Indore: A three-day workshop on minimal access spinal surgery update-2019 organised by Indore Spinal Welfare Society was inaugurated at Sahaj Hospital on Friday. The surgeries were telecast live at a city hotel. The theme of workshop is, ‘Live operative workshop on transforaminal endoscopic spine surgery’.
On Friday, four surgeries were performed by Dr Palanikumar (Tamil Nadu), Dr Prasad Patgaonkar (Indore), Dr Pradeep Singh (Mumbai) and Dr Girish Datar (Miraj). Dr Prasad Patgaonkar said endoscopic spine surgery has become popular because of immediate relief it provides from pain, less blood loss, less trauma, 24-hour hospital stay and the ability to get back to work in two to three weeks.
Dr Girish Datar (Miraj) is course director and Dr Prasad Patgaonkar (Indore) is the organising secretary for workshop. About 15 surgeries will be performed at Sahaj Hospital in three days. Those taking part include Dr Pradeep Singh (Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai), Dr Vinod Agrawal (Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai), Dr Palanikumar (Erode, Tamil Nadu), Dr Kalyan Bommakanti (Hyderabad), Dr Sudhakaran (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu), Dr Mohapatra (Indian Spinal Cord Injury Centre, New Delhi) and Dr Subodh Borle (Burhanpur).
About 50 surgeons New Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh among other places are taking part. In addition, eight international surgeons have joined from Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia, Libya and Nigeria. Three sessions were held on Friday and an equal number of sessions will be held on Saturday. One session will be held on Sunday. Every session will include minimum of two speeches on techniques and two live endoscopic surgeries.