Kosova Surgeon Reattaches a Patient’s Finger – Busy Autumn for Microsurgery in the Balkans
It has been a busy and very productive time for microsurgery in the Balkans. Our chairman Mr Jack McCann visited Mother Theresa Univeristy Hospital in September to deliver the third microsurgery course in the Microsurgery Laboratory which we have helped to establish in 2014.
Eight surgeons from Albania, Kosova and Macedonia completed the training course during the week. This brings to 44 the number of surgeons who have completed the course over the past 2 years.
The addition of a third microscope, with the support of Electric Aid in 2015, has been a great boost to the courses. The course is a hands on course and therefore the trainees need as much time on the microscope as possible.
Following the course Mr McCann was invited to This November Mr McCann presented a paper “The Importance of Microsurgery in Reconstruction” & “Head and Neck Reconstruction” to the International Conference of Plastic Surgery hosted by Pristina University Hospital with participation from 7 countries of the Balkans and Southern Europe.
The highlight of the conference was a presentation by the young Kosovar surgeon Dr. Ylber Zejnullahu from Pristina University Hospital. Ylber presented his experience on reattaching the finger of a patient who lost it in an accident in Pristina. Ylber’s training in the microsurgery laboratory made this operation possible.