Life Institute for Endoscopy a.k.a LIFE gives children (Made in Nnewi Babies) to women reports that since July 2010 Life Institute for Endoscopy was established in Nnewi to provide quality training , excellent treatment and enhance development of Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) in Nigeria and Africa for gynecologists, general nurses, and medical instrument technicians , it has held 22 basic courses , 6 advanced courses in  MAS.

LIFE Institute has trained a total of 134 doctors, 25 peri-operative nurses , 1 Anesthetist and 2 Biomedical engineers  equipping them with standard MAS skills that can be obtained in any part of the world.

The Founder of Life Institute and a Professor of Obstetrician and Gynecology at the faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu has established the biggest and best Private Endoscopy and Fertility facility east of the Niger in Awka capital territory. Both fertility center and Life Institute for Endoscopy are incorporated in Life International Hospital Awka.

Prof Ikechebelu, a Pioneer President of Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy of Nigeria (SoGEN) now known as Association of Gynaecological Endoscopy Surgeons (AGES) was excited that Council of the West African College of Surgeons approved post Fellowship training in Gynaecological Endoscopy amongst other specialist areas in gynaecology.  

The Founder/Chief Medical Director of Life International Hospital, Awka , Anambra state , Prof Ikechebelu announced that since inception in 2009 to 2017 , that Life Specialist Hospital, limited Nnewi has done 642 Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgeries with excellent percentage of successes.

The EndoEYE Surgeries performed by Life hospital were  on Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Endoscopic Tubal Cannulation, Laparoscopic Cystectomy, Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis , Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Salpingostomy, Hysteroscopic Polypectomy, Laparocopic Ovarian Drilling, Laparoscopic Salpingectomy, Laparocopic Endometriotic Ablation, Total Laparos. Hysterectomy&BSO, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Metroplasty for severe uterine Synaechia, Hysteroscopic Removal of retained fetal bone, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparscopic Ovariectomy, Laparoscopic Retrieval of perforated IUD, Laparoscopic Drainage of Haemorrhagic Ascitis, Hysteroscopic Uterine Septum Division, Hysteroscopic Removal of missing IUD, Urethroscopy/Cystoscopy and Laparoscopic Bilateral Salpingo-Oophrectomy (BSO).

 Prof Ikechebelu also an expert in Minimal Access Surgery and a Fertility Specialist thrilled his audience with fantastic delivery of his ‘’EndoEYE view of the woman at the 41st inaugural lecture of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka which he was the lecturer said his fertility practice was not by chance but a calling from God.

‘’….to aspire to be best in my chosen field , one needed to be on the cutting edge of technology and knowledge. This informed my quest for further training abroad. Close to the end of my residency programme in UNTH Enugu, I darted off to UK to sit for the MRCOG exams. This adventure did not go as planned as I was frustrated and broken , I remembered my experience on the cold winter night of February 1997 when I landed at Heathrow airport in London. This same God whom I serve whispered to me thus,’’ I have brought you to this land to see it and not to possess it; go back to Nigeria and take care of the people………..’’.
On answering the question , why EndoEYE view in Gynecology a.k.a Hystero-Laparoscopy , Prof Ikechebelu noted that the great advantage of the approach in medicine is that you can see and treat at the same time hence serving dual purpose of diagnosis (diagnostic) and treatment (therapeutic). He said the EndoEYE view of the woman offers a platform to see clearly and treat correctly most conditions afflicting the reproductive environment against the ‘’open and close’’ crude methodology of the past.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka , Prof Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku, commended Prof. Ikechebelu for making the university proud through skills and research, pointing out that he has demonstrated strength in academics, science, entrepreneurship and willing to share his wealth of experience with others.

Prof Ahaneku insisted that there is nothing like professor professing what they claim experts in and commended Prof Ikechebelu for standing tall among his contemporaries in giving back to the society in his area of speciality even as he urged other professionals who are already professors to practice what they preach.


 The world class hospital, Life international Hospital, with the state of the art facilities was commissioned and dedicated to God in Awka by the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano as represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke and the Presiding Bishop of Grace of God Mission International, Bishop Dr Paul Nwachukwu.

The hospital built will employ the use of modern scientific technology, known as endoEYE view in the diagnosis and treatment of women related issues and as well, boost quality healthcare delivery of citizens.

Governor Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke while commissioning the edifice expressed shock that an individual could thought of putting in place such structure and modern technologies in diagnosis and treatment for the citizens and urged others to emulate him.

Dedicating the edifice unto God, the Presiding Bishop of Grace of God Mission, Dr. Paul Nwachukwu stressed that the project was brought to fruition by God, through man's instrumentality, saying that just like the name of the hospital implies, when one is giving life, one is doing the work of God.
In a comment, the traditional ruler of Umunya, who is the Chairman of Oyi Traditional Ruler's Council, Igwe Kris Onyekwuluje said that Governor Obiano's solid foundation of security has attracted many developments into the State, calling on more people to come back home and invest, as return for their investments is guaranteed in the State.
Others present at the inaugural lecture and commissioning of the hospital include the traditional ruler of Abagana, Igwe Mbamalu Okeke, his Umunya Counterpart, Igwe Onyekwuluje, the CMD NAUTH Nnewi, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Unizik Prof Charles Esimone the sales representative of OM surgical New Delhi , India, Rajesh Patil, Commissioner for health , Dr Joe Akabuike, professional bodies, Management and senior staff of NAUTH, UNIZIK among others.

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