Special Correspondent

Coimbatore: Laparoscopic surgeon at Gem Hospital in the city Praveen Raj recently won the gold medal for the best paper presentation at the Fifth International Conference on Laparoscopic Surgery –AMASICON 2010, held at Jaipur in Rajasthan. The meet was organised by the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India.

Dr. Praveen won the medal in the competitive paper presentation category, out of the 20 surgeons who took part in it.

He presented a paper on laparoscopic liver resection (removal of a portion of the organ).

Dr. Praveen had earlier won the best paper (on laparoscopic gastrectomy) award at a presentation during the meet of the American College of Surgeons at New Orleans.