Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Metabolic Surgery: Bariatric and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Conferece  by Dr. R. Padmakumar and Dr. Alain Chalhoub at Shangri La Hotel, Abu Dhabi was concluded successfully.  

The Conference was organized by Bareen International Hospital and was attended by over 140 Gynecologists, Anesthesiologists, Bariatric Surgeons, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Internists, Laparoscopic Surgeons, Anesthesia Technicians and Operating Room Nurses from across the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Padmakumar discussed various topics related to obesity, bariatric surgery, thyroid surgery, and his novel techniques in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgeries; while Dr. Alain elaborated on the impact of obesity on the patient’s fertility, and the possible solutions to such conditions.

A content rich agenda was designed specifically to give participants an insight into the latest happenings and developments in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Topics such as ‘Obesity’, ‘Obesity and Infertility’,’ Non-Surgical

Management of Obesity’, ‘Obesity Surgery’, ‘Diabetic Surgeries and Infertility’, ‘Thyroid Disorder and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy’.

A major highlight of the conference was the Obesity and its impact on the fertility in addition to the latest surgical and nonsurgical solutions of the obesity that can

enhance the overall fertility of the patient.

Moreover, a very new and unique technic of Thyroid surgery – the Endoscopic method was discussed. Unlike the open thyroidectomy which involves a large

transverse cut across the lower part of the neck; the endoscopic thyroidectomy by axillary route gives equal or even a better surgical outcome with less wound

related problem compared to open surgery. The cosmetic outcome is so excellent that the small wound in the axilla heals with minimal scarring.

The conference featured two different sessions and 7 presentations that were given by experts from Bareen International hospital Dr. Padmakumar

Ramakrishna Pillai, Specialist General Surgery and Dr. Alain Chalhoub, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology.

It is also worth mentioning that the Minimally Invasive Surgery conference is accredited by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi for 4 continuing medical education hours.