Indore: The 8th international conference, AMASICON- 2013, organized by the Association of Minimal Access Surgeon of India, concluded here in Indore on Sunday. On the concluding day of the conference, five live surgeries were conducted, raising the total figure to 40.

However, Robotic surgery was the main attraction of the concluding day of the conference, as large number of surgeons participated in it with a curiosity to know the latest development in medical science.

The live robotic surgery, conducted to treat esophagus cancer and gall bladder cancer, was telecast from a private hospital in Hyderabad. The five- hour- long surgery was a treat t watch. President of the organizing committee Dr CP Kothari said that instruments used in robotic surgery are advantageous for better vision.

“ While human hand can move in four directions and there are chances of tremor, robot can move in six directions and there is no tremor at all,” he said. While addressing the conference, Vice- Chancellor of Jabalpur Medical University Dr DP Lokwani said that at least 30% of Indian doctors have adopted laparoscopic surgery.

“ When we were students, we had never seen such surgeries. The efforts put up by the doctors of Indore are appreciable.” Various senior surgeons and members of AMASI were present in the concluding day’s ceremony on Sunday.

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