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Source: BGS Global Hospitals
Monday, August 05, 2013 12:20 PM IST (06:50 AM GMT)
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BGS Global Hospitals Organises the First Global Interventional Radiology Symposium

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Monday, August 05, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — — Showcased a wide range of Interventional Radiology procedures performed at Global Hospitals

— Knowledge sharing to help interventional Radiologists with better treatment plans and patient outcomes

BGS Global Hospitals organised Global Interventional Radiology Symposium (GIRS 2013), the first in the country. The one day symposium was well attended by over 120 delegates from all over the country. The symposium showcased a wide range of Interventional Radiology procedures routinely performed at Global Hospitals in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Dr M C Uthappa, Director of Interventional Radiology & Interventional Oncology, Global Hospitals, said, “Today, Interventional Radiology is an integral part of various clinical procedures, finding a role in vascular diseases, liver diseases, oncology, stroke management, women’s health, paediatrics, and back pain. Interventional Radiology procedures are nonsurgical procedures and bring with them immense patient benefits, hence a preferred option for treatment in varicose veins, fibroids, prostate gland enlargement, etc.”

He added, ” Available to us in India are a variety of new IR techniques that have been successfully incorporated into clinical practice, which involve the use of catheters, guide wires, balloons for angioplasty, coils, liquid embolizing agents, stents and stent grafts, radiofrequency ablation devices, thrombectomy devices, which is a boon to interventional radiologists.”

Patient benefits by treatment with Interventional Radiology

— Outpatient procedure (some require a short stay)

— General Anaesthesia is usually not required

— Risk, pain and recovery time reduced significantly

— Less expensive than surgery in majority of the cases

The highlights of this symposium, which was inaugurated by Dr K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director of Global Hospitals Group were:

1.Interactive discussions followed the talks in the four main sessions

2.A special panel discussion was organised on Liver Cancer

3.Guest lecture by Dr SS Baijal, Director of Interventional Radiology, Medanta Hospital, New Delhi

Sandhya Prasad, DGM-Corporate Communications, BGS Global Hospitals, +91 9886656787,


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