‘Exchange programmes refine skills of surgeons’

Laparoscopic adrenal surgery–a highly specialised surgery and rarely done in the northern region,was demonstrated by USA-based Dr Inderbir Singh Gill at the Department of Urology,Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: January 4, 2009 3:18 am

Indian-origin surgeon performs specialised laparoscopic adrenal surgery surgery at DMCH

Laparoscopic adrenal surgery–a highly specialised surgery and rarely done in the northern region,was demonstrated by USA-based Dr Inderbir Singh Gill at the Department of Urology,Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.

Dr Inderbir Singh Gill,Professor and Chairman,Glickman Urology Institute,Cleveland Clinic Foundation,Cleveland,USA,performed the surgery during a live-operative skill exchange programme on laparoscopic adrenal surgery.

He is an alumni of DMCH and is internationally renowned for his work in laparoscopic urology.

The surgery of a 18-year-old female patient with a 12cm x 8 cm tumour arising from the right adrenal gland was performed. The adrenal gland is a vascular gland and many hormones are produced by the gland,which cause fluctuations in blood pressure.

Dr Gill deliberated and demonstrated the fine skills of laparoscopic adrenal surgery. The tumour was completely removed and postoperative recovery of the patient was said to be very fast.

Dr Sandeep Sharma,Professor and Head of the Urology department, DMCH,said this was the second workshop in the last two years which has been organised for the benefit of local surgeons and students.

He emphasised the importance of the skill exchange programmes and said that they go a long way in refining the skills of surgeons and students.

Dr Sandeep Sharma,Dr Jaspal Singh,Professor of surgery and Dr Arvind Goyal,Assistant Professor of Urology and Dr PL Gautam,Professor of Anaesthesia assisted him.

Dr Subhash Goyal,Professor and Head of the Surgery department,DMCH,welcomed the guest surgeon.

Dr Jagdeep Wig,Vice- Principal and Chairman Alumni Committee,stated that DMCH is actively involving its alumni to improve the working of the hospital.

Dr ML Gupta and Dr Tej K Kaul,Former Heads of Surgery and Anaesthesia graced the occasion as special invitees.

On this occassion,Prem Kumar Gupta,Secretary of the managing society,DMCH,said that hospital is one of the best tertiary care centres in the northern region and has been regularly organising skill exchange programmes for the benefit of the common man.

He also added that the operation theatres of the hospital are being transformed into state-of-the-art operating facilities and a 50-bed post operative recovery centre is under construction.

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