Great opportunity to interact with a galaxy of faculties and delegates in the Endosurgery - World Congress at Vapi. Around 80 national and international delegates attended. Demonstrated a live surgery - LAPAROSCOPIC ANTERIOR RESECTION for a low cancer rectum. The surgery was relayed from Fortis hospital Mulund.Was received well.Thanks Dr Jayesh Shah and Dr Shrivastava for the opportunity!
Excellent meeting organised by Dr Abhay Dalvi sir and Dr Aparna Deshpande at KEM Hospital. KEM Hospital was at the forefront of the Laparoscopic revolution in India and this meeting was an appropriate way of celebrating 25 years of laparoscopy . Presented a mastervideo on left radical hemicolectomy. Good to meet old friends make new ones and most importantly the blessed feeling of giving a talk in the your alma mater where you were once a student !! Thank you Dr Aparna Deshpande and team ! Viva KEM !!
Conducted a Robo-lap Colorectal cancer surgery workshop for surgeons from Bangladesh on 5, 6 and 7th July 2019. Six senior surgeons mostly from Government medical colleges from Dhaka, Chittagong and other places shared their experience with us at Fortis hospital Mulund. Did a robotic Anterior resection among other surgeries. We ended the workshop with a hands on animal lab session at Ethicon institute. It is always a pleasure to exchange notes with senior experienced surgeons from various countries # Robo-lap workshop
Invited by the National hospital of Sri Lanka in Colombo Sri Lanka for a workshop on GI Oncology on 6th & 7th June. Great interaction with senior faculty and residents . Demonstrated a Laparoscopic Left radical hemicolectomy and lap radical distal gastrectomy. Thanks to the President of College of Surgeons,Sri Lanka- Prof Nishanka , Prof. Mahanama and Prof. Ishan de soysa for the warm hospitality and arranging this workshop. The hospital is typical colonial style humongous with 3000 odd beds and a premier teaching institution. Great experience!
Though the security was intense the city looked at ease and was actually decked up to receive Shri Modiji!!
The icing on the cake was the superb weather with the rains providing a welcome break from the hot and humid climes of Mumbai.
Successfully completed the 6th Laparoscopic colorectal demonstration program for practicing surgeons.! We had 5 senior surgeons from Dhaka Bangladesh coming to observe Laparoscopic colorectal procedures. It was great to exchange notes with practicing surgeons from both government and private setups in Dhaka. We could show the whole spectrum from right hemicolectomy to Anterior resection in colorectal cancer which was very satisfying. There was also a didactic and wet lab training session on the animal models in the Ethicon Institute at Mahim. It is always nice to have such well versed yet enthusiastic delegates for a program. Thank you Dr Arul for your unwavering support. Thank you my surgical colleagues Dr Nikhil Dharmadhikari, Dr Tejas, Dr Nishigandha and the anesthesia dept., Nursing and technician staff and Dr Narayani, Dr Kunal and Fortis management !
The Annual review of GI Oncology 2019 was organised successfully today. Two days of intense focussed academic program reviewing the latest in Gastrointestinal oncology. Stalwarts from across the country north south east and west participated debated and unravelled the new frontiers. Surgical oncologists medical oncologists GI surgeons about 250 in all attended the meeting. Nice to see the effort of our team of Dr Adwait Gore, Dr Tejinder Singh, Dr Muzammil, Dr Ganesh Nagarajan, Dr Nilesh Lokeshwar and myself bearing fruit. Excellent support by Nimesh
Bafna and the River Route team. Thanks once again to the eminent faculty who came all the way and gave their precious time to make this a success. Hope to make it bigger next time!
Invited to give a talk at a focussed GI meeting GI surgicon held at Delhi by Dr Pradeep Jain from Fortis Shalimar Bagh. Excellent meeting with clear agenda and good informative talks . Met up with colleagues Dr Niranjan Naik and others from FMRI . Kudos to Dr Pradeep Jain and Fortis Shalimar Bagh team !
Received the Vocational excellence award from Rotary Club Mulund . Was honoured to receive it along with Padmashri Bastia and Mrs. Purnima Shirishkar. The work done through our NGO being recognised. Thank you Mr. Swamy and members of the Rotary Club.
Was a Part of Rectal Cancer Treatment Outcomes Group... A very good initiative by Dr.Deep Goel and Dr.Bhalla from BLK hospital Delhi. In a country where lack of standardisation is the norm this attempt to get together people dedicated to the field is commendable. was good to share thoughts with stalwarts from across the country working in some of the most High volume centres.
Always a privilege and honour to speak in your alma mater ! Enjoyed being part of a focussed CME on Colorectal cancer surgery organised by Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology,KEM hospital . Kudos to Dr Chetan Kantharia and team ! Infact what made the day so blessed that I presented a video on Colorectal cancer ~ Laparoscopy left hemicolectomy in front of my teachers in General surgery and MBBS Dr. Dharap, Dr Prabhakar and in the afternoon shared the dias with Dr. Raman Deshpande my mentor in the Lung cancer master class ! Rare privilege!
Was a part of a great initiative of Surgical Society Thane... The MASST workshop in association with Department of Surgery RGMC, Kalwa.. 13 major cases ranging from Appendisectomy, various hernia repairs, to esophageal surgeries and colorectal surgeries. Good national faculty and lot of local representation. Was fortunate to be a part and could demonstrate a Laparoscopic Anterior Resection for cancer rectum!
Spreading the Word! ... Felt nice to host an enthusiastic group of surgeons from Bangladesh and Nepal for a three day workshop on Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Onco surgery. What was good was we could demonstrate the whole spectrum ... Lap R hemicolectomy for cancer right colon, Lap ultralow AR for cancer rectum, thoracolaparoscopic esophagectomy for cancer esophagus lap radical distal gastrectomy for ca stomach and a sigmoid colectomy! Adding icing to the cake was the attendance of our fellows from Uganda and India! Felt thrilled to be part of a multinational group imparting whatever little i have learnt ! Thanks to the management at Fortis hospital mulund especially Dr Narayani for supporting this ! Thanks dr Arul as always and my ot team of Anesthetics, residents and nurses ! Also Nazir and Ethicon did a good job by helping organise this feast.
On the heels of doing a focused program for international delegates had an opportunity to present a master video of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy today before senior Onco surgeons GI surgeons and students. Well organised meet of GI oncosurgery by Dr Kiran Kothari and Dr Somsekhar at the Meril Academy in Vapi! Good academic feast!
Dr.Anil Heroor was invited as the Speaker at the 2nd World congress of Digestive Diseases, Fukuoka Japan on
"Challenges in the learning curve for Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery in developing countries"