose.
- Functional Laryngea Surgery.
It is evident that with the FESS Equipment Set, Microscopic Ear, Nose & Throat , Head and Neck surgeries will be efficiently and effectively carried out thereby offering a wide range of advantages to the surgeons and patients alike.
Also, the application of the tools preserves the function of the organ operated on with minimal invasion thereby rendering significantly improved patients safety during operating procedures as well as
reduction of hospital’s stay post-surgery .
Apparently, all these improvements were made possible under the visionary leadership of the amiable Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi in his continuous stride for excellence.
To the end users, the upgrading has earned the hospital the expected standard of a Teaching hospital.
The FESS set was officially launched Today, 3rd February, 2021 with the sucessful operation of two (2) patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea due to adenoidal enlargement. More patients are lined-up for these procedures with the equipment.
The Head of Department, Dr.Aremu S.K expressed undaunting appreciation to the Management on behalf of his team for investing in the Department in order to improve their service delivery.