International seminar on minimal invasive surgery

International seminar on minimal invasive surgery opens at SIUT

Internationally renowned surgeons and medical experts attended a symposium on the scope and future of "minimal invasive surgery" for urological disorders.

The symposium was organized by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation.

Visiting Professor Prokar Dasgupta of Guy's Hospital and King's College London who pioneered modern robotic surgery in UK was the main speaker. As an internationally known authority in the field of robotic surgery, he presented the present status of robotic surgery and the future challenges that confront this specialized segment of medical sciences.

Prof. Dasgupta, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious British Journal of Urology also outlined the overall strategy required and briefed the surgeons and other medical professionals as how they should secure place in the prestigious medical journal. Underscoring the importance of occupying space in the journal, he said this would enhance the image of Pakistani medical professionals in the international community.

Another visiting Professor Shamim Khan of Guy's and St Thomas' London briefed the symposium about the recent advances in surgical procedures for enlarged prostate while Professor Matin Sheriff also from St Thomas' London updated the audience sharing his experiences on laparoscopic surgery in urology. Professor Adib-ul-Hasan Rizvi Director SIUT introduced the speakers and pointed out the importance of robotic surgery and minimal invasive surgery in meeting the challenges of the future.