The directorate runs a theatre with 5 operating rooms for both emergency and elective operations in addition to an ultrasoundroom. It also runs six specialist consulting rooms. In addition, there is a breast care centre where breast cases are attended to. A treatment protocol guideline and a draft standard documentation booklet has been developed. It is anticipated that implementation of these documents would enforce rigid standards and minimize patients days without compromising on the quality of health care.
The Head of the Directorate also doubles as the Head of Department of Surgery at the medical school. The lead clinician, in the person of Dr. Michael Ohene-Yeboah, is a lecturer with the medical school and co-ordinates clinical activities in the Directorate of Surgery in the hospital.
Research into the following topics are currently being conducted in the directorate:
· Typhoid perforation
· Breast diseases
· Anorectic malformations
· Cleft lip and palate problems
· Buruli ulcer
· Strangulated hernias
· Sigmoid volvulus
· Thyroid cancers
· Children surgery international: collaboration in conducting cleft lip and palate surgeries
· International voluntary Union of Urologists (IVU): collaboration in conducting surgeries to correct
hypospadias and ambiguous genitalia or intersex problems
E-Mail : kathSurgery@kathhsp.org