Sunday, November 15, 2009

Arthroscopy and Spinal Endoscopy Centre to host international conference

An advanced training course for Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Chandigarh, November 8
Arthroscopy And Spinal Endoscopy Centre Chandigarh is organizing second international advance training course of Prof. Destandau's Technique for Endoscopic Cervical and Lumbar discectomy on November 13-14 in Chandigarh. This conference will be inaugurated by Prof SS Gill, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid Medical University, Faridkot.
While addressing media persons today, organizing chairman of the event Dr Mohinder Kaushal said that this two day event would introduce Orthopedic and Neurosurgeons to the philosophy of minimal access spinal technologies and ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY PRINCIPLES as applicable to surgical treatment of lumbar and Cervical disc prolapse or slip disc. Spinal Endoscopic techniques also known as key hole surgical techniques cause small incisions, less tissue trauma, least or no hospitalization, low chances of infection. Patients recover faster and resume their duties early. Patients today are aware of these operations and they prefer these operations over conventional open operations. Surgeons also have great interest in endoscopic spine surgery and want to learn these procedures. That’s why we have 7 foreign registrations from countries such as Iraq, Nigeria, Nepal and Bangla Desh.
Day 1 will begin with Discussions and Live surgical demonstration of endoscopic cervical and lumbar disc surgery, Endoscopic decompression of Lumbar Canal Stenosis by Dr Kaushal and his team . There will be two ways communication ensuring interaction of course participants with operating team. Day 2 will be organized in Anatomy hall of Gian Sagar Medical College where course delegates will actually perform these procedures on cadavers and Spine models under supervision and guidance of Course Faculty
Prof. Jean Destandau, from Bordeaux, France is pioneer of this technique and has performed highest number of endoscopic spine surgeries in world. He is the Course Director and would be delivering lectures to more than hundred participating doctors from India and abroad about Endoscopic Spine Principles, operative technique and complications associated with this technique. It is hoped that training during this course will enable course delegates to perform these procedures independently in their institutes thus bringing relief to ailing humanity.

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