Pulwama, Nov 18: For the very first time, Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) was conducted at district hospital Pulwama.
The procedure was conducted by Dr Lizza (Consultant Gynaecologist) at District Hospital Pulwama and was assisted by Dr Shakeel a general surgeon and anesthesia team lead by Dr M Y Tak, Dr Iffat, Dr Wajahat, Bashir Ahmad and Mehraj Ahmad (OT technicians).
Dr Lizza said that patient from Rahmoo, Pulwama, who was about 50 years-old, presented with genital prolapse and the patient was planned for LAVH (laproscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy) which is an operation to remove the uterus and cervix through the vagina, with the aid of a small operating telescope called the laparoscope.
“This procedure was first of its kind ever done is a peripheral hospital,” she said.
This was the first advanced minimal access surgery done in district hospital Pulwama and such procedures have multiple benefits for the patients.”
She added that such procedures have very less recovery time and the patient is up and above soon as compared to open procedures.
Notably, Dr Lizza is the one who has started Laparoscopic procedures and other major surgeries at District hospital on routine basis so that people are not forced to visit LD hospital.
Our hospital possesses very advanced equipment and it is our duty to make use of them for the benefits of patients so that there will be less burden on already overburdened LD hospital, Dr Lizza said.