CME Program on Minimal Access
Cardiovascular Interventions held in Hyderabad
Hyderabad|India|July'2012: Dr. Gokhale CT Associates in
association with Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad organised a Continuing
Medical Education (CME) Program on Minimal Access Cardiovascular
Interventions here at Hotel Marigold, Greenlands, Hyderabad.
Various medical specialties spoke on topics such as Percutaneous Valve
Therapies (Speaker: Dr. A. Srinivas Kumar, Cardiologist, Care Hospitals);
Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery (Speaker: Dr. A. G. K. Gokhale,
Cardiothracic surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals); Endovascular Interventions &
Hybrid Procedures for Aortic Disease (Speaker: Dr. Dilip Kumar Ratti,
Cardiothracic Surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals); Evolution of Prosthetic heart
valves (Speaker: Mr. Prabhat, Medtronic). Several Doctors such as Dr.
Dayasagar Rao from KIMS; Dr. Sashikant from Yashoda Hospitals; Dr. Jyotsna
from NIMS; Dr. Sunil Kumar from Apollo Hospitals; Dr. Ravi Kumar from
Global Hospitals took part in a panel discussion.
Nowadays Cardiac surgery and related sub-speciality areas are undergoing a
significant shift towards minimal access surgery. The aim of the program
was to provide up-to-date information and upgrade knowledge in all aspects
of minimal access cardiac surgery informed Dr. A.G.K. Gokhale,
Cardiothracic Surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals and co-organiser of the CME
program. Knowledge and training in minimally invasive techniques will help
the Doctors to improve outcome results and serve patients better. Dr. Alla
Gopala Krishna Gokhale is a noted name among the medical fraternity in
general and cardiothoracic surgeons in India in particular.
Dr. Gokhale has had the distinction of performing India’s first
heart-kidney combined transplant and Andhra Pradesh’s first heart
transplant, besides more than 5000 open heart surgeries — adult as well as
pediatric. Dr. Gokhale did a good number of minimally invasive cardiac
surgeries including Bypass surgeries, Valve replacements, Mediastinoscopy
and Endoscopic vein harvesting.
Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery is a patient friendly procedure wherein a
small incision of about seven cms is made on the side of the chest that
goes between ribs and not breaking any bone bringing down recovery time to
3-4 weeks instead of the usual 3-4 months required after a regular
surgery. The infection and blood transfusion rate too come down with this.