Residents get maxillofacial surgery training at Safdarjung hospital

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The Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery of Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, is one of the very few centres in burns and plastic surgery which imparts training in maxillofacial surgery as an integral part of residency program to young plastic surgeons, says head of the department, Dr.  Shalabh Kumar.

Dr Kumar said at a pre training event: “Doctors here are practicing surgeries on skull models about various craniofacial deformities and maxillofacial injuries under guidance of experienced in-house and outside faculties.”

These complex deformities are often ignored or referred to few institutes of excellence which might not be able to handle the load of patients who suffer from functional, aesthetic and psychological issues, Dr Kumar added.

Dr Kumar informed DTMT that to train nurses and doctors the department is organizing a two-day CME and workshop on “Current Trends in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery” from January 10 at the Safdarjung Hospital.

The CME will be moderated by eminent faculties from prestigious institutes of excellence and attended by delegates and residents from across India. This program deals with the less trodden issues of congenital and acquired deformities of face and skull which is not extensively given training for during the residency program, Dr Kumar added.

The CME program provides a platform for budding plastic surgeons to understand the nuances through lectures and hands on workshop on skull models.


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