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GMC Srinagar commemorates inaugural Luminal Malignancy Day

Live demonstrations of laparoscopic procedures held, attendees witness modern surgical techniques
02:44 AM May 10, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
gmc srinagar commemorates inaugural luminal malignancy day
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Srinagar, May 9:  The Department of Minimal Access and General Surgery at Government Medical College Srinagar today commemorated the first Luminal Malignancy Day.

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The event was held in collaboration with the Department of Radiation and Medical Oncology. The organisers said the landmark event showcased the institution's commitment to advancing treatment options and raising awareness for gastrointestinal cancers.

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Under the leadership of Professor Iqbal Saleem Mir, Head of the Department of Surgery, the day was marked by a series of surgeries employing cutting-edge laparoscopic techniques. These surgeries targeted various gastrointestinal malignancies, illustrating the faculty's proficiency and dedication to providing patients with minimally invasive yet highly effective treatment options.

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“The Luminal Malignancy Day served as a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together experts from surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology ably supported by PG deptt of anaesthesia.This holistic approach ensures that patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their specific needs, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond,” Professor Mir said.

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The event featured live demonstrations of laparoscopic procedures, allowing attendees to witness firsthand the precision and innovation driving modern surgical techniques.

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Professor Mir expressed his gratitude to all the faculty members, staff, and participants whose collective efforts made the Luminal Malignancy Day a resounding success. He emphasised the importance of such collaborative endeavors in advancing patient care and fostering excellence in medical education and research.

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Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar, Professor Iffat Hassan Shah, commended the initiative, stating, "the inaugural Luminal Malignancy Day represents a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to address the challenges posed by gastrointestinal cancers.

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“By fostering collaboration among various specialties, we are better equipped to provide patients with comprehensive and state-of-the-art care,” she said.

“Government Medical College Srinagar reaffirms its commitment to leading the way in the fight against cancer, striving to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients affected by luminal malignancies. As the institution looks ahead, it remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of medical innovation and serving as a beacon of hope for individuals and families confronting cancer,” she added.

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