HYDERABAD: Endolive-2014, a two-day workshop for medical practitioners and technicians, being organised by the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences in association with the Institute of Gastroenterology and Heptology, began here on Saturday. Specialists from India and abroad are participating in the workshop to discuss the advancements made in the field of endoscopy.
The workshop is focusing on subjects like disinfection of scopes, SpyGlass endoscopy and miniature scanners. There will also be focus on minimally invasive endoscopic treatments, cleaning, disinfection and proper maintenance of endoscopes.
A live demonstration of the endoscopic procedures with deployment of hemoclips and esophageal stents will be given to the participants. “Many innovations such as SpyGlass, endoscopic ultrasound and laser lithotripsy help us treat the most difficult cases in the field of hepatoniliary and pancreatic diseases in the minimally invasive approach,” said Dr Nagarjuna Yarlagadda, consultant gastroenterologist at KIMS and chairman of the organising committee.
“To run a successful endoscopy procedure, it is important that the practitioners and support staff are hands on with latest developments in the field. At the workshop, we intend to impart hands-on training not to just physicians and surgeons but also to the nursing staff through live demonstration of endoscopic procedures like deployment of metal stents,” he said.
“SpyGlass endoscopy is the most advanced platform for treatment of large stones and miniature scanner is a new technology that has reached exceptional heights using optical fiber cables and light sources in treatment,” Nagarjuna explained.