First-ever Robotic Surgery at Karachi JPMC

Karachi’s Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC) achieved a significant milestone by successfully conducting its first-ever robotic surgery.

The innovative procedure involved a 34-year-old patient who underwent gallstone surgery utilizing cutting-edge robotic technology.

The successful operation, which marked a remarkable advancement in surgical techniques, was carried out under the guidance of Jinnah Hospital’s Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Shahid Rasool. The surgical team, led by Dr. Saddam and Dr. Mansab, executed this pioneering surgery with exceptional success, completing it in a mere 25 minutes, as confirmed by the JPMC spokesperson.
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Robotic surgery represents the latest frontier in the field of surgical techniques and opens up new possibilities, particularly in general surgery. One of its standout features is its minimally invasive nature, making it a less painful alternative for procedures involving the lower abdomen. The patient’s rapid recovery following this innovative approach serves as a testament to its effectiveness and underscores its potential to revolutionize the field of surgery.

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This achievement at JPMC follows in the footsteps of the first-ever robotic surgery conducted in a public sector hospital, which took place at the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute (PKLI) in Lahore. These significant advancements in medical technology reflect the commitment of Pakistan’s healthcare system to staying at the forefront of medical innovation, ultimately benefiting patients by providing them with cutting-edge treatment options and improved healthcare outcomes.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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