Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) in collaboration with Dow University of Health Sciences Pakistan organised a webinar on " The role of Robotic Surgery in Developing Countries " on 10 july 2021. This was in association with three bodies including Society of Surgeons of Pakistan, Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Pakistan, and Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons (PAUS). During the webinar, the role of robotic surgery was discussed and demonstrated in the fields of Urology, general surgery and gynaecology. Dr Irfan Rizvi Chairman Department of Surgery, Virginia Hospital Centre, USA, moderated the proceedings. He said robotic surgery provides great comfort and relief for patients suffering from colon and rectal diseases.
In the keynote, Dr Khurshid Guru, Director Robotic Surgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Centre, USA, highlighted the role of Robotic Surgery in cancer patients. He said patients get great relief in terms of less time, less expenditure, and less pain. Dr Subhash Khanna, Prof of Surgery Gastroenterology, GSL Medical College, India, presented their experiences of Robotic Surgery in India. He demonstrated operative procedure with Robotic. Dr Shahriyar Ghazanfar, Prof of Surgery and Robotics, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Waris Farooka, Prof of Surgery National Hospital and Medical Services, Lahore, and Dr Rehan Mohsin, Prof of Surgery and Robotics, SIUT presented in the webinar on their specialty. It was general consensus that in the future, robotics surgery will become the landmark in the field of surgery because of its benefits which include significantly less pain, less blood loss, less risk of infection, less scarring, shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery time.