First Indo-Japanese Advanced Level Cadaveric Course organized in Bangalore
Sakra World Hospital inaugurates the first-ever 3-day advanced level Indo-Japanese cadaveric workshop for the brain and spine with over 15 Japanese doctors at Bangalore for the purpose of training and experience.
Bengaluru, 2nd November 2016: Sakra World Hospital inaugrated the First Indo-Japanese Neurosurgery Cadaver Course in the city today. Bengaluru, which is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India and is the hub for Information Techonology, Biotechnology and Aerospace research is swiftly gaining reputation for medical tourism and advanced healthcare services. The collaborative course is the first of its kind where 15 Japanese faculty and staff will be undergoing advanced training in brain and spine surgical techniques conducted by the Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital. The course is an initiation of the collaborative effort between the Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru along with Hokkaido University, Japan with a plan to regularly send their faculty and students to train and experience practices in India.
“The Sakra Neurosurgery Cadaver course on skull base surgery and spine surgery is yet another example of the dedicated medical skills development programme now in vogue in Bangalore. For the first time in India we will be hosting an advanced level Cadaveric workshop for the Brain and Spine which is an Indo-Japanese conclave with half of the participants being Japanese faculty and staff which is indeed a matter of pride. Bangalore is emerging as the capital for advanced medical tourism and medical technology,” said Dr. Swaroop Gopal, Director – Sakra Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru.
The department of Neurosciences at Sakra is striving towards initiating medical training and education, to improve the quality of surgeries here. This is a changing trend where surgeons from developed nations like Japan are coming to India - a developing nation to experience and enhance their skills, this shows the level of expertise our Indian doctors have in their field.
Sakra Indo-Japanese Neurosurgery Cadaver Course is an advanced cadaver course training program in collaboration with Hokkaido University, one of Japan’s oldest and most renowned institutions. The collaboration is another historic first in hands-on skills training in India. All of the participants from more than 20 different universities pan India and abroad are to be trained by international level faculty during the three-day rigorous training program.
“Cadaver training gives immense knowledge to evolve as a good surgeon. Having such facility in India was a remote possibility few years ago & it has become realistic at present, with wide experience in Neurosurgical field we are able to teach students from across the world.” said, Dr. Satish Rudrappa, Director – Sakra Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru
“It is indeed a privilege to be a part of the Indo-Japanese Neurosurgery Cadaver Course which is an initiative by the Sakra Institute of Neurosciences at Sakra World Hospital. It shows the skill and expertise the doctors in India have achieved in the field of medicine. It is a matter of pride and honour that a group of 15 Neurosurgeons from Japan are going to be in Bangalore to undergo training on Neurosurgical procedures of brain and spine. This is probably the first ever time that a large contingent of Japanese Surgeons are getting trained at a Bangalore-based hospital.” said, Dr. K. S. Ravindranath Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
Photo Caption: From Left to Right - Dr. Shunsuke Terasaka, HOD, Hokkaido University, Dr. K. S. Ravindranath, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Dr. Swaroop Gopal, Senior Consultant & Director Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Dr. Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Faculty, Hokkaido University, Japan, Dr. Satish Rudrappa, Senior Faculty and HOD Neurosurgery, Sakra World Hospital, Mr. Jun-ichi Kawaue, Japanese Consulate, Bangalore
About Sakra World Hospital:
Sakra World Hospital is a 350-bed hospital, providing healthcare across all specialties such as Neuro Sciences, Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics, Women and Child Health, Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Renal Sciences, Emergency and Trauma Care. There are 12 integrated modular operation theatres (OTs) with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technologies like OR integration solution that features video input recording, saving and displaying from a range of sources like surgical camera, peripheral camera and MIS camera.
The OT complex has a dedicated world-class Hybrid OT, featuring an intraoperative CT, advanced bi-plane CathLab and a fixed column OT table with common iso-centre for high-precision surgeries. The procedures using bi-plane cath-lab, enable visualization of smaller body parts like thin vessels of the heart and facilitates intra-operative 3D imaging. The 80 ICU beds are supported by high-end equipment with a central monitoring system. This facilitates quick and easy collection / access and transmission of patient's data to any department in the hospital network. There are dedicated isolation rooms for patients who are highly infection prone.
The 24-hour level 1 emergency and trauma care unit, the first of its kind, is top-notch. To enhance the response time for medical emergencies, the triage area (casualty), resuscitation area (revival), ICU and OT are all located on the same floor. The emergency bay has a mini lab / static lab facility with critical equipment’s such as blood gas analyzer, cell counter etc., to empower doctors in taking quicker and better informed decision.