Gurgaon 27th October 2017: Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon associated with one of the prominent and premier surgeon associations of India – Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES) and conducted a specialized workshop for the aspiring surgeons or doctors looking in for a fellowship program in minimal access surgery. The one of a kind workshop was organized from 27th October–29th October at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon and included the participation of the reputed laparoscopic surgeons, bariatric surgeons and gastrointestinal surgeons of India as faculty members and mentors for the academic and practical training fellowship. The event was attended by more than 100 doctors at a national level and the event also got recognition on an international platform.
Dr. Meenakshi Sharma, Senior Consultant, Laparoscopic Surgery and senior member of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES) took the lead in organizing the event at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon. According to Dr. Meenakshi, “Today we are not just short of trained doctors, in fact, we are facing an acute shortage of specialized talent. Workshops such as these organized in a hospital and with the support of reputed doctor associations, help us to bridge the gap. The aim of IAGES and Paras Healthcare at many levels is to provide accessibility and quality. We are thankful to the management of Paras Healthcare that supported the endeavor and ensured that the workshop is a success.”
FIAGES is the certified fellowship of the IAGES. The aim of such fellowships is to maintain the high standards in the field of endoscopic. In the era of advancement in laparoscopic surgery, surgeons consider it advisable and preferable to have an accreditation from a National/ International body as laparoscopic surgeons. This advanced training imparted skill-training to surgeons which will result in significant progress in medical treatments. FIAGES was a three days program which included educational programs and training to surgeons.
Dr. Neeraj Bishnoi, Facility Director, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon shared, “This is one of the most important and popular fellowship’s programs for the upcoming surgeons. Such workshops give them a platform and a place to ask questions freely and share their difficulties that they face during the practice, apart from learning required skill-set from the experience of experts in the field. The Fellowship of the IAGES is unique since it takes into consideration the seniority and contributions of the senior surgeons, and at the same time, assesses the involvement of the young surgeons with an examination after a structured course. We at Paras appreciate such initiatives and it shall be our constant endeavor to be a part of such events that can kill people and help in improving the aspects of quality and accessibility.”
The Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo‐Surgeons (IAGES), founded in 1993, has spread its roots to all corners of the country. This vibrant organization, with a membership of around 5000, is truly a representative of the vast endo surgeon base in the country. IAGES is continuously engaged in fulfilling its mission and vision to advance endosurgery throughout the country.
FIAGES conducted a 3-day certification Fellowship course at Paras Hospitals Gurgaon. The training involved lectures by renowned laparoscopic surgeons, hands-on training on Endo trainers, examinations, certifications, live workshops, video presentations, and open house sessions. Participants were given ample time on endo-trainers under the close guidance and supervision of the faculty to improve their hand-eye coordination by structured exercises. The course culminated with written and viva exams, along with an endo-trainer session.