Oculoplastic Surgery in Nigeria

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General Overview

The progression medical science has made over the last few years can barely be overlooked especially when it comes to ocular plastic surgery or oculoplastic surgery, there are tons of new developments that have made the so called impossible issues possible to cure. From genetic to birth defects to accidental defects to even cosmetic needs, there are a whole lot of services in the niche that have come to be available. Over time, the demand and awareness for the same have also enhanced. In addition, with the virtual world having opened up communications on a global scale, no area of the world is cut out from availing these services. When it comes to the country of Nigeria, there had been a time that the country barely had medical infrastructure in place. In the current time, while there has occurred several developments in the medical arenas of Nigeria, there still exists a growing gap when it comes to supplying the demands of patients looking to avail ocular plastic surgery or oculoplastic surgery.

Oculoplastic surgery is connected to all structural reconstructions or changes that can be brought by aid of surgery to the ocular region.  Given the huge demand for oculoplastic surgery, patients per medical facilities that might not be located in the country itself. This had led Nigeria residents to explore the global scale of oculoplastic surgery.

Oculoplastic Surgery in India

India is a leading as well as constantly-developing hub when it comes to medical tourism for all oculoplastic requirements. With the heightened demand and scope for medical tourism services for patients from Nigeria and elsewhere, there is nothing to stop the progress of oculoplastic surgeons in the country. A number of patients from Nigeria have visited India over the last few years thanks to the availability of top class oculoplastic surgery care and services here. Dr. Debraj Shome, who has set base in Mumbai, is a well-reputed in this domain too. Having achieved a number of honors and accolades, Dr. Shome is hailed as one of the best names among the ocular surgeons across the world.  He is equipped with thorough knowledge and keeps an eye of the latest progressions that this field is making regularly.

Cost comparison

In Nigeria, the total pricing linked to services for an ocular or plastic surgery package is high. There are several multi-specialty clinic that are available in Nigeria but not all of these have the requisite facilities to supply the proper services to patients looking for oculoplastic surgery and related stuff.  The system of the medical procedures in Nigeria is very different and there is a lot of third party-based resource dependence that goes on in the country too. Therefore, you will actually find it better to book an overseas oculoplastic surgery package in India. Travel to India for all oculoplastic surgery needs. In India, the overall cost would range between INR 60000 and 80000 as per the category or surgical need you need. You might need to look into the packages to know exactly what is on offer. However, rest assured, that oculoplastic surgery in India is a safe bet as well as a perfect fit for the pocket.

Dr. Debraj Shome And His Accolades

Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the leading oculoplastic, Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons in the world. Dr. Shome is the Co-Founder of and also heads the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery – The Esthetic Clinics, at JCI accredited top notch multi-specialty corporate hospital. He is presently attached to a number of multi-specialty hospitals including Breach Candy Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Apollo Spectra and Raheja Fortis Hospital. He is the present head of Facial Plastic Surgery centre at Nova Superspecialty hospital, Mumbai, India. This is among the best centres that cater to ultra-super specialty surgery in the counter. He also co-founded the Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad.  Dr. Shome was also the head for the Department of Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery at the aforesaid clinic from the years 2009 to 2011. Since Oculoplastic Surgery is of high demand among patients across Pakistan and other countries, Dr. Shome’s fame is spreading all the more.  Dr. Debraj Shome specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, oculoplastic surgery, ocular and facial cancers, orbital, lacrimal & socket surgery.  His top honors include-

  • Best Plastic Surgeon Mumbai
  • Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon India
  • Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India
  • Marquis Who’s Who
  • Celebrity Plastic Surgeon in World
  • Marquis Who’s Who Asia Pacific

He has been awarded the following over his long experience-

  • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Ophthalmology’s ‘Head and Neck Surgery’;
  • Bharat Biotech – LVPEI Travel Grant Award in 2005
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Journal, ‘Dermatologic Surgery’ and for the ‘Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.’
  • Travelling Grant Fellowship Award from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow for his work in Oncology research in 2005



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