December 14, 2013
Dandy sponsored residents from 5 countries to attend its inaugural European Microanastomosis Training Symposium.
Professor Jorge Mura, Dandy Chile Chapter Officer, demonstrated microsurgical clipping of an aneurysm in a live, anesthetized pig. Aneurysms were created in the carotid artery of the animal based on a model developed by Professors González-Llanos and Roda Frade (Co-Directors of the Dandy European Microanastomosis Laboratory). Anesthesia was provided by a veterinary anesthesiologist.
Residents, Dr. Jason Paluzzi (Florida, USA) and Fernando Alonso (Ohio, USA), seen practicing a microsurgical clipping of an aneurysm in a live, anesthetized animal model.
Residents, Dr. Raphael Martínez Pérez (Madrid, Spain) and Dr. Andrie Giovanni (Bucharest, Romania), seen performing a microanastomosis in a live, anesthetized rat model.
At the official inauguration ceremony of the European Microanastomosis Laboratory on December 14, 2013 (held in Madrid, Spain), Professor Abdulrauf (Dandy President) acknowledged Professor González-Llanos (Dandy Vice President) for his yeoman’s work in the establishment of one of the best microanastomosis labs in the world.
In addition to Dandy Continental Hands-On Cadaveric Laboratories, our President is in the process of establishing continental microanastomosis laboratories for resident training. It is his belief that microanastomosis training is highly valuable because it develops confidence in performing skills required for all neurosurgical procedures.