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A first of its kind wet lab was inaugurated by Prof. Hamid Mahmood Butt, Principal SIMS, on 28th March 2013. This state of the art lab is the first lab ever in the country to provide facilities for surgical training on animals. Department of Surgery, SIMS, under the leadership of Prof. Javed Raza Gardezi conducted its first ever 2-days workshop titled “Advanced Surgical Hemostasis” in the wet lab. Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz was the Course Director and Dr Muhammad Waris Farooka was the chief organizer of the event. The event was attended by Prof. Sarfaraz Ahmed, Dr. Abrar Ashraf, Dr. Waseem Hayat Khan and various doctors from all surgical specialties. This workshop was organized in collaboration with Ethicon Surgical Care, Johnson & Johnson Pakistan.

On first day, Prof. Dr. Hesham Mohamad El Saket, Cairo University, Egypt was the chief guest and Master Trainer for the first ever course of its kind. Prof. Hesham is the course director of Learning Resource Center at Cairo University and  has a vast experience of carrying out hundreds of such workshops at his center. We are grateful to him for sharing his experience with us and helping us run this first ever course of such nature in our country.

On second day, Prof. Dr. Tarek Mohsen, Prof. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cairo University, Egypt delivered lecture on advancement in Hemostasis in cardiothoracic surgery and later on demonstrated the usage of advanced Hemostasis products in wet lab. Cardiac surgeons from different institutions attended and appreciated workshop.

The wet lab comprises of 4 well equipped operation theaters with the capacity to operate on 12 animals per day. This takes the training capacity of the lab to 24 doctors per day. The workshop was a huge success and highly appreciated by all participant and around 50+ surgeons got the opportunity of hands-on in the wet lab. Department of Surgery, SIMS, now plans to carry out such workshops on regular basis to help train its surgical residents to a higher level of competency.

Future Plans


Faculty of the course

Principal Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz delivering the first lecture

Prof. Dr. Hesham Mohamad El Saket sharing his experience with the audience

Dr. Tarek Mohsen with Faculty and organizers

A View of the Wet Lab

Our patients

Prof. Hesham teaching the participants

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Research center also boasts of a well equipped dry lab for providing skills training to its participants in the field of laparoscopic surgery. The lab is equipped with 10 state of the art endotrainers. Each trainer is equipped to train its participants in 5 basic laparoscopic skills. Our teaching program for the Dry Lab is adapted from the MISTELS program from McGill University Canada.
Each participant undergoing a workshop at the dry lab goes through a phase of intense training in the 5 basic skills; Intracorporeal knotting, Extracorporeal knotting, Endoloop, Pattern Cutting and Peg Transfer. A candidate must complete all tasks within an appropriate time frame and with a defined level of accuracy to be declared successful in the workshop.
So far the department has carried out 4 successful workshops on Basics of Laparoscopic Skills at Dry Lab, Research Center, and SIMS. We have had participants ranging from our very own surgical residents to consultants pertaining to various surgical fields.
Our vision is to get this training course recognized by the College of Surgeons and make it a must for all the surgical residents wishing to pursue their career in general surgery.

Practicing on one of our skills stations

Laparoscopic Endotrainers

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