5 August 2018


5th Certification Course in Vascular USG (Ultrasound) and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Venous Diseases was organized at Fortis Hospital Mohali in association with Venous Association of India (VAI) under the patronage of Vascular Society for Limb Salvage.

The course focused on latest treatment of Varicose Veins. Fortis Hospital, Mohali had last year introduced a new technique- Mechanico Chemical Ablation (MOCA) and glue closure to treat Varicose Veins for the first time in India. These advanced techniques are simple and doesn’t require application of tumescent anaesthesia. A special catheter is introduced in the vein of the patient and vein is ablated along with foam sclerotherapy. Seeing the popularity of the newer technique, both Indian and International doctors are here to learn the same and replicate it in their countries.

Dr Ravul Jindal, Director, Vascular Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, who conducted the course, informed, the skilled course cum workshop shall be attended by more than 60 doctors from India and abroad. Some of the international faculty included Prof. Jean Francois from France, Dr. Jean Patrick Benigni UHL from France, Prof. Nick Morrison from USA, Dr. Wassila Taha from Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Uldis Maurins from Riga, latvia, Dr. Akshat Sharipov, Dr. Nurlan Ashimov from Kazakhstan and Dr. Mark Whiteley from UK.

More than 30 Live Cases were operated with Hands-on training for all delegates to enhance understanding of venous ultrasound physics and instrumentation, venous lower extremity ultrasound evaluation and mapping for vein ablation procedures and to learn all about management of venous diseases. This four days course was intended for Varicose Vein service providers, sonographers and other allied health care professionals.

Course highlights were vascular ultrasound theory and practical training on models and patients, USG guided puncture of IJV/Femoral Vein/ Popliteal Vein/ Femoral Artery/ Axillary Vein/ Long Saphenous Vein and Short Saphenous Vein, medical stockings and four- layers compression stockings, practical training of latest treatment of varicose veins with live demonstration of EVLT/RF/Foam Sclerotherapy/ Glue Closure/MOCA, live demonstrations of DVT thrombolysis and IVC filter, cosmetic varicose vein treatment, live demonstration of stem cell & PRP therapy and many more latest procedures.


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