Dr. Aproko explains why he underwent brain tumor surgery in Nigeria.

Chinonso Egemba, also known as Aproko Doctor and everyone’s favorite internet physician, previously spoke candidly about his battles with a brain tumor, according to SM. He revealed on his social media accounts that he was partially blind as a result of his brain tumor, which was discovered on December 5th.

In a video now circulating online, he said, “One thing to understand is that health issues can happen to you regardless of who you are, including me. For the past three weeks or two weeks, I have been fighting for my life. Some of you have no idea. It happened that I was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma which is a brain tumor and I had no idea I would be sharing my story.”

“Here I am sitting on this seat sharing my own story about how I had a tumor in my brain. It was so bad that I couldn’t read out of my phone anymore to the point where this eye, I couldn’t read with it and it was also closing. They said it is a Craniopharyngioma and we need to do surgery to remove it.”

Throughout December 2022, Aproko Doctor fought the sickness in silence before undergoing surgery to remove the brain tumor. After the surgery was a success, he explained why, in spite of his friends’ and family’s protests, he had not sought medical care abroad.

He persisted in having the operation in Nigeria despite the opposition from his family and friends for one reason: his confidence in the country’s healthcare system.

He believed that a country’s education and health sectors were what made it successful. And even though Nigeria is far behind its overseas competitors in the growth of both industries, he was optimistic that it would catch up with enough investment.

The surgeon who made his procedure successful was Dr. Tayo Ojo. He works as a consultant neurosurgeon for the Lagoon and LUTH hospitals. At the 2013 World Federation of Neurosurgeon Societies, Dr. Tayo Ojo, one of the top neurosurgeons in Africa, got the Young Neurosurgeon Award.

Aproko doctor expressed gratitude for his quick recovery and made a lifelong commitment to Nigeria’s health industry.

It was Dr. Tayo Ojo, a neurosurgeon here in Nigeria that did the surgery. So many people begged me to leave the country and get the surgery done but something kept me back here because I still had trust in us.

We just need more investment in our health sector. pic.twitter.com/ljnmac4xgJ

— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) January 16, 2023