Prof. Dr. Aamir Mahmood Ijaz
MBBS, MS Thoracic Surgery
Message from the HOD
Our department strives to meet national and international standards of health care delivery, teaching,
training and research, with special emphasis on intensive care and pain management.
We aim to provide optimum perioperative care in both elective and emergency operation theatres of all specialities of mayo hospital.
Thoracic surgery is one of the oldest surgical specialties, which was established in 1959 in Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
Keeping in view the importance of this specialty, thisunit was converted into a teaching unit.Hence the first teaching unit of Thoracic Surgery in the province was created in 1995 at King Edward Medical College, Lahore, which is being headed by Dr. Aamir M. Ijaz since its creation.
Over a period of time, this specialty has gained its importance globally, as it has reduced the incidence of high mortality and morbidity in chest diseases. The aim of establishing this teaching department was not only to provide specialized treatment to the needy ailing humanity, but also to teach and train increasing number of under and post-graduate students in this field.
33 bedded unit of Thoracic Surgery has not only two operating days & two OPD days a week, but also gives emergency cover twice a day.
On elective and emergency operation lists, all kinds of Lung surgery, Mediastinal surgery, Esophageal surgery, Diaphragmatic surgery, Pleural surgery, Chest wall surgery, Bronchoscopies, Chest intubations and other procedures of Thoracic surgery are done.
One of the aims of the unit is to provide specialized surgical treatment to the needy patients. Because of the fast tempo of modern living, increasing violence, technical advances in machines of transport and arms and invention of new diagnostic modalities, the workload of this department has increased many folds not only because of treating chest pathologies but also because of treating increased incidence of chest trauma.