Dr J S Rajkumar delivered laparoscopic surgical workshop at Al Hayat Hospital

Oman’s first day-long live audio-visual surgical workshop on laparoscopic surgery was conducted successfully at Al Hayat International Hospital recently.

The main operating surgeon Dr J S Rajkumar, senior consultant surgeon at Al Hayat, demonstrated a series of surgeries to the audience of surgeons, physicians, and resident doctors from The Royal Hospital, SQU Hospital, Armed Forces Medical Services, Atlas Hospital, KIMS, Badr al Sama, Starcare, MPH, etc.

Dr Rajkumar, present in the operation theatre, explained the surgical techniques and had a seamless interaction with an audience of keen peers in the conference room, via a two-way audio and video link.

The proceedings were moderated by Dr Faisal Alam, head, department of surgery, The Royal Hospital, Dr Taha al Lawati, surgical oncologist, The Royal Hospital, and Dr K P Raman. Active participants included Dr Hind Khalifa al Majrafi, senior specialist, The Royal Hospital, Dr Badar Aflah al Hadhrami, surgeon, The Royal Hospital, and Dr Riyaz Ahmed, senior consultant, The Royal Hospital.

Dr Rajkumar demonstrated the mini gastric bypass surgery, the latest procedure for the control of obesity and diabetes; sleeve gastrectomy, and inguinal hernia; all performed laparoscopically (key-hole).

The proceedings witnessed a dynamic, interactive exchange between the surgeons and Dr Rajkumar, who said, “I am happy that Al Hayat management and Dr Raman have taken this initiative, which I believe is happening for the first time in Oman. Thanks are also due to the patients who consented for the live video, and the participating doctors who made this event an important milestone in medical education in Oman.”

Mini gastric bypass, a surgical technique introduced for the first time in Oman by Al Hayat a few months ago, not only results in weight reduction but also reverses diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, with all the patients who had undergone this procedure reporting excellent alteration in their metabolic profile. Their diabetes almost disappeared, enabling them to reduce their medication, including statins. For people fearing bariatric surgery complications, the MGB is an ideal ‘middle of the road’ surgical approach where the objective of correction of metabolic abnormalities is achieved with minimal risk of complication.

Dr Raman, chairman, Al Hayat, said, “The use of live surgery as a technique for the dissemination of surgical knowledge is widely practiced in western countries, as it facilitates an efficient way to demonstrate, explain and teach surgical techniques to an audience of peers. We are grateful to Muscat Pharmacy for their generosity in supporting and sponsoring this event. The holding of this workshop is in line with our constant endeavour to bring not only the best technology and medical practices to the sultanate but also to aid the medical community in Oman to enrich their knowledge which will help them to serve their patients more effectively.”

Dr Alam said, “The participants got an opportunity to observe the live procedures with decisions taken on real time, which exposed them to the challenges and intricacies of a surgery.” Dr Lawati said, “The exercise provided a dynamic educational platform for the audience as the surgeon shared his knowledge with the aid of first hand visuals of the operation and the two-way communication with the participants during the live procedures.”

The first Indian surgeon and the second in the world to use Google Glass to beam live surgeries to the whole world, Dr Rajkumar presented pre-recorded videos of unusual surgeries, some performed for the first time in South India, including laparoscopic Whipple for pancreatic cancer.

  • RP Reddy

    I brought my father to Lifeline hospital for hernia repair. We have consulted with Dr JS Rajkumar there. The doctor suggested us to go for Laparoscopic surgery. Some test got conduct and then they gave us date for operation. We reported on the date and doctor asked for things what they told us to do. Then Dr went for surgery and results were very good. I have consulted a number of doctors for different reasons but JS Rajkumar was best. Thanks Dr…. Congrats for your workshop outside India. It shows we are the best!!!

  • Hema

    I have a obesity problem from childhood, I joined gym and consulted many doctors for my obesity, but my problem remain same. Due to obesity, I am not able to walk for even 5 minutes.So, i decided to visit Dr J S Rajkumar in Chennai. Dr J S Rajkumar conduct the laparoscopy surgery which help me to get back in normal size.I am really thankul to Dr J S Rajkumar

  • himani malhotra

    My name is himani malhotra, I belong to punjab. After completing my btech from Punjab, i got placed in a Chennai based mnc. Therefore I got shifted to Chennai. As I live in a pg ,i has to consume food from a local restaurant daily. As a result I m obesed, now I weigh 90 kgs. In addition, I have a genetic problem of hormonal imbalance and weak metabolism. I have a hectic schedule to follow daily. I get up at 8 and have my breakfast comprises of two paranthas, i take three chappatis and dal or sabzi for both lunch and dinner. I have a fetish of sweets too. Due to my over eating habit and lack of time, i m unable to cope with either walk or exercise on regular basis. I also tried the expensive and readymade food supplements but their results are futile too. My brother’s friend suggested me to go for laparoscopy by Dr J S Rajkumar. Laparoscopy followed by sucking out the fat from arms, thighs, buttocks and lower abdomen . I lost 9 kg weight. with very early recovery. I am thankful to the Dr J S Rajkumar for such excellent care.

  • urvashikhan52

    My friend fell from 9th floor of the building,he was immediately rushed to nearby hospital but they decline to treat him as there was very less chances of his survival.He went to 2 or 3 hospitals but all of them decline. Atlast,he went to Dr J S Rajkumar for his injuries as there was multiple injuries in spinal cord and other parts. Dr J S Rajkumar agreed to treat him, he conducted Stem cell therapy and my friend recovered from his injuries after some time. He was really thankful to Dr J S Rajkumar.

  • anjali.chug

    I have consulted Dr J S Rajkumar for cyst removal. He conducted the surgery to decompress the size of cyst because the cyst cannot be removed.I am thankful to Dr J S Rajkumar for successful surgery.

  • Akshay Verma

    I had consulted Dr J S Rajkumar for lungs treatment. I had ulcer in my left lung which is becoming severe day by day. Dr J S Rajkumar examined my reports thoroughly and then recommended surgery for its removal. He further told me if this ulcer is not removed, it can cause tumor in later stage. I agreed for surgery. He conducted the surgery after one week and it was successful. I am thankful to Dr J S Rajkumar for diagnosing my disease and giving proper treatment.

  • yashika rai

    I have seen the live surgery performed by Dr J S Rajkumar as i am medical student.I must say that though being expert in his profession, he is also helping medical students to know about the various complication in surgery.