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Ganga Microsurgery Training Institute
of the self taught micro surgeon is over’, thus said Harry Buncke a decade
It is stressed that basic skills of Microsurgery if perfected in the laboratory, makes clinical work easy with high success rate. Laboratory must have excellent microscopes, quality instruments and a good working environment. To provide this facility to the aspiring trainees in Microsurgery, Ganga Microsurgical Training Institute was inaugurated in 2002. Carl Zeiss, S&T and Ethicon supported this venture. The institute offers the basic microsurgery skills course to aspiring surgeons seeking training in the practical aspect of microsurgery
The course is also recognized by the Indian society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. The feedback received from all our trainees has convinced us that our effort and time spent in setting up this venture is worthwhile.
About The Course
To make the course flexible and convenient to the trainees it is now conducted throughout the year. The dates can be arranged at a mutually convenient time . The course runs for five days starting at 9AM and ending at 5PM every day. The trainees get to view Aclands microsurgery videos and also work on laboratory rats and under microscopic guidance. They get used to dissection of vessels and vessel anastomosis including end to end, end to side and inter positional grafts for both arteries and veins.
The new lab with 4 Zeiss Microscopes
News about the course was featured in BMJ - careers
(1 September 2007)
HIghlignts of the Lab:
One Carl Zeiss OPMI MDU microscope per trainee.
Trainees will use S&T micro instruments and clamps.
A full set of Acland's video tapes to guide the trainee.
An experienced instructor always at hand.
A graduated training schedule will be followed so that a trainee will be taken from the basics to successful anastomosis of vessels in small animals.
The lab is in a Hospital with a good patient load and so clinical correlation is possible.
The only centre in the country to offer such a comprehensive training programme.
|Overseas Delegates||US $ 750|
The fees must be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Ganga Microsurgery Training Institute payable at Coimbatore. If required accommodation can be arranged close to the hospital. There is full time canteen facility available in the hospital premises.
The institute has attracted trainess from far and wide Most of our trainees have gone on to do the first
Replantation and free flap in their region. Most of the trainees stayed
on for some more time after course to learn the philosophy and
gain practical insight of reconstructive microsurgery.
Number of surgeons who have undertaken the course 507 (up to 18-06-2013)
Trainees have come from all over the world
International Trainees (40 Countries)
National Trainees (96 Cities)
Following are the comments of some of the participants of the Ganga Microsurgery Training Course.
"Microsurgery course of Ganga Hospital is excellent and I think every resident of plastic surgery should do it. Because microsurgery is the future of plastic surgery and Ganga Hospital is the best place to start learning it."
Dr. Sumit Agrawal, Resident M.Ch Plastic Surgery, CIVIL Hospital, Ahmadabad
"The microcourse is worth its weight in gold and every youngster joins me in expressing gratitude for bringing this course of International standards to India..."
Dr T.M.Sunil, Indian Society of Surgery of Hand-1999-2000 Travelling Fellow Asst .Prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
"Regarding microsurgery course, it was excellent and helped me to learn the basic techniques of microsurgery. Probably nowhere in India, such a good quality course was carried out previously. This course will definitely help junior and recently qualified plastic surgeons."
Dr Nitin D. Shah, Arihant Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital Ahmadabad
"It has gone beyond expectations. I am now confident to start microsurgery back in UK from next to no experience it was good mainly because
1. Few delegates.
2. 1 delegate per microscope.
3. Lots of time to practice.
No didactic teaching except a very informal video. I would recommend this course to anybody who would do microsurgery. It’s never too early and in fact, I think it should be made compulsory for all relevant trainees worldwide."
James Chan, Speciality Registrar year 2, Surgical Trainee, Oxford Deanery, UK
"It is a great step in the history of microsurgical scenario in India which used to be the domain of very few surgeons. Many thanks for providing excellent facilities for microsurgery training through the lab. I attended all the activities for ten days at Ganga Hospital and learnt so many things from academics to surgical skills to the humanitarian approach towards patient care."
Dr Rajendra Nehete, Plastic Surgeon, ‘Shree Clinic’, Nashik, Maharashtra
"The microsurgery course at Ganga Hospital is both excellent and stimulating highly recommended. Together with this, we also gain experience in theatre, with opportunities to observe a variety of trauma cases with the experts at work."
Dr Anusha Hennedige, Specialist Trainee Plastic Surgery, Edinburgh EH# 607, Scotland, UK
"Thanks for setting up such an excellent Microsurgery course. Having taken up the course I feel very confident of doing successful clinical cases. Being at Ganga Hospital was a superb experience. Clinically I learnt a lot of practical tips from the team and the academic programmes are very good."
Dr Munish Shah, Plastic Surgeon, MAHI Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
"So finally this week was a great progress to my surgical experience and knowledge .when iam asked where to go to learn about microsurgery, I don’t have to think long, I will surely send him/her to Ganga Hospital Coimbatore I had a great time".
Dr. Heiko Kerkman, Cranio Maxillofacial Surgeon Giessen, Germany
"Superb! Great microcourse and every one extremely humble and approachable even though are experienced we all could learn a lot from this hospital and the staffs".
Mr. Mark Sheldon Lloyd, Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
"The microvascular flap course has been quite beneficial .the training is second to none and one of the best in the world big thanks to the organisers of this course and may god grant this institution all the requirements for the greater heights Thanks and god bless "
Dr. Opara Kingsley O., Consultant Plastic surgeon, Imo State University, Orlu, Nigeria
"Excellent course, emphasizing fundamentals principles principles in the practice of micro. Congratulations for maintaining very high standards surgery".
Mr. Ramesh Vidhyadharan, Dept of plastic surgery, Birmingham children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK