First-Ever Robotic Surgery Held at Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute!


by Omama Anwar

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Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) has successfully conducted its first-ever robotic surgery, marking a major milestone in the field of medical technology in the country.


The surgery was performed by a team of highly skilled doctors and technicians using the latest robotic surgical system, which allowed for precision and accuracy in surgical procedures. 

A female patient underwent a complex kidney surgery that was previously deemed high-risk due to the location of the tumor. The team was led by Dr. Nadeem Bin Nusrat, the chairman of the Urology department, along with highly-skilled senior medics. The patient was able to leave the hospital a few hours after the radical nephrectomy, according to Dr. Nadeem.

Dr. Saeed Akhtar, the chief executive officer of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, expressed his excitement about the success of the surgery and the potential of robotics in healthcare. "We are proud to have completed our first robotic surgery, which demonstrates our commitment to bringing the latest medical technologies to Pakistan," he said.

The use of robotics in surgery has many advantages over traditional surgical methods, including smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, and faster recovery times for patients. The PKLI is now among a growing number of medical institutions worldwide that have adopted this technology to improve patient outcomes.

The PKLI plans to expand the use of robotics in surgery in the future, with the aim of providing patients with the best possible care and outcomes.