Live Surgery Workshop on Breast Conservation and Reconstruction

In addition to organizing the meet as part of it’s first initiative, the foundation organized a ‘Live Surgery Workshop’ where the international faculty consisting of Prof.Geoffrey L.Robb from the M.D.Anderson Hospital (U.S.A), Dr.Sanjay Verma from the Univ.Hospital of Leicester (UK) and Dr.KV Landuyt from the Univ.Hospital.Ghent (Belgium) shared the state of art technique in Breast Conservation and Reconstruction surgery.
Attending this conference were over 200 cancer surgeons and Oncologists from all over India. The Live Surgery was performed at the Tata Hospital over an interactive session where it was successfully transferred to surgeons who attended.
Surgical treatment of breast cancer has changed significantly in recent years and the number of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries has significantly increased in the last decade. Restoration of the breast following mastectomy has become an integral part of the holistic treatment of breast cancer in many of developed countries like the US and Europe giving women assured hope to be physically whole again.
However in India, breast reconstruction and replacement surgery are not widely practiced or available. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to match a natural breast. .
Therefore the need for these techniques must be made available in India. They allow women with breast cancer to conserve their breast. For women who choose mastectomy, immediate reconstruction of the breast can now be performed with a prosthetic implant or autologous tissue.
Says Dr. R.A.Badwe, Head Surgical Oncologist, the Tata Memorial Hospital "We need to disseminate safety of Breast Conservation as gold standard for treatment of early breast cancer and improve techniques of breast reconstruction, offsetting the impact of the loss of breast after mastectomy. The workshop aimed to do exactly that".
 

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