department is actively involved in academic activities for
its residents. Professorial morning teaching rounds are
conducted thrice a week. The biannual journal of
Neurosurgery is published.
is to train doctors in Neurosurgery at par with
international standards and provide congenial environment
for clinical research that will help future generations of
patients examined on each OPD day are 200-250 and nearly
80 patients on emergency days. 900-1000 elective and
800-900 emergency Neurosurgical operations each year.
Apart from general Neurosurgical procedures, Western
trained and qualified consultants have developed a niche
for neurovascular work (Aneurysms /AVMs/ carotid
endarterectomies), trans-sphenoidal, endoscopic surgery,
trans-oral surgery, MRI guided stereotactic procedures and
surgery for intractable epilepsy.
plans are to establish Punjab Institute of Neurosciences
(PIN) which will be the centre par excellence for
innovation and technological advancement of Brain and
Research work is going on in our department. Every year in Neurosurgical
conference (NEURO CON) 3-4 research work papers per
unit are presented by the PGRís / SRís
Nationally, every year we make sure
to publish our research work in the Neurosurgical Journals. Further
the international research works are also going on in our
Our Department takes active
participation in the PGMI annual symposium, paper presentations and
poster presentations with distinctions achieved.
SRís APís and top residents are
encouraged for the workshops nationally and internationally.
Recently Endoscopic Skull base workshop and spinal workshop was
attended by the PGRís SRís and other colleagues and certificates
were awarded to them all.
Prof Khalid Mahmood, who has got
training from US and UK for DBS surgery has started
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery at LGH for those living with
Parkinsonís disease, creating hope for such patients in Pakistan.
The DBS is a rare procedure not available in any other public
sector hospital of the country.
The DBS is a procedure involving implantation of brain pacemaker,
which sends electrical impulses through implanted electrodes to
specific parts of brain (brain nucleus) for the treatment of
This kind of operation was usually complicated
requiring seven to nine hours.
Prof Khalid Mahmood said mostly patients belonging
to Middle East and Saudi Arabia were being operated in Pakistan
and this was a good news for the locals who earlier used to go
abroad for programming after every three or four months.