Category Archives: Surgery

Video: GLLS LAVH

Hysterectomies are one of the most common surgeries performed in rural areas. Over the years the rural surgeons have developed many minimally invasive methods…

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Video: GLLS Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Diagnosis is a big challenge in rural areas where diagnostic facilities like CT scan and MRI are not available. Even if the patients are willing to travel more than 100 kilometers to reach such centers where…

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Surgical Care for Northeast India: Take Home Message from a ARSICON 2017 Session

Several current challenges in delivering rural surgery to underserved populations of the north-eastern states of India were discussed at the 2017 Association of Rural Surgeons of India Conferences (ARSICON) this November. Rural surgery needs to be attractive for both

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Gas Less Lift Laparoscopic Surgeries (GLLS): Our Initial Experience of 750 Surgeries in Remote Rural Areas in India

Minimally invasive surgeries especially laparoscopic surgeries are difficult if not impossible in rural areas because of the high costs associated with the equipment and the difficulty in getting anesthesiologists with…

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When There is No Gas: Laparoscopic Surgery in Rural Areas

Laparoscopic surgery is now widely performed for treating many abdominal conditions. These surgeries use gases for abdominal insufflation and despite trials with other gases most commonly used gas is carbon dioxide…

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The NHS Global Health Research Group in Health Technology Project India

The National Health Service in UK has a program and initial funding to develop a research program to meet the needs of rural surgical patients in Sierra Leone and rural India. The preliminary proposal is to…

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The National Health Services (NHS) Conference at Leeds 2017: Take Home Messages

The National Health Services of United Kingdom [NHS-UK] held their annual conference of the Colorectal Services and GI and Vascular Surgery at the famous Town Hall at Leeds in UK. The theme of the conference was “Jugaad Innovations”…

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