Meenakshi Mission Hospital conducted “Live Operative Workshop on Only Hysterectomy”

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A team of gynecologist from Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) successfully conducted a live workshop on the standard surgical practices and newer laparoscopic techniques involved in this procedure “Only Hysterectomy” followed by an academic session. 

A large number of audiences witnessed the live demonstration which was transmitted from OBGyn operation theaters, MMHRC and transmitted on actual time to the conference Hall for the delegates to observe and learn. Many simple and complex surgeries were scheduled for the whole day. The conference was one of the prestigious and recognized meetings among the Gynecologists in India and was attended by nearly 350 experts. 

The academic session included a variety of challenges and management of hysterectomy problems and a panel discussion on handling difficult situations during hysterectomy in addition. 

Speaking about the procedure Dr. Padma, Senior Gynecologist and HOD – Department of OBG, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre said that hysterectomy is one of the commonest surgeries that women undergo for various problems in the uterus. There are several methods of performing this procedure depending on the nature of the disease for which it is done. It can be performed via natural orifice (Vagina), through laparoscopy or laparotomy. Some hysterectomies may be complicated by adhesions due to previous Caesarean section large fibroid uterus causing altered anatomy, endometriosis causing adhesions to nearby vital structure such as bowel and bladder. 

The surgical procedures were demonstrated by Dr. Padma, (Senior Gynaecologist and HOD – Department of OBG, MMHRC) and her team members; Dr. Srikala Prasad, Urogynaecologist, Chennai; Dr. Sumathi and team GRH, Madurai; Dr. C. Shanthi, Retd. Professor HOD, GRH, Madurai and Dr. K.S. Chitra and team from Velammal Medical College and Hospital, Madurai.  Post procedure the patients were observed in ICU for 24 hours. 

It's truly commendable the amount of efforts the OBGyn department put into organizing a live workshop. The cases were extensively discussed and appreciated well amongst the experts, who were witnessing the live workshop.


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