DR. MUHAMMAD TARIQ GHAFOOR
PROFESSOR & HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Surgial ward II is situated in Surgical Department Sheikh Zayed Hospital/Medical College Rahim Yar Khan. It comprises of 44 beds in which 28 beds for male and 16 beds for females. It also includes two high dependency beds equipped with modern monitoring tools for needy serious patients. Central Intensive Care Unit also collaborates with us when the need arises.
This department is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for under graduate MBBS students’ clinical training.
The undergraduates MBBS students are trained to identify the clinical problems on the basis of history or physical examination, initiate investigation to verify the disease and its extent and manage the patients conservatively or submit them for operation with all available teaching tools.
Surgical department is recognized by the College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan for post graduate training since 1994. A number of trainees have passed the FCPS examination and at present we have got 08 trainees for FCPS part-II training in general surgery. Our faculty consists of properly qualified and highly experienced teaching staff.
Surgical Unit-II is chaired by Professor Dr. Hassan Mahmood Tabassum, FCPS,(General Surgery). The Department is equipped with latest Laparoscopic and Endoscopic instruments and teaching audio visual aids. Moreover we have conference/demonstration rooms on the surgical floor for the purpose of departmental conferences, demonstrations, discussions and teaching of the postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Our department is rapidly progressing and expanding with the full support of The Principal, Professor Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Arain, (who is also professor of surgery). He takes keen interest in the improvement of the department.
Surgical Unit-II has out-patient days thrice/week. We shear emergency duties on every alternate day and alternate Sunday with our sister unit. Two operation days /week with four operating table are available to this unit. All types of major general surgical procedures including Esophagectomy & Thorocotomy, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Breast, Thyroid, Parotid, Gall Bladder, Gastro-intestinal, Kidney, Ureter, Prostate & Urinary Bladder. Thoracic surgery is now started on regular basis.
All kinds of laparoscopic Surgery and endoscopic procedures are being performed in this unit on regular basis.
Head Of The Department:
DR. HASSAN MAHMOOD TABASSUM
- Students and patients are pivotal in clinical teaching. We aim to care the both. Variety of patients from various disciplines related to surgical approach admitted through out patients department of this institution. We are dealing all kind of surgical emergencies as well as elective surgical procedures being the parent surgical ward with the other surgical allied units.
- CPC: We have twelve Post Graduate Residents for FCPS-II. Every Thursday, we hold clinical meeting on important subjects in the wards.
- Journal club: We also hold Journal club meetings on monthly basis. Participation of all PGRs of General Surgery is mandatory. The PGRs presented different cases from different cases from different well reputed journals like; BJS, Clinics of North America, JCPSP etc.
- Surgical Skills Lab: We arranged a well equipped surgical skills lab on surgical floor. We train our PGRs in surgical skills lab on monthly Basis for every PGR is mandatory. We arranged a monthly academic session on the platform of Society of Surgeons of Pakistan, Rahim Yar Khan Chapter. The fellows from Surgery & Allied attend this session. The fellows from Surgery & Allied present different special cases on this forum.
We provide training to undergraduate and post graduate candidates about the proper indication and contra indication of operations preoperative preparation and operation when needed. We teach the students that operation is not the end of the game. Post operative care is important too and how to provide it properly. The traditional surgical means are the routine.
We are up-dating these operation with new surgical advances in the surgical universe as we have augmented our skill with Endoscopic surgery. Our Surgical unit is affiliated with CPSP Pakistan for post graduate training. Affiliation is continuously updated. Since its affiliation several doctors have completed their fellowships & serving the ailing humanity in the country & abroad.
General Surgical department is recognized by the College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan for post graduate training since 1991. A number of trainees have passed the F.C.P.S examination and at present we have got twelve trainees for FCPS part- II training in General Surgery. Our faculty members consist of highly qualified and most experienced reaching staff.
Research Projects: Regular research projects are part of the reaching .All twelve post graduate residents are already working on different projects.
Surgical Workshops: To conduct surgical workshops regularly with the help of CPSP. Community oriented teaching and training of undergraduate students