Odisha’s first Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Training Centre has opened in the AIIMS Bhubaneswar to enhance the skill of surgeons based in and outside of the country. The centre was opened in the department of surgery of the institute.
Laparoscopic surgery is a technique in which operations are performed through small incisions. It is first of its kind centre in the state, said Manash Ranjan Sahoo, head of the department of surgery and course coordinator of the centre.
He said surgeons from India and abroad can apply for the training. “We will scrutinize their applications and select four outside candidates for a training session of seven days. One surgeon from the institute can take part in the training session with the outside candidates,” he added.
The surgery department has 9 doctors and they can train the trainees. “We will first brief them about the whole process of the surgery and then give some practical experience without involving patients. They can also perform surgery through virtual reality technology. At the end, I will perform surgery of a patient and they will observe me,” he added.
The centre was inaugurated by AIIMS Bhubaneswar director B Gitanjali on Wednesday. The course will start after work of modular operation theatres is over. “We hope the modular OTs will start soon. This will help us to carry out the training programmes smoothly. This centre will not only help our poor patients get the best quality treatment but also enhance the skill of surgeons of our state and abroad,” said Sahoo.
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