Scientific Program

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

R Anand,

Surgeon, ENT Specialty Centre, India

Keynote: Hypo pharyngeal collapse in obstructive sleep apnea: How to address it?
Plastic Surgery 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker R Anand, photo
Biography:

R Anand is the Director and Head of ENT in Dr. Anand ENT Specialty Centre, an academic training institute, Coimbatore, India. He has graduated from Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu and India. He has worked as a Resident under Dr. Mohan Kameswaran, a world renowned ENT Surgeon from Chennai, India. He is a Member of various associations’ like European Politzer Society of Otology, World Sleep Association, Cochlear Implant Group of India, Founder Member of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnea. He has presented several papers in India and international conferences and conducts Cadaver hands on workshops in regular intervals. He has also conducted Rhinology and Otology live surgery workshops. He is the Head of cochlear implant department in PSG Hospital, India.

Abstract:

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a silent nightmare. It is a rising social problem. A variety of medical and surgical solutions are available in the field but still there is no 100% cure. There are many hidden causes for the failure: Lack of proper counseling, over-weight, improper diagnosis and unaddressed areas in surgery. Hypo-pharyngeal collapse in OSA is the main cause for failure. Hypo-pharynx is the area between upper borders of epiglottis to lower border of cricoid cartilage. In failure cases, a high level of suspicion about hypo-pharyngeal collapse must be thought. Structures like huge tongue base, floppy epiglottis, lingual tonsil and laryngeal mass can be the reasons for the collapse. Apart from the routine workup Sleep Endoscopy is a very important tool to find out the cause. Surgeries like hyoid mobilization & suspension with mandible, midline glossectomy, epiglottopexy and vocal cord surgeries-posterior cordectomy are being performed to correct the failures. Proper pre-operative assessment along with Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) is very important for accurate diagnosis and better outcome. Multilevel surgical intervention tailored according to each individual is mandatory.

Plastic Surgery 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Eileen Raynor photo
Biography:

Coblation technology has been used in adult and pediatric adenotonsillectomy since it was introduced in 2001. Since then this device has been used in numerous head and neck procedures including nasal polypectomy, epistaxis management, lingual tonsillectomy, removal or debulking of lymphovascular or venous malformations, removal of suprastomal granulation tissue and laryngeal surgery. Coblation technology uses plasma generation that dissolves hydrogen bonds in tissue, resulting in volume reduction and lower thermal spread to surrounding structures than electrocautery techniques. Literature review of techniques and indications will be supplemented with specific case presentations.

Abstract:

Vascular malformations of the head and neck often require multiple interventions with the use of a variety of modalities including periods of observations, systemic medical management, targeted interventional radiologic approaches and surgical debulking or excision. The literature is deficient in evidence based management protocols with the majority being small case series or retrospective reviews. The terminology for these lesions historically has been confusing and until the development of a classification system by the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), understanding the nature of various vascular lesions has been challenging. Use of a vascular malformation team based approach has improved the diagnosis and management of these complicated lesions. The team generally consists of interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and head and neck surgeons with contributions from other specialties as the need arises. This discussion will focus on diagnosis and management options of the major categories of vascular malformations including hemangioma, venous or mixed venous malformations, lymphatic malformations and arteriovenous malformations with an emphasis on team management and review of the current literature.

Keynote Forum

Belayat H. Siddiquee

Professor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Bangladesh

Keynote: Parapharyngeal tumors: Surgical experience
Plastic Surgery 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Belayat H. Siddiquee photo
Biography:

Belayat Hossain Siddiquee is a Pioneer Head  Neck Surgeon in  Bangladesh. He started  career  as  Head  Neck Surgeons in 1992 after obtaining Fellowship in ORLHNS from Bangladesh . He is  first person posted as Professor of Head-Neck Surgery in the  University Hospital of the country. He is  Founder chief of HNS Division,BSMMU, Founder president, Bangladesh Society of HN Surgeons, Governing Council Member, Asian Society  Head-Neck Oncology (ASHNO), Councilor, IFHNOS, Country Coordinator,  World Head-Neck Cancer Day and Editorial Board Member,  Springer journal “Oral Cancer”. He is working to improve  skill of  HN Surgeon’s of his country to global level,  make  facilities for HN Surgery accessible to common  people.  

Abstract:

Parapharyngeal space is a complex potential space situated on both sides of the upper neck and contains several vital neurovascular structures. Parapharyngeal tumors are relatively rare, less than 0.5% of head-neck neoplasms. Because of location in a critical space and heterogeneous histological variety, often they impose diagnostic dilemma. FNAC may be difficult and risky. Biopsy may not be possible. Although mostly benign, primary malignant tumors, metastatic lymphnodes, involvement from lymphoproliferative diseases and tumors extending from adjacent sites may also occur. This is a series of 173 such cases in seven years period (July 2008 to June 2014). 

  • Face Lift Surgery
Location: 1

Session Introduction

Jose Luis Covarrubias Rosas

Plastic Surgeon, USA

Title: COVAS-LIFT
Speaker
Biography:

26 years of experience as a plastic surgeon. Creator of the Covas-Lift procedure.

Abstract:

This procedure is ideal for Patients with heavy faces and early aging process, when there is a main issue like ptosis involves, a sub-periostal mid facelift doing it through an intraoral incision (CADWELL LOOK), its done, a suture is placed in the temporal area to lift the malar tissue, whit a innovative 18-cm long curved double-beveled needle (COVAS NEEDLE) bearing a tiny sliding carriage to which 2/0 Non Absorbable suture may be anchored, this create suspension loops, that are anchored to the deep galea in the temporal region and this provide more tissue support, - fat grafts are used to increase volume, Vivification Peel and Botulism Toxin is the COVAS-LIFT procedure and can be combine with other modalities, like TCA PEEL 30%, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, liposuction of the double chin, otoplasty, and much more procedures, this is to have a more natural look ,and the satisfaction of both the doctor and patient.

  • Development of New Technique
Location: 2

Session Introduction

Michael F. Angel

Professor, ENT institute in Atlanta, USA

Title: Further thoughts on the surgical repair of Meningomyeloceles
Biography:

Michael F Angel is doubled boarded in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. He has been involved in various basic science projects, primarily involving ischemia and free radical mechanisms in skin, muscles, and nerves. He has many clinical interests and has written on areas ranging from meningomyleoceles, breast reduction, and wound healing, to nerve compression. He is currently working at the ENT institute in Atlanta Georgia

Abstract:

Michael F Angel is doubled boarded in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. He has been involved in various basic science projects, primarily involving ischemia and free radical mechanisms in skin, muscles, and nerves. He has many clinical interests and has written on areas ranging from meningomyleoceles, breast reduction, and wound healing, to nerve compression. He is currently working at the ENT institute in Atlanta Georgia

  • Head neck and Oral Oncology
Location: 3
  • Hearing Impairment- Causes and Tratment
Location: 4

Session Introduction

Mostafa R Mohamed Khalifa

Consultant and Lecturer at Assiut University, Egypt

Title: Tinnitus: From the perspective of different medical specialties
Speaker
Biography:

Mostafa R Mohamed is an Audio-Vestibular Medicine Consultant and Lecturer at Assiut University, Egypt. He has been practicing in the field of audio-vestibular medicine since 1999, combining academic, research and clinical activities. In addition, he has his clinic for assessing patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and vestibular diseases. He is conducting both diagnostic and rehabilitative maneuvers, including acoustical and electrical sound amplification.

Abstract:

Tinnitus is one of the most widespread disorders of the auditory system, affecting approximately 17% of the general population. In addition, it is one of the most difficult to treat symptoms in audiological practice. It is the perception of sound in the absence of an appropriate external sound source. Early treatment included boiling earthworms in goose grease, cedar sap, rose oil, honey, vinegar, wine, cockroaches ground in rose oil and opium. With all scientific advances, up till now, there is not one medication specific and successful for treating tinnitus. There are a lot of treatment trials, some gained some success and some failed. The main obstacle with managing tinnitus is the fact that the place of origin and pathogenesis of tinnitus is not yet determined. Therefore, dealing with tinnitus should not be restricted to certain medical specialty. Rather, we need to have a multidisciplinary team to study tinnitus and put theories on diagnosis and management. This presentation aims at putting a hypothesis on how doctors from different medical disciplines can handle the problem of tinnitus, each from his point of view and how they should meet at certain target point which is finding optimal treatment for tinnitus.