Our goal is to be able to offer emergency surgical care for obstetrics, trauma, and non-trauma conditions at any time as well as reducing disability through operative interventions.
We offer a range of surgical interventions including major and minor procedures for obstetric, trauma and non- trauma patients. The operations are mainly done by open technique but we also have a provision for laparoscopic technique.
Our operating theatre is open 24 hours seven days a week. We plan to construct a surgical ward and begin urology and eye surgery camps.The major surgical procedures include;
Urological procedures (prostatectomy, urethroplasty, ureteric implantation, hypospadias repair, nephrectomy
Abdominal procedures( gastrectomy, splenectomy, cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, colectomy)
Orthopaedic procedures( Open reduction and internal fixation, External fixation, major Amputations, sequestrectomy)
Gynaecological procedures( Hysterectomy, myomectomy, Oophrectomy, vesicovaginal fistula/rectovaginal fistula repair, colporrhaphy, tuboplasty)
Obstetric procedures( caesarean section)
Head and neck procedures( Thyroidectomy, cis-trunk operation)
Others( Mastectomy, Herniorrhaphy, skin grafting)
In an attempt to improve surgical services to the people BCH we carry out quarterly outreaches in the catchment area, where we do follows up post-operative patients, reviews new surgical cases, do some minor operations like excision, secondary closure as well as booking surgical cases .
We regularly host a team of medical specialists from Switzerland and USA who selflessly give their time, energy and talent to enrich surgical services at Bwindi for which we are very grateful. Our services have are partly supported by Macauley Foundation (USA) and Africomed (Switzerland)
How you can Help
The costs of running the operating theatre and paying the salaries of the highly trained staff who perform the surgeries and deliver anaesthetics are high. Each Caesarean section costs us $258, and we sometimes perform three a day. Three Caesareans can equal six lives saved or even more when a mother is carrying more than one baby in the pregnancy. Any contribution, however large or small, will go directly to helping those most in need.