Laparoscopic surgical workshop at St Jude

Laparoscopic surgical workshop at St Jude

PRESS RELEASE:-St Jude Hospital is playing host to prominent surgeon – Professor Dilip Dan this week for a three day workshop aimed at developing surgical laparoscopic technique.

Laparoscopic surgery, which is also known as keyhole surgery, allows surgeons to use small incisions (the size of a keyhole) and long pencil-like instruments guided by a camera to perform operations. The result is more cosmetically appealing since it leaves practically no scars on the patient.

St Jude Hospital began performing laparoscopic surgery for the first time in February 2016, opening up another area of treatment to citizens in the south of St Lucia.

The workshop runs from June 13-15, 2016. Three operations are being performed each day by surgeons from St Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. Monday’s session was headed by respected surgeon, Professor Dilip Dan from Trinidad and Tobago.

It comes ahead of the 14th annual conference of the Caribbean College of Surgeons which will take place fromJune 16 – 18, 2016 at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort.

The conference will feature a wide variety of presentations from a cadre of distinguished local, regional and international surgeons.

The topics for discussion include the management of gastro-intestinal bleeds and updates on the latest technology in cancer diagnosis and management.

The medical experts will also discuss advances in trauma and burn management among other thought-provoking topics. 

Among those expected to be in attendance is the Premier and Minister of Health of the Turks and Caicos Islands – Dr. Rufus W. Ewing.

These annual conferences have enabled the College to assist in increasing the quality of surgical care for patients in the Caribbean as it has created a global mix of experiences that continues to raise Caribbean standards and education in the art and practice of surgery.

The Caribbean College of Surgeons was formed as a professional and educational non-profit organization in 2000.  It is a networking College of Caribbean surgeons who engage in the professional exchange of ideas and experiences, and the sharing of fellowship as colleagues.  Over the years this college has been very successful in hosting its annual scientific meetings across the Caribbean to meet this objective.


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