Zambian Doctors Score another Milestone in Surgery

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Eight surgical Zambian doctors have successfully conducted a Transhiatal Esophagectomy surgery at Ndola Teaching Hospital, a procedure that has been done for the first time in the country. Transhiatal Esophagectomy is an advanced surgery performed on people with a damaged Esophagus that results in inability to swallow.  The esophagus is the organ that connects the mouth to the stomach. The operation was conducted on a patient who could not eat or swallow saliva for the past three years due to a complication in the food pipe, which was completely closed.

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