Minimal Access Robotic Surgery Takes Centre Stage At The Gastroenterology & Urology Conference

Posted on : Nov 17, 2015


​DUBAI, UAE November 17, 2015: Doctors from various verticals of Aster DM Healthcare gathered over the weekend for a conference entitled: “An Update on Gastroenterology and Urology”, where they learned, shared knowledge and treatments on various medical topics such as management of Chronic Constipation, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection, Diabetes and Liver, Pancreatic Diseases, Prevention of Bladder Cancer, amongst others. The panel of multi-skilled doctors and medical experts gave presentations on obesity, pediatrics, diabetes, liver disease, and bladder cancer.

The conference, organised by “Synerge” – Aster DM Healthcare’s conference organizing arm, pooled together its roster of doctors in the Middle East and India belonging to Aster Hospital and Clinics, Medcare Hospital & Clinics and MIMS Aster Medcity in India, to learn the latest developments, treatments and best practices in the healthcare industry tackling advanced treatment modalities.

The panel of experts and their respective panel topics at the conference included: Dr. Emad Fayyad (Consultant Gastroenterologist-Medcare Hospital, UAE) on ‘Chronic Constipation’, Dr. Jayakumar B. Kannan (Specialist Gastroentrologist–Aster Medical Center, UAE) on ‘Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease’, Dr. Mrs. Foroozan Khezri (Specialist Adult and Pediatric Urologist-Medcare Hospital, UAE) on ‘Pediatric UTI’, Dr. Anish Kumar (Consultant Gastroentrologist–MIMS, India) on ‘Diabetes and Liver’, Dr. Iyoob Ali (Consultant Gastroenterologist-Aster Medcity, India) on ‘Minimally Invasive Techniques in Esophageal Surgery’, Dr. Prashant S. Nair (Specialist Urologist-Aster Medical Center, UAE) on ‘Adverse effects of TRT’, Dr. Amal Premchandra Upadhyay (Specialist Gastroentrologist–Aster Hospital UAE) on ‘ERCP in Pancreatic Disease’, Dr. Kishore T.A (Consultant Urologist-Aster Medcity India)on ‘Minimally Access Robotic Surgery (MARS)’ and Dr. Thomas Ampat Nainan (Specialist Urologist–Aster Medical Centre, UAE) on ‘Prevention of Bladder Cancer’.

Mr. Abdullah Bin Sougat, the Executive Director, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences of the Al Maktoum Foundation inaugurated the conference and shared insights and encouragement to the participants of the conference.

The conference highlighted the need to address diseases which typically causes gastroenterology and urology problems amongst patients. The doctors also learned best practices especially with new technologies such as the Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP), minimally-invasive techniques in esophageal surgery and minimally- access robotic surgery used for urology cases. The session touched on on how minimally-invasive technology and best practices could revolutionize treatment and care of the pancreas, liver and kidneys - organs most affected by lifestyle-related diseases.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare said: “At Aster, we do our best to raise the bar in medical care and that includes continued medical education and learning from peers. With this year’s conference focusing on Gastroenterology and Urology, we assure our patients of a well-informed doctor and healthcare practitioner who will deliver best practices for their care and well-being.”

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) accredited the conference as being worth 4.75 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours for the attendees. ‘Synerge’ has been conducting accredited CME programs and clinical interactions for over a decade. On his welcome note Chief Convener of Synerge Dr. P.M.M Sayeed said: ‘Synerge’ will come up with more forums for sharing expertise and updates on various clinical subjects among the medical community, benefitting the society in due course.

Under the ‘Synerge’ platform, Aster DM Health has lined up few more CMEs in the region. Global and national medical experts and health practitioners, along with experts within Aster DM Healthcare network, seek to collaborate at these conferences to create a medical community of knowledge sharing and cutting edge thought on the latest trends in a variety of medical disciplines.