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First live operative minimally invasive workshop held at KTH.

PESHAWAR -- The Department of Pediatric surgery Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar arranged 'First Live Operative Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Workshop' wherein Pediatric surgeons from across the province were present.

A renowned and internationally reputed Minimally Invasive Surgeon Prof. Dr Iftikhar A Jan, Chairman Pediatric Surgery Al-Mafriq Hospital Abu-Dhabi was invited who performed different laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures.

The workshops are not only beneficial for the Pediatric surgeons of the province in improving their skills but also beneficial for the patients. No scar marks despite major surgical procedures, lesser post operative pain, earlier mobilization and decreased incidence of post operative adhesions makes laparoscopic procedures much more attractive than open procedures.

The occasion was also graced by Dean Khyber medical College Prof Dr Noor Ul Iman, , Hospital Director Dr Nek Dad Khan, Acting Medical Director Dr Shoaib Khan HoD Pediatric Surgery LRH Prof Dr Kifayat Khan, HoD Pediatric Surgery North West Prof Dr Hazrat Ullah Khattak, MTI KTH faculty members and members of other MTIs' and hospitals.

Different cases performed during this workshop included a patient who had road traffic accident resulting in the injury of diaphragm was repaired laparoscopically. Appendectomy for acute appendicitis, a female patient with inguinal hernia bilaterally was also operated using laparoscope. Other cases performed included undescended testis and varicocele ligation.

Dr Iftikhar A Jan has more than 30 years broad based clinical, academic and research experience in general pediatric surgery, neonatal surgery, pediatric urology, minimally invasive surgery and reconstructive surgery. He is expert in endoscopic procedures like bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, upper and lower GI endoscopies.

He has performed and supervised most pediatric procedures from simple hernia repair to complex procedures like esophageal replacement, endo-rectal pull-through, Posterior saggitalanorectoplasty (PSARP), complex thoracotomies, lung resection and tumor surgery.

Pediatric Surgery Department KTH has 36 beds which includes 26 regular beds and 10 baby carts. MTI KTH Pediatric Surgery department consist of the most professional and renowned faculty of the province which includes Prof Dr Inayat-ur-Rehman, Associate Prof Dr Tariq Waheed, Assistant Prof Dr Mohammad Imran, Assistant Professor Dr Mohammad Uzair, Registrars Dr Farooq Abdullah and Dr Hazrat Amin. At present 07 post-graduate trainees are completing their training in this unit.

Department of Pediatric Surgery has examined 11,549 patients in OPD and 2015 patients were operated in last 15 months.

Chairman Department of Pediatric Surgery Prof Dr Inayat-ur-Rehman gave welcome address and thanked Dr Iftikhar A Jan for gracing this occasion. He said minimally invasive surgery is the need of the time and has revolutionized the field of surgery throughout the world. This is the first of its kind and we are aiming for a lot more workshops like this. Workshops like these will greatly help to improve the skills of Pediatric surgeons of the province resulting in the benefits of the patients eventually'.

He also highlighted the problems faced by the field of pediatric surgery in this province mentioning that there are only 35 to 40 Pediatric Surgeons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa providing their services to the children who constitute about 45-50 percent of our population.

Prof Dr Inayat also said that pediatric surgery must be included in the curriculum of undergraduate medical students as a separate subject. He also requested the authorities to establish pediatric surgery unit at district level and create post of pediatric surgeons in every district. He also thanked administration of Khyber Teaching Hospital for making this event successful with their support.

Hospital Director Dr Nek Dad Khan, Acting Medical Director Associate Prof Dr Mohammad Shoaib assured their full support for the up gradation of the department for the best interest of patient care and training of under and post graduate students.

Dean Khyber Medical College Prof Dr Noor Ul Iman commended the Pediatric Surgery Department for arranging such a wonderful event and also assured his support in future.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 28, 2019
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