Trust streams live operation to educate surgeons at prestigious international congress
A surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust today performed an operation which was streamed live at the 22nd World Congress for the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), held in London.
Mr Ahmed Ahmed performed a laparoscopic insertion of a LINX device which is implanted to treat acid reflux. The LINX procedure implants a ring of magnetic beads around the lower part of the oesophagus to strengthen it and help keep it closed when not swallowing. Today’s operation was performed on a patient who had previously under-gone weight loss surgery after having a sleeve gastrectomy operation. The panel and audience at the congress were able to interact and ask Mr Ahmed questions throughout the 45 minute procedure.
The procedure was streamed as part of the 6th International Conference on Sleeve gastrectomy, where the first day is dedicated to live surgical procedures from surgeons around the world.
Speaking after the surgery Mr Ahmed said, “We are delighted to have been able to be a part of this year’s IFSO congress with other surgeons all around the world, and hope we have been able to educate those who attended.“
The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) is a federation composed of 58 official national associations of bariatric surgeons and individual members.