ST JUDE HOSPITAL PLAYED 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 run from Monday to yestrerday. Three operations were performed each day by surgeons from St. Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados.
Monday’s session was headed by respected surgeon, Professor Dan from Trinidad and Tobago. It came ahead of the 14th annual conference of the Caribbean College of Surgeons which will take place from today to Saturday 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.