JLNM does first of its kind Neuro-Spinal Surgery

SRINAGAR: The Neuro-Spinal Surgery was performed successfully on a patient here for the first time in the history of anesthesia branch of medical sciences in Kashmir Valley.
“A 30-year-old patient underwent a Neuro-Spinal Surgery which was performed under Regional Anaesthesia (Spinal Anaesthesia) at JLNM JLNM here earlier this week. It is for the first time in the history of Kashmir that the procedure was done under regional Anesthesia wherein patient was awake with only his lower part anaesthetized,” a press statement issued here by Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) said Wednesday.
The team that achieved the feat included Anesthetists Dr Saleem Javaid, Consultant Anesthetists Dr Shabeer Siddiqui, Neurosurgeon Dr Mir Basharat, Habibullah, Bashir Ahmad, Suraya, and Bashir Ahmad, it said.
“The surgery was a success and patient is doing well,” it added.