PUDUCHERRY: The escalating cost of minimally invasive surgery needs to be curtailed and the public sector institutions have a great role to play in this regard, said director JIPMER Dr S C Parija on Friday.
Speaking at the two-day conference and certificate course in advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery jointly organised by the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, JIPMER and Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI), he said that the surgical community should devise systems and mechanisms to deliver the benefit of these advanced technologies to the poor people of the country. As an institution of national importance, JIPMER is committed to create, advance and disseminate knowledge and protocols in advanced minimally invasive surgery, he said.
Dr Biju Pottakkat, Head of the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology said that JIPMER has an advanced minimally invasive surgery facility and most of the complicated gastrointestinal procedures are performed laparoscopically at JIPMER. Laparoscopic surgery also called as keyhole surgery.