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SIUT Hosts the Country’s First Robotic Surgery Symposium

SIUT Hosts the Country's First Robotic Surgery Symposium

Experts discuss benefits of First Robotic Surgery Symposium at SIUT.

The event  the first-ever symposium on First robotic surgery Symposium in Pakistan was attended by leading surgeons from the US and the UK, and Pakistani professionals. It also marked the 1,200th successful procedure at the SIUT’s robotic unit, which opened earlier this year.

SIUT director Prof Adib Rizvi said during a session that robotic surgery was another step forward by dedicated local experts who were not only successfully performing state-of-the-art surgical procedures, but also training fellow professionals from across the country and region.

He reaffirmed SIUT’s commitment to staying current with technology and making it available to those who needed it. “The robotic unit is part of SIUT’s philosophy of providing health insurance at no cost and without discrimination,” he explained.

The opening session was followed by a panel discussion of international and national experts who discussed the evolution of robotic surgery and techniques in their respective countries.

Prof. Babar Hasan of the SIUT spoke about the diagnosis and prognosis of the Pakistani population through meaningful collaboration with international partners. He also emphasised how the SIUT was facilitating the transformation of healthcare practise.

He stated that the institution maintained simulation labs for teaching new surgical techniques to staff members as well as professionals from across Pakistan.

 

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