Srinagar, Aug 30, CNS: Dr Mir Samiullah has performed Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a patient from Daara Harwan.
This is one of the very advanced minimal access surgeries and has been performed first time in Kashmir Valley.
Dr Sammiullah is known for performing such high end laparascopic and minimal access surgeries.
VATS is a type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera that is introduced into the patient’s chest via small incisions. The surgeon is able to view the instruments that are being used along with the anatomy on which the surgeon is operating. The camera and instruments are inserted through separate holes in the chest wall also known as “ports”. These small ports are advantageous because the chance for infection and wound dehiscence are drastically reduced. This allows for a faster recovery by the patient and a greater chance for the wound to heal.