I have been following professor Baiju Senadhipan’s popular online webinars for a while now. This is because of the appropriately selected topics and renown speakers from the surgical field he usually invites. Taking in a trainee from a different continent without any financial benefit was very kind of him. For me, getting an opportunity to learn from him was a dream come true.
Senadhipan Education Foundation by Professor Baiju Senadhipan has been instrumental in providing advanced surgical knowledge along with the opportunities for minimally invasive surgical training to the people across the countries.
The visiting Fellowship at Tokyo Medical University under Professor
Yuichi Nagakawa is an excellent initiative by the Foundation. It provides an excellent opportunity to learn the technical aspects of the minimally invasive pancreatic surgery including the robotic pancreatic surgery. The entire Pancreatic Surgery Team at Tokyo Medical University was kind and supportive throughout my Fellowship tenure. Apart from the surgical training, I thoroughly enjoyed the morning departmental meetings and other academic activities. I was able to participate in more than 20 minimally invasive pancreatic resections. The Professor and his team were kind enough to explain the details of the procedure and answer my queries.
I express my deepest regards to Professor Senadhipan and his Foundation. I wish him more power and health.
Amir M Parray MS, DNB, FACS
Senadhipan Education Foundation is an educational initiative by Prof Baiju Senadhipan, which was established in 2012 to impart knowledge and skills in laparoscopic surgery to aspiring surgeons worldwide. The foundation organises many academic activities across surgical specialities and brings both national and international faculty on a common platform. During the COVID pandemic, academic activities went online with multiple webinars being conducted and engaging a large audience and an exemplary range of faculty from across the globe. The foundation has extended a commendable effort in organizing short fellowship programs in various GI surgical specialities, like minimal access pancreatic surgery, liver, colorectal and upper GI surgery, which enables aspiring candidates to visit high-volume centres performing advanced minimal access operations and technically advanced and complex oncological procedures.
I applied for the SEF-International Fellowship in HPB Surgery with Prof Nagakawa Yuichi at Tokyo University Hospital, Japan, the results of which were declared in June – July 2022. I was fortunate to be selected for the same and was one of the first to visit Prof Nagakawa at Tokyo Medical University Hospital in the month of November 2022. The centre is a high-volume pancreatic surgery centre with one of the highest numbers of laparoscopic and robotic pancreatic resections being performed across Japan. In my visit of four weeks at the Institute, I observed and assisted multiple robotic and laparoscopic pancreatic and gastric resections and complex resections for locally advanced pancreatic cancers. Prof Nagakawa and his team were extremely kind and approachable. He took the time to explain the procedure to us and was extremely patient with our questions. Prof Okozono and Prof Chie from his team were very kind and helpful and made our time at their Institute comfortable and worthwhile. The entire team was very welcoming and warm. The efforts of Prof Baiju Senadhipan, in organizing this fellowship are appreciable. It is a huge effort that will benefit any candidate selected for the fellowship program. I sincerely express my gratitude to the Senadhipan Education Foundation, Prof Baiju Senadhipan and Prof Nagakawa Yuichi and his team for a memorable time and an exceptional learning experience at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital.
Medanta – The Medicity
This is the success story of a Ukrainian patient successfully operated at Dubai by Dr Senadhipan for removing an uncommon cancer tumor called GIST that had grown in patient’s rectum very close to the anal opening. Surgeons choosing conventional open surgery to do this procedure normally struggle due to limited space available in Human pelvis. However, Dr Senadhipan’s exceptional laparoscopic skills made the surgery much easier for the patient and recovery much quicker. Over to Victoria Kuibar who is recounting her inspiring story first hand:
This is an inspiring story of Mr Verghese Mathew whose determination to choose keyhole surgery instead of open surgery saved him the needless trauma, time and cost. Please read on…
Story of 76-year-old Anamma who bounced back to normal life after rectal cancer surgery.
‘We thought mother’s life was about to come to an end…’ Minu’s voice trails off. ‘But then we met Dr. Baiju. To us, he was no less than God in the form of a human being!’