Head of Department: Prof. Sajid Nazir Bhatti(Professor).
Dr. Samina Khaleeq
MBBS, M. Phil, MS (Neurosurgery)
Dr. Ejaz Ahmed
MBBS, FCPS (Neurosurgery)
The department of Neurosurgery started with the inception of this institute in 1986. It is officially 42 bedded unit both for cold and emergency neurosurgical patients. There is a state of the art eight bedded high dependency head injury unit. Because of the overwhelming workload and in being final referral centre in the region, excessive number of emergency patients are accommodated in extra beds and occupancy remains 130-150%. The department attends 1000-1500 patients per month in outpatients, performs 700-800 operations per year and admits 1800-2000 patients every year. It provides emergency cover round the clock and serves the most of the north of Pakistan including KPK. Surgeries are performed regularly on elective list in main OT four days a week & one day in children hospital. An average eight emergency surgeries are performed daily.
Wide variety of neurosurgical procedures including more complicated ones referred from other centres is tackled in the department.
There is an active structured training programme both for MS and FCPS qualifications. Every resident is taken as an individual and gets attention according to his level of competence and personal needs. He/she is nurtured in such a way that he/she is capable of tackling different situations competently that may arise in his her professional carrier. The aims and objectives of the programme are to produce neurosurgeons who are equipped with the qualities of self learning and hence have the ability to become leaders in their profession as they go out of the programme as life long learners. Teaching programme include presentations, principles of operative surgery, clinical skills developments, clinical audit, journal club, clinicopathological meeting, neurooncology meetings, and presentations in grand rounds. All teaching activities are trainee and learner oriented and emphasis is laid on active learning rather than passive transfer of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The programme also includes inculcation of skills of problem solving, conflict management, professional conduct and ethics including anger management. By the end of the programme the trainee is capable of facing any situation that he may encounter during his professional carrier.
Regular courses, workshops and seminars are organized where the participants come from all over the Pakistan. The department has conducted four international conference of neurosurgery. It is also involved in continuous medical education and continuous professional development programmes both inside the country and as well as abroad e.g. Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico, USA, Australia, Korea and India.
So far 41 residents have qualified as Neurosurgeons. Eight residents have completed their training and are due to appear in examination in near future. At present 20 residents are on board at various levels of their training.
The department has also been involved in community and social work by arranging free medical camps and public educational programme by publishing interest in news papers producing television and radio programme on head injury, spinal injury, accident prevention and disability prevention. The department believes in teamwork and to this end gone through human behavioral improvement workshops for time to time. The working environment is further improved by regular outings, picnics and other social activities and hence an atmosphere of overall personality grooming is created for the residents during their attachment in the department.
The motto of the department is Service is better than duty ? It has a vision to develop a centre of excellence INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCES comprising of subspecialties in:
- Functional neurosurgery
- Robotic neurosurgery
- Skills lab.
- Research centre in neurosciences.