Workshop on minimal access cardiac surgery

HYDERABAD: Yashoda Hospital organised and conducted a live international workshop on Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery also called Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MISC) at its Academic Hall o

Published: 16th April 2012 08:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:33 PM   |  A+A-

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Dr Gokhale , Dr G S Rao and Dr Treede addressing a press conference at the Yashoda Hospital in the city

HYDERABAD: Yashoda Hospital organised and conducted a live international workshop on Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery also called Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MISC) at its Academic Hall on Saturday and Sunday.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss the latest advances and improved outcome of MISC thus taking it to the next level.

Standard procedures for heart surgery can be most invasive as they involve 10”-12” incisions. An MICS procedure is often performed through a smaller 3”-5” incision placed between the ribs, or can be done with few small incisions.

Advantages of MICS include minimum hospitalization, less cost, minimal blood loss, faster recovery, cosmetic advantage (no big scar on the chest), lower infection rate and lesser post surgical complications.

Nearly 150 surgeons from all over India and two renowned international cardiac surgeons attended the workshop as faculty.

The international faculty included Dr Hendrik Treede, Sr. Consultant and Head of Minimally Invasive Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Ge rmany and Dr Mahesh Ramachandani, Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Methodist Debakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

Dr AGK Gokhale, HOD, Department of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) Yashoda Hospi tal, Secunderabad, who presided over the live workshop, facilitated smooth interactions between the audience and the faculty.

Three cases of bypass surgery and valve replacements were performed by minimal access approach in this workshop. Speaking on the occasion, Dr GS Rao, managing director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals, said “This live workshop will not only highlight the advantages but will also talk about taking this procedure to its next logical level. A lung and heart Transplant Unit will be created with the help of renowned surgeons worldwide.”

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