The International Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine (ISLSM) organised a bi-annual conference in Indore on Wednesday to discuss the importance and way ahead for the field.
Dr BK Rau, an eminent laser surgeon, on the inaugural day of the bi-annual conference said, laser surgeries had an important role to play in dealing with problems like piles, which is aggravated the stress and unruly lifestyle of today's youngsters, who often suffer from stomach ailments like constipation.
"Laser treatments are not only for cosmetic works. They play a major role in medical fields as well," he said.
Accompanied by leading laser surgeons from across the world, 10 successful live surgeries were also performed on the first day of the event. Dr B K Rau, chairman of the conference, said, "There was a case of 45-year-old man whose fistula surgery was being performed for the second time. The experts handled them very smoothly."
The live surgeries were performed at three different operation theatres at Sahaj Hospital by Dr A Porwal, Dr Uddhav Patil and Dr Rajesh Kukreja. "The patients suffering from piles, fissure, fistula, varicose veins, esophageal cancer, rectal prolapse and hemangioma were treated by patrons," said Dr Sharon Krishna, president of ISLSM.
PK Gupta, director of Indore's Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (CAT), also attended the conference. Five scientists from CAT read research papers on laser techniques and a total of 125 sessions were held during the programme where 15 scientists discussed their personal cases and successful results using laser techniques.
The first day concluded with an award ceremony and various cultural programmes.
Some technologies to keep a watch on in the future
Weight loss: A lot of doctors around the world are working to develop a technology to help with weight loss and burning of fat in a way completely different from liposuction. The technique will help the body reabsorb important fat while eliminating the excess
Acne: Surgeons are working to find a way to completely cure acne and not just reduce it
Hyperhidrosis (problem of abnormal sweating): An otherwise untouched area where not much development has taken place, surgeons are working to find a laser treatment of the disorder.