Srinagar, Nov 20: The Minimal Access Surgical (MAS) unit established Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Srinagar is a high output surgical unit which has performed 2004 minimal access surgeries till 15th November 2018 since its inception. The main feature of this unit is that all surgeries are performed through small button hole incision using high end equipment. These surgeries include gall bladder, appendix, ventral and inguinal hernias, varicoceles, orchidopexy, orchidectomy, hydatid cyst liver, ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy and diagnostic laparoscopic procedures for chronic abdominal pain, infertility and staging for malignancy.
Laparoscopic procedures have been a routine in JLNM Hospital along with various other peripheral District Hospitals in past. In additional to this work the unit has been imparting training to the surgeons and O.T Staff of various hospitals of the valley including those from teaching hospital and hospitals of Ladakh region.
Dr. Kunzes Dolma, Director Health Services, Kashmir has complimented the operative team and the administration for achieving this milestone in a short span of time and has assured of full support in upgrading this facility and making it efficient for patient care.
The MAS under administrative support and supervision of Dr. Zakir Hussain, Medical Superintendent, is headed by Dr. H.Vaqar Ahmad assisted by qualified Minimal Access Surgeon Dr. Akhter Ganai and supported by a team of dedicated and experienced Surgeons, Urologist, Anesthesiologist and theater staff.