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1st Whipple Surgery performed in Srinagar

The Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery at Srinagar State Medical College has achieved the rare feat of performing a complete laparoscopic Whiples surgery on a patient with pancreatic cancer, an official handout announced today.

The Whipple is a laparoscopic surgery that has been successfully performed multiple times across the nation, but for the very first time, it has been done in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, ath the Srinagar GMC Hospital.

The operation was performed by Professor Dr. M.R. Atli performed with his team. “It’s important to note that Professor Atli has accomplished this feat for the second time in a row after successfully performing a similar surgery in 2021,” the handout reads.

The patient, who belongs to the village of He Uri, Baramulla district, presented to the emergency department complaining of worsening jaundice, and further investigation revealed that the patient had an underlying pancreatic tumor. After appropriate examination and work-up, the patient was transferred to a regular operating room for final surgery.

This complicated operation was completed carefully in five and a half hours, the operation was smooth and without problems, the postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged from the hospital on Monday (April 17), 10 days after the operation.

Whiplash surgery, which is routinely performed in higher centers such as GMC Srinagar and SKIMS Soura, is performed using an open technique. Although this surgery is difficult to perform laparoscopically (via a keyhole incision), it improves early recovery and reduces postoperative pain and respiratory complications, as well as others associated with large incisions made in open surgery. minimize the complications of

While speaking about the event, Professor M.R. Attri said this is a testament to the growth of laparoscopic surgery in his GMC Srinagar surgical department. Prof. Atli took this opportunity to thank the Principal Medical College (Prof. Tanvir Masood) for encouraging its faculty to reach new heights. Prof. Attri said it is the vision of our esteemed head of department, Prof. Mufti Mehmood, that he offers all advanced laparoscopic surgeries under one roof at his GMC in Srinagar. said.

Professor Attri commended the anesthesiology department led by Professor Rukhsana Najib and his Professor Hakeem and his team for making this operation possible.

Professor Attri thanked the team of surgeons at the 6th Surgery for their dedication to the patient’s surgical preparation and postoperative care.

“The success is a milestone in Medical as well as Kashmir’s history. It will prove to be a testament to the sector’s commitment to providing quality healthcare to the masses. Hospitals are investing heavily in acquiring the latest equipment and equipment, and those investments are paying off for patients in need. Such advanced laparoscopic surgeries are now routinely performed at GMC Srinagar,” he added Professor Attri.

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