Day 2 :
Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, malaysia
Time : 10:30-11:15
Prof. P.Thamilselvam is working in National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM) He specialized in General Surgery in 1987 (Madras Medical college –University of Madras ) and subsequently worked as Lap and General Surgeon in Chennai Apollo Hospitals, Maldives and various Universities in Malaysia-AIMST University ,International Medical University and Perdana University –Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Malaysia. He participated in International Education Forum 2015 in Dublin-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He contributed a Chapter in OSCE surgery book and published articles in Indexed Journals including Canadian Family Physician. In Hospital BatuPahat, he conducted Laparoscopic workshops twice a year for 6 years .He was invited as speaker by various Hospitals and Universities - Malaysia and chair person for CMEs and he participated as examiners for various Universities in Malaysia. He was attached with James Cook University –Australia as ementor since 2006 and was visiting lecturer in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine –Perdana University, Malaysia.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy remains one of the most common laparoscopic surgeries being performed throughout the world in the present era. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery have already been proven. Since the first documented laparoscopic cholecystectomy by Proffesor Muhe in 1985, over the years, it has become the gold standard for cholecystectomy. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been questioned recently due to reports of some complications inherent to the approach. These complications may be due to: Induction of pneumoperitoneum; insertion of trocars; use of thermal instruments and; lack of experience and expertise. Complications like bowel perforation and vascular injury may not be recognized intraoperatively and are the main cause of procedure specific morbidity and mortality related to laparoscopic surgery.