AMU Paediatric Surgeon and Hs Team Enter Guinness Book For Performing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy On Youngest Patient
The Department of Paediatric Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has entered the Guinness World Record Book by successfully performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy on a 244-days old girl, surpassing the previous record of the surgery on a 271-days-old infant.
Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan, Chairperson of the Department diagnosed the patient with gallstone disease before performing the laparoscopic procedure with his team which included Dr Danish. The girl has been discharged after recovery.
Dr Khan said that the infant patient’s parents can now see her growing normally.
He added that the baby was admitted after complaints of nausea and vomiting. “After initial investigation, our team of doctors diagnosed the patient with a gall bladder stone and she was soon admitted for surgery,” said Dr Khan adding that the surgery was successful despite being difficult because of the patient’s age.
“Certainly, in my experience, I was not aware of anyone as young as this baby going through the procedure,” said Dr Khan while referring to the world record, which he now holds. He added that I am glad that the record for performing a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now with the JNMC.
He said that the Guinness World Record Book officials have been in touch with him and JNMC since the surgery and after scrutiny of the all the documents, they have registered the surgery as a record. “We will be presented with a certificate from the Guinness World Record Book soon,” said Dr Khan.