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Sakra Hospital unveils Indo-Japanese advanced level cadaveric course


The 350-bed Sakra World Hospital has now launched the 3-day advanced level Indo-Japanese cadaveric workshop for the brain and spine. The course is an initiation of the collaborative effort between the Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru along with Hokkaido University, Japan with a plan to regularly send their faculty and students to train and experience practices in India.sakra-hospital-cadaveric-course

The collaborative course held between November 2 and 4, 2016 is the first-of-its-kind where 15 Japanese faculty and staff will be undergoing advanced training in brain and spine surgical techniques conducted by the Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital.

“The course on skull base surgery and spine surgery is yet another example of the dedicated medical skills development programme now in vogue in Bengaluru. For the first time in the country, we will be hosting an advanced level Cadaveric workshop for the Brain and Spine which is an Indo-Japanese conclave with half of the participants being Japanese faculty and staff which is indeed a matter of pride. Bangalore is emerging as the capital for advanced medical tourism and medical technology,” said Dr. Swaroop Gopal, Director, Sakra Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru.

The department of Neurosciences at Sakra is striving towards initiating medical training and education, to improve the quality of surgeries here. This is a changing trend where surgeons from developed nations like Japan are coming to India – a developing nation to experience and enhance their skills, this shows the level of expertise our Indian doctors have in their field, stated the medical experts.

All the participants from more than 20 different universities pan-India and abroad are to be trained by international level faculty during the three-day rigorous training program. “Cadaver training gives immense knowledge to evolve as a good surgeon. Having such facility in India was a remote possibility few years ago and  it has become realistic at present, with wide experience in neurosurgical field, we are able to teach students from across the world,” said Dr. Satish Rudrappa, Director – Sakra Institute of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru.

“This is probably the first ever time that a large contingent of Japanese Surgeons are getting trained at a Bangalore-based hospital,” said, Dr. K. S. Ravindranath, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.


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