Reviving aneurysm surgery

Professor Hirotoshi Sano, a maestro in aneurysm surgery from Fujita Health University Japan and Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata (I-NK) have joined hands to start ‘Sano & Sengupta Academy of Aneurysm Surgery at I-NK . This is an attempt to revive the rapidly vanishing art of aneurysm surgery (surgery for ballooned blood vessels of brain). If these ballooned blood vessels (aneurysm) are not treated properly, they can burst and lead to fatal brain hemorrhage. The skill of aneurysmal surgery has been honed by generations of neurosurgeons over centuries. But unfortunately, it is losing its ground to relatively new treatment of aneurysm known as coiling. Surgery has definite advantage in a sizeable number of patients as coiling can’t treat all of them because of complex structure of blood vessels.

Unfortunately, when it comes to surgery, very few neurosurgeons are left with proper skill to perform this complex procedure and that number is also dwindling. Very few islands of excellence of aneurysm surgery have remained all over world and Prof Sano of Japan is the flag bearer of this rare art.

“This will be an exclusive educational program to teach the younger neurosurgeons about this complex surgical skill from the master of the art, Prof Hirotoshi Sano. Sano & Sengupta Academy of Aneurysm surgery at I-NK will aim to provide this opportunity to them. We believe that it would be a significant contribution to the neurosurgical service in this part of globe.  at the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata ” said Dr. R. P. Sengupta , Chairman, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata ( I-NK ).

Dr. Subrata Gupta , IAS, Principal Secretary , Dept. of Urban Development B Municipal Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal , Mr. Masayuki Taga, Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Mr. Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director British Council, East & North-East India, Mr. Toufique Hasan, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh and  Prof. ATM Mosharef Hossain were present during the event.

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