Dr. Magnus Ekedede, Head of Division of Neurosurgery at Princess Margaret Hospital in The Bahamas, has been making headlines with his medical success. With his team of doctors, he recently removed a parasitic twin from a 22-day old baby girl yesterday (January 26, 2012).
The procedure was the first of its kind in The Bahamas and doctors reported that it had only a 30 to 40 percent chance of being a success. Dr. Ekedede credited his team of qualified and experienced doctors for the successful outcome of the operation, saying that, “It was beautiful work” and that “all doctors did a great job.” He added, “You should see that baby, you are never going to believe it. She is wonderful, absolutely gorgeous.”
In 2009, Dr. Ekedede also performed the first-ever lobotomy [or was it a lobectomy? see below] in The Bahamas, saving the life of 12 year old Kenneth Farrington.
After a particularly difficult operation in Turks and Caicos, the Turks and Caicos Sun, wrote: “Aside from being the first man to carry out neurological surgery in TCI, Dr Ekedede has a number of other Caribbean firsts to his name. These include carrying out the first ever lobectomy, first multiple brain aneurysm, and first to implant bone flap from craniotomy within the abdomen to preserve it for later re-implantation. He also invented the use of Foley catheter as unishunt in babies with hydrocephalus in Third World countries.”
See 2009 article at http://bahamaspress.com/2009/12/14/first-ever-lobotomy-performed-in-the-bahamas-considered-a-success/ and another article on another recent success at http://www.suntci.com/index.php?p=story&id=1153