Dr Kapil Dua,Tel Aviv Experience

Recently, in the month of JuIy, I had an opportunity of visiting The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is the largest and most technologically comprehensive tertiary, university-affiliated, medical and research center hospital in Israel. It comprises of 120 departments and clinics, 1,700 beds, and close to 6,000 healthcare professionals, including 850 doctors and 2,000 nurses.
The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Sheba Medical Center is one of the largest departments in Israel for the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases. The department had a staff of 10 Israeli Board Certified staff physicians and 6 residents.
The department is known for the rehabilitation of the hearing impaired children. They have a well developed Cochlear implant program, which has been going on for the past 18 years. The director of the department, Professor Kronenberg, is the inventor of the suprameatal surgical technique for cochlear implantation. It is a unique new technique, developed for cochlear implantation which bypasses the conventional route for cochlear implantation and makes the drilling of the mastoid (skull bone behind the ear) unnecessary. They have used this technique for over 200 patients in the past 10 years. It is the largest center in Israel for cochlear implantation with an overall experience of over 450 cochlear implant patients This technological breakthrough changes the life of children, enables them to develop, especially in the educational mainstream of modern life.
The consultants in the department were very cooperative, always ready to share the views on the various otology surgeries being performed over there. I had the opportunity of sharing my experience in FESS and advanced endoscopic sinus surgeries as they have just started off with the advanced procedures like skullbase surgeries, DCR, etc.
I also had the opportunity to move around and enjoy the living history of Jerusalem and Bethlehem ( now in Palestine) and the highly advanced city of Tel Aviv.

On the whole, it was a good learning experience and I hope I use that for providing better healthcare to our patients.

Dr Kapil Dua
DMC, Ludhiana

20th National Conference of ORL&HNS,Peshawar,Pakistan

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased and honoured to invite you to the 20th National conference of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery to be held at Khyber Medical College Peshawar, from 1st - 3rd November, 2007.

You could find all the details at http://www.psorl.com/ .Hoping to hear from you soon.We look forward to receiving your abstract submissions. Hope to see you in Peshawar Pakistan and promise to extend the traditional N.W.F.P. Hospitality during your stay with us.

Last date for abstract submissions is September 15, 2007.

Contact Person

Dr. Zakirullah

IFOS World Congress,2009,Brazil

OTO-EXPO ,2007,Washington


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TEMFESS 2007,SRMC,Chennai

VII Hands-on Temporal bone and Cadaveric FESS workshop, TEMFESS 2007.
Date: November 10th and 11th 2007.

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai.
Contact: Dr. K. Dinesh Kumar, Organizing Secretary

Implantable Hearing Aids

For patients with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss a new implantable device became available.The Vibrant P (programmable) and HF (high frequency) Soundbridges (Symphonix)work by increasing the amplitude of natural ossicular vibration. They achieve this through a floating mass transducer attached to the long process of the incus (f. The transducer, a hermetically sealed titanium bobbin wrapped in gold wire, contains a magnet (the floating mass) that moves back and forth according to the frequency and amplitude of the sound signal. It is driven by an electronic processor unit, which is connected to it by a fine wire. The processor unit modulates an electrical signal delivered by a receiver implanted in the skull just behind the ear. The external component of the system is held on the side of the patient's head by a magnet and concealed behind the hairline. It contains a microphone, battery, and the electronics to convert sound energy into a signal that can be transmitted to the internal receiver. Because this device directly drives the ossicular chain, auditory feedback is eliminated. Furthermore, the ear canal is not occluded by a mould.


Nasal endoscopes - a New Patent
Document Type and Number:
United States Patent 4517962
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This invention relates to an endoscope for endonasal surgery for which different optical systems are required. With this invention it is possible to exchange an optical system and/or a matching flushing and suction shaft as desired while still utilizing the same endoscope shaft handle and without requiring the interchange of the complete endoscope including its handle. To accommodate this function, the handle including flushing and suction passages can be mated with interchangeable flushing and suction shafts and a desired optical system. Such shafts and optical system are releasably connected to the endoscope handle.



Govt. ENT Hospital, Koti,Hyderabad

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  • Treasurer :Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery


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National FESS Workshop,New Delhi

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Dr Renuka Bradoo

Prof & Head
Department of ENT, Lokmanya-Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India

Anatomical Principles of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Step by Step Approach