Pakistani surgeon lands in Guinness Book
By Rizwan Khatik - Wed Apr 25, 2:42 am
Islamabad: Dr Naeem Taj, a laparoscopic surgeon of the Capital Hospital CDA, has earned fame and prestige for the nation by registering his name in the Guinness Book of World Record by successfully removing 25.5 cm long gallbladder through a 1 cm incision.
Dr. Naeem get the award after operating 70-year-old patient Rasheeda Bibi at CDA hospital and removed 25.5cm long gallbladder from her body without operation. This is the longest ever gallbladder removed laparoscopically in medical history.
The success of the Pakistani surgeon was celebrated at a ceremony organised by the Capital Hospital here on Monday, with Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Farkhand Iqbal as the chief guest. The ceremony was attended by CDA officials, regional director of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital.
Addressing the ceremony to give away the world record certificate to the surgeon, Dr Naeem Taj dedicated the award to the whole nation. He also told the audience if he was given opportunities, resources and encouragement than he could achieve good name for Pakistan in this field.