The Surgical Department aims to satisfy the following:

 Provision of appropriate teaching and learning experience for undergraduate medical students on specialty basis to satisfy the requirements, Regulation and Syllabus for the MB BS degree examinations of Igbinedion University and in keeping with the Regulations and Standards of the relevant regulatory bodies:

 The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria The National Universities Commission.

 To use the surgical units as nuclei for the establishment of Postgraduate Surgical Training Programs of such standard as to satisfy the requirements of relevant National and International Surgical Specialty Examination Boards and Programs.

 Provision of an appropriate academic programs and environment as to enable Lecturer/Consultants and Residents carry out meaningful research and publish in well recognized areas of specialization.

 Provision of the highest quality surgical service to the community in keeping with available specialties in the lofty tradition expected of a University Teaching Hospital.