Indian surgeon to perform ‘keyhole surgery’ at SIUT
For the first time in Pakistan, a ‘keyhole surgery’ would be performed for removing stones on a day care basis during an international surgical workshop to be organised at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Tuesday (today), said an SIUT official on Monday.
He said the surgical procedure called ‘mini-perc’ would be performed for the benefit of both children and adults under the supervision of renowned Indian surgeon Mahesh Desai.
“Through this procedure, stones which are not traceable by lithotripsy can be removed.
“Known surgeon John Swennin from Australa will carry out complex vascular surgery required for kidney patients.”
The two-day workshop would be attended by over eight hundred doctors, he said.
“It is a part of a five-day long international symposium arranged by the SIUT to mark its forty-year journey of its philosophy of providing tertiary treatment without any fee.
“On the whole, 12 workshops have been arranged which includes four surgical workshops. All the procedures will be shown live as a part of in house arrangement.”
Social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi would also attend the inaugural ceremony of the international congress to be held on December 9, he added.