Directorates / Surgery

   

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Directorate of Surgery is one of the Clinical Directorates of the Hospital. It is mandated to undertake the following services:

  • Provision of specialist surgical care
  • Training of undergraduate medical student and postgraduates in surgery
  • Conducting research

VISION

  • To provide the best patient- friendly surgical care comparable to any international standard in line with the vision of the hospital “to become a medical centre of excellence”.
Prof. Michael Ohene-Yeboah
HEAD OF DIRECTORATE

MISSION

  • To provide the best quality surgical care through skills and capacity improvement of all our health personnel.

 

OUR SPECIALTIES INCLUDE

  • General Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology

 OTHER UNITS
* Breast Care Centre
* Main Theatre
* Pharmacy
* Administration/Accounts
* BICU (Burns Intensive Care Unit)

MAIN SERVICES PROVIDED
• Provide specialist OPD services
• Provide in-patients surgical operations
• Provide day – case surgeries
• Provide ultrasound services
• Provide inpatient services
• Provide urethral catheterization services
• Provide wound dressing services

 IN-PATIENT SERVICES

Ward B1
Adult male surgical ward with 36 bed capacity and admits all kinds of surgical cases. The ward is also used as an examination centre for medical and nursing students.

Ward B2
Adult male surgical ward with 38 bed capacity. The ward also admits cases of General surgery, Urology, Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns and Neurosurgical cases and is also used as an examination centre.

Ward B3
Paediatric surgical ward with 48 bed capacity and admits patients from age 4 months to 14 years in all surgical disciplines.

Ward C1B
Female ward with bed capacity of 16. Admits plastic and neuro surgical cases.

Ward C3
Female ward with 15 bed capacity. The ward admits all kinds of female surgical cases.

Ward C4
Female ward with bed capacity of 15. Admits all surgical cases except mastectomy, urology and neuro surgical cases.

D2C
The ward has 7 beds and it is mainly for plastic and reconstructive and burns cases.

D2B
Ward D2B is under DEENT directorate but some of our neuro cases are admitted there. Surgery has 4 beds at the ward.
 HEADS OF DIRECTORATE

  • Prof. J. W. Hiadzi                                                       1984 – 1994
  • Prof. Nii – Amon Kotei                                              1994 – 1996
  • Prof. Addae Mensah                                                   1996 – 2000
  • Prof. Peter Donkor                                                     2000 – 2005
  • Prof. F. A. Abantanga                                                 2005 – 2012
  • Prof. M. Ohene – Yeboah                                           2012 – To date

 

CURRENT MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBERS

The directorate is being managed by the following management team members:

  • Prof. Michael Ohene-Yeboah                                     Head of Directorate
  • Dr. Joseph K. Oppong                                                Lead Clinician
  • Ms. Agatha Ashia                                                       Ag. Nurse Manager
  • Mr. Samuel Bediako Asare                                         Business Manager
  • Mr. Lawrence Oppong Anokye                                  Pharmacy Manager
  • Mr. Moses Yagason                                                   Accountant

The Directorate management team meet once every month and sometimes twice in a month.

 

(8) HUMAN RESOURCE SITUATION

The directorate has a total of 424 staff. Below are the categories of staff in the directorate.

 

 

2013

 

DOCTORS

 

88

 

NURSES

 

226

 

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

 

42

 

PHARMACY/DISPENSARY TECHNICIANS

 

11

 

HOSPITAL ORDERLIES

 

36

 

BIOSTATISTICIANS

 

8

 

ACCOUNTS OFFICERS

 

8

 

FINANCE OFFICER

 

1

 

ACCOUNTANT

 

1

 

HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

 

1

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

 

1

 

LIBRARIAN

 

1

 

TOTAL

 

424

 

PROJECTS

Renovation works on all wards ongoing
Training and Development of staff ongoing

RESULTS

Renovation Works

  • Renovation of Wards B1, B2, B3, C3, C4 and D2C completed.

Enhancing operational activities

  • Develop benchmarks on waiting time for timely access to emergency and surgical services
  • Develop waiting time and elective patient management policy for management consideration
  • Reduce nosocomial infections on the wards by ensuring adequate number and optimal sterility of all surgical sets.

 

CONTACT ADDRESS/NUMBERS

Head of Directorate
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
P. O. Box 1934
Kumasi

Office Tel: 03220 – 41088

Business Manager
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
P. O. Box 1934
Kumasi

Office Tel: 03220 - 22307

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

These research works are currently being conducted by the Directorate:

  • Typhoid perforation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Cleft lip and palate problems
  • Buruli Ulcer
  • Strangulated hernias
  • Appendicitis
  • Sigmoid Volvulus
  • Thyroid cancers
  • Contractures
  • Burns
  • National Cancer Institute (USA) in collaboration with KATH on causes of breast cancer

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ohene -Yeboah M., Abantanga F. A. Inguinal hernia diseases in Africa: a common but neglected surgical condition. WAJM 2011; 30(2): 77-83.
  • Abantanga F. A., Hesse A.J, Sory E, etal. Proposed policies for improving  access to and quality of basic and essential surgical care at District Hospital in Ghana. Accepted for publication in the PMJG.
  • Amoah M., Nimako B., Abantanga F. A. Sacroccygeal teratoma:  a 4-year experience at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Accepted for publication in the PMJG.
  •  Adu E J.k, Ampadu  E, Acheampong D, surgical Management of Buruli Ulcer Disease : a four year experience from four endemic districts in Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal, vol. 45 no. 1 March 2011.
  • Adu E J.K, Management of Contractures: A five –year experience at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. Ghana Medical Journal, vol. 46 no 2 June 2011.
  •  Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting acutely as gastroduodenal intussusception.
  •  Gyedu A, Reich SB Hoyte-Williams PE. Acta Chir Belg. 2011 Sep-Oct;111 (5): 327-8. PMID: 22191138 [PubMed-index for MEDLINE]  Related citations

              Hand ischemia caused by solitary humeral exostosis irritating the brachial artery.

  •  Gyedu A, Arslan E, Koksoy C. Vasa. 2011 Jul; 40(4): 320-2. PMID: 21780057 [PubMed- indexed for MEDLINE]

             Related citations
Surgical treatment of peripheral aneurysms in patients with behcet’s disease. Koksoy C,

  •  Agbenorku P., (2011) Multicenter Study of Buruli Ulcer Disabilities in the Head and Neck Region. Plastic Surgery International DOI:10.1155/2011/647418

 

  • Agbenorku P., et al, (2011) Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Multidisciplinary Cleft Clinic. J Craniofacial Surgery  22: 532–536

 

  • Agbenorku P., Edusei A, Ankomah J (2011) Epidemiological study of burns in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, 2006–2009. BURNS  DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2011.04.014
  • Agbenorku P., Agamah G., Agbenorku M., Obeng M. (2011) Reduction mammaplasty in a developing country: A guideline for plastic surgeons for patient selection. Aesth Plast Surg DOI: 10.1007/s00266-011-9750-8

 

  • Agbenorku P., Agbenorku M., Amankwa A., Tuuli L., Saunderson P. (2011) Factors enhancing the control of Buruli ulcer in the Bomfa communities, Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105(2011) 459–465     DOI: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.05.003
  • Gyedu A, Alacayir I, Bengisun U, Uncu H, Anadol E. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Oct; 42(4): 525-30. PMID: 21641238 [PubMed- indexed for MEDLINE ]
  • Agbenorku P., Agbenorku M, Iddi A, et al., (2011) Awareness of Breast Developmental Anomalies: A Study in Jamasi, Ghana. Aesth Plast Surg  DOI:10.1007/s00266-011-9680-5

 
NAMES AND NATURE OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Cleft Clinic in partnership with Children Surgery International of the U. S. A.
  • International Voluntary Union of Urologists on hypospadias and haemophrodies (IVU)
  • R. E. S. T. O. R. E (USA)
  • Interplast Voluntary Educational Team (USA)
  • Global Health Institute( Michigan USA)