GSL Medical College organises laparoscopic skills programme

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Rajahmundry: Five-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Basic Skills of Lap...

Rajahmundry: Five-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Basic Skills of Lap Cholecystectomy’ is being conducted GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, from September 16. It is coordinated by Prof. Jacek Jerzy Jakimowicz, who holds the position of the Chair, Safety in Healthcare, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Technical University Delft, Netherlands. Dr Ganni Bhaskara Rao is the course director, Dr YV Sarma the chief controller and Dr Samir Ranjan Nayak course coordinator.

A total of 21 surgical residents and faculty are participating in the certification course organised for the first time in India, accredited by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons. The course will be useful for Post-Graduate students, practising surgeons and others who are keen on enhancing their laparoscopic skills. It also allows the participants to apply for online up-gradation to the next level. The next course is scheduled to be held in January 2014.

GSL Medical College is providing hands-on training to medical Post-Graduate students at its Simulator Lab to improve the efficiency in laparoscopic surgery. Without conventional incision (resulting in cosmetic disfigurement), a microscopic camera and slim surgical instruments are introduced into the abdomen through a keyhole on the abdomen and the surgical procedure is monitored through on-screen visualisation.
Dr Ganni Bhaskara Rao is one among the few surgeons of first generation trainees of 1990 in keyhole Lap surgery from India.
Using the simulator, practising doctor would get a feel as if he performing a live surgery. The learning doctor’s performance is evaluated by the simulator through numerical scoring and it also guides the doctor to overcome obstacles. The training programme is developed by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and is recognised by the World Health Organization.
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