SIUT hosts first-ever robotic surgery symposium in country.

KARACHI -- Experts at a two-day international symposium organised at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) discussed various aspects and benefits of robotic surgery and the need to make it more popular as it hastened the recovery process and helped minimise complications.

The event - the first-ever symposium on robotic surgery in Pakistan - was attended by leading surgeons from the US and the UK, and Pakistani professionals.

It also marked the milestone of over 1,200 successful procedures at the SIUT's robotic unit, which opened this year.

Speaking at a session, SIUT director Prof Adib Rizvi said robotic surgery was another step forward by dedicated local experts, who were not only successfully performing state-of-the-art surgical procedures, but also training fellow professionals across the country and region.

He reiterated SIUT's resolve to keep abreast with the latest technology and ensure its availability to those who needed it. 'The robotic unit is part of SIUT's philosophy to provide health cover free of cost and without any discrimination,' he said.

The opening session was followed by a panel discussion by international and national experts in which they shared the evolution of robotic surgery and...

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