Aligarh: A team of surgeons at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for performing a delicate gallbladder surgery on a 244-day-old girl, breaking the previous record of such a surgery on a 271-day-old infant.
The team led by Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan, Chairperson of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, has earned its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery on the youngest infant, an official statement released by AMU’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital said.
“The authorities of the Guinness Book of World Records have officially communicated their acknowledgment of this record and have posted it on their official website,” it said.
Khan told PTI the infant was suffering from gallstone disease and performing the surgery had become a necessity if her life had to be saved.
“The surgery was performed in September 2017 and the patient is now fully recovered. The medical authorities had communicated the details of this surgery to the Guinness Book officials shortly after the surgery. During the past six months the officials were scrutinizing all the documents before finally recording the feet on their website last week,” the release said.
The Guinness World Records has listed the landmark Khan and other doctors achieved at the AMU on its website.
“The youngest person to have gallstones and gallbladder removed is Riya Kumari (India born 19 January 2017), who was 244 days old when she had the operation in Uttar Pradesh, India, on 21 September 2017.
“A total of three gallstones were removed alongside the gallbladder by Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan and the team at JNMCH AMU Aligarh Hospital,” it said.