Global Hospitals Group conducts programme on neurosciences, spinal disorders

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Global Hospitals Group, India, one of the fastest growing chains of tertiary care multi super-specialty hospital chains in the sub continent, organised yet another Continuous Medical Education (CME) programme at Colombo National Hospital, General Hospital Kandy and Gampola on neurosciences and spinal disorders, together with their Sri Lankan Information & Assistance Centre, Forte International Pvt. Ltd.

The medical and surgical team from India was led by Dr. K. Sridhar, a highly-acclaimed neuro and spine surgeon, who is the Director, Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders with over 20 years experience in his area of speciality.

Dr. Sridhar is responsible for having pioneered spinal surgery and instrumentation, aneurysm surgery, skull base surgery, as well as anterior trans-thoracic approach to the spine especially in spinal tuberculosis in South India.

He has performed more than 1000 cervical spine surgeries and has developed indigenous implants for the cranio-vertebral junction.

Dr. Sridhar’s spinal retractor system and occipito cervical plate screw wire construct are just some of his innovative surgery procedures. He is the Editor of the Indian Textbook of Neurosurgery as well as the Textbook of Operative Neurosurgery.

The objective of the programme which was attended by the medical luminaries of Sri Lanka was to share and transfer knowledge, as well as update the local medical fraternity about the latest global developments in the highly specialised field of neurosciences.

The Institute of Neurosciences & Spinal Disorders at Global Hospitals Group is a leading provider of neurological care, neurosurgery, spine surgery, and neurology in India with branches in the metropolitan cities of Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and soon to be in Mumbai as well.

A centre of excellence, the institute has established a proven track record in the treatment of neurological disorders, neurosurgery, minimally invasive neuro surgery, spine surgery, micro neurosurgery, neuro vascular surgeries and stereotactic surgeries.

Special areas of expertise include brain tumours, pituitary, acoustic and skull base tumours, cerebrovascular  accidents (stroke); pinhole surgery; spinal disorders, epilepsy; paediatric disorders; movement disorders; pain surgery; peripheral nerve reconstruction; neuroendocrine disorders; neurocritical care; traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

According to Forte International Chairman/CEO M.F.A. Riyas, a couple of public programmes were held at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Maha Nuwara Sinhala Weladha Peramuna in Kandy, targeting the professionals and business sector.

“The response to the session was very encouraging and further reinforces Global Hospitals’ commitment to Sri Lanka in jointly working on enhancing the levels of treatment and patient care across various specialties.”

Riyas also said that those seeking information on visiting his country office could obtain free medical opinion on their particular ailment within 48 hours at no cost from the super specialist doctors of the Global Hospitals Group.  

The Global Hospitals Group started a decade ago in Hyderabad. Today it has several hospitals spread strategically across the country with branches now in Bangalore and Chennai and many more in advanced stages of planning and implementation, one such being the Mumbai branch which will be operational by the end of this year.

Each one of them is a tertiary care, multi specialty hospital with facilities matching the best in the world and offering advanced patient care of international standards.  

Closest to Sri Lanka: Global Hospitals & Healthcity at Chennai has joined the chain of Global Hospitals with its very own unit pertaining to truly global standards.

Global Hospitals and Health City Chennai is a 500 bed super specialty tertiary care facility located off the IT highway (OMR) at Chennai.

It renders 360 degree advanced tertiary healthcare services, on par with international standards. Every step is taken to ensure excellence in patient care through state of the art infrastructure, advanced technology and committed team work by internationally qualified specialists.