Doctors associated with American Association of Gynae-cological Laparoscopists are in Pune at Galaxy Laparoscopy Centre to learn Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy, or Pune Technique. It was developed by Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who has demonstrated live surgeries at multiple workshops around the world. Dr Keith Isaacson, Asso-ciate Professor at Harvard Medical School; Dr Robert Zurawin of Balor College of Medicine in Houston; and Dr Charles Koh, Director of Milwaukee Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery are the doctors who took the course.
“It was through friends of ours from AAGL who had come to teach here that we got to know about the Pune Technique. It turns out that Dr Puntambekar’s technique was much more skilled than theirs. One unique thing about this course is that we have hands-on teaching so that we can actually assist in a surgery,” says Dr Keith Isaacson.