First successful transgender operation at LGH

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Staff Reporter

For the first time in the history of Lahore General Hospital, Amara, a matriculation the student was made a boy after undergoing a unique operation.

Under the supervision of the Head of the Department Plastic Surgery Dr. Roomana Ikhlaq along with assistant professors Dr. Muhammad Nasrullah Dr. Muhammad Imran completed this gender reassignment procedure after performing a complicated but successful surgery of four hours, after which the parents changed her name to Ammar. The patient was discharged from the hospital after recovery.

Principal Ameer Uddin Medical College Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Al-Freed Zafar while congratulating the doctors on the first successful transgender operation through plastic surgery at LGH said that it is practical proof of their professionalism and competence which is highly admirable and commendable.

Prof. Al-freed Zafar further said that the doctors and surgeons of PGMI/LGH are not less qualified and competent than the doctors of any world-class hospital and the General Hospital is equipped with all the latest medical equipment and facilities as well to provide the best surgery facilities to all the patients.

Talking to media in this regard, Dr. Roomana Akhlaq said that Amara underwent a complete medical examination on arrival at the hospital and after various diagnostic tests in the light of which it was decided to perform the operation which was successful.

Leading Gynecologist Prof. Al-freed Zafar while answering the questions of the media said that gender reassignment is not possible in Pakistan as a fashion.

Only when the boy or girl shows signs of the opposite sex, hormonal changes and other such issues in early childhood, then the doctors check up on the patient and determine whether the sex change of the said boy or girl is necessary and due.

He said that such gender reassignment operations are being carried out in Pakistan as per requirement but not as a fashion like other countries.

The family of Ammar thanked the doctors, nurses, and paramedics for taking better care of their patient and expressed their happiness over their daughter’s change of gender.

They told that right from childhood she was showing different signs like why and by the time she reached puberty, his face had begun to grow like a man’s, and a hormonal check-up was done, which was performed by doctors at the General Hospital, who undertook this complex operation.

After the sex change, Ammar said in his talk that he is thankful to Allah Almighty and the addition of a boy in our family is a reward from nature on which everyone is happy.

He said that after this successful operation his world has changed as girls at school used to make fun of boy’s voices while my hobby was riding motorcycles, playing cricket and other sports on which people were surprised. Now I have become a boy for which I am very happy.

These moments are nothing short of a miracle for me. Ammar’s mother said that such operations cost millions of rupees in the private sector but the administration and doctors of the LGH have provided the best medical facilities free of cost. Ammar expressed that he will fulfill the responsibility of his family.

On his recovery, Ammar marked victory and thanked the doctors, nurses and paramedics who treated him very well. Dr. Abdul Aziz, Dr. Saima Fatima, Mehwish Saeed, Navera Sharif, Humera Boota and other medical staff were present on this occasion.

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