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Centre of Excellence for Hernia Surgery in Dubai November 2018
November 30, 2018
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BEST Institute and Research Centre and AV Hospital has been recognised as the "Centre of Excellence in Hernia Surgery" by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society. Dr. M. Ramesh, Director BEST Institute and Research Centre, received the certificate of Centre of Excellence during the Asia Pacific Hernia Society meeting in Dubai November 30th 2018. AV Hospital is the only hospital in South India to be recognised as " Centre of Excellence in Hernia Surgery" both by Hernia Society of India and Asia Pacific Hernia Society. A really proud moment for all of us. Many thanks to Asia Pacific Hernia Society and Hernia Society of India. We will promise to continue our good work in abdominal wall hernia as well as in training surgeons in the field of herniology.
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Laparoscopic training August 2018
August 15, 2018
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Successful completion of August 2018 batch Laparoscopic training. The recently concluded batch of laparoscopic training for gynecologists and surgeons was attended by 12 doctors from various parts of state and country. 4 General surgeons and 8 Gynecologists who had registered for the course were explained regarding the basic goals of training and a brief introduction in to the field of laparoscopy in surgical practice. We had an interaction with the candidates to know the level of exposure and experience in the field of laparoscopy before the start of training so that focused training could be provided to each candidate. The course consists of surgical skill acquisition and knowledge acquisition. We made sure the candidates are comfortable from 1st day itself and also to get acquainted with the facilities in our institute. The most important part of the training is observation of the various processes running in the operation theatre so that they understand the basic settings of the various machines used during laparoscopy. Candidates are given the list of surgical cases and the theory topics on the previous day so that they come prepared. The day starts with live demonstration of surgical cases followed by didactic sessions and pelvitrainer exercises. The surgical skills learning through pelvitrainer exercises is of paramount importance. They are performing various tasks daily with increasing difficulty levels. We as trainers assessed the level of skill they have before the start of training by objective scoring tasks and regular assessment of improvement of skills. The trainees are made to understand the importance of team development for smooth performance of laparoscopy and their specific roles during surgery. The team of surgeons consisting of Dr. M. Ramesh and Dr. Ganesh Shenoy performed 29 cases consisting of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic mesh repair of Hernias (Ventral, Incisional, Inguinal, Inguinoscrotal, Recurrent), Laparoscopic adhesiolysis, Nissen s Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Appendicectomy, Laparoscopic bowel resection and anastomosis. The team of gynecologists consisting of Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh and Dr. Harinath. K S performed 23 cases consisting of Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy, TLH with Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for Endometrial malignancy, LAVH, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Diagnostic Laparoscopy with Ovarian drilling, Laparoscopic surgery for Endometriotic cyst with severe adhesions, Ovarian cyst, Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, Hysteroscopic Polypectomy with Bettocchi s. An interesting case of 34 weeks sized Recurrent Mucinous Cystadenoma of ovary in Unmarried girl managed laparoscopically. Didactic sessions on history of endoscopy, Anatomy as seen through a laparoscope, Basic principles of laparoscopy, Anesthesia in laparoscopy, Complications in Laparoscopy, Laparoscopy in Pregnancy, Specimen retrieval, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Myomectomy, Operative Hysteroscopy, Prevention of CBD injuries, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Hernia surgeries. Highlights of the training- Total number of cases performed- 52 cases Total number of hours of Pelvitrainer practice- 30 hours Total number of Lectures- 17 Total number of hours of video presentation- 15 hours Training was concluded on 15/08/18 following the final evaluation of the pelvitrainer exercise scores, Quiz and discussion of those questions. Valedictory function was done to hand over the certificates and DVD on Basics of Endosuturing to all the trainees. The trainees shared their opinions regarding their learning in our institute and expressed their happiness and satisfaction in attending the course. Dr. M Ramesh and Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh addressed them at the end of course and gave them the guiding path for the future practice and to continue practicing the pelvitrainer for being oriented in laparoscopy. The team of BEST Institute and Research centre wishes them All the best in their future practice and to be associated with us always in the learning process of laparoscopy.
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Lap Training Jan 2018
January 15, 2018
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Successfully completed the first training batch of 2018. The training started off with lectures on "Role of Integrated Medicine in medical practice" and "Recognizing Cognitive Bias / Diagnostic errors in Health care" by eminent speakers from USA. I am thankful to Dr. Halligere Murthy and Dr. Srinivas Murthy for their excellent talks and Dr. Maiyya, a Senior Physician for being Chairperson for the session. Formal training started with lecture by Dr. C. S. Rajan, Senior Laparoscopic Surgeon on 'History of Laparoscopy and Instruments in Laparoscopy' The training was attended by 7 General Surgeons and 3 Gynecologists. It was a true feast to the trainees watching an array of surgeries. 'Live surgical demonstration' and 'Hands on training' was the primary aspect of training. Few interesting cases were Lap Choledocal Cystectomy with Hepatojejunostomy, Chronic Tubal Ectopic with adhesions, TLH with previous 2 LSCS with bladder adhesions, TLH with Obliterated POD due to Endometriosis, Nissen's Fundoplication, Lap Hydatid cystectomy, Lap Truncal Vagotomy with GJ, Hysteroscopic and Lap Myomectomy with Adenomyomectomy, Lap Adhesiolysis.
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Farewell celebration at AV Hospital
November 15, 2017
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The latest batch of training completed successfully on 15/11/17. At the end each one received a certificate and DVDs. It was a pleasure to have all of you in our centre and it is the beginning of a new relationship. We hope the time spent with us was memorable and useful in your future laparoscopic journey. We wish you all a great success in the future. Regards, Dr Ramesh M Dr Saraswathi Ramesh Dr Ganesh Shenoy Harinath K S
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Cutting edge technology for learning Laparoscopic skills
November 14, 2017
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Virtual Reality Simulator custom made by the concept of Dr Makam Ramesh under BEST Institute. Teaching staff demonstrated to all trainees the prime intention behind each exercise and everyone had a hands on practice. Trainees expressed happiness regarding simulator.
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