GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

liveSURGE 2014

Aortic Valve Repair and Proximal Aorta - I

When & Where?

1st & 2nd November - 2014, Residency Towers, Coimbatore

Focus Area

Aortic Valve and Proximal Aorta

Value Additions

Big Debate on “Remodelling v/s Reimplantation” between Dr.Schafers & Dr.Michael Borger

Faculty of liveSURGE 2014

Prof. Hans Joachim Schafers
Dr. Michael A Borger

About 16th liveSURGE..

The 16th Annual Live workshop took place on 1st and 2nd of November 2014. It was focused on Aortic Valve Repair and Proximal Aorta with more than 200 delegates participating in it. The invited faculty included Prof. Hans Joachim Schafers from Saarland University Medical Center, Germany and Dr. Michael A Borger, Director, Cardiovascular Institute Columbia University Medical Center for the Tele-Debate. The workshop included live cases with didactic lectures and a big debate on “Remodelling and Re-implantation” between the two faculty. A team of eminent surgeons participated as guest faculty for the same included Dr. Sampath Kumar, Dr. Kunal Sarkar, Dr. Vivek Jawali, Dr. Yugal Mishra, Dr. Anil Jain, Dr. Rajan Sethuratnam, Dr. Shiv Choudhary and Dr. Rehan Mohammed. 5 cases were performed over two days on Aortic Valve Repair and Valve Sparing Root Procedure (Re-Modelling) in different patients of tricuspid, bicuspid and unicuspid aortic valve. The program was well-received by all. All the patients operated did well in the postoperative period.

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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.