The Aga Khan Foundation has been zealously serving humanitarian causes in Pakistan since the country’s inception, contributing especially to the education and health sectors.

The Aga Khan University Hospital has achieved yet another important service milestone. It is now offering state-of-the-art extraordinarily advanced brain surgery technology in Pakistan – becoming the only hospital outside the US to do so.

Incorporating 3D imaging and robotic positioning systems, the new technology is groundbreaking. It will help neurosurgeons plan, prepare and perform surgeries in a much more efficient way than by following the prevailing methods.

The new equipment will make it possible for surgeons to easily distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues, access the deepest parts of the brain, and determine the best surgical approach to keep neurological deficits (or side-effects, in layman’s language) to the minimum during complex brain surgeries.

For patients, the benefits of the new technology are safer operations with fewer complications, faster recovery time, and more chances of successful outcomes.

AKUH President Firoz Rasul says that introducing this system is the first step towards establishing a Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences at the university hospital, which will provide “comprehensive and quality care for all diseases related to the nervous system and spine”.