Introduction and Background Information

The department of General Surgery has been operating since 1971, when KCMC was established. The department is located on the second floor of the main building. The department offers the following services: General surgery, Paediatric surgery, Burn care, Reconstructive surgery, some aspects of neurosurgery, and Endoscopic (keyhole) surgery. The department also offers Day-Care surgical services.

The department has expanded itself into various units namely; Burn unit, Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Surgery unit and Day-Care Surgery Unit which is under construction.

The department continues to strive in teaching and research, with continuous intake of new undergraduate and postgraduate students. We strive to provide opportunity for diligent and motivated individuals to broadly acquire skills.

Services Available

  1. In patient care (S1,Burn unit, paediatric unit, ICU A & B).
  2. Outpatient care clinic.
  3. Training undergraduates and postgraduates in surgery.
  4. Outreach surgical services.
  5. International collaboration.
  6. Research.

HOD: David Msuya


Our Core values

We are guided by our mission to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation, and excellence in care, education, research and service.


We pursue superior performance and quality to build and preserve the Hospital’s clinical and organizational strength.


We are devoted to providing a warm, friendly and caring environment in which patients can recover and get well soon.


We are dedicated to offering patients and their families quality and efficient health care and medica services


We are an institution that inspires our staff and personnel to achieve the extraordinary and develop the best careers.