Quality Care is Ours and Your Priority
From preventive care and checkups, to curative care, immunisations and exams, our primary, secondary and tertiary care physicians and providers work to keep you and your whole family healthy and strong each and every day.
Welcome to Our Multi–Specialist 24/7 Cardiovascular Facility
Our skilled and experienced cardiologists, vascular and cardiothoraxic surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists and support staff are committed to the treatment and prevention of heart diseases through innovative, state-of-the-art technology.
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 support staff have a wealth of expertise in several branches of related cardiovascular medicine such as stroke care, vascular surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, endocrinology and diabetology, pulmonary and respiratory medicine, in order to provide high quality, individualised care for patients in one place.
We are dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care we provide while maintaining a high level of quality and compliance with the latest standards.
LECC is Nigeria’s first heart centre to offer 24/7 cardiology coverage. Our trained primary care physicians/GPs are also available 24/7. Our Adult and Interventional Paediatric Cardiologists provide consultation to the hospitalists, perform diagnostic testing and services, perform cardioversions, and place temporary and permanent pacemakers.
LECC was established in 2016 by Dr. Folasade Alli, a consultant cardiologist with over 30 years of experience and Ms. Lola Alli, a health economist; and commenced its operations in 2017 as a provider of integrated cardiovascular healthcare services.
We have a strong network of experienced specialists in the following branches of cardiovascular related medical sciences:
GP and Family Medicine
Our General Practitioners adopt a holistic, integrated approach by addressing all types of patients. They are usually the first point of contact before patients are referred, if required.
Our cardiovascular team specialises in disorders of the heart including the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, heart failure, coronary disease and more.
This team provides medical and surgical treatment to children with congenital and acquired heart disease from birth until adolescence when they are transferred to the Grown Up Heart Unit.
Our Interventional Cardiologist treats damaged vessels, weakened heart valves and narrowed arteries which can be caused by various types of heart disease.
Our Cardiothoraxic Surgeon assists our physicians in optimising patient outcomes when the need arises.
Stroke Specialist Clinic
This comprises the cardiovascular team, nutritional, neurology, neurosurgery and physiotherapy team in providing optimal stroke care.
Our Vascular and Endovascular team are trained to treat diseases of the vascular system. They diagnose and manage such diseases including DVT and Peripheral arterial disease.
As part of our comprehensive cardiac care, LECC provides outpatient therapy and rehabilitation to our cardiology patients. Wellness, Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation helps our patients get back on the path to long-term recovery.
Sleep Specialist Clinic
Due to the correlation between hypertention and sleep disorders, LECC’s Canadian Sleep Experts help diagnose & treat a range of sleep disorders. This is also open to non–cardiovascular patients.
Adult & Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Our Adult and Paediatric ICU team include nurses, medical officers, 2 intensivists, physiotherapists, and other specialists to care for patients that are critically ill and in need of a ventilator.
Our NICU is an intensive care unit specialising in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Neonatal refers to the first 28 days of life. Some babies are born with heart defects and require special care which we offer.
Asthma & Chest Medicine
Understanding asthma, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to live with the disease will increase your ability to best manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life; especially if you have cardiac issues.
Endocrinology & Diabetology
The presence of either diabetes or hypertension increases the risk of having the other. Our Endocrinologist runs her clinic twice a week. She evaluates, diagnoses and treats hormone problems and the complications that arise from them to improve and maintain patients health.
Diet & Nutrition
May of our patients require special dietary programmes to help reach their goal. This is especially the case for both hypertensive and diabetic patients. Our nutritionists are available once a week to help them achieve their overall goal, and live healthier lives.
Drug therapy, Heart Failure Device Therapy, Cardiac and Vascular Programme, Behavioural Stress Relief Medication, and Nutritional Counselling
Majority of older men require both urologists and cardiovascular specialist to manage their comorbidites. Our urologist consults on Fridays and Saturdays.
What Makes Us Different
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.
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.
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 are Nigeria’s only cardiovascular clinic that offers Metabolic Exercise Testing, Head Upright Tilt Test and Ankle Brachial Index. We also run 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 cardiovascular centre that incorporates technological advances and best 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.
Innovation and Research: LECC is more than a clinic. We are innovators, researchers and performance-driven professionals. We continue researching ways to improve and further develop our services in order to meet patients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
Meet Some of Our Doctors
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 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 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 became a founding member of the Society of Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN), and later co-founded LECC with Ms. Alli.
Sleep Disorder/Medicine Specialist (Sleep Apnea)
Lavan Arulnayagam is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with good standing in the CRTO (College of Respiratory Therapists Ontario) and the CSRT (Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists). Lavan has been active in the scope of healthcare for a good part of the last 10 years working in multiple disciplines and fields in Canada. A graduate of the Michener Institute of Health Sciences and the University of Toronto, he had the privilege of working in the MSICU of Toronto General Hospital in organ transplant for 4 years as a Respiratory Therapist. During this period he also worked with multiple sleep clinics and therapy vendors gaining expertise in managing apneic patients. He is currently serving as the Clinical Director of PRCC.
Nutritionist & Public Health Physician
Dr Folu Olatona is a Consultant Public Health Physician, Nutritionist, Author and Conference Speaker. She has twenty-one years’ experience in Clinical Medicine and Public Health practice. She holds two masters’ degrees in Public Health, Human Nutrition & Dietetics as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Paediatric Nutrition from Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA. She is an associate fellow of the West African Post Graduate Medical College and a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. She won the internationally acclaimed and keenly contested Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa’s award as the ‘Best Health Care Professional in Community Nutrition in Africa, in year 2013. She is currently a doctoral student in Human Nutrition at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Dr. Kalu is our paediatrician and paediatric 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 Af rica 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 Paediatric Cardiology Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, India.
Dr. Kale qualified f rom 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 f rom 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. Marvina Obietan is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Lagos, Nigeria. She received her Diploma in Anaesthesia from the West Af rican 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.
Our Other Specialists Include:
- Endocrinologist: Dr. Bolanle Okunowo
- Respiratory Physician: Dr. Darnia
- Urologist: Dr. Mene Andrew
- Consultant Urological Surgeon: Dr. Sam Osaghae
- Neonatologist: Dr. Kelechi
Mr Offer qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2014. With years of experience in public and private clinical settings, he has worked with a variety of clinicians and clients with different needs; in cardiovascular rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation and orthopaedics. An active member of the Physiopedia community, he has obtained additional courseworks, especially in the field of Neurophysiotherapy – which is his area of interest. With his cheerful nature, he guides patients through each step of their set-out treatment goals, till they are restored to maximum function.
Dr. Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun finished his MBBS in January 2001 f rom 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 surgery 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.
Our Other Specialists Include:
- Anaesthetist: Dr. Afolabi Osunkoya
- Rehabilitation Therapist and Psychotherapist: Mr. Williams
- Dr. James
- Dr. Ijose
Consultant Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon
Dr. Jerome Eyaofun 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 Af rican 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.
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Using a four decade-old medical network, we pull together a strong team of specialists across several branches of medicine to provide the best care possible.
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Our friendly team consists of leading Nigerian surgeons and consultants trained and practising in Nigeria, the U.S. and the U.K.
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Same Day Appointments
We offer same day appointments for cardiology, vascular medicine, endocrinology, GP, O&G, Urology and so on.
We are here to improve your quality of life – we want you to live a healthier, longer life despite your cardiovascular issue.
We know that healthcare is expensive thus we are reasonably priced to ensure that you have access to our high standard of care.