Netherlands medical professor trains PG students in Rajahmundry

Post-graduate medical students are used to doing surgeries directly. But simulator technology has come in handy for not only PG students, but also practising surgeons.

Rajahmundry-based GSL Medical College is providing hands-on training to PG students at their simulator lab to improve efficiency in laparoscopic surgery skills (LSS).

Jacek Jerzy Jakimowicz of the Technical University Delft, Netherlands, is conducting a five-day medical education programme on the basic skills of Lap Cholecystectomy at the college.

“It enhances the laparoscopic skills of PG students and surgeons and allows participants to apply for online upgradation in future,” said Prof. Jakimowicz.

He said the surgical procedure is monitored through onscreen live visualisation through a keyhole in the abdomen.

Simulator can be compared to a video game, he said. “A simulator gives a more real-time feeling than a video game. The doctor feels as if he is operating on a live person than a computerised model.”

Tirupati Staff Reporter writes:

Balaji Institute of Surgery, Research and Rehabilitation for the Disabled (BIRRD), an orthopaedic super-specialty hospital run by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), has performed a shoulder-joint surgery.

Patient P. Bharathi (55), was admitted for shoulder pain, which was attributed to the spread of cancer.

Shoulder joint replacement specialist Satyanarayana Prasad Pidikiti performed the surgery along with BIRRD Director G. Jagadish.

“We charge a patient just Rs.70,000, while everything else is free of cost,” Dr. Jagadish told the media after the surgery.