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Two Day Workshop with Live Surgeries to Demonstrate Complex Skull Based Procedures held at Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur Road

Bangalore, 7th February 2020: Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur Road conducted a two-day live workshop to telecast complex skull based surgeries to ENT surgeons and Neuro Surgeons across Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. In the two-day event, the participating surgeons attended series of lectures, witnessed cadaver dissection and live telecast of 3 complex base of skull surgeries in the hospital.

Around 75 ENT surgeons, Neuro surgeons and Radiologists across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh attended the workshop. Additionally, 700 doctors witnessed the online live telecast proceedings through various media handles.



The programme focused on Base of Skull surgeries: Lectures included the anatomical, radiological and surgical aspects of Skull Base Surgery. They also highlighted the support systems and recent advances such as Neuro-navigation, neuro-monitoring and neuro-anaesthesia and hearing rehabilitation solutions for deafness during pathology like Bone Anchored hearing Implants.

Companies like Cochlear (for BAHA), Sanma (for microscopes) and Medtronic and Bien Air (for drill systems) supported the grand event.

One of the key highlights of the first day of the event was a six hours’ marathon on cadaveric demonstration of multiple Skull Base procedures by Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao and Dr. Manjunath Dandinarasaiah. The second day of the event was live surgery demonstration of complex skull based procedures such as Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma, Skull Base Osteomyelitis, Nerve grafting for Facial Nerve repair and Translabyrinthine Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma.

Dr. Sampath Rao is an internationally acclaimed Skull Base Surgeon working at Columbia Asia Hospital Sarjapur Road. He has won several awards and has been invited for more than 200 important academic events all across the world. He has more than 100 peer reviewed publications on the subject.

Speaking about the event, Ms Manisha Kumar, General Manager of the hospital said “We are delighted to be one of the pioneers in the field of academics and continuous learning in the Skull Based surgery domain. It has been our endeavour to build centres of excellence in super specialties and this workshop is another step towards connecting with the clinical fraternity in establishing base of skull surgeries as a super specialty program.”

About Columbia Asia India

Columbia Asia is an international private healthcare company founded by an American entrepreneur, Mr. Daniel Baty in 1996. From the outset, Columbia Asia envisioned to provide quality, affordable healthcare services easily accessible to the community - driven by our vision statement, a passion for making people better.

Today, Columbia Asia operates 11 hospitals in India located in the cities of Bangalore, Mysore, Kolkata, Delhi NCR (Ghaziabad and Gurgaon), Pune and Patiala. 

With 100 to 200 beds per hospital, it leverages modern technology to provide efficient specialist care and to reduce length of hospital stays which results in more cost-effective care. The hospitals of Columbia Asia provide a wide array of specialist services such as General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Bariatric surgery; and super specialist services in Transplantations (Liver, Kidney and Heart), Oncology, Cardiac surgeries, Robotic Surgeries (Urology, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology), etc. Some of the hospitals also provide specialized services like paediatric neurodevelopment and DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation). These are appropriately supported by ancillary services that include an Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Care Unit, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Imaging. 

At Columbia Asia, strict clinical governance, ethics and clinical excellence is TOP PRIORITY.

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