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Israeli heart surgeons perform live

Aiming to develop a long-term partnership with KEM Hospital, three Israeli cardiac surgeons performed surgeries alongside doctors at the civic body-run hospital in Parel in the last three days.

mumbai Updated: Dec 09, 2011 01:41 IST
HT Correspondent

Aiming to develop a long-term partnership with KEM Hospital, three Israeli cardiac surgeons performed surgeries alongside doctors at the civic body-run hospital in Parel in the last three days.

The surgeons, Dr George Franke, Dr Eyal Porat and Dr Viacheslav Bobovnikov from Rabin Medical Centre in Israel, are in the city as part of the Israel month celebrated by the Israeli Consulate in Mumbai.

The doctors performed four congenital paediatric cardiac procedures and two adult cardiac surgeries in the hospital in the last three days. The surgeries were beamed live through video conferencing to 60 doctors from various hospitals sitting in the hospital’s auditorium.

“We were very impressed with the skills of our local colleagues, their quality of work and devotion towards patient care,” said Dr Porat, head of department, cardio-thoracic surgery from Rabin Medical Centre, said on Thursday.