Rotary Club Honours Dr Sumana Premkumar

SIMS, Hospital, Chennai feels proud to communicate that one of it’s senior medical faculty has been honoured with “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
 
In a momentous event, the Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy honoured Dr. Sumana Premkumar, Senior Consultant – Radiation Oncology at SIMS Hospital, with a lifetime achievement award for her tireless service to the mankind in treating Cancer. In her illustrious Career she has made immense contribution to the field of Oncology, which has improved the treatment of Cancer and given many people new lease of life and hope of a healthy future.

ISPNSCON 2019

The Indian Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery (ISPNS) conducted its 8th National Conference in Chennai from 8th – 10th February 2019. The three-day long conference included a full-day live workshop along with other 2-days of scholastic lecturers by eminent surgeons from across the World.

The Live workshop on 8th February 2019 was inaugurated by Prof. S. Kalyanaraman, Former HOD, Department of Neurosurgery, Madras Medical College. The workshop sessions presented some of the cases of peripheral nerve surgery that generally possess high degree of challenge before the surgeons in terms of desired outcomes. The participants in the conference witnessed some of the finer surgical techniques that can be deployed to achieve astounding surgical outcomes in these kind of surgeries.

The commencement of the didactic and deliberation sessions followed on 9th & 10th February 2019 after a formal inauguration ceremony. Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, inaugurated the Conference and delivered an inspirational speech to the clinical fraternity. Shri. Ravi Pachamoothoo, Chairman – SRM Group & Chancellor, SRM University, NCR Delhi, was the Special Guest for the event, who is also the Chief Patron for ISPNSCON’2019. Dr. K. Sridhar, Director of Institute of Craniofacial, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery at SIMS Hospital, who also currently holds the post of National President of ISPNS, has been the guiding force behind this international academic event. Dr. R. Krishnamoorthy, Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon and Dr. K. R. Suresh Bapu, Neurosurgeon at SIMS Hospital have meticulously planned and steered the event as the Organizing Chairman and Co-Chairman respectively, along with their team.

The conference was aimed to bring together the highly skilled neurosurgeons under one roof, enabling free exchange of knowledge and experience. More than 150 delegates from all over the country participated in the conference along with many eminent faculties. There were about forty lectures delivered on recent advances in the field of peripheral nerve surgeries. Renowned Brachial Plexus Surgeon Dr. Kazuteru Doi from Japan and Dr. Rajiv Midha from Canada were among the international faculties to share their experiences.

SIMS Hospital Recognized at Mayan Awards

Another of Streak of Achievement

It is yet again a moment of great honour and sense of humility for SIMS Hospital, Chennai to have been recognised among the best in the field of healthcare. And there is also a sense of pride to have some of the elite doctors in our clinical fraternity, who were also recognized for their contributions in their respective speciality of medicine.

In the recently concluded 6th Edition of MAYAN AWARD ceremony held at Hotel Accord, Puducherry on 19th January 2019, SIMS Hospitals and its esteemed doctors were awarded and felicitated in the presence of Dr Kiran Bedi, IPS (retd.) – Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Puducherry. The event was also graced by the Chairman of SRM Group, Shri Ravi Pachamoothoo.

In the individual category of contribution to the field of medicine Dr Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director and Senior Consultant – Institute of Oncology and Dr S Mahendran, Head of Critical Care Unit, at SIMS Hospital, were awarded for the outstanding and zealous work in their respective fields of specialisation.

In the medical speciality category, The Institute of Orthopaedics at SIMS Hospital, was awarded as the best centre in Tamil Nadu for the treatment of Bone & Joint related conditions. Having launched Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery for the first time in the state, the centre is not only a premier institution but a pioneering one to lead the field in this part of the country.

SIMS Hospitals conveys its utmost regards and congratulates Dr Ranjan, Dr Mahendran, Dr P Suryanarayan, Dr Vijay C Bose and team for their far reaching efforts and the recognition they have received for it; and also wish the team many more accolades in the future.

Dr Kiran Bedi was the Chief Guest for the function and made the presentations.  A number of distinguished members from various walks of life and also the past awardees participated in the event.

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Launched

First and Only Robotic Knee Replacement Institute in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu’s First Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Performed at SIMS Hospital 

 
Chennai, 2nd January 2018: Doctors at SIMS Hospital this week performed two back-to-back successful Robotic total knee replacement surgeries, for the first time in Tamil Nadu on 65 years old patients, both with severe knee pain since over 5 years. These surgeries were done using the NAVIO PFS Robotic surgical system, the latest advanced generation Robotic intervention in joint replacement (developed in the USA) and to the delight of the families, enabled these patients to walk without significant pain within 4 hours of the surgery itself. The surgery was performed successfully by the team lead by Dr. Vijay C. Bose, Joint Director & Senior Consultant, Institute of Orthopedics, Dr. Pichai Suryanarayanan, Sr. VP – Medical and Joint Director & Senior Consultant, Institute of Orthopedics, Dr. Ashok Kumar P.S., Senior Consultant, Department of Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery. Padma Shri. Kapil Dev, Captain of World Cup Winning Team 1983, presided over the occasion of formal launch as Chief Guest. Veteran Film Actor Mrs. Jyotika Suriya, graced the occasion as Guest of Honour.

“Robotic joint replacement surgery has many definitive benefits over traditional joint replacement surgery; one of them is, being a bone conserving technology as it helps in preserving natural anatomy. It enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision even during the most complex procedures and difficult cases. Enhanced precision and lesser bone removal lead to less blood loss, painless, faster and better post-operative outcomes for the patient. “Robotic assisted joint replacement is at a much higher level with regards to many parameters than traditional joint replacement surgery”, says Dr. Vijay C. Bose.

“The NAVIO Robotic system reduces the possibilities of human error and ensures perfect alignment, leading to the longevity of the joint implant. Though this is a very high-end technology in our hospital, we have chosen to not make it expensive – so that more patients will be able to benefit from this”, confirms Dr. Ashok Kumar P.S., Senior Consultant, Department of Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery at SIMS Hospital.

The two patients and their families are extremely happy with the outcomes from such world-class cutting-edge technology, available to them in Tamil Nadu itself. They were both discharged to get back home within 2-3 days of the joint replacement surgery and are now undergoing physical rehabilitation to return to an active lifestyle soon.

Dr. Bose adds, “SIMS Hospital has always been at the helm of technology it is a centre of excellence in Orthopedics for patients from all across the world. Patient safety and outcomes have always been our top priority and we believe technology helps us in achieving that goal, besides a very warm and friendly team that works with care and commitment round the clock towards all our patients, like they are our family. With Robotic joint replacement, we are driving this differentiated edge ahead and ensuring that we are at par with the world after the US and we are the only second country in the world to adopt it successfully after US!”
  

8th International Aortic Summit Announced

8th International Aortic Summit Announced

 Over 200 cardiac surgeons gather in Chennai for South Asia’s largest Aortic Diseases Summit  

Chennai 20th November: Institute of Cardiac & Advanced Aortic Disorders (ICAAD) – SIMS Hospital is hosting the “8th International Aortic Summit 2018”, from 22nd – 24th  November 2018. The summit will witness participation of over 200 veteran Cardiac & Cardiothoracic Surgeons from all over India. A plentiful presence of foreign faculties from Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, Oman and Canada will edify the participants. Mr. Ravi Pachamoothoo, Chairman – SRM Group will grace the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. Dr. Raju Sivasamy, Vice President – SIMS Hospital will preside over the summit. The academic sessions will proceed under the guidance of the Course Director Dr. V.V. Bashi, Director – ICAAD, SIMS Hospital.

There is an increase in the number of patients with aortic diseases in India, and a severe shortage of specialists trained in Aortic Surgery prevails. Approximately 6 lakh people suffer from various types of Aortic Aneurysms in India every year; out of which only 1000 people are getting treated. The prime objective of this international Aortic Summit is to provide decision-making and technical skills to Cardiac Surgeons and impart knowledge on the recent updates in treating Aortic diseases. This will in turn benefit our patients by providing affordable treatment.” Said Dr. V.V. Bashi.

While speaking on the occasion Mr. Ravi Pachamoothoo said, “We have instituted a chain of multi super specialty tertiary care hospitals, to name a few SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Institute at Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu and Chennai, with a combined bed capacity of 1600. Offering affordable healthcare to all the people at the vicinity of our centres, is our motto. By hosting this international Summit on Aortic Diseases, we assure our commitment in offering healthcare to everyone at affordable cost”.  

This Summit is set to exchange knowledge and experiences on treatment and management of Aortic Diseases. A large segment of people are affected by various kinds of Aneurysms in India. Dissecting Aneurysm is a very serious aortic disease that results in higher mortality rate in the first 24 hours without treatment. Various modalities of treating this disease will be presented and discussed during the Summit.  

Salient Features of the Summit:

    • 30 international faculties from eight different countries
    • Deliberation on recent advances and modalities in treating Dissecting Aneurysm
    • Hands-on workshop with simulated training on an animal organ
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