A wonderful session of Skill Training Programme for Surgeons at Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore was conducted by Dr. R. Padmakumar and Dr. Madhukar Pai. The programme received unprecedented support by Vice Chancellor, Dean , Heads of Departments and staff. Team of 15 from Verwandeln Institute Kochi (Center for laparoscopic training) spend 4 days very productively with 33 Surgeries done in animal lab and 22 procedures in the main operation theater. Participating Surgeons from different parts of India & abroad, significantly improved their skills in various keyhole surgeries to be of great use to their patients.
AWRCON Kerala 2019 was held on May 12, 2019 in association with ASI Kerala chapter at Trivandrum. This was the First State Conference on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Dr. R. Padmakumar chaired one session during the event and gave the ASI chairman‘s falicitation speech during inauguration. Dr. Padmakumar also gave lecture on Bariatric surgery with hernia repair as faculty.
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research is a teaching hospital and research institute located in Peelamedu, Coimbatore. It was established in 1985 as a part of PSG Group. It is the first teaching hospital in Tamil Nadu and the third teaching hospital in India to get NABH accreditation.
Endoscopic Thyroidectomy at BHU Varanasi (Banaras Hindu University)
Dr Padmakumar as operating Faculty at BHU Varanasi (Banaras Hindu University) which has more than 100 long years of rich tradition and ancestry; a campus of 3000 acres with every educational institution under the Sun. Two cases of Endoscopic thyroidectomy (keyhole thyroid surgery) were demonstrated on 28th & 30th September 2018 during the Live Workshop of SELSICON 2018 – the 11th National Conference of Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of India. Also, a talk on the topic of endoscopic thyroidectomy was given on 29th September. Dr Madhukar Pai, Dr Farish Shams and Dr Anurag Verma assisted the cases.
Dr Padmakumar as Operating Faculty at the Govt. Medical College Kozhikode – which has very reputed tradition and long years of legacy, where many many legendary Surgeons have operated on thousands of patients. Different Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries were demonstrated to around 90 Surgeons. Post graduates were enthused through Video Sessions to take up Laparoscopic Surgery as their Specialty. Also, Live Surgical demonstration of Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery (keyhole thyroid surgery) and Video demonstration of Endoscopic Parathyroidectomy were performed during THYROSURGE 2018 Calicut organized by Dept of ENT and Dept of General Surgery.