Around 70 percent of kidney patients are infected with stone diseases, which mainly cause due to contaminated water and malnutrition. This was stated by Dr. Sherjeel Saulat, Director Surgery, Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI) at media briefing regarding two-day Workshop on International Master Class in Laparoscopic Urology – ‘Nuts & Bolts’ held recently in Karachi. Dr. Huixia Zhou Bayi Children’s Hospital, China, Dr. Bogdan Petrut of Institute of Oncology Romania, Dr. Kamran Ahmed and Dr. Azhar Khan of Kings College London was also accompanied with him in the briefing.
He said that TKI had done 100 laparoscopic surgeries during last 6 to 8 months. This workshop aimed at educating Pakistani urologists about this advance technology. TKI was also planning to sign MoU with the institutes of these foreign surgeons to send local urologists to their respective countries for training. He further informed that the workshop will provide tremendous learning opportunities for young urologists. The master class consists of multiple learning platforms including, setting up laparoscopic operating room, hands-on training on biochemical tissue in dry lab setting, hands-on simulation for common procedures, lectures by speakers. The master class is also endorsed by European Association of Urology (EAU) and Department of Medical Education of CPSP also awarded CME hours. Furthermore, EAU will conduct a written examination of the interested participants at the end of this master class. The master class also endorsed by Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons (PAUS), Karachi Chapter.
First time in Pakistan live surgeries in 3D is being displayed simultaneously from O.T to seminar hall. Dry-Lab supervised training courses on biochemical tissue are running in parallel sessions throughout two days. Thirty two urologists are attending this master class from all over the country.