HSMA clinicians demonstrate pioneering surgery at Future Surgery 2022


Leading surgeons from HSMA clinics set to perform demonstrations of cutting-edge techniques in a ground-breaking surgical simulation theatre

Surgeons from across the Harley Street Medical Area will come together to perform both ‘live’ and simulated surgery on a ground-breaking surgical simulation theatre at Future Surgery 2022.

Organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the simulated operating theatre will give surgeons a platform to demonstrate the latest pioneering surgical techniques to an audience of over 4,500 healthcare professionals. 

Visitors will be able to watch a wide array of cutting-edge demonstrations courtesy of some of the UK’s leading clinics and hospitals, including Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, Orthopaedic Specialists and The Harley Street Specialist Hospital.

Mr Raghbir Singh Khakha, consultant orthopaedic & specialist knee surgeon from Orthopaedic Specialists, will perform modern techniques in knee joint preservation surgery, which is used in active patients who have osteoarthritis. A high tibial osteotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that realigns the knee joint. For some patients with knee arthritis – a condition marked by progressive decline – the surgery can delay or prevent the need for a partial or total knee replacement by preserving damaged joint tissue. 

Mr Raghbir Singh Khakha of Orthopaedic Specialists

Mr Raghbir Singh Khakha of Orthopaedic Specialists

Speaking about the procedure Mr Khakha said: “Joint preservation is the hottest topic in knee surgery at the moment and surgeons and trainees are keen to learn about the latest techniques. Traditionally this has been a difficult procedure to perform, with large incisions and challenging technical elements as well as a long recovery. With recent advances, it is becoming a safe and reproducible procedure with excellent long-term outcomes.”

Two other consultants from Orthopaedic Specialists, Mr Ali Noorani and Professor Roger van Riet, will be leading a simulation focusing on elbow injuries in elite athletes. The duo will talk about their approach and show some examples where timing of surgery, minimal invasive surgery and arthroscopy play an important role.

Moorfields Private Eye Hospital London will demonstrate pioneering artificial intelligence in cataract surgeries. Consultant Mr George Saleh, director of simulation training, will be presenting on virtual reality and AI themes in ophthalmology, highlighting some of the hospital’s key research outcomes.

Consultant oral, maxillofacial & aesthetic surgeon Miss Natasha Berridge will be sharing her experience of the important role of photo surgical simulation in planning for facial feminisation surgery (FFS), a field in which rapid advances in software and image processing are revolutionising current clinical practice.

Paul Benton, managing director, international of ABHI, said: “Future Surgery is a truly unique platform for experts and innovators in surgery to come together. The simulated operating theatre will provide a platform for world-class UK clinicians to showcase their skills and leading providers to engage and educate visitors.”

Future Surgery 2022 takes place on 15-16 November 2022 at ExCel, London.