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Since the first of February 1991, I have been employed by the Ministry of Health as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with the biggest hospital in Mauritius, with 625 beds, where I am in charge of both the Burns Unit and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department.

The Burns Unit consists of both a female and male ward, with a 25-bed capacity each and 5 Beds in Intensive Care Unit Burns. The Plastic Surgery Department shares the beds of two male and two female wards with the Orthopaedic Department.

There was also a constant increase in the number of plastic surgery cases treated by me during the past thirty years, and some of the pathologies treated by me, are the following:

  • Hand surgery such as tendons, nerves, blood vessels repairs, fractures as well as amputations, degloving injuries
  • Polytraumas with extensive tissue loss
  • Breast surgery
  • Post-burn reconstructive surgery such as contractures, keloids, etc
  • Cervico-facial surgery, excisions of tumours and reconstructive surgery
  • Orbital surgery after facial trauma
  • Skin tumours, such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, etc
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive surgeries by flaps and tissue-expanders
  • Cranio-facial surgery
  • Congenital malformations like hypospadias

During the past twenty years, I have been improving substantially the surgical care and medical treatment at the Burns Unit and consequently, I have been able to bring down the mortality rate over the successive years, although, there has been a constant rise in the number of admissions at the same time.

Furthermore, I am involved in:

  • Teaching sessions for young doctors, nursing staff, nursing students, Red Cross, other governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Setting-up of a high-standard Maxillo cranio-facial head & neck surgery unit in Mauritius
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Regular talks on the local radio and television stations
  • Exchange of opinions and techniques with visiting professors

Since 1993, I have been appointed as Advisor to the Ministry of Health. I have been in charge of the planning and surveillance of the construction of a new Burns Unit at the Victoria Hospital, comprising a five bed ICU, specialised reanimation rooms, operation theatre, recovery room, sterilising unit, etc.

Professional Education

1975-1981

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (First Class) other formal trainings

1985-1990

Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
L.S.C.P.R.: Licence Speciale en Chirurgie Plastique et Reparatrice (French)/ Postgraduate Degree in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
This is a full time six years postgraduate course consisting of:
three years compulsory training in General Surgery:
Abdominal surgery where laparatomyes including viscus intestinal surgeries especially repairs after cancer resections ,gastrectomy ,Head and Neck Surgeries including cancers and traumas ,breast surgeries including urogenital system,cardiac surgery ,another three years super-specialisation in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery U.L.B., Universite Libre de Bruxelles (= Free University Brussels), Brussels, Belgium(refer to annex 1 and annex 11)

1987

Military Hospital Brussels, Brussels, Belgium,Specialised Training in Burn.

1988

Breast Surgery Brugman Hospital Brussels Belgium.

1989

Microsurgery Training applied to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1989) University Hospital Gasthuisberg BELGIUM.

1989

Gynaecological Microsurgery,University Hospital Gasthuisberg,(Catholic University Louvain), Louvain, BELGIUM.

1989

Training in Cervico-Facial Surgery especially in cancer and reconstructive.BELGIUM,BRUSSEL,BELGIUM
Coordinator & Instructor for Microsurgery at Brugmaan University Hospital

1990

Orbito-Facial Surgery NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM

1998

The Canniesburn Flap Training in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Canniesburn University Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM

1998

Craniofacial Surgery
By Professor Dr. A. Madaree, Consultant/Head of Department, Wentworth Hospital, Nathal University, Durban, South Africa. 6(a)-1999 Plastic & Reconstructive Bombay Hospital Prof Gupta India.

1999

Ear-Reconstructive Surgery.
By Professor Dr. Reinisch, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1999

Male Urogenital Malformations.
By Professor Dr. Weismer, Nathal University, Durban, South Africa.

2001

Training in liposuction. (2 months)
By professor Gerard Illouz founder of liposuction, Plastic and Reconstructive cosmetic surgeon Saint – Louis Hospital Paris .FRANCE.

2001

Training in Lipofilling.
European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, European Section of ESPRAS9th Congress ESPRAS, Rome, Italy by Professor G. Magalon,

  • Surgical Treatment of Skin Tumors, by Professors R. E. A. Nordstrom,U.K
  • Breast Augmentation, by Professor P. Heden,
  • Facial Nerve Reconstruction, by Professor P.J. Guelinckx, Belgium
  • Micro Graft Hair Transplantation, by Professor G. Sikos, Japan
  • Micrograft and Unifollicular Unit, by Professor P. Laufaurie,
  • Reconstruction of the Ear, by Professor F. Firmin, France
  • Botulinum Toxin, by Professor M. Signorini,

2001

The Fifth International Course on Perforator Flaps Professor Phillip Blondeel, Gent, Belgium

1998

Participated on 7th Osteogenic distraction work- shop, Stuttgart Hospital, Stuttgart University, Germany

1998

Prof. Knipper, Paris, Operated jointly at Victoria Hospital – Rhinoplasty

1999

Participated in International Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Krukenberg, South Africa – workshop and training.Prof. A.Madaree, Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wentworth Hospital, Durban, Kwazula Natal, South Africa – Joint Surgeries at Victoria Hospital. 1998 Plastic and reconstructive Surgery

1999

Cranio Facial, craniosynostosis,.. etc 2000 Maxillofacial malformations

2001

Urogenital malformations- S.Africa

2002

11th Asian Congress of Plastic Surgery, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

2003

Attended 10th Congress ESPRA, Athens, Greece.

2006

National Cancer Program workshop, Domaine des Pailles, Mauritius.

2008

International Cancer Registry, Intrercontinental, Balaclava , Mauritius.

2003

Breast Reconstruction workshop cum Camp at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Victoria Hospital October.

2003

Breast Reconstruction workshop cum Camp at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Victoria Hospital October.

Dr. R.Gunessee, Consultant in Charge, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Unit, Victoria HospitalDr. Samuel Kaul, Sr Consultant and Head of Surgical Oncology Unit, Appollo Cancer Institute, Delhi Dr. Shahin Nooreyezdan, Sr. Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Indraprastha, Apollo Hospital, Delhi Professor Mark Grannick, Professor of Surgery, Chief Division of Plastic Surgery, New Jersey Medical School U.S.A November 2008November 2009 November 2010.

2009

Participated, AESURG and ISAPS conferences, Khajuraho, India – March. 2011 -ISAPS Conference, Goa, India.
Joint Sessions with Dr Carol Benn, South Africa Members for International Society for Breast Cancer.

2010

Workshop on Sentinel Lymph nodes, Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, Mauritius.

2012

Surgical Sessions – Breast Cancer, Victoria Hospital, Mauritius.

2013

Workshop on Sentinel Lymph Nodes, Victoria Hospital.

2014

Workshop on Breast Cancer Chandigarh-India -Craniofacial conference - Delhi India.

2015

AESURG and ISAPS Conference Rajasthan – India.

2015

Burns Conference-Ludhiana –India.



Professional Experience

1981-1985

Registered Medical Prationer at SSRNH posted
General Medcine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopedics, Traumatology and Casualty , Emergency and General Surgery.

1985

Cardiac Surgery with visiting surgeon Prof Hassen Raffa from Saudi Arabia.

1985-1991

Free Medical Services
Human Service Trust, Islamic Cultural Centres

2008–2014

Consultant in Charge, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn, Victoria Hospital, Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius.

1998–2007

1998 Head of Department (Consultant), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department and Burns Unit (Ministry of Health), Victoria Hospital, Candos, Mauritius, In charge of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department and Burns Unit. Clinical works, ward-rounds, operating programme, etc, Responsible for the training of medical and paramedical personnel in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns. Responsible for the training of doctors and nursing staff in Hand Surgery. Responsible for the training in Microsurgery. Executive member of the Equipment Committee, Ministry of Health. Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Feb. 1991 - Dec. 1997

Senior Specialist, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ministry of Health,
Victoria Hospital, Candos, Mauritius

  • In charge of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Burns Unit, Victoria Hospital.
  • Responsible for the setting-up of the first Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department in Mauritius as well as for the training programme for the medical and paramedical staff, Responsible for the up-grading of the existing Burns Unit including the planification and construction of new premises, comprising five beds I.C.U., saline bath, weighing platform room, modern operation theatre, etc.
  • Initiated and responsible for the training of doctors and nursing staff in Hand Surgery.
  • Initiated and responsible for the training in Microsurgery.
  • Executive member of the Equipment Committee, Ministry of Health.
  • Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Participation in medical education programmes of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).

1991 to Date

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon,
"La Clinique Mauricienne" (Private Hospital), Reduit, Mauritius.
Appollo Bramwell Hospital, Reduit, Mauritius.
Clinique Lorette”, Curepipe, Mauritius.
« Clinique du Nord », Baie du Tombeau, Mauritius.
Private practice.

1993-1995

Commissioned the setting up of a modern Burns Unit, including Intensive Care Unit and Operation Theatre.
Advisor as regards the technical specifications of equipment, building and lay-out plan; co-ordinating the involved committees.

1990

Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, University Hospital Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium. Resident and Microsurgery.

1990

Coordinator and Instructor for Microsurgery Training, University Hospital Brugmann, U.L.B., Brussels, Belgium. Instructor in Microsurgery Techniques for Plastic Surgeons, E.N.T. Surgeons, Gynaecologists, etc...

1981-1985

General Practitioner and Medical and Health Officer, MOH, SSRNH. Being a General Practitioner then, worked in various units, such as General Medicine, Traumatology, Emergency, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, etc....



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