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Surviving Private Practice in Malaysia

Why did I write this blog? Each year about 5000 doctors are graduating from medical colleges just in Malaysia. Being a doctor in Malaysia is going to be very competitive. This is more so in the private sector. Every one entering a medical school is hoping for a successful carrier as a doctor. However surviving
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Laparoscopy – Tips and tricks in performing laparoscopic surgery

I have been doing laparoscopic surgery for about 25 years. I have visited many famous laparoscopic surgeons and learnt from them. There are many tips and tricks I have learnt over the years. I wanted to write a book on athis topic but that will take a long time. I have decided to blog all
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Laparoscopy- 14 steps to improve your skills in Laparoscopic surgery

Early daysWhen I was training as a Registrar in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit at Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, between 1988 and 1991 the only laparoscopy we did was diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic tubal ligation using the Falope ring. UK I went on to work in a small hospital in the UK.  Very few surgeries were done by
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Laparoscopy – Locating fibroids during Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Removal of fibroids by laparoscopy (Laparoscopic Myomectomy) is perhaps the most tedious of all laparoscopic surgeries. There are many steps namely:Devascularize the uterusRemoval of the fibroidsRepair the defectRemoval of the fibroid/s by morcellationMy biggest fear when performing myomectomy by laparoscopy is missing fibroids. There are several strategies for not missing a fibroid when performing this
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Poor assistants, poor equipment and no Mentor when performing surgery by laparoscopy.

In one of my earlier blogs entitled “12 reasons why laparoscopic surgery is not popular in Malaysia”, the 9th reason I stated was “You don’t get good assistants when performing surgery by laparoscopy”This is a common complaint by gynaecologist keen to perform laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is an instrument intensive procedure. You need nurses who can
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“Lockdown – Malaysia” what I hope to do with the extra time

Most of us are busy. We have many things that we would like to do but could not get them done. During this “lock down” or “social distancing” period, most of us will have a lot of time in our hands. Just sitting around and wasting time should be the last thing that we should
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12 reasons why surgery by laparoscopy in gynecology is not popular in Malaysia

I have been performing surgery by laparoscopy surgery for more than 25 years. Unfortunately, the progress made in surgery by laparoscopy in gynaecology in Malaysia is very slow. These are the reasons I think why gynaecologists in Malaysia perform so few surgeries are performed by laparoscopy. You don’t get paid extra for performing Surgery by
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Funny Names – SEVELLARAJA A/L N. SUPERMANIAM

Yesterday we saw the ascend of our new Prime Minister Tan Si Muhyiddin Yassin as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia. Curiously, his first name is Mahiaddin Md Yassin @ Muhyiddin Yassin. It appears that his name was first written wrongly as Mahiaddin instead of Muhyiddin. This is further reiterated by his eldest daughter’s name:
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