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Seminar at KTH: Experts highlight importance of laparoscopy in surgery

By Bureau report
February 27, 2024

PESHAWAR: The health experts highlighted the importance of laparoscopy in the field of surgery at a seminar organized here on Monday by the Laparoscopic Academy Pakistan (LAP) at the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH).

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zarin, the LAP chairman, said the birth of LAP was an achievement in the field of surgery, marking a journey of innovation, learning, and unparalleled advancement in this connection a cake and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place.

This image shows a building of the Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. — KTH Peshawar website
This image shows a building of the Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. — KTH Peshawar website

He highlighted the importance of LAP as a comprehensive academic forum for FCPS that aims to foster and promote the growth of laparoscopy in Pakistan.

Prof Zarin, a laparoscopic surgeon, elaborated on the objectives of LAP which included initiatives such as promoting excellence and innovation, providing continuous education and training, standardizing practices, fostering collaboration and networking, improving patient outcomes, advocating for minimally invasive techniques, supporting research and development, ensuring quality assurance and accreditation, and fostering global collaboration.

By focusing on education, innovation, collaboration, and research, LAP aims to position Pakistan as a leader in the field of laparoscopy and advance the quality of healthcare in the country, he added.

Dean of Khyber Medical College, Prof Dr Mahmud Aurangzeb, spoke about the significance and potential of the LAP. According to him, the academy will reshape the future of surgery practice in Pakistan, and its establishment was a step towards achieving excellence in the field.

Dr Wazir Muhammad Khan discussed how LAP would increase its effectiveness. He said the academy aims to provide world-class training to surgeons in laparoscopic surgery, using advanced technologies and techniques.

This will help them perform complex surgeries with precision and minimally invasive methods, reducing patient discomfort and recovery time.The LAP General Secretary Prof Dr Nisar Ahmad emphasized the importance of research and randomization control trials.

He stressed the need to put surgical practices to the test of research and move forward together in this perspective. This way, LAP can establish itself as a center of excellence for laparoscopic surgery in Pakistan, and contribute to the advancement of surgical practices in the country.

Aspiring surgeons can find solace in the nurturing and supportive environment provided by the LAP initiative, which has been aptly compared to a mother’s lap, said Prof. Dr Mah Muneer, the head of General Surgery at the KTH.

Dr Mushtaq, Dr Muhammad Shah, Dr Nisar Ahmad, Dr Abdul Janan Orakzai, Dr Shazib, Dr Abid Halim Dr Zubair Shabir, Dr Fahad and Dr Sidra Jabbar, highlighted advances of laparoscopic surgery team.