A master of precision would aptly describe Dr Kuldip Singh,a professor of surgery at the DMC in Ludhiana. A meticulous hand at conducting complicated gall bladder surgeries,he has played an instrumental role in bringing the surgeons meet to the region after 40 years. He talks to Sameer Kumar Sharma about the future of laparoscopic surgery.
How difficult was it to organise the biggest conference of surgeons in the city?
It was a big responsibility but all the surgeons of the region lent a helping hand to make the conference a success. Besides,members of the organising commitee had been working day in and day out for the last one and half years .
The northern region is still not very popular in advancements in the field of surgery. Why?
It is true that quite a bit of the research work is being undertaken only in the southern region,but we have been doing quite well over the years. There is no dearth of good surgeons in Punjab and the minimally invasive surgery has also picked up quite well.
How would you predict the future of laparoscopic surgery?
It has great potential and surgeons are utilising it. I think that a surgeon should always look at the option of a safe and feasible surgery. The rate of conversion of a key hole surgery into an open surgery,in case some complication develops during the operation,is generally estimated at 5-10 per cent. Experienced surgeons,however,convert only one or two per cent of such surgeries into an open surgery.