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Zambian Doctors Score another Milestone in Surgery

Eight surgical Zambian doctors have successfully conducted a Transhiatal Esophagectomy surgery at Ndola Teaching Hospital, a procedure that has been done for the first time in the country.

Transhiatal Esophagectomy is an advanced surgery performed on people with a damaged Esophagus that results in inability to swallow.Β  The esophagus is the organ that connects the mouth to the stomach.

The operation was conducted on a patient who could not eat or swallow saliva for the past three years due to a complication in the food pipe, which was completely closed.

Ndola Teaching Hospital public relations officer Sheona Kamwendo disclosed that for the past three years, the patient was only able to spit as she could not swallow but was able to eat using a tube that was inserted through her stomach.

The patient is still admitted to Ndola Teaching Hospital and is recovering well, she said.

“As of today, the patient has been fed on porridge and water. Special tribute goes to the surgical team who are now able to conduct surgery that was previously being done outside Zambia,” added Kamwendo.

The surgical team comprised of Dr. Joseph Musowoya, the Senior Medical Superintendent, Dr Kazuma Seke, Head of Department- Surgery, Dr Patrick Musonda, Dr Bright Chirengendure, Dr Felix Chibwe and Dr Mbangu Mumbwe, an Anesthesiologist.

88 Comments

  1. Simple Joe

    Good news for our surgical team for the job well done.

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  2. muntungwa

    Well done team and may god continue to inspire you even more. We are proud of you.

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  3. Napatali

    Bravo,

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  4. One k

    Thanks, this is the development we want not politics everyday.

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  5. LEVY

    KEEP IT UP MEN.

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    • Brian

      Indeed we can. That’s a great spirit of courage and advancement in surgical professionalism. We are looking forward to more of such news. Never relent until we have a patient from outside the country evacuated to Zambia for surgery. Bravo team Zambia. God bless you with more wisdom.

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  6. Chosen

    A milestone indid, congratulations to team Zambia

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  7. Unruly

    Congratulates this is the zambia we want continue with this spirit team

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  8. Jelina

    Congrats team, more blessings

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  9. SERVICE EXCELLENCE

    CONGRATULATIONS

    WELL DONE .

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  10. lu

    Great work!

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  11. Principal

    The best is on the way and that’s the best. Still the best, these are true reflections of the learned doctors. Keep it πŸ‘†.

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  12. KALALUKA KAMBOLE

    WELL DONE

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  13. Chris

    Well done that’s what we want in this country

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  14. Lama

    Well done team zm

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  15. Ubwamba na bukula

    Thinks guy’s these are the kind of people we want in Zambia good work keep it up

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  16. But why

    Panono panono we will get there. Eventually we will stop sending ourselves abroad to seek special medical attention. A big BRAVO!

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  17. katele

    Well done.may almighty continue to protect you.

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  18. chomba

    well done team

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  19. Leonard

    God bless you. That is why our Doctors needed out side to other countries. Good job keep on work as one.

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  20. Ian

    Keep up Doctors praise God

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  21. KB

    Wow…
    More grace to our doctors..
    Am coming their in some years coming to the same work

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  22. Chiz

    God is performing miracles in Zambia

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  23. LLD

    This is good news.

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  24. In God is our trust

    We thank our heavenly Father for all that which has been done. With God all things are possible. Glory be to his name.

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  25. Brian chisenga

    Job well done for the work,we can do more as a country…God bless

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  26. Yabe Dickson

    This is splendid job well done with the guidance of the Holly Ghost and the Blood of Jesus, may the Lord give u GRACE our Doctors.

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  27. Joseph Sinkala

    It has been long overdue. Considering that we’re 50 years since we produced our first Medical Doctors. Congratulations our Zambian doctors.

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  28. M k

    Mwabombeni bane

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  29. Edison Nzima

    Job well done

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  30. Joyce

    God bless you

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  31. Ngosa Friday

    Congratulations to our Doctors for the hard work and glory be to God! for He is the fountain of knowledge and wisdom…..

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  32. Phillip Chilomo

    This is what we have always wanted.President Chagwa Lungu escaped sending our doctors for advanced training.Remember the first heart transplant was done in South Africa

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  33. Phillip Chilomo

    This is what we have always wanted.President Chagwa Lungu escalet sending our doctors for advanced training.Remember the first heart transplant was done in South Africa

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  34. Karen Chanda

    This is great ,Zambia is shining all because of you guy’s. Congratulations

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  35. Karen Chanda

    Wow wow you guy’s are awesome, great,you have made Zambia shine .congratulations

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  36. Chomba

    Job well done our doctors
    Those need to be paid well in order to be motivated

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  37. Chomba

    Congrants our doctors

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  38. Chomba

    Many thanks our doctors

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  39. Emmanuel Njamba Chikote

    It shows that we are improving in the medical sector. We upload the Medical team

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  40. Henry Munachoonga Chipewo

    This is impressive and admirable. This breakthrough must encourage our leaders to change their mindset and realise that us Zambians are also God’s creation like others elsewhere in the world regardless of colour, creed or nationality. The only difference is the quality of leadership around the world. whereas, in other countries, leaders are developmental in outlook and patriotic to their countries ours is not! It’s nauseating to learn that, when our leaders fall sick they are evacuated to other countries instead of having them treated here in the country! with what our Doctors have achieved and continue to achieve, what excuses can our leaders give to make us believe that they’re in the positions they occupy in order to be of service to the people of Zambia than to themselves? if at all they have a conscience, they must really feel ashamed of their conduct and lacking love for their country and their fellow citizens! The question, therefore is, what is leadership if it’s not to provide service to the people they purport to save! with what our Doctors have achieved and continue to achieve, it’s very important that our leaders reflect seriously on their conduct and change for the better. Meanwhile, congratulations to our Doctors for their achievement and want to say, we are immensely proud of them despite our leaders not recognising them. For the sake of us, God’s people, let them continue exerting themselves and achieve more for our sake and their country and just look to God for appreciation and reward. We are proud of you!

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    • Alphar M Sempa

      You disserve something more than just a tribute or money. May Jehovah add 99 more years for your hardworking!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸŒΉ

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    • Raphael Mwale

      Congratulations to all Zambian medical practitioners! This is no mean achievement. May our nation continue to rally behind such government efforts to encourage research and innovation through incessant funding in all sectors of our human endeavour. Zambia is truly headed for a status of a hub of medical excellence.

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  41. Sweet P

    Great news indeed, our God is gracious. Keep it up

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  42. Asif

    My god give us zamiba what our need and good helth and well done all our doctors team

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  43. Lj

    Way to go…..Finally practice and not just theory!!!

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  44. Albert Malama

    That’s a very aesthetic well done job.I salute you all

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  45. Annie

    I give thanks to the Lord Jesus for the Love He has demonstrated through your hands. May He continue to use nightly to bring abundant life to many .John 10v10…the devil comes but to steal kill and destroy but I have come that they may life and have it to the full

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  46. Annie

    I give thanks to the Lord Jesus for the Love He has demonstrated through your hands. May He continue to use nightly to bring abundant life to many .John 10v10…the devil comes but to steal kill and destroy but I have come that they may life and have it to the full. May He greatly bless you

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  47. Annie

    I give thanks to the Lord Jesus for the Love He has demonstrated through your hands. May He continue to use nightly to bring abundant life to many May He greatly bless you

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  48. Annie

    I give thanks to the Lord Jesus for the Love He has demonstrated in you all.May He greatly bless you

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  49. Annie

    I give thanks to the Lord Jesus for you all

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  50. Annie

    Thanks to the Lord Jesus for you all

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    • Jonathan

      What a miracle to this lady! and indeed a blessing not only to her family and the people who know her personally, but to those of us that are aware of this occurrence.

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  51. Pel

    Well done our Doctors. God Bless you.

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  52. Stephan

    Congratulations to own very own surgeons for a job well done ..how can we get help for patients with similar problems,

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  53. Katepa

    Congratulations and we look forward to more of such accomplishments

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  54. Banyina

    Congratulations to our surgeons for saving her life. My husband had a similar problem tho he is late now. Continue working hard so that you help those in need.

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  55. Kabwe

    Thank you God

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  56. Emmanuel

    Very inspiring

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  57. Open mind

    Zambians can get things done except are highly underrated with an old teaching, anything black is evil, anything white is good. Give man necessary education and necessary equipment, they will perform. Congratulations

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  58. Arthur M

    Thanks! Our own doctors, done tremendous work. We are proud of you, keep it up!!!

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  59. Dickson Mukuka

    This is so marvelous. We need such advancements in the medical fraternity

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  60. Linda

    Well done team.That’s the spirit. May the good Lord continue guiding you.You are truly professions. God bless Zambia and you team.

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  61. Farmer

    Congratulating these gallant professionals is not enough! The country needs to pay them well. Not less than K75 000/ month. If GRZ can buy a Presidential jet for USD 64 million, surely we can do better for such professionals…teachers, nurses, policemen, doctors etc included!

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  62. Angela

    Yet we said NO to the referendum. Amazing Zambians

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  63. Dennis Kahoota

    Wonderful job ….we upcoming Doctors are inspired.God is in control.

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  64. Shelemani

    This is great am happy to see my country doing this.

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  65. Racheal Nalungwe

    Job well done thumbs up keep it up! May God continue to bless you with more wisdom πŸ™

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  66. Joseph

    Congrats

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  67. Mwala

    Job well done

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  68. Kangwa Kapampa

    Please job well done. Zambia has all it takes to do anything within. Let’s motivate Professionals doing a good job like this one for the benefit of ordinary Zambians because good health is not only for people with money, but for every human being created by God. Job well done bane. Keep it up.

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  69. Lie

    Congrats to our God given doctors

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  70. Umwina Zee

    Kudos

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  71. Leonard. K

    Well done guys. Show the world that you are capable of doing work and our leaders that it’s lack of equipment otherwise you have the experience. Bravo. Keep it up our doctors.

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  72. Kamwazya

    You have done Zambia proud.Go Zambian Surgeons Go!!

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  73. Travor

    Congratulations to the team job well done

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  74. Chumary

    Well done team God bless you

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  75. Ndonji

    Great work. They need more support. Not by elections

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  76. Evelyn

    Congratulations Doctors, we wish you all the very best in your profession and may our Almighty Jehovah God continue guiding you.

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  77. Sibanda

    This is wonderful news, good enough to inspire, keep it up to all the team members.

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  78. Emmanuel muyinda

    That’s good and promising news to us who are aspiring to be zambian surgical doctors. So inspiring. 😷😷

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  79. Richard

    Good news,good news,keep it going,job well done

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  80. Albertmwango

    I have a great belief in our Zambian doctors keep it up

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  81. Steinrich

    To all be Gods glory keep It up

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  82. Kaps

    But why do “some of those” keep flowing themselves outside for specialist treatment when we have capable hands right here?

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  83. Narmacarl

    This is so encouraging,thumbs up to our Surgeons and I feel like becoming one.

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  84. Bodwin mulenga

    At least there getting close to south African doctors

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