The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) organized first-ever 2-day international robotic surgery symposium in the country which began in Karachi on Friday. It also marked the milestone of over 1200 successful robotic procedures.
The robotic unit was commissioned at SIUT last year. It was inaugurated in February 2022 by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah.
Leading robotic surgeons from the USA and the UK and other Pakistani professionals attended the symposium.
Speaking on the occasion, Director SIUT Prof. Adib Rizvi said robotic surgery is another step forward of the dedicated professionals of the SIUT team who not only successfully performed this state of the art surgical procedure but are also now enthusiastic to train fellow professionals across the country and region.
He reiterated the SIUT resolve to keep abreast with the latest technology and ensure its availability to those who needs it. He said this facility is part of SIUT philosophy to provide health cover free of cost and without any discrimination.
The opening session was followed by a panel of international and national experts in which they elaborated the evolution of robotic surgery and techniques in their respective countries.Prof. Babar Hasan of SIUT presented an insight of the diagnosis and prognostication of the Pakistani population through meaningful collaboration with international partners.
He also highlighted how SIUT is facilitating this transformation in healthcare practice. Taking part in a panel discussion, Dr. Khursheed Guru of the USA said that the next breed of surgeons can adopt robotic surgery without following the older technology, and that is how they can achieve better outcomes in prostatic and lower urinary tract surgeries.