SRINAGAR: Doctors in district hospital Pulwama on Thursday performed first ever major cancer surgery.

An elderly male patient with CA Rectum was successfully operated upon by a team of doctors which included Dr Shameem (Onco Surgeon), Dr Khalid (Surgical Gastroenterologist), Dr Imran Gul (Surgeon), Dr Hilal, Dr Naseer (Anesthetist), Naseer Pandit, Mohd Maqbool, Mushtaq & Sabiya (OT Paramedical Staff) under the overall supervision and logistic support of Medical Superintendent DH Pulwama, Dr Rashid Para, a statement of DHSK issued here read.

“The patient had a history of bleeding PR for the last 6 months and had a polypoid growth of 5 cm from anal verge on digital rectal examination. The histopathological report showed high grade dysplasia. The patient underwent low anterior resection with stapled anastomosis and a covering ileostomy,” reads the statement.

Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman has appreciated the hospital administration and the operative team in achieving this feat.


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