Himalayan spine symposium under way

Kathmandu, October 26

Spine surgeons from various countries have assembled in Kathmandu for the Himalayan Spine Symposium and third Annual Conference that kicked off today.

Spine surgeons discussed problems related to spine and the latest developments in treatment practices on the first day of the two day meet. A total of 45 doctors from Nepal, Japan, India, and America are participating in the conference, which aims to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experience in the field. The surgeons in the conference dwelled on spine infection, spine degeneration, age related spine problems, disk degeneration, deformity, back pain and the benefits of using the latest technologies for effective treatment.

Similarly, the surgeons participating in the conference talked about the changing scenario of the patients in Nepal. “Patients were reluctant to seek treatment earlier but now they seek treatment after new technologies were introduced,” said Dr Bimal Kumar Pandey, spine surgeon at Kathmandu Medical College.

Dr Pandey said that the conference would help bring in new tools and technologies and share personal experiences of the practicing surgeons in and around the world.

Patients haven’t been able to get spine surgery services in all parts of the country.