SevenHills Hospital conducted the first-of-its-kind Master Class Video workshop on Minimal access surgery in oncology, covering the entire spectrum of Laparoscopy in Oncology. The CME, under the theme Standardizing and Improvising the technique of Laparoscopy in Oncosurgery, was conducted in association with Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India (AGOI) and Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES). 172 doctors attended and benefitted from the CME.

The CME was conducted in the presence of national faculty and experts in the field of minimal invasive surgery from New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmadabad and Pune. The programme was led by Dr Nagendra Parvataneni, Advanced Laparoscopic & Oncoplastic Surgeon, SevenHills Hospital. He was ably supported by Dr. Chitwan Dubey, Consultant Gynecologist and Dr. Avanish Arora, Consultant in Urology from SevenHills Hospital.

The topics discussed were Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology, Laparoscopic Uro-Oncology, Laparoscopic Surgery in Thoracic Oncology and Laparoscopic GI Oncology.

Dr. Nagendra Parvataneni said Laparoscopy is rapidly evolving and newer techniques are being constantly introduced. Laparoscopic surgery is one of the most significant technique for minimally invasive surgery. Notable advances in the technology have greatly improved the uation and treatment of cancer patients too.

In the last six months, SevenHills hospital has treated close to 180 patients using advanced laparoscopic procedures.

Laparoscopy is an innovative surgical technique performed in the body through small incisions (0.5“1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera and can be used either to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform minimally invasive surgery (MIS) as opposed to the larger slits needed in a traditional surgery.

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