On the concluding day of the three day international workshop on " robotic surgery" at SIUT, a land mark was achieved when a successful robotic surgical procedure was performed on a female patient hailing from Baluchistan carried out by the removing her uterus. The procedure called " hysterectomy in medical parlance was performed at one Fatema , a 55 year old patient from Hub suffering with a protracted gynecological complication . Robotic surgeons team comprising Prof Shamim Khan of King's College London and Dr Kankipati Shanti Raju from Gys and St Thomas Hospitals London performed the procedure along with a team highly trained support staff from SIUT. The robotic technique used during surgery was first of its kind in the country.
Medical experts have described the successful procedure " as a major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery particularly in the field of gynecology". They said this success will open new vistas of robotic surgery in the country.
SIUT had arranged a international workshop by discussing and practicing the impact and benefit of robotic surgery in the field of urology, general surgery and gynecology. The three important fields of surgery were exclusively debated during the workshop in which live surgery was also performed.
Workshop was participated by a team of visiting surgeons from Britain along with surgeons from SIUT and Civil Hospital Karachi. Surgeons during the workshop also discussed the high cost factor of this state of art surgery but were of the opinion that keeping in view parameters of less pain, less loss of blood and faster recovery as compared to traditional surgery underscores the need of greater use of robotic surgery in the overall interest of patient