The healthcare field continues to push the boundaries of medical innovation, and the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by successfully performing the first-ever robotic surgery in a public sector hospital.
Here we go with the first medical achievement of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute. First, Robotic Surgery has been successfully performed at PKLI.
Under the skilled leadership of Dr Nadeem Bin Nusrat, Chairman of the Urology Department at PKLI, the patient underwent a radical nephrectomy (kidney removal) using robotic-assisted surgical technology and was discharged from the hospital mere hours later.
This remarkable achievement marks a significant leap forward in surgical procedures and highlights the cutting-edge capabilities of PKLI in providing state-of-the-art healthcare services to patients in Pakistan and beyond.
The Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute (PKLI) has successfully performed the first-ever robotic surgery in a public sector hospital.
The team, led by Dr Nadeem Bin Nusrat, Chairman of the Urology Department, achieved this groundbreaking milestone. The patient underwent a radical nephrectomy, which involved the removal of a kidney and was discharged from the hospital within a few hours.
The PKLI team collaborated with CMR Surgical teams from Dubai, Karachi, and Lahore to perform this complex procedure. Prof. Dr Muhammad Rehan Mohsin, a leading Robotic Surgeon from SIUT Karachi, and Dr Riaz Hussain Laghari, an Associate Professor of Urology from SIUT Karachi, were part of the team.
Prof. Saeed Akhter, Chairman of the PKLI Board of Governors, praised the medical staff for their expertise and dedication in achieving this significant milestone in the field of robotic surgery in Pakistan.
Robotic-assisted surgery has gained traction in healthcare due to its numerous benefits, including enhanced precision, improved patient outcomes, and reduced recovery times. Robotic technology in surgical procedures allows for greater agility and manoeuvrability of surgical instruments, providing surgeons with unparalleled control and accuracy during complex procedures.
With the assistance of robotic systems, surgeons can perform intricate tasks with greater ease and precision, resulting in reduced risk of complications and faster recovery times for patients.
At PKLI, the successful completion of the first-ever robotic surgery in a public sector hospital represents a significant leap forward in surgical techniques.
Dr Nadeem Bin Nusrat and his team utilized the advanced da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgical platform, to perform the radical nephrectomy with utmost precision. The robotic system consists of robotic arms controlled by the surgeon from a console, allowing for highly precise and minimally invasive procedures.