Dr. Uchechi Iweala, the son of World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, has set a medical record in Maryland, United States.
The WTO chief stated on Thursday that her son was one of the first spine surgeons in Maryland to complete a successful guided lumbar spinal fusion utilizing a robot.
The pleased mother shared the good news on Twitter, congratulating and encouraging her son on his medical achievement.
Sharing pictures from the operation, she wrote, “Congratulations Dr. Uchechi Iweala, on being one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot! So proud to be your Mum! Keep it going!”
Dr. Iweala is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery, according to the Center for Advanced Orthopeadics.
The doctor received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard, and his orthopaedic surgery residency training at George Washington University.
Dr. Iweala also completed a spine surgery fellowship at New York University.
Robotic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement, Spinal Fusion/Arthrodesis, Nerve Releases, and other procedures are among his specialties.