Dubai, UAE: Over a 1,000 international doctors are participating in a two-day live surgery workshop at Rashid Medical Library Auditorium.
The workshop is a teleconference where surgeons from the Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute International (MISICON) are demonstrating innovative new keyhole surgeries at the Sunrise Hospital, Kochi, India. The participating surgeons from Dubai are able to interact with the surgical team in Kochi and seek answers to their queries, as the surgeries progress.
Speaking from Kochi, Dr Hafeez Rahman, chairman of Sunrise Group of Hospital, who was leading the team of surgeons, said: “This is a unique opportunity and a part of Dubai’s endeavour to promote medical tourism to get the doctors and surgeons in this region acquainted with some of our patented keyhole surgeries.”
The workshop is demonstrating different kinds of new keyhole surgery techniques in the field of gynaecology, bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, urology, oncology and general surgery.
Dr R. Padmakumar, director of MISIICON, said: “Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionised surgical outcomes. Quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stay, smaller scars and early return to work have made minimally invasive techniques the surgery of choice. The advent of newer techniques aided by better cameras have made minimally invasive surgeries easier and more precise.”
Doctors from Sunrise hospital group are demonstrating their patented keyhole techniques in 25 different kinds of surgeries.
Dr Alphy S. Puthyidom, obstetrician and gynaecologist from International Modern Hospital, participating in the live workshop from Kochi, told Gulf News about three of the patented, highly effective keyhole techniques that are being demonstrated in the workshop.
Cervical Cerclage: This is a procedure done on women who had recurrent miscarriages during mid-pregnancy. This is due to a weak cervix (neck of the uterus) which opens up and delivers foetus very early. The routinely practised vaginal cerclage procedure is not effective enough in preventing these miscarriages compared to our new method of laparoscopic cervical cerclage. The keyhole method allows to put a stich on a higher section of the cervix and this has given a nearly 99 per cent success rate, said Dr Puthydom.
Endomyometrectomy: Usually, in women suffering from fibroids, problems such as adenomyosis (the inner lining of the uterus breaking through to the muscle wall of the uterus) and abnormal uterine bleeding which does not respond to medical management leads to many experts advising the removal of the uterus. The new technique called the endomyometrectomy enables the removal of the fibroid and endometrium or the inner lining while retaining the uterus which provides psychological relief for women and also facilitates quicker healing.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy: This new keyhole technique facilitates the removal of the uterus through a smaller gap and has the advantage of shortening surgical time, has less complication rate, quicker patient recovery and has been mastered by many gynaecologists internationally.
© Gulf NewsOct 2016