Bangalore: Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur Road conducted a two-day live workshop to telecast complex skull based surgeries to ENT surgeons and Neuro Surgeons across Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. In the two-day event, the participating surgeons attended series of lectures, witnessed cadaver dissection and live telecast of 3 complex base of skull surgeries in the hospital.
Around 75 ENT surgeons, Neuro surgeons and Radiologists across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh attended the workshop. Additionally, 700 doctors witnessed the online live telecast proceedings through various media handles.
The programme focused on Base of Skull surgeries: Lectures included the anatomical, radiological and surgical aspects of Skull Base Surgery. They also highlighted the support systems and recent advances such as Neuro-navigation, neuro-monitoring and neuro-anaesthesia and hearing rehabilitation solutions for deafness during pathology like Bone Anchored hearing Implants. Companies like Cochlear (for BAHA), Sanma (for microscopes) and Medtronic and Bien Air (for drill systems) supported the grand event.
One of the key highlights of the first day of the event was a six hours’ marathon on cadaveric demonstration of multiple Skull Base procedures by Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao and Dr. Manjunath Dandinarasaiah. The second day of the event was live surgery demonstration of complex skull based procedures such as Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma, Skull Base Osteomyelitis, Nerve grafting for Facial Nerve repair and Translabyrinthine Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma.
Dr. Sampath Rao is an internationally acclaimed Skull Base Surgeon working at Columbia Asia Hospital Sarjapur Road. He has won several awards and has been invited for more than 200 important academic events all across the world. He has more than 100 peer reviewed publications on the subject.
Speaking about the event, Ms Manisha Kumar, General Manager of the hospital said “We are delighted to be one of the pioneers in the field of academics and continuous learning in the Skull Based surgery domain. It has been our endeavour to build centres of excellence in super specialties and this workshop is another step towards connecting with the clinical fraternity in establishing base of skull surgeries as a super specialty program.”