World’s biggest gall bladder: Doctor’s Guinness book entry honoured

Dr Naeem Taj of CDA removed a 25.5cm gall bladder from Rasheeda Bibi, 70. The previous record was of 24 cm.

Express January 10, 2012


The Guinness Book of World record has issued surgeon Dr Naeem Taj of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Hospital a certificate recognising his recent achievement of removing the world’s longest gall bladder through laparoscopy.

Rasheeda Bibi, 70, was operated on at CDA hospital by Dr Naeem Taj, who removed a 25.5 cm long gall bladder through a one cm incision. The previous record was of an Indian doctor, who had removed a 24 cm gallbladder through open surgery.

Addressing a ceremony in honour of the surgeon, CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal called Taj’s achievement an honour for the Capital Hospital and the entire nation. Capital Hospital Executive Director Dr Saddique Akbar said that he was proud of Dr Taj and expected the talented surgeon to add much more to his credits.

Dr Taj has also performed other distinctive surgeries, including oldest and youngest patients, longest appendix removed from a child and maximum numbers of stones removed from a gall bladder. Dr Taj dedicated his award to the nation, saying that if given opportunities, resources and encouragement, we can achieve even greater heights.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2012.


dr Naveed Ahmad PG AMC | 9 years ago | Reply AOA Very well done sir,.May ALLAH give you much more of it
sheharyarr | 9 years ago | Reply

its a big achievement by Pakistani surgeon .We should be proud of dr naeem taj as he has registered the name of Pakistan in Guinness book due to his skills.we should not be jealous of his achievements as Guinness people has got panel; of experts and there Representative use to verify the record and then award the certificate.So have a big heart and we should be proud of being a Pakistani.Hats off to him

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