GEM hospital bag 2 awards for best surgical procedures

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Coimbatore, Sep 14 (UNI) City-based GEM Hospital has bagged two ''Young Investigator Award'' and one ''Best Poster Presentation Award'' during the 11th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery held recently, at Yokohama, Japan.

The hospital, in a release today, said a team of four surgeons led by GEM hospital director C Palanivelu attended the World Congress and presented case studies of 19 rare surgeries performed in the hospital. All the surgery procedures were well-appreciated by over 3,000 delegates who had come from 74 countries in the world.

At the end of the four-day Congress on September 6, hospital Surgeon P Senthilnathan was given Young Investigator Award for the work on ''Laparoscopic Excision of Choledochal cyst and Hepatico-Jejunostomy''. R Parthasarathi was given Young Investigator Award for the work on ''removal of Appendix by Endoscopic surgery through natural orifice (NOTES)''. Similarly, Dr P S Rajan was given ''Best Poster Presentation Award'' for the work on ''removal of Gallbladder by endoscopic surgery through (NOTES)''.

GEM hospital altogether gave 19 presentations on various surgical procedures. When the presentation on complex laparoscopic surgeries like Whipple's procedure and food pipe (esophagus) removal for the cancer esophagus by Dr C Palanivelu, the delegates appreciated the work involved in these complex procedures.

Dr P S Rajan was honoured for his video presentation on ''Transvaginal endoscopic removal of gallbladder (NOTES)'' in front of the world-renowned surgeon from France Prof Jacques Perissat, who had popularised laparoscopic surgery in 1990s throughout the world.

GEM hospital has also created a record by showing video on endoscopic removal of gallbladder through mouth (Transgastric Endoscopic Cholecystectomy), which is first of its kind in Asia,the release added.

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