The 6th Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) conference and Multidisciplinary Robotic workshop commenced at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).
MIS conference aimed to initiate a key-hole surgery “Laparoscopic or Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)” in Pakistan as it replaced the open or traditional surgeries across the globe.
Well-known surgeons and health experts have urged the government, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and major medical educational institutions to commence an ordered programme for the training of MIS.
Experts explaining the Laparoscopic surgery said tiny surgical instruments are inserted through other openings to do the surgery and added that minimally invasive surgery may cause less pain, with reduced blood loss and having lesser chances of infection, scarring and damage to healthy tissue, and the patient may have a faster recovery than with traditional surgery.
Professors of surgery uttered the hope that the establishment of increased number of Specialist Robotic Centres in the country will play an important role in bringing the cost effectiveness factor of this expensive surgery.
SIUT Director Prof Adib Rizvi opened the procedures of the workshop, which is the first of its kind in the country wholly discussing the impact, benefits and future of robotic procedures in the field of surgery.
The three significant fields of medical sciences including urology, general surgery and gynaecology have been selected for discussion.
The surgeons were of the view that robotic surgery like any other cutting edge technology may be a posh endeavor but assessing the question they pointed out that one has to strike a balance.