GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

liveSURGE 2009

Mitral Valve Reconstruction

When & Where?

14th & 15th March - 2009, Residency Towers, Coimbatore

Focus Area

Mitral Valve Reconstruction

How many cases?


Faculty of liveSURGE 2009

Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong
Prof. Lissa Sugeng
Prof. Jai S Raman

About 11th liveSURGE..

The 11th Annual Live Workshop was conducted on the 14th and 15th March 2009. It focused on Mitral Valve Reconstruction. The visiting faculty were Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Institute, Thailand, Prof. Jai S Raman, Director of Research, University of Chicago, Prof. Sampath Kumar from AIIMS, New Delhi, and Prof. Lissa Sugeng, Associate Prof. Of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA. 4 patients were operated on 14th March 2009. Four lectures were delivered on 14th March 2009. The first lecture was on “Segmental Approach to Mitral Valve Repair – Techniques and Results”, delivered by Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong. The second lecture was delivered by Prof. Jai S Raman on “Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery – Where do we stand today? The third lecture was delivered by Prof. Sampath Kumar on “Mitral Valve Repair in Rheumatic Disease: Experience and results.” The forth lecture was given by Prof. Lissa Sugeng on “3D Echocardiography – a New Dimension in Imaging and its Current Application.” The day ended with dinner and music – Nostalgia by Alfi and Party. The next day started with video sessions given by the following faculty:

  1.  Mitral Valve Repair in Infective Endocarditis – Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong
  2.  Mitral Valve Replacement with Pulmonary Autograft – Ross II procedure – Prof. Sampath Kumar. 

Three cases were operated. Two lectures were also delivered – 

  1.  “Overview and Percutaneous and other less invasive mitral valve repair, Techniques and Technology” by Prof. Jai S Raman
  2. “Common critical errors in mitral valve repair” by Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong

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Contact us

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ms. Rubha Priya


Mob: +91-63852 51581

Email: gknmlivesurge@gmail.com


Dr. Aayush Poddar

Conference Coordinator

Mob: +91-9994295646

Email: aayush100@gmail.com

About us

Dr. S Muralidharan
Founder, liveSURGE
Past President, IACTS
Founder - Cardiothoracic Surgery Department,
Dr. P Chandrasekar
Course Director, liveSURGE
Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department,

GKNM Hospital started as a mother and child Hospital in 1952 and has currently grown to a 630-bed multi-specialty center. It has as its core competence unit, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The specialty of cardiac surgery was started in 1974 and became fully operational with open heart procedures in 1986. It is currently a tertiary referral center performing all complex cases. The unit performs close to 1600 open heart procedures a year.

This department has been conducting the Annual workshops since 1998 focusing on one aspect of cardiac surgery each year. This meeting is acclaimed as the best in the country in terms of scientific content and conduct. Each year we have about 225 delegates participating and the numbers keep growing each year. The program is fully focused on the academic content and experts in that specific area are invited to address and demonstrate the skills and advances. We are one of the very few centres in the world that does live workshops headed by the masters, which we believe is the best form of learning and teaching.

Dr Chandrasekar, Course Director, is the architect of GKNM liveSURGE and has conducted 20 such live workshops since 1998. The annual event helps shape and advance the academics in the field of Cardio-thoracic surgery in the country.

This workshop is conducted under the auspices of Cardiac Surgical Academic and Research Trust.