A Stapler Workshop was held at Lifeline Hospital, Perungudi, Chennai, between 18th and 20th September 2010.
It had around 150 participants from all the Southern States.
The operation theatre is a highly restricted area, the most obvious reason being the patientís health; So if a surgeon wants to adapt newer techniques, it is not as simple as in other fields like engineering or cooking, wherein a step wise guide or a manual will suffice in many instances.
Usually the focus of a surgeon is on relieving the suffering of the patient, it is most likely that he would use a tried technique as it is easier and more comfortable though, it may not be the fastest and the best.
A surgeon can learn by assisting an experienced Surgeon using a superior technique or by attending workshops where experts demonstrate the technique as well as clarify the doubts.
The Medical Workshops are a boon to young surgeons, where they can interact with experts and learn the technique.
Apart from demonstration, for hands on experience a session was arranged in the animal lab on the 20th September, for the surgeons to try the procedures under the guidance of the experts.