Educational Visit and Surgical Mission to Myanmar November 2018

In November 2018 our team from the neurosurgical departments of Bern and Lugano visited the University hospitals in Mandalay and Yangon.

 Neurosurgical residents at the University Hospital in Mandalay

Neurosurgical residents at the University Hospital in Mandalay

 International team at work

International team at work

Apart from general neurosurgical lectures and surgical support for the local doctors in Mandalay, this year’s focus was to introduce intraoperative neuromonitoring techniques at the university hospital in Yangon. This technique is essential for patient’s safety and radical tumor removal and was not available in Myanmar yet.

Therefore Dr. med. Kathleen Seidel, neurosurgeon and neurophysiologist from Bern, joined our team this year to train and support local staff. Prior to our visit a neurologist and 2 technicians from Yangon have been attending a 4 month fellowship in Bern to learn intraoperative monitoring techniques.

 Prof. Philippe Schucht (CH) and Prof. Myat Thu (Chairman, Neurosurgical department, University 1, Yangon)

Prof. Philippe Schucht (CH) and Prof. Myat Thu (Chairman, Neurosurgical department, University 1, Yangon)

 Introducing intraoperative neuromonitoring

Introducing intraoperative neuromonitoring

 Theoretical lectures prior to surgery at Neurosurgical department, University 1, Yangon

Theoretical lectures prior to surgery at Neurosurgical department, University 1, Yangon

 Teamwork, Neurosurgical Department, University 1, Yangon

Teamwork, Neurosurgical Department, University 1, Yangon