Children’s surgeons in Uzbekistan now stand to benefit from a unique training center. It has been created at the National Specialized Center for Small Invasive and Endovisual Children’s Surgery.
Modern technologies help make many surgeries less traumatic due to the fact that organs to be operated on are accessed by cutting through soft tissue. The key advantage of such surgery is that is does not require lengthy rehabilitation and the child is back on his feet within the first day after surgery. These technologies are slated to be introduced to all regional multidisciplinary medical centers very soon.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Health in conjunction with Germany’s KfW development bank are purchasing the necessary equipment and mastering techniques. Training has been set up at the National Specialized Center for Small Invasive and Endovisual Children’s Surgery. Local specialists have garnered a fair amount of experience in effective practical application of these techniques.
In recent years, a lot has been done at the Center to boost the quality of training. The lecture room has been connected to a modern surgery video system. Operating rooms now boast conditions that enable students upgrading their skills to be present at surgeries. That said, the administration still faces problems related to the further improvement of the training process.
“The biggest challenge and responsibility for a doctor is when he or she takes a took and starts operating on a patient,” says Shavkat Salimov, Director of the National Specialized Center for Small Invasive and Endovisual Children’s Surgery and chief children’s doctor of the Ministry of Health. “The doctor sees the organs being operated on on a screen and relies on special tools to carry out actions. To ensure surgery is carried out by specialists with experience in using the new equipment, we set up a special training hall at the Center with the assistance of a leading producer of endovisual equipment, Karl Storz.”