The general surgery service at Tenwek is staffed by American and African board certified general surgeons, PAACS general surgery residencts, and a support staff of anasthesiologists, nurses and x-ray technicians.  Two to Three OR theater rooms are utilized by the general surgery team every weekday, while emergency surgery consultation is available 24/7 and on weekends.  There are over 5,000 general surgeryl procedures performed at Tenwek annually, common adult and pediatric operations include trauma repair, gastrointestinal, acute abdomen, hernia repair, surgical oncology, abcess drainage, I&D, thyroidectomies, cholecystectomies, PEG-tube placement, ventricular shunts. and more. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is available for a number of operations.  Beginning in 2014, and continuing in 2015, Tenwek has become the first Kenyan hospital outside of Nairobi to perform open-heart surgery- visit the Cardiac Services page for more details.  

Patients solely under the care of the surgical team are admitted and cared for in the male and female surgical wards, while pediatric surgical patients are monitored in the general pediatric ward.  

General Surgery Clinic: Tues., Thurs. 9am-5pm