GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

liveSURGE 2010

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

When & Where?

13th & 14th November - 2010, Residency Towers, Coimbatore

Focus Area

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Value Additions

Invited Guest Lecture by Dr. Arjun Rajagopal, Director, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, on “Assessing Cost Effectiveness in Interventions

Faculty of liveSURGE 2010

Prof. Michael Andrew Borger
Prof. Lucia Torracca
Prof. Jai S Raman

About 12th liveSURGE..

The 12th Annual Live Workshop was conducted on 13th and 14th November 2010. It focused on Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. The visiting faculty were Prof. Michael Andrew Borger, Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, Prof. Lucia Torracca, HOD Cardiac Surgery, Riuniti Hospital Ancona, Italy and Prof. Jai S Raman, Director, Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Chicago, USA. 3 patients were operated on 13th November 2010. Three lectures were delivered on 13th November 2010. “Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery” was delivered by Prof. Michael Andrew Borger. The second lecture was delivered by Prof. Jai S. Raman, on “Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery – A Personal Journey”. 3rd lecture was delivered by Prof. Lucia Torraca.

Four videos sessions were conducted – “Loop technique for Minimal Invasive Mitral Repair”, “Valve Sparing Aortic Root – David Operation” by Prof. Michael A Borger, “Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair”, “Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement”  by Prof. Lucia Torraca. In the evening dinner program, there was an invited Guest Lecture by Dr. Arjun Rajagopal, Director, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, on “Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Interventions. The day ended with dinner and music – “Yesteryear Hits” by Ganesh, Bangalore.

14th November 2010 started with the review of cases. 1 patient was operated on the second day as well. There was one lecture by Prof. Michael A Borger on “Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery” and a video session on “Complex Aortic Root Replacement through Mini Sternotomy” by Prof. Jai S Raman.

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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.