About Dr. Mumtaz Maher!

Dr. Mumtaz Maher is a visionary, a surgeon par excellence. The pioneer of minimal access surgery in Pakistan, Dr. Maher performed the country's first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1991. Since then he has made his mark in the field of laparoscopic surgery by performing advanced procedures for the treatment of hernias, colorectal diseases and obesity.

 

Over the years he has made significant surgical contributions to the diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas, obstructive jaundice and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Maher introduced the concept of speciality oriented patient care and developed clinics in breast, thyroid and colorectal surgery at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Since their inception in 1991 these clinics have provided surgical treatment to a far greater number of patients than any other hospital in the country. In 2007 Dr. Maher initiated a training program for qualified surgeons in the disciplines of breast, thyroid and laparoscopic surgery.

 As a Chief of Surgery, South City Hospital, Dr. Maher introduced Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery and the first Obesity Clinic was launched in November 2008. Obesity surgery was initiated with gastric banding in June 2007, followed by laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies in May 2008. South City Hospital is asos coupon code one of the few centres in the country that offers complex pancreatic and biliary procedures such as pancreatico-duodenectomy (Whipple's) and surgeries for cholangiocarcinoma.

 He has served as the General Secretary of the Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy and is one of the founding members of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA). He is a life member of the Pakistan Society of Surgeons and the Asia Pacific Hernia Society and is presently the Vice President of the Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons, Pakistan.