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Pakistani doctor ‘breaks world record’

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Renowned Pakistani Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Naeem Taj broke the world record in Laparoscopic surgery of oldest patient by operating upon a 107-year-old woman at Capital Hospital in Islamabad, says a press release issued here Wednesday.

The previous record for the oldest patient Laparoscopic surgery was of Dr David D Dan of West Indies who operated a 92-year-old patient.

Talking to media in the ICU of Capital Hospital Islamabad on Wednesday, Dr Naeem said that with the blessing of Allah Almighty, and assistance of Anaesthetists Dr Arshad Ali, Dr Tauqeer, Dr Saba Yousaf, Dr Nadia, Dr Naheeda, and Dr Fazal this landmark was achieved, in which 30 stones were removed from the gallbladder of the old woman.

The Executive Director of Capital Hospital, Dr Hamid Zaib, congratulated the team of doctors and para-medicals who had worked hard to make it possible.

He said it was pride moment for their hospital that such a complicated and risky operation was conducted in a smooth way. He said that Pakistani doctors once again proved their professional capabilities and skills and set a new record in the medical history.

It was informed that Chanan Jan was born on 1902 and according to the available world record she was the oldest woman who had yet been operated in Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion Anaesthetists Dr Arshad Ali said that it was very difficult to administer anaesthesia to the patient who was 100-year-old, but it was done successfully. The News, 16-Apr-09

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