First international robotic surgery symposium concludes

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The first international robotic surgery symposium concluded at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) called for the implementation of robotic surgery on a wider scale. Some 600 participants including overseas professionals attended this two-day symposium. Dr Irfan Rizvi from the United States who introduced the various segments of the symposium on both days said that robotic surgery is a paradigm shift from cutting-edge to standard care.

The other speakers who took part in the concluding session included Dr Aamir Jafarey of the CBEC, who spoke about ethical issues in this part of the world. Dr. Aimal Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa born, Colorectal Surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre USA highlighted the use of robotic surgery in the large intestine.Other speakers included Dr Mark Slack from CMR surgical UK, Dr Paul Roberts from CMR surgical UK, Dr. Mahmood Ayaz of King Edward Medical University, Dr. Shahriyar Ghazanfar of Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr. Harris Hassan Qureshi and Dr Pardeep Kumar of the SIUT.

They all share their experience with the use of robotic surgery in different fields of surgical sciences. They also explained how robotic surgery is practiced and extended benefits to those undergo this kind of surgery.At the concluding session, a general body meeting was held to resolve the formation of the Pakistan Society of Robotic Surgery. The society unanimously appointed Dr. Adib Rizvi as the patron of the society and the following office bearers were also elected unanimously.

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