The department of surgery in
LGH consists of three units which are situated in phase I
building. Collectively there are 70 beds and weekly cover
is given for emergency, operation theatre and outdoor for
2 days each by every unit.Turnover of patients in OPD on
average is 650 per week.
Residents join the surgical
floor from after doing primary fellowship either from CPSP
or RCS, or as MS students. The department of surgery has
an exemplary pass record for these students. The
department also provides general surgical training to FCPS
and MS students of allied specialties, including Urology,
Neurology and Orthopedics Surgery, varying from 6-18
Department of surgery conducts
training workshops regularly. So far this year three
workshops have been conducted by the surgical unit II
The CPC for LGH is also
organized by the surgical unit II. 229 consecutive CPCs
have been organized so far. As befits a CPC they are
multi-disciplinary and are well attended.
The department is also doing
clinical research work. Few topics that are under
investigation are as follows:
Topical nitroglycerine vs.
lateral sphincterotomy in chronic anal fissure.
darnings repairs of inguinal hernia.
Stapled vs. open
Role of diagnostic
laproscopy in obscuring lower abdominal pain in females.
Surgical treatment options
for diabetic foot infection.
Comparison of fine needle
aspiration cytology vs. open biopsy for chronic cervical
Comparison of Mayo’s and
sublay mesh repair for para-umblical hernia.
Department of Surgery at LGH is one of the oldest
surgical departments in the city. It comprises of 3
surgical units each with its own area of expertise.
Each Surgical Unit cares for elective and emergency
surgical patients. Comprising of 60 inpatient beds and
8 private rooms, surgical unit 1 is one of the largest
departments in the hospital. Under the leadership of
Professor Muhammad Farooq Afzal this unit continues to
lead the way in improving patient outcomes with
leading-edge surgical care. Our surgical team is
highly skilled and most committed. We ensure that our
patients receive the best possible perioperative care.
state of the art operation theatres which are equipped
with all the latest surgical equipment including HD
laparoscopes, choledochoscopes and energy devices.
Surgical 1 is the only unit performing all kinds of
advanced laparoscopic procedures. Inguinal hernia repairs
(TEP and TAPP), ventral hernia repairs, endoscopic
thyroidectomy, bariatric surgery procedures (sleeve
gastrectomy, gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass),
hemicolectomies, rectal resections and solid organ
resections (adrenal, kidney and spleen) are all performed
has also become a referral center for all complex surgical
cases. We deal with all kinds of complicated hepatobiliary
cases, cancers of the GI tract, breast pathologies,
endocrine disorders and also extend our services to other
departments like gynaecology, urology and orthopaedics on
case to case basis. We are one of the few units in public
sector hospitals which has extended its laparoscopic
services to the emergency. In emergency we perform a
variety of procedures from diagnostic laparoscopy to
interventional procedures like appendectomy, duodenal
perforation repair, release of bands and stoma
formations. Surgical unit 1 is also actively involved in
teaching of under and post graduate students. We have
weekly lectures of 3rd, 4th and final year MBBS classes.
These students are also required to come to the ward where
they are trained in history taking and physical
examination. Postgraduate trainees apart from attending
regular rounds, OPDs and theatres also have 2 teaching
sessions per week. We are conducting courses on BLS, ACLS
Early Management of Trauma(The ATLS Way) for post
graduate trainees. We are also conducting Preparatory
Course for FCPS/MS Exams.
has taken on the task on holding multidisciplinary
meetings. We are in charge of conducting once a month CPC
meeting which is attended by all the departments of the
hospital and medical students. We have also started a
tumor board meeting on a monthly basis, which is attended
by surgeons, radiologists pathologists and on special
request oncologists from INMOL. We plan to extend this
tumor board to other departments and make this a standard
of care for all cancer patients presenting to LGH.
surgical 1 we are committed to excellence and providing
state of the art facilities for our patients. Our aim is
to become one of the best surgical units in the country.