First ever Cancer Surgery performed at District Hospital Pulwama

Srinagar: District Hospital Pulwama achieved yet another feat by performing first ever major cancer surgery today. 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),Mr Naseer Pandit,Mr Mohd Maqbool,Mr Mushtaq & Ms Sabiya (OT Paramedical Staff) under the overall supervision and logistic support of Medical Superintendent DH Pulwama, Dr Rashid Para.

The patient was having a history of bleeding PR for the last 6 months and had a polypoid growth 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.

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