The 05th in the series 3D LAPENDOFUSION 2017 live operative workshop was successfully conducted on September 09th and 10th at PVS Memorial hospital and transmitted live at Gokulam convention centre.

Day 1 started with hectic activity at the registration counter, the total number of registration went close to 450. Dr George P Abraham gave the welcome note. The programme started with the academic sessions and after that live transmission from the theaters began. 3 theaters were used for 3D Laparoscopy, and 2 for endourology. 1 Robotic Renal Transplant was transmitted from IKDRC Gujarat. Total of 43 cases were transmitted on 2 days. 32 3D laparoscopy and 11 endourological cases were shown.

Complex reconstructive 3D laparoscopic procedures like nephron sparing surgery, VVF repair, partial nephroureterectomy, tailoring reimplantation, Re do pyeloplasty etc. were demonstrated.

Endourological procedures included RIRS, Mini PERC,  Thulium Prostatectomy, TUEB, Bipolar TURP.

About 40 national faculties actively participated in the workshop and showed their excellent academic and surgical skills

Inaugural function was on 09th Sep. at Gokulum Park convention centre. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon. Justice K. Surendra Mohan (High Court of Kerala). Sri. Hibi Eden (Hon. MLA, Ernakulam) gave a talk on Progress of Health Care In Cochin. This was followed by gala banquet. The whole workshop was widely appreciated by all. All patients had smooth recovery following surgery.