In a first, rare cancer treatment surgery performed at DH Pulwama

Pulwama: A rare cancer treatment surgery, usually done at Tertiary level hospitals, was successfully performed by Consultant Urologist, Dr Aashaq Hussain Bhat and his team at Pulwama District Hospital.

Known as Laparoscopic partial Nephrectomy, it is a highly advanced and technically demanding procedure carried for Stage 1 carcinoma.

Officials in DHSK said that it is a first of its kind surgery, which has been done at any district hospital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Doctors said usually such patients are being referred to tertiary level hospitals, where it consumes much time for patients.

Dr Aashaq Hussain Bhat said that CT showed a midpolar renal cancer, which needed this kind of surgery.

He said after mobilisation of the kidney the renal artery was clamped with a laparoscopic Bulldog clamp and mass was resected with health margins.

Led by Dr Aashaq Hussian, the team includes Dr Iffat, Consultant Anaesthesia and Dr Shahzada Gani, and assisted by Mehrajudin Reshi, Fancy Jan, Khursheed.

The arrangements were supervised by Mohammad Shaban.

Dr Aashaq Hussain thanked DHSK and MS DH Pulwama for their supervision and guidance.

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