Mysuru: As part of national conference “ASICON2016”, during the pre-conference workshop, over 60 live surgeries including two robotic surgeries by six different hospitals from across the country were performed on Wednesday.
Sarvesh Raje Urs, Secretary, ASICON, Mysuru chapter said, “It was really a good exposure to budding surgeons who have entered the profession recently and also a platform for exchange of ideas and skills. More than 60 different surgeries which were telecast live at three different halls in five different screens was a great experience to surgeons who had come from not only across the country but also from SAARC and different countries including US and UK. During the live surgery, the expert surgeons who were performing operations clarified the doubts and queries posed by experienced and budding surgeons. It was clearly exchange of skills and ideas from the surgeons. The Mysuru-based JSS Hospital alone, in its five operation theatres performed nearly 30 surgeries for conditions including breast cancer and ailments related to thyroid and stomach,” added Sarvesh.
He also mentioned that for the first time in ASICON national conference, two live robotic live surgeries were performed. Dr Yuvaraj from Mumbai performed live robotic kidney related surgery while Dr Arun Pras from Delhi performed live robotic bariatric surgery. The 60 surgeries which were live telecast were performed at six different hospitals which includes JEM Hospital in Coimbatore, Tulip Hospital in Bengaluru, hospitals in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai and JSS Hospital in Mysuru.
The main purpose of this conference is to educate and update the surgeons on the newer development in the various surgical procedures. Apart from traditional open operations, surgeons are increasingly using high end technology for performing more precise and more difficult procedures with better outcomes- the procedures which were just dreamt of once. “Video Enhanced, Minimal Access Precision Surgery” is being done on a regular basis across the country. This challenging speciality now takes care of surgical problems related to stomach, intestines, liver, breast, head and neck, foot ulcers, rampant infections, weight loss surgery etc. A distinguished mix of international and national panels will also be a part of the conference proceedings. Orations will be delivered by eminent personalities. Over 750 posters are being displayed indicating the huge enthusiastic research being carried out by our surgeons. Multiple sessions of presentations in many halls will ensure that many delegates will get a chance to present their ideas.
The experts and post graduate surgery students numbering more than 5000 are taking part in the conference. Nearly 1100 scientific papers will be presented on the occasion. Apart from this, lectures, oration and expert talks will also be presented by the experts”. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the conference on Thursday at 6pm. All activities are being held at KSOU and UOM, Manasagangotri campus. The five-day conference will conclude on December 18.