Hyderabad: Over 100 urologists and 150 gynecologists from across the world participated in the three-day international urogynecology conference at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on Sunday. Senior faculties from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and other European Union nations, who participated in the conference, highlighted new technologies and their uses in treating health ailments among Indian woman.
“Urogynecology is a relatively unknown subject in India. Issues like inability to hold urine and feeling a bulge due to laxity in the pelvic floor are common among elderly women and considered under Urogynecology. Due to cultural reasons, shyness and perhaps being old and infirm, women avoid seeking expert advice,” said Dr Anuradha Koduri, organising secretary of conference.
The conference chairperson, Dr Neena Desai said the meeting was aimed at increasing awareness and improving proficiency of doctors in handling such issues. The conference featured workshops on topics of urinary incontinence, use of ultrasound, performing surgeries on life-like models to teach correction of incontinence.