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SNUBH teaches cerebrovascular surgery tech to Thai hospital

Lee Han-soo  Published 2019.12.20  17:37  Updated 2019.12.20 17:37

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Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) said Professors Bang Jae-seung and Lee Si-woon transferred advanced microvascular anastomosis technique to physicians at Thailand’s King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, during the 1st Thailand Microvascular Anastomosis Workshop for Neurosurgeons.

Professors Bang Jae-seung (left) and Lee Si-woon train physicians working at Thailand’s King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, during the 1st Thailand Microvascular Anastomosis Workshop for Neurosurgeons held in Thailand from Dec. 6-7.

The microvascular anastomosis, a highly precise technique, is an essential technique for surgical treatment of moyamoya disease, cerebrovascular occlusion, and cerebral aneurysm. The hospital has been hosting workshops for neurosurgeons when Professor Oh Chang-wan held “The 1st Microvascular Anastomosis Workshop for Neurosurgeons” in Korea for the first time in 2007.

Since then, the team has been working to inform overseas neurosurgeons about Korea’s superior cerebrovascular surgery techniques by holding international workshops in Korea.

As of 2019, the team has held a total of 13 workshops and has educated and fostered numerous cerebrovascular surgeons at home and abroad.

“Diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease is increasing rapidly with aging, but there is a lack of hospitals that can sufficiently experience and educate the highly-difficult cerebrovascular surgery that can treat the symptoms,” Professor Lee said. “I hope that we can educate other physicians on Korea’s advanced surgery technique so that patients who suffer from cerebrovascular disease can be treated properly.”

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