Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pakistani Surgeon Naeem Taj Sets World Record
The Guinness Book of World Record Management has certified that a Pakistani consultant surgeon Dr Naeem Taj achieved a new record after 'removing gall stones and gall bladder from the youngest patient ever.' Dr M Naeem Taj, a talented general and laparoscopic surgeon had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records first time in January 2012 by successfully removing the world's longest gall bladder through a 1 cm umbilical incision. dr Naeem Taj works at Capital Development Authority Hospital (CDAH) in Islamabad. The youngest person is four-year-old Safi Ullah who had an operation on September 27, 2014 to have his gallstones and gall bladder removed. The previous record was of the patient Danylle Otteni who was five-year-old at the time she got her gallstones and gall bladder removed in Philadelphia, USA on October 14, 2007. Dr Taj also had his name registered in the Guinness Book in the past by removing the longest gall bladder through laparoscopic procedure. He had also operated the oldest woman with gallstones. No age is exempted from gallstones and it is better to prevent complications by removing it early before it causes serious complications which can be life threatening, Dr Taj says. The Guinness Book of World Records had acknowledged and registered Dr Naeem Taj's name and had issued a certificate which was awarded to him by chairman CDA in 2012. Dr Naeem Taj performed the laparoscopic cholecystectomy of Rasheeda Bibi on June 14, 2011. The surgery was unique in the sense that world's longest gall bladder (measuring 25.5 cms) was removed through a 1 cm umbilical incision.