The Kenya Society of Endoscopic Specialties (KESES) has partnered with the Malindi Star Hospital, Kilifi County to conduct free surgery on patients using modern laparoscopic technology.
The specialists comprising leading gynecologists will perform operations on women and even men, to correct reproductive health complications.
The medical camp aims at helping Kenyans from the region access surgical services which they would otherwise not afford.
It was a reprieve for residents of Malindi, Kilifi County as they trooped to the Star Hospital in Malindi for consultations over possible laparoscopic surgery. The team from the Kenya Endoscopic Society comprises 16 specialists who will perform laparoscopy procedure.
The procedures will be performed mainly on women with reproductive health complications like ovarian cysts, fibroids and infertility issues.
Men are also not locked out of the medical camp.
In the operation, laparoscope which is a fibre-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall to view the organs in the abdomen and pave way for small-scale surgery.
In Most cases surgery takes 24 hours and within five days the patient is strong enough to resume their day to day activities.
According to the specialists, the surgery costs 400,000 shillings in private facilities, which would be way too high for most residents here.
The team has been promoting modern technology of laparoscopy in the country through voluntary means and donations from well wishers to organize free camps in conjunction with various facilities around the country.
Recently, 34 patients from Kirinyaga County benefited.