Amazing! U.S.-Based Nigerian Surgeon, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye Operates on 23-Week-Old Fetus

AU.S.- based Nigerian specialist Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye has wowed individuals from the restorative group the world over with his late fruitful surgical operation on a 23-week-old baby. As indicated by Ourdailyreporters, Olutoye chose to work on the unborn child young lady after normal registration analyzed that she had sacrococcygeal teratoma, an uncommon, frequently life-debilitating condition that structures a dangerous tumor at the base of an infant’s tailbone. Prior to Olutoye’s intercession, various specialists from various healing centers had told the infant’s mom that it was to her greatest advantage to end the pregnancy.

The mother, Margaret Boemer, had gone for a routine pregnancy ultrasound check up, when it was discovered that her unborn child (whom she had named LynLee Hope) would require emergency surgery in order to survive.

“16 weeks [after] being pregnant, I found out that our baby had a sacrococcygeal teratoma,” Boemer said.

Doctors told her that “LynLee didn’t have much of a chance. [She had a] 50/50 chance of making it [because] the tumor was so big. I was coming for regular checkups and by the 23rd week, the tumour was shutting her heart down and causing her to go into cardiac failure.”

Olutoye, who is a pediatric surgeon and co-director of Texas Children’s Fetal Center, presented the worried parents with an option for surgery. Boemer describes it as a choice between “allowing the tumor to take over her body or giving her a chance at life.” Olutoye proceeded to operate on the 23-week-old baby by taking her out of her mother’s womb, excising the tumor, before returning the baby inside the womb.


LynLee was born 12 weeks later through a cesarean operation at 36 weeks old. At birth, doctors pronounced her as healthy and eight days later she underwent further surgery as Olutoye removed smaller parts of the tumor that he could not access during the initial operation.

US Based Nigerian Surgeon Operates On 23 Weeks Old Foetus

Photo Credit: Baylor College of Medicine

Olutoye graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1988 and received his Ph.D in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1996.

He is a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society and is a fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons.


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