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Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic Surgery – Port Placement

Video 4 Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic Surgery – Port Placement  Introduction This is my 4th video in the series Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic Surgery. In this Video I am going to look at different ways of Port placements. Whenever I teach laparoscopic suturing, the first question I ask my students is “what is
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Surviving Private Practice in Malaysia – Clinic systems in Private Hospitals

Private Hospitals in Malaysia Since the 1990’s private hospitals have mushroomed in Malaysia. In 2018 the total number of private hospitals in Malaysia was reported as 240 as opposed to 144 government hospitals. The biggest groups of hospital are KPJ (27), Pantai /Gleneagles (15) and Columbia Asia (13).  How we started in Mahkota Medical Centre
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Tips and tricks in performing laparoscopy – Different techniques of insertion of the first trocar

Different laparoscopic surgeons have different ways of inserting the first trocar. Here I will outline what I have seen and what is my preferred technique of first trocar insertion. 1. How do you insert the 10mm trocar without carbon dioxide insufflation There are 2 ways  I have seen of inserting the 10mm trocar without carbon dioxide
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Surviving Private Practice in Malaysia – When to leave for private practice?

Government Hospital or Private Practice One of the most difficult decisions I had to make in my life was to leave government service for Private Practice. Having worked in the public sector for 9 years I found myself not being able to improve myself in the areas of my interest namely Minimally Invasive Surgery (laparoscopy)
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Laparoscopy – Tips and tricks in performing laparoscopic surgery – Carbon dioxide insufflation and the first trocar insertion

This is my second video in the series of Tips and Tricks in performing laparoscopic surgery. I will be talking about carbon dioxide insufflation and insertion of the first trocar during laparoscopic surgery. I already have a video entitled Complications in Laparoscopic surgery so I will not repeat what I have already discussed in that video. I
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Surviving Private Practice in Malaysia – Choosing your private practice

When I decided to go into private practice in 1994 I looked at all my options. Being an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist I had several choices. I had the option of joining an established hospital. This was tempting at that time. Firstly, an established hospital will be equipped with all the facilities for me to practice
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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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