We are an International Medical Facility providing affordable, scientific, evidence based health care in the centre of Kampala.
The Surgery is a long established medical facility based on the UK model of general practice. We aim to provide international standards of health care, practicing evidence based, patient orientated, scientific medicine.
Our medical staff are general practitioners with overlapping complimentary speciality qualifications and interests.
We are a travel medicine centre with an international reputation; an emergency centre catering for medical emergencies as well as accidents and trauma; a medical outpatient facility catering for the full range of medical specialities; and an inpatient facility with beds for high dependency and regular medical admissions.
We are the first choice facility for most international staff from embassies and NGO’s.
The Surgery grew out of a long tradition of British G.P. clinics, stretching back to the 1940’s. In 1964 Dr Gibbons took over the practice and was joined by Dr Stockley in 1992, working out of an office in the British High Commission due to security. In 2000 they moved to Acacia Avenue and The Surgery was officially incorporated in 2003.
Dr Conrad Nataate joined in 2005, Dr Justus Mwesigire in 2008 and Dr Justine Kumuchaki joined in 2011. In 2013 Dr Edward Mpoza joined The Surgery. In 2014 Dr Young Soo Oh became a part of the team of doctors. In 2016 Dr Lisanne van der Bijl, Dr Giuseppe Troisi, Dr Eveline Melman, Dr Doreen Okong Alaleit and Professor Scott Brown all started working at The Surgery Uganda.
In November 2013 The Surgery moved to a bigger purpose-designed rooms on 42 Naggulu Drive and became The Surgery Naggulu, Naggulu being Luganda for ‘the place close to heaven’ as Naguru, formally Naggulu, was perceived as the highest hill in the area.
This new facility includes a much bigger ER section with a large resuscitation room, High Dependency room, theatre and inpatient rooms.
We have continued with our usual 24 hour service incorporating the most up to date standards of care appropriate to each individual, always focusing on the patient’s needs as our primary concern.
We specialize in providing patient orientated general practice services, travel medicine, and 24 hour emergency room care. As a general practice facility we provide the full range of services expected in an international situation, including travel advice, antenatal care, minor surgery, trauma care, mental and emotional health, child and family care, full international immunization coverage and well woman service. We include x-ray, ultrasound and laboratory services, with our own road ambulances and access to air ambulance and international medical evacuation.