Chandigarh 26 May (Pooja Goyal):

International conference on recent advances in Minimal invasive spine surgery “11th Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Update – 2018  and Endoscopic Spine Surgery Live and Cadaveric Workshop” is being organized by Trinity Hospital, Zirakpur/Chandigarh under the aegis of World Endoscopic Spine Surgery Society (WESS) and Trinity Education & Research Foundation.   Delegates from India and aboard  attend this international conference along with reputed international and national faculty in field of Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery.

The scientific sessions cover live surgeries, guest lectures, symposiums, clinical case discussions, operative video sessions.  The special feature of conference is  ‘Hands on Cadaveric  Workshop’ which will be conducted at Anatomy Department, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh on 26 May 2018. Cadaveric workshop will be    on Endoscopic Discectomy, Lumbar canal Decompression and Percutaneous Spinal Fixation This helps in shortening of learning curve and minimization of complications when actually these techniques are used in patients in real time. Around 70 doctors from all over India and abroad will be attending this   two day Scientific program including cadaveric  workshop.

Dr. Mohinder Kaushal, Organizing Chairman,  of conference and leading   Endoscopic Spine,  Knee and Sports Surgeon and Medical Director, Trinity Hospital, Zirakpur/Chandigarh  shared that benefits of endoscopic spine surgery over open spine surgery is small cuts, less hospital stay, less medicines, faster recovery and quick return to normal life activity. With more and more patients opting for endoscopic treatment, there is an increasing interest shown by surgeons to learn these techniques. He indicated that the hospital has been regularly conducting learning courses/workshops in endoscopic spine and knee surgery for the benefit of surgeons over the years.

During workshop considerable emphasis given on practical skill development hence the hands on Cadaveric  was main part of the event. There were  didactic sessions, addressing basic concepts, Interactive sessions, and demonstration of live surgical techniques. Lectures and   live demonstration of endoscopic spine procedures was delivered by world’s top endoscopic spine surgeons. Live surgeries demonstrated by experts which cover various aspects of  Endoscopic Discectomy and Endoscopic Lumbar Canal Decompression.  The major highlight of this annual prestigious conference was sharing the highest level of academic content with the orthopaedics world through  Live Streaming. The conference was live telecast so that  Ortho and neurosurgeon across the globe will be able to able watch the conference live through internet.

 The two day conference was inaugurated by Prof.  BS Chavan, Director Principal, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh along with Maj. Gen. Rashmi Dutta, VSM, Commandant, Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir; Mr Vivek Attray, Ex-IAS and Dr OP Kande, Member, Punjab Medical Council.

Dr. Mohinder Kaushal who is also a pioneer in the field of Endoscopic Spine Surgery in the region shared his vision which led to the founding of an exclusive facility for treatment of Spine disorders, Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries.  He stated, “Our commitment to excellence in Spine Care starts with making sure we deliver outstanding results through innovation and expertise. The Hospital has been custom created for providing world-class Spine care and rehabilitation. He added that “We believe that “Movement is Life” and our efforts are directed towards preserving and enhancing the patient’s quality of life.”


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