Surekha Training Centre
Chronic Venous Disease is a commonly encountered problem in Indian population with it’s incidence ranging from 25% to 30%. Despite such high numbers, it remains a neglected clinical entity amongst people and medical fraternity too. Resultantly, these patients often develop complications like non-healing leg ulcers which in turn causes a great deal of morbidity and even financial losses.
Also, there are only few specialists who foray into management of these patients in accordance with appropriate and recommended guidelines. ‘Phlebology’, which involves the study and management of Chronic Venous Disease, is now a recognised and rapidly developing speciality worldwide. Endovenous Treatments of Varicose Veins (Laser/Radio-frequency) are now a gold standard worldwide and yet there are only few General/Plastic Surgeons taking this up in their practice. One of the main reasons for this is the paucity of training facilities in this field.
‘Surekha Training Centre’, which is the academic arm of ‘Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic‘, has been conducting training programmes for General and Plastic Surgeons in ‘Basics of Laser Treatments for Varicose Veins’ since 2019. The idea is to help train more and more surgeons, who are the first point contacts for Chronic Venous Disease patients, especially in small cities and rural areas. Right training and post training guidance to interested surgeons will eventually help deliver better care to these patients at large.
We have now started a regularly conducted one day training programme in the ‘Basics of Laser Treatments for Varicose Veins’.