Your Health is Our Priority
From preventive care and checkups, to curative care, immunisations and exams, our primary and secondary care physicians and providers work to keep you and your whole family healthy and strong each and every day.
LECC is a multi-specialist facility with, at its heart, a cardiology centre focused entirely on the treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases and trigger diseases using both invasive and non-invasive procedures, as well as preventive cardiology. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible to treat heart conditions and/or trigger factors such as diabetes without screening, treating, and managing other areas of the body that are connected to the heart. Consequently, our clinic also uses the services of medical specialists across several branches of medicine in order to provide an all-round medical experience for our patients in one place. We provide high quality, individualised care for patients who are seeking the best in medical care and health screening.
We have a strong network of experienced specialists in the following branches of medical sciences:
Adult & Paediatric Cardiology
Diet & Nutrition
Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Critical Care & Anaesthesiology
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
Drug therapy, Heart Failure Device Therapy, Cardiac and Vascular Programme, Behavioural Stress Relief Medication, and Nutritional Counselling
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Neurology & Neurosurgery
What Makes Us Different?
Strategy, Innovation, Performance
We provide a state-of-the-art facility as we are committed to delivering technology-driven medical care based on strategy, innovation and, more importantly, performance.
We own one of Nigeria’s few 4D Echocardiography & 4D Ultrasound that enables our echocardiographers and sonographers to assess the heart and other parts of the body in real-time.
All our patients have an online management account through which they can book appointments, chat with our doctors, update their personal information, and keep up-to-date with their medication. Also, our patients have access to specialist care with same day services available at home and office.
We are Nigeria’s only cardiovascular clinic that offers Metabolic Exercise Testing, Head Upright Tilt Test, Ankle Brachial Index Test, and a comprehensive cardiac and vascular rehabilitation and wellness programme with practical nutritional and fitness sessions.
Given that LECC is a medical philosophy-and-evidence-based clinic, the following are what defines our underlying operations:
At LECC, we aim to provide the highest quality care while focusing on individualised, patient-led medical experience. We strive for clinical excellence as we want our patients to receive the most innovative and effective treatments, while receiving support in every way possible.
Vision: To become West Africa’s leading cardiovascular centre.
Mission Statement: To operate as a quality world-class patient-oriented cardiac centre that incorporates technological advances and ethical practices at a reasonable cost.
Patient-Centricity: To commit to best outcomes and experience for our patients. Treat patients and their caregivers with compassion, care and understanding. Our patients’ needs always come first.
Philosophy: Our guiding philosophy is that every patient with cardiovascular disease should have access to a world-class standard of quality heart care in Nigeria.
Ethics & Core Values: We work hard to fulfil our ethical principles, which includes Compassion, Dedication, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork and Confidentiality. These core values frame the way in which we operate our clinic and establish our reputation.
Transparency: At LECC, we endeavour to be transparent about the process that goes into our services. As a result, we are the first in Nigeria to introduce a Patient Management System where our patients are made fully aware of the clinic’s practices on their online accounts and the clinic’s website.
Innovation and Research: LECC is more than a clinic. We are innovators, researchers and performance-driven (medical) professionals. We continue researching ways to improve and further develop our services in order to meet patients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
Our patients are our foremost concern, and everything we do is with the purpose of making them feel better and valued, and live healthier, longer lives.
Our TeamOur private specialists have expertise in several branches of medicine and are committed to offering you a personalised service during your assessment and treatment.
Dr. Folasade Alli
Co-founder, Cardiologist Consultant
Dr. Alli is LECC’s Medical Director and Chief of Cardiology. She is a consultant cardiologist with over 30 years of experience. She trained in both Nigeria (where she was the best graduating medical student at the University of Ibadan) and the UK. She is an International Associate Member of the American College of Cardiology, a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, and so on. Her clinical practice comprises of 16 years at top management level in Lagoon Hospital where she was the Head of Internal Medicine and Specialist Physicians, the Health Assessment Clinic, the Clinical Research Unit and the Ethics Committee. Determined to contribute to the improvement of healthcare in her native Nigeria, she become a founding member of the Society of Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN), and later co-founded LECC with Miss Alli in April 2017.
Dr. Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun
Dr. Balogun finished his MBBS in January 2001 from the University of Benin. He gained his fellowship in general surgery (FWACS) in 2012. He obtained his training in laparoscopic and metabolic surgery in India in 2013. He continued his post-fellowship training in minimal access sugery at the Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, New Delhi, India. He trained in gastrointestinal endoscopy at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana. He is currently a visiting consultant surgeon at LECC and a lecturer in surgery at the University of Lagos. He is a member of the Society of America Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeon Edinburg.
Dr. Jerome Eyaofun Ohene
Consultant Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon
Dr. Jerome Ohene had his basic and fellowship training at the University of Jos and Jos University Teaching Hospital in 2000 and 2009 respectively, and became a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons. He has since gone for several advanced training within and outside the country including training at the European Surgical Institute at Norderstedt, Hamburg, Germany. He specialises in gastrointestinal open and laparoscopic surgeries, endocrine surgeries, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures (which include gastroscopies, endoscopic variceal band ligation, colonoscopies, polypectomies, PEG tube insertion, and so) and also image guided interventions and biopsies.
Dr. Nnena Kalu
Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist
Dr. Kalu is our pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist who has over 18 years of experience in the field. She is a fellow of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, and a member of the West Africa College of Physicians. She graduated from the College of Medicine, Abia State University in 1999, completed her residency training in paediatrics at LUTH, and obtained a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology from the Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, India.
Dr. Tosin Majekodunmi
Interventional and Congenital Cardiologist
Dr Tosin Majekodunmi – BSc (Hons), Ph.D., MBBS, MRCP (London) is an interventional cardiologist with specialisation in both adult (Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital London, UK and Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada) and pediatric (Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK) congenital & structural heart disease. He trained in both Nigeria and the UK.
Dr. Toyin Amira
Dr. Toyin Amira is a consultant nephrologist and transplant physician. She completed her MBBS from the University of Ibadan 30 years ago, and did her postgraduate training at LUTH from 1991 to 1997. She also had some training outside the country at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and also Mansoura University in Egypt.
Dr. Marvina Obietan
Anaesthetist & Intensive Care Physician
Dr. Marvina Obietan is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Lagos, Nigeria. She received her Diploma in Anaesthesia from the West African College of Surgeons in 2013 and earned her Fellowship in Anaesthesia from the National Postgraduate National College of Nigeria in 2014. After seven years of training as a specialist anaesthetic and intensive care in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Nigeria, her experience has transversed federal government, state government and private Hospitals as a Snr. Registrar Anaesthetist and as a Consultant Anaesthetist. She has carried out an endotracheal intubation in the prone position in a patient with a positioned high velocity missile to the chest. Dr Obietan has pursued her interest in regional anaesthesia for pelvic surgeries, lower limb surgeries, epidural anaesthesia, and epidural analgesia for women in labor by attending update courses in the UK. She currently resides in Lagos with her husband and her two lovely daughters.
Dr. Banjo Kale
Dr. Kale qualified from College of Medicine, University of Lagos where he was a German academic scholar and won the prize for best student in surgery at the final examination. He opted for a medical career in family medicine in pursuit of bringing new methods of academia into family medicine and in recognition of which he was elected a member of International Council of the World Academies of Family Physicians (WONCA), and he was the 1st from Nigeria. He was also elected a council member of IPPNW (1983 Nobel Peace Prize Winners).
He later studied cytopathology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and Vancouver. He has published 11 medical research papers in pathology and family medicine, and is currently a part-time lecturer at the Lagos Business School of Pan Atlantic University. He was Medical Director of Lagoon Hospital, Victoria Island branch for 10 years.
Dr. Don Ogo
Sleep Disorder/Medicine Specialist (Sleep Apnea)
Don O. Ogu, M.D. is the president of First Foundation Medical Clinic in Lincolnton, North Carolina as well as Union Medical Clinic in Gastonia, North Carolina USA. Both clinics specialize in the care of patients with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Ogu has a special interest in the management of Diabetes Mellitus and its complications. He also owns and runs a sleep clinic in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Ogu has over seventeen years experience in clinical medical practice. Dr. Ogu attended high school at Government College Umuahia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He completed his medical degree in the Dominican Republic before proceeding to the United States where he did his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the New York Methodist Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the North Carolina Medical Society.
Dr. Raji Ayanwale Victor
Critical Care Physician
Dr Raji graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2003 and became a Fellow of the National Post-graduate College of Nigeria in 2016 following a Junior residency training at the Ahmadu Bello Universitgy Teaching Hospital Zaria and Senior residency training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. He joined Lagoon Hospital In June 2016 where he practiced as an intensivist and consultant Anaesthetist until February 2017 when joined the Critical Care Unit (CCU-ICU) in LASUTH as the intensivist and ICU Coordinator. He has attended several workshops and trainings in critical care, principles and practice of anaesthesia, Air Ambulance and Skyward Intensive care unit with greater than 5,000hrs flight time to South Africa, The United Kingdom, India, Middle East, North Africa e.t.c. including locally. He has co-authored a book on Pre-hospital Care and has articles published in different peer reviewed journals. Dr Raji is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association, Critical Care Society of Nigeria (where he is the incumbent treasurer/ financial sec.) and Nigeria Society of Anaesthetists. He is the recipient of several awards including The Exemplary Senior Flight Physician 2015, Best Candidate Part II Exams in Anaesthesia 2016 and he has won a lot of laurels in University Chess and National Quiz Programmes.
Our other specialists include:
- Endocrinologist: Dr. Okunowo
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Dr. Ajayi
- Dr. Newton
- Neonatologist: Dr. Kelechi
- Respiratory Physician: Dr. Darnia
- Urologist: Dr. Mene Andrew
- Nutritionist: Dr. Folu Olutona
- Burns & Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Aranmolate
- Neonatologist: Dr. Salako Helen Bunmi
- Dermatologist: Dr. Anaba Ehiaghe
- Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon: Dr. Ayodabo
- Adult Orthopaedic Surgeon: Dr. Abudu
- Anaesthetist: Dr. Afolabi Osunkoya
- Psychiatrist: Dr. Fatiregun
- Rehabilitation Therapist and Psychotherapist: Mr. Williams
- Dr. James
- Dr. Sola Oyende
- Dr. Ijose
- Neurosurgeon: Dr. Ojo
- Neurologist: Dr. Agabi Paul Osigwe
- General Practitioner: Dr. Yewande Savage
Recent Blog Posts
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