Microsurgery Training Institute
age of the self taught micro surgeon is over’, thus said Harry Buncke a
The Institute was inaugurated by Prof. G. Balakrishnan, Head of the Dept. of Plastic Surgery and Institute of Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation of Hand, Stanley Hospital, Chennai and the function was presided over by Prof. Abraham Thomas, Head of the Dept. of Plastic Surgery and Principal, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Prof A. Rajasekaran, President, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Lim Beng Hai, President, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, Mr Ven Raman, Regional Director, Medical Products Division, South East Asia, Carl Zeiss, Singapore and Mr. Bharathi Ganesh, Regional Sales Excecutive Ethicon offered falicitations.
The brief function was followed by a scientific programme, which was well attended by over 100 Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgeons of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka. Prof. G Balakrishnan, , Dr Abraham Thomas, Dr Lim Beng Hai, Dr V Sudhakar Prasad and Dr S Raja Sabapathy were the faculty.
‘…This is the best course available in our country and worth every single pie and much more. Hats off to the team at Ganga Hospital for this fantastic course. I only wish that the scope of the course is enlarged and further courses involving other aspects of microsurgery are conducted.’
‘…The micro course is worth its weight in gold and every youngster joins me in expressing gratitude for bringing this course of international standards to India.’
‘It was a great experience. The micro course helps me to concentrate better and definitely my skills will be much better now.
V. Venkata Ramana
‘…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.’
Nitin D. Shah
‘In the last five days I had an excellent experience in Microsurgery. This course has fine tuned my vascular surgical skills. This course will be a great boon for young surgeons to get experience in microsurgery, which is not available in any other centre in India.…’
‘Excellent experience. Hope I will get another chance to work here’
‘…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....’
‘…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..’
‘…When I signed up for the course, I did not know what I had let myself in for…The tapes are so self explanatory that even I could perform the anastomosis without any assistance.’
' .. Iam convinced that the course is helpful to all trained/untrained Microsurgeons, to boost the confidence and start of at the right track...'
the participants of the course actively participated in the morning teaching
programmes and evening clinical rounds and many stayed for some more days.
The tentative dates of the forthcoming courses in the year 2001 are,
Aug 14-19, Oct 8- 13, Nov12-17, Dec 10-15
Highlights of the course
· One Carl Zeiss OPMI MDU microscope per trainee.
· Trainees will use S&T 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
· The lab is in a Hospital with a good patient load and so clinical correlation is possible.
How to join the course?
course fee is Rs 20,000 for practicing Plastic Surgeons and Rs 15,000 for
junior plastic surgeons and trainees. The corresponding rate
for overseas participants are US $ 500 and US $ 375. The draft is to be
drawn in favour of , ‘Ganga Microsurgical Training Institute’, payable
at Coimbatore. Send the draft with period chosen to the following
It is also possible for you to choose the dates for your training other than the dates given. Please inform early to see if it is mutually convenient.