Lord Mayor Lukwago to undergo spinal surgery in India

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On a medical journey to New Delhi, upon referral by several neurosurgeons & other physicians to have a specialised Anterior Cervical Disc & Fusion surgery to remove the herniated that has bothered me for over 2months with excruciating pain & tingling in the back & upper left limb.

Kampala Lord Mayor, Mr Erias Lukwago is set to undergo spinal surgery in New Delhi after he was flown to India’s capital on Wednesday afternoon for the operation.

Lord Mayor Lukwago will be treated from Medanta Mediclinic Cybercity, in New Delhi on the recommendation and referral of Mulago Hospital’s Spine Surgeon and Consultant Orthopaedic, Dr Norbert Orwotho.

Dr Orwotho, in the April 13 medical report said the patient needed the surgery as soon as possible after scans which caused chronic pain on his left upper limb about two months earlier prompted him to visit Rubaga and Nakasero hospitals in Kampala.

Lukwago, was, according to the report, subjected to a number of medical investigations, where he was diagnosed with C6-7 cervical discopathy, and was immediately initiated on various treatments, including pain medication, neuropathic drugs and physiotherapy with minimal relief.


“Mr Lukwago Erias has not responded to conservative treatment with pain medication and physiotherapy. He is recommended for surgical decompression with spinal fusion to relieve his severe symptoms,” Dr Orwotho’s report reads in part.

Dr Rishabh Kedia and Dr Varindera Paul Singh, both Consultant Neurosurgeons at Medanta Mediclinic, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, the director general of health services at the Ministry of Health, said Mr Lukwago was referred to India because of lack of enough operative capacity to conduct the surgery in the country.

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