Distinct advantages have made laser surgery popular in the country

  • HT Live Correspondent, Allahabad
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  • Updated: Nov 04, 2006 00:02 IST

"Laser surgery, due to its distinct advantage over conventional surgery, is picking up in India.

There is no blood loss in laser surgery. It leaves no scars on skin and the infection risk also minimises post-surgery," said Prof HS Shukla, renowned cancer surgeon at BHU Varanasi.

He was delivering lecture on 'Laser in Surgery' at the technical session of 32nd Annual Conference of UP Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India- UPASICON- 2006 at Prof Preetam Das auditorium, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, here on Friday.

Prof Shukla said a minimum Rs 40 lakh was required for a laser set up.

The cost is likely to come down in future, he added.

Dr Surjit Bhattacharya, plastic surgeon from Lucknow, delivered Dr SC Mishra Memorial Oration on 'Maxillofacial Trauma'. Dr Bhattacharya highlighted different types of facial injury and laid stress on the restoration of original features after the plastic surgery. "Normally it is found that certain facial features change after the plastic surgery of face in trauma cases. So the efforts should be made to restore the original features, by proper planning before surgery.

For this, the plastic surgeon should take the help of 3D CT Scan. The software installed in it gives 3D picture of the extent of bone injury, which greatly helps in proper planning for the surgery," he added.

Prof Ramakant spoke on 'Diabetic Foot, Newer Concepts in Management'. He said a lot of public awareness is needed to save the foot in diabetic patients from amputation.

"If there is any swelling, injury or lesion on the foot, the diabetes patient should immediately consult a surgeon. The diabetes patients need to wear a right kind of shoes, which does not generate excess pressure or squeeze the foot," he pointed out. Prof Ramakant also showed various shoes and appliances for diabetic patients to prevent the injury to foot in diabetes patients.

Dr Arun Kumar Singh, plastic surgeon from KGMU, delivered Dr SP Srivastava Memorial Oncology Oration on 'Reconstruction in Cancer'.

Dr Singh discussed the development in plastic surgery in cancer patients since 1982 to present times. He said the plastic surgeon should reconstruct the face after cancer surgery, so that a patient could lead a normal life.

Dr Mohd Habib Raza of Aligarh spoke on Telemedicine. He said the government has launched a Techmed-2000 programme for installing Telemedicine facility. ‘

"The government assists the doctors to set up Telemedicine units.

The monthly cost comes around Rs 5000 and after a period of three years the unit is entirely owned by the doctor or the hospital," he said.

Dr Rajiv Sinha, head of department of surgery Jhansi medical college, delivered lecture on 'Surgical anatomy of the preperitoneal space with relevance to preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.' Dr Sanjeev Mishra of KGMU delivered Dr SN Mathur Memorial Oration on 'Experiences of Carcinoma Penis- A challenging problem of the developing country'.

About 200 delegates were attending the three-day workshop, informed media spokesperson is Dr Dileep Chaurasia.

The workshop was inaugurated in the evening by Justice RP Mishra of Allahabad High Court.


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