Surgery Department of the Lagos State University College of Medicine commenced operations in March 2003 along with other departments in the faculty of clinical sciences.
The planning of the department from onset was such that teaching and practice of surgery was strictly on sub-specialties. The subspecialties were established and gradually staffed accordingly. The establishment is in line with standard international practice found in all world class colleges of medicine and recommendations of various regulatory authorities that are concerned with medical education and practice. The units are based on the highly specialised practice of surgery in the present day medical practice. The lecturers/Consultants are employed based on their interest and certifications in these specialised areas.