Maxillofacial Surgery: 30 to 35 treated in Safdarjung Hospital every day

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Dr Shalabh Kumar speaking to the media at Safdarjung Hospital

Hundreds of patients have benefited from craniomaxillofacial surgery in Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi. Dr Shalabh Kumar, HOD Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery told DTMT that on an average 30 to 35 new patients visit the OPD every day.  Out of this, eight to ten patients are undergoing surgery for various complications.

Dr Kumar was speaking on the sidelines of a two day workshop on “Current Trends in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery” in Delhi.

Craniofacial surgery is a surgical subspecialty that deals with congenital and acquired deformities of the head, skull, face, neck, jaws and associated structures, he said.

Treatment often involves manipulation of bone, craniofacial surgery is not tissue-specific. Craniofacial surgeons deal with bones, skin, nerves, muscles, teeth, and other related anatomy, Dr Kumar added.

In the workshop, the scientific programme was drafted in a way to include common surgical procedure related to maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery in daily practice.

Hands on workshop on STL model was demonstrated by renowned experienced national faculty from prestigious institutes of the country including Dr A. K. Singh, HOD, Plastic Surgery, KGMU- Lucknow, Dr K Sridhar, Director-Institute of Craniofacial Aesthetic Surgery SIMS Hospital. Chennai, Dr Oradeeo Goil, HOD Okastuc Surgery, SMS-Jaipur, Dr Srinivas Gosla Reddy, HOD Maxillofacial Surgery AIIMS Rishikesh and Dr Anil Muraraka, Senior Consultant Plastic Surgery BLK Hospital, Delhi.


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