1. Prof. R.O. Ofoebgu Professor Emeritus MBBS, FMCS, FWACS
  2. Professor M.N Okobia Professor MBBS, FWACS, FICS,
  3. Professor E.C Ohanaka Professor MBBS, FWACS
  4. Professor S.O Elusoji Professor MBBS, FMCS,
  5. Professor O. C Osime Professor MBBS, FMCS, M.Sc DMAS, FWACS, LLB, BL, FICS
  6. Professor V.I Odigie Professor MBBS, FWACS,FMCS
  7. Professor M. I Momoh Professor MBBS, FWACS,FICS
  8. Professor P.E Iribhogbe Professor MBBS,FWACS, FICS, Cert. T.RACS, FACS
  9. Prof. D. Osifo Professor MBBS, FWACS, FICS, DNS, BaTH
  10. Dr. S.U Okugbo Associate Professor MBBS, FWACS
  11. Dr. (Mrs) D.O. Udoh Senior Lecturer MBBS, FWACS, FICS
  12. Dr. A.L. Okhakhu Senior Lecturer MBBS, FWACS, FMORL
  13. Dr. N.C Onyeagwara Senior Lecturer MBBS, FWACS, FMORL, Bsc(Zoo)
  14. Dr. E.O Obarisiagbon Senior Lecturer MBBS, FWACS
  15. Dr. Osaghae Senior Lecturer MBBS, FWACS
  16. Dr. O.O Irowa Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS
  17. Dr P.I Agbonrofo Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS
  18. Dr. A.L. Azeez Lecturer I MBBS, FWACS
  19. Dr. G.A Anyanhun Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS
  20. Dr. E.O Emokpaire Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS


21 Dr. J.O. Abgugui Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS

  1. Dr. C.A. Efobi Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS
  2. Dr. O.T. Osagie Lecturer I MBBS, FWACS
  3. Dr. E. Osaigbovo Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS
  4. Dr. E.V. Ezenwa Lecturer 1 MBBS, FWACS
  5. Dr. J. Ediale Lecturer I MBBS, FMCORL


Prof. P.R.O Adobamen Professor MBBS, FWACS,


  1. Dr. N.J. Nwashilli Non-stipendary MBBS, FWACS
  2. Dr. E.C. Obeta Non-stipendary MBBS, FWACS
  3. Dr. T.I. Amusan Non-stipendary MBBS, FWACS
  4. Dr. U.A. Osazuwa Non-stipendary MBBS, FWACS
  5. Mr. D.O. Itoje Asst. Registrar B.Sc, M.Sc
  6. Mr. J.A. Igbinosa Princ. Data Processing Officer II DIP
  7. Miss O.S. Omozee Princ. Con. Sec DIP
  8. Mrs. E.O. Osamwonyi Higher Exec. Officer B.Sc
  9. Mrs. A.E. Obarisiagbon Higher Exec. Officer B.A
    40 Mrs. A. Eliboh Senior Lab WASC
  10. Mrs. G. Uyiosa Health Asst SSCE

A Brief History of the Department
The functional organization of the Department of Surgery for service, teaching and research is based on recognized surgical specialty units, each unit headed by one or more consultant surgeons who hold academic appointment in the University of Benin. The surgical specialty’ units include (i) General Surgery Gastroenterology, (ii) General Surgery Endocrinology/Oncology, (iii) Cardiothoracic Surgery, (iv) Paediatric Surgery, (v) Orthopaedic Surgery, (vi) Urology Neurosurgery, (vii) Otorhinolaryngology (NNT), (viii) Accident/Trauma and Burns.
Professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers I and lecturers primarily employed by the University of Benin hold purely honorary consultant appointments with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, To each specialty unit is as-signed on a rotating basis, resident doctors primarily employed by the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
The Department is organized for service, teaching and research on the basis of surgical specialty units to satisfy relevant needs, for example:

  1. The need to provide full coverage of surgical services to the community based on specialties in a teaching hospital setting.
  2. The need to afford consultants and residents opportunities to carry out meaningful research on specialty basis and publish in well defined areas of specialisation.
  3. The need to provide appropriate teaching/learning experiences for undergraduate medical students on specialty basis to satisfy the requirements of the new tegalations curriculum and syllabus in surgery for the MBBS examinations of the University of Benin.
  4. The need to utilize these units as nuclei for the establishment of academic postgraduate surgical programmes as required by the University of Benin to be based in the School of Postgraduate Studies.

Appraisal of Standard of Degree Examination
The syllabus content covers the requirement for teaching/training students in surgery for the MBBS of University of Benin and in accordance with regulations of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
The course contents ensure that all aspects are covered, and all staff ace in-volved for all specialties and often overlap to ensure full coverage. In this regard extra tutorials and demonstrations are mounted and staff leave may be encroached on.
Regular continuous assessments are made with examinations, group assess¬ments and clinical evaluations to ensure that the training is imparted and adequately absorbed. Students’ answers serve as good guide for evaluation of performances.
As with the policy of the university and the National Universities Commission (N UC) there is always involvement of external professors from various universities in the country in the examination. They evaluate course contents, quality of exami¬nation questions and students’ answers to the various questions, participate in the final examinations in the Department including the conclusion and release of results.
There are some modifications made by different units. In addition there are some new units in the department. All these make room for improvement in teaching, better skill acquisition and increased student exposure to the dynamic changes in modern surgery. These changes are reflected below.

Administration and General Programme
Personnel Administration
(a) There is an organisation structute of the department.
(b) All matters of the department and involving individuals in relationship to departmental affairs/development are discussed in departmental meetings. When details are required committees are set up by staff to obtain authentic information and reaching decisions.
(c) Staff development is encouraged. There is free flow of information within the meagre resources of journal and library facilities for research, scientific publication and participation in seminars, conferences and relevant workshops.
(d) Staff promotion follows the regulation of the university’s appointments and promotions.
Students’ Welfare
(a) Academic grievances are freely discussed between the concerned staff and Head of Department or at departmental meetings to obtain informed decisions.
(b) Staff are deployed as advisers to students who are placed in course groups but are free to reach their adviser individually.

Examinations are conducted along the guidelines stipulated by the Faculty of Medicine and the university. All academic staff are fully involved in all aspects of all examination. Usually staff leave is not allowed during examinations.
Existing Curriculum for the Programme/in the Department
(a) Programme tide: Surgery courses for MBBS.
(b) Programme/philosophy and objectives

Lectures in topical subjects in surgery, clinical posting to all surgical specialties for bedside patient care, out-patients, operating theatre, emergency care, tutorials are mounted for further close staff-student discussions. Students are placed in groups. AH students rotate through all the specialties. There is always end of posting evaluation.

Admission Requirements
Requirements are in accordance with the university admissions into the MBBS degree course of the University of Benin.

Schedules of Surgical Tutorials and Lectures
General Surgery (Gastroenterology)
Wounds; ulcers; sinuses; fistulae; inflammation; gangrene; wound healing; dressing. Wound infection; gram positive pyogenic cocci; gram negative pyogenic bacilli; anerabic clostridial infection; tetanus; gas gangrene; cross infection; antibiotics; sterilisation of instruments; investigation of postoperative fever. Metabolic response to injury, shock; haemorrhage; haemostasis; blood transfusion; fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance; parenteral nutrition. Inguino-scrotal swellings; hernia; hydrocoele; testicular swellings; epididymitis. Haematemesis and melaena; physiology of gastric secretion; gastric function tests; complications of gastric surgery. Peptic ulcer. Carcinoma of stomach. Gastrointestinal polyps. Primary and secondary liver tumors. Small and large intestinal obstruction; volvulus of sigmoid colon; intussusception.
Colostomy; ileostomy, faecal fistula; umbilical discharge. Ruptured spleen; blunt abdominal injury. Ascites; gall stones; bile duct strictures; surgical jaundice. Pancreatico-duodenal carcinoma; pancreatitis. Subphrenic abscess. Liver abscess; surgical complications of amoebiasis. Typhoid. Appendicitis. Tb. Abdomen. Rectal bleeding; anal pain; anal discharge; pruritus ani. Haemorrhoids; anal fissure; anorectal abscesses; fistula-in-ano; rectal prolapse. Inflammatory bowel disease. Diverticulitis. Colorectal polyps and carcinoma.

General Surgery (Breast: Endocrines Oncology)
Breast abscess; nipple discharge. Benign tumours of the breast; malignant tumors of the breast. Salivary gland tumours; sialoadenitis; salivary gland calculi. Differ-ential diagnosis of neck swellings; goiters. Thyrotoxicosis; carcinoma of the thyroid, thyroiditis; thyroidectomy; thyroid function tests. Surgical aspects of hypertension; phaeochromocytoma; Cushing’s disease; insulinoma; hyper-parathyroidism; apudoma. Tumors in general – classifica-tion; modes of spread; cytotoxic chemotherapy; irradiation; immuno therapy; hor-monal therapy (ablative and additive); terminal care in inoperable malignancy. Re-ticulosis; Hodgkin’s disease; lympho sarcoma;

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Dysphagia; oesophagitis; lye and other benign oesophageal strictures; achalasia; carcinoma of the oesophagus; oesophageal diverticula. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; extracorporeal circulation. Pulmonary tuberculosis; carcinoma of the lung; bronchiectasis. Heamoptysis. Varicose veins; ymphoedema; deep vein thrombosis; pulmonary embolism; pulmonary embolism; portal venous hypertension; oesophageal varices. Aneurysms. Acute and chronic occlusive disease of the major arteries (aorta, femoropopliteal, mesenteric, carotid, vertebro-basilar). Sympathectomy. Operations of the heart and heart Valves.

Haematuria; investigation of the urinary tract; renal, ureteric and bladder stone; bladder tumors. Retention of urine, benign prostatic hypertrophy; urethral structure; carcinoma of the prostate. Anuria: renal failure; hydronephrosis; renal tumors; perinephric abscess. Circumcision; unde-scended and maldescended testes; ectopia vesicae; congenital abnormalities of the kidneys; hypospadias: vesico-ureteeric reflux.

Immunology of transplantation; kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants; dialysis.

Paediatric Surgery
Tracheo-oesophageeeal fistula; congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis; intestinal atresia and stenoses; Hirschprung’s disease; pro-rectyl anomalies; intussusception; urogenital abnormalities in infancy and childhood.

Plastic Surgery & Burns
Hare lip and cleft palate; thyroglossal cyst; bronchial cyst. Burns; skin graft, keloids; hypertrophic scars; peripheral nerve injuries.

Otitis: epistaxis; tonsillitis; sinusitis, nasal and oropharyngeal tumors; tracheostomy.

Conjunctivitis; uveitis; glaucoma; red eye; cataract; tumors of the eye.
Osteomyelitis; hand infections; septic arthritis; bone and joint Tb.; melanoma pedis. Polio myelitis; peripheral nerve injuries; low back pain; sciatica. Bone tumours; os-teomalacia; rickets; osteoporosis.

Trauma; multiple injuries; organization of the accident and emergency (traumatology) unit. Mass casualties. Head injury. Blunt abdominal injuries & penetrating injuries to the abdomen. Chest injuries; flail chest; open and closed pneumothorax. Urinary trace injuries. Eye injuries. Ear, nose and throat injuries. Vascular injuries. Maxillofacial injuries. Spinal injuries. Peripheral nerve injuries. Tendon injuries. Classification of fractures. Complications of fractures. Principles of management of fractures. Common fractures of the upper limbs. Common fractures of the lower limb. Common fractures of the pelvis and shoulder girdle. Common fracture of the vertebral spine. Common dislocations and fractures at the shoulder. Common dislocations and fractures at the hip. Common dislocations and fractures at the knee. Common dislocations and fractures at the ankle. Common dislocations and fractures at the elbow Common dislocations and fractures at the wrist. Common dislocations and fractures of the hand and foot. The differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain. Non-surgical causes of abdomi pain. Burns and cold injuries. Abscesses; wound infection: dressings: plaster of Paris techniques; bandaging and elastoplast. Strpping; splints; rehabilitation; physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Grand journal/guest lectures research in progress meeting will hold on alternate Tuesdays.
Mortality /morbidity and surgical pathology/meetings will hold on first Monday of the month.
Journal club meeting will hold on alternate Fridays. Clinical services meeting (nursing and medical staff) will hold on every Monday morning.
Residents’ meeting with the Head of Department of Surgery will hold once a month.
Academic staff meeting will hold once a month.