Greenslopes Private Hospital surgeon takes part in 36 hours of live surgery
Oct 18, 2022
Shoulder surgeons around the world have had the opportunity to benefit from watching the skills of a leading Greenslopes Private Hospital orthopaedic surgeon in action, with Professor (Adj) Ashish Gupta taking part in the Global 36-hour Live Shoulder Surgery “East Meets West” Course.
East Meets West is a 36-hour nonstop surgery event featuring 35 shoulder surgeries performed by
leading surgeons from 19 countries. This course was streamed live online around the world.
Professor Gupta co-chaired this event from the East, with Dr. Jean Kany in Toulouse from the West,
both at Ramsay hospitals.
Professor Gupta performed his surgery on Friday 14 October at 8am local time, viewed by more than
1,200 organisations across the globe.
“I am proud to be involved in this event. It is a great opportunity to share my technique on a
complex shoulder instability case and to show how mixed reality can significantly assist surgeons to
become more accurate with their surgeries,” Professor Gupta said.
“I enjoyed the chance to watch advanced surgical techniques from other experts around the world.
It’s interesting to see how surgeons are innovating and pushing the boundaries in other countries,
and how we all strive to provide better outcomes for our patients. More importantly, the high-level
discussions with the experts themselves were extremely unparalleled.”
Professor Gupta was coordinating the East in the event, performing a humeral allograft and latarjet
for bipolar bone loss for chronic shoulder instability using mixed reality planning by Akunah. Other
surgeries included advances in total shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, superior capsular
reconstruction, robotic tendon transfers, and instability procedures.
This is not the first time Professor Gupta has shared his skills with others for the benefit of surgeons
around the world, having supervised many international surgeons awarded fellowships from the
Australian Shoulder Research Institute (ASRI).
Earlier this year Professor Gupta mentored surgeons from Nepal, Lebanon, the Netherlands, and
Mexico who travelled to Australia to learn from him.