Former President John Agyekum Kufuor last week underwent a successful spinal surgery at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, a statement by Frank Agyekum, his spokesperson, said.
The two-hour long operation was carried out by a team of doctors led by Dr Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, the internationally acclaimed spinal surgeon and his team from The Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine Clinic in Accra.
Other core members of the surgical team were Dr Harry Akoto, neurosurgeon, Dr Lawrence Sereboe, director of the Cardiothoracic Unit with their teams of nurses and paramedics from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The team of anaesthetists comprised Dr Eugenia Lamptey, Head, Department of Anaesthesia at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Irene Wulff, Dr Kotei, and Dr Ofosu-Appiah, all of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Former President Kufuor is currently recuperating at the privately owned FOCOS Clinic in Accra.
He is full of praise for the professionalism and care exhibited by all the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who were coordinated by his personal medical officer, Dr Ama Boohene-Andah, under the guidance of consultants, Dr Albert Akpalu and Dr J.E Mensah.
Expressing his appreciation to the team, former President Kufuor said: 'Ghana should be proud to have such a competent store of talent who show concern and dedication comparable to anywhere else in the world. Society should acknowledge and make full use of this great human resource.'