Oluyinka Olatoye - The First Doctor to Ever Perform Surgery On An Unborn Child

People will continue to sing the praises of Nigerian surgeon Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye for a very long time. Nobody else in the medical field has ever performed what he has.

The information about a kid that was born twice caused the news about this Nigerian surgeon to go viral. Despite how perplexing and mind-boggling the news was, everything had happened as it had been stated, therefore the situation was not fictitious.


At a Texas Children's hospital, the Nigerian foetal and paediatric surgeon performed surgery on an unborn child. According to CNN, Olutoye and his partner, Dr. Darrell Cass, oversaw a group of 21 medical professionals as they removed a sizable tumour from a baby's tailbone known as a sacrococcygeal teratoma.

At 23 weeks, Olutoye performed an operation on a baby. When it was determined the infant had a sacrococcygeal teratoma, it was decided to remove her from her mother's womb.

According to CNN, the procedure was completed successfully, and the infant was given back. Amazingly, the infant recovered and carried on growing until she was delivered once more at 36 weeks.

This is an amazing achievement in contemporary medicine. It's interesting to learn that a Nigerian physician was involved in this plan. Due to the surgeons' best efforts, Lynlee Hope was given a chance to be born normally.


Olutoye was appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the US after participating in a ground-breaking operation. He currently oversees one of the largest paediatric surgical departments in the world.

In a statement, he said, "Now is a really good time to join the organisation as we grow upon the already amazing success of our surgical services to benefit children throughout the country and increasingly around the world." I am excited about the opportunity to lead and work with this team over the upcoming stage of our journey.

The pioneer in medicine acquired his Ph.D. in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1996 after receiving his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, prior to holding his current position.

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