Gastrointestinal problems have increased in number and complexity over the years. Recent advances in technology have been a boon to diagnose and treat many digestive problems. Endoscopic Ultrasound was originally devised to detect and stage Cancers. While it still excels in that area, a new branch of Endoscopic Ultrasound called ‘Interventional EUS’ has shown great promise in minimally invasive, day care treatment of problems like Pancreatitis, Pancreas Cancer, and obstructive Jaundice. Since the techniques are new, there is a need to train young doctors in these complex techniques. With this in mind, experts from SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, announced 1st of its kind ‘train the trainer program’ – at the ‘School of EUS’ (Endoscopic Ultrasound). Led by Dr Vinay Dhir, Executive Director, Institute of Digestive and Liver Care, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, the training focused on equipping 12 Gastroenterologists across the world with full spectrum of EUS training, from basic anatomy to interventional EUS.
The three-day training program was spearheaded by Dr Vinay Dhir, Executive Director, Institute of Digestive and Liver Care, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, who trained 12 doctors from China, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India. The participants were trained using the Indian Interventional EUS Model program.
Dr Hiren Ambegaokar, CEO, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim-A Fortis Associate, spoke proudly about this program, he said, “This is a brilliant initiative in which experts pass on their learnings to their fellow doctors, enabling access to latest techniques and methods. The program was a great success!”