Revolutionizing Urological Care: AINU Chennai’s Specialized Workshop on Evolving Kidney Stone Surgery Techniques – Supine PCNL & ECIRS
~ Collaborating with Urological Society of India and Urolithiasis Section to provide an edifying session for aspiring Urologists & Nephrologists ~
Chennai, December 20th, 2023 – The Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology (AINU Chennai), a leading kidney care specialist in India and Chennai’s largest nephrology and urology healthcare specialty centre successfully hosted a workshop educating emerging urologists and nephrologists on the advanced surgical procedures to treat kidney stones. The workshop, conducted in collaboration with the Urological Society of India – Urolithiasis Section, showcased two progressive methodologies, Supine Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (Supine PCNL) and Endoscopic Combined Intrarenal Surgery (ECIRS), which are gradually gaining recognition in India.
Supine (PCNL) and ECIRS represent groundbreaking techniques for the treatment of kidney stones, performed in a supine position, lying horizontally with the face and torso facing up. They mark a significant leap forward in patient comfort and procedural efficiency and offers numerous advantages, including improved access to the renal collecting system, reduced radiation exposure, and enhanced stone clearance rates with minimal patient discomfort.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Arun Kumar, Managing Director of AINU Chennai said “I am very grateful to USI – Urolithiasis Subsection and the amazing team of highly reputed faculties who have taken their time out and embarked on this great pursuit of enlightening, mentoring, and training the next generation of experts. The transition from prone, where the patient is traditionally laid on his stomach to supine PCNL has been a crucial topic of discussion, and adapting this in our Indian hospitals is currently very significant. With the goal of providing thorough insights into the subtleties and technical complexities involved in S-PCNL and ECIRS, this 2-day intensive workshop seeks to enable and train future urological experts to become experts in this domain. ”
Commending the host for taking this brilliant initiative of training future surgeons and experts in this domain, Dr. Harprit Singh-Secretary from USI – Urolithiasis Subsection expressed ” We are very delighted to partner with AINU Chennai for coordinating and curating this brilliant conference carefully crafted to meet the educational requirements of both experienced consultants and postgraduate students (PGs) by seeking to offer an platform for a thorough exploration of all aspects of these operations, from placement and access to handling difficult situations and resolving potential difficulties in connection with Supine PCNL procedures”.
The two-day live workshop garnered substantial participation with 200 attendees and 30 distinguished faculty members from across the country. The event featured live surgical demonstrations, lectures, debates, and panel discussions conducted by esteemed experts in the domain of Urology. The workshop provided a platform for attendees to enhance their expertise in this specialized area of Urology, thereby offering a comprehensive learning experience.
AINU Chennai remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing knowledge and expertise in the field of Urology, ensuring that emerging healthcare professionals are well-equipped to deliver the highest standards of patient care. The success of this workshop underscores AINU Chennai’s dedication to fostering continuous learning and excellence in Urological care.