Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
Dr.U was honored to be invited as a presenting faculty member at a live ISHRS-sponsored FUE Cadaver Hands-On and Live Surgery Workshop. This April 2019 event was held on the 19th through 21st, in Istanbul, Turkey at the Acibadem University’s Anatomy Laboratory where fixated cadavers were provided for an invaluable, hands-on learning experience. The FUE live training demonstration and usage of the Dr.UGraft ™ technology was one of the highlights of the event and enabled the attending doctors to actually experience the intelligence and intuitiveness of the revolutionary punch in action.
This workshop was organized by co-chairs, Tayfun Oguzoglu MD, FISHRS and Kayihan Sahinolgu MD, FISHRS as well as Ekrem Civas MD. In recent years, Dr.Sahinoglu reached an amazing new milestone in his research through the development of an innovative formulation which preserves cadavers so that their skin tissue retains a more lifelike texture and behaves more closely to what they would observe with actual patients. In comparison to the use of fresh frozen cadavers, this methodology offers doctors a more optimal context for doctors to practice techniques in hair transplant graft extraction.
Here at the Dr.U Hair and Skin Clinics, we would like to congratulate Dr.Sahinoglu on his achievement, a most remarkable contribution to current training standards in the hair transplant field.
Dr.UGraft ™ FUE Live Training, Hands-On Demonstration
The surgeons who attended this event were given the opportunity to perform donor graft extractions using the Dr.UGraft™ Intuitive FUE Punch. The design of this device allowed them to harvest top-notch, in-tact grafts with low transection rates, despite any angulation errors, with respect to the actual hair growth angles.
Additionally, lessons on other topics included:
- hairline design
- use of anesthesia
- donor management
- slit creation techniques
- post-op, follow up care
Attendees thoroughly enjoyed this overall FUE live-training experience, taking home more than just information alone, but new skill levels that are directly relevant to patient treatment results.
About the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons)
The ISHRS is a worldwide, non-profit association and an organization which represents as the top and leading authority on hair loss, treatment, and restoration. Dedicated to ensuring excellent patient outcomes, the ISHRS aims to promote the highest standards in the practice, research, and ethics within the medical field of hair restoration.
Among the many events sponsored by the organization, regional workshops are held to provide continuing education for members. While traditional, classroom-style lecture presentations offer knowledge-based learning experiences, the ISHRS also offers hands-on, skill-based learning workshops, like the Istanbul, empowering surgeons more directly so that they can improve the quality of results they are able to provide for their patients.
Frequently Asked Questions – FUE Live Training and Dr.UGraft™
Who is qualified to register for a live-training course on Dr.UGraft™? Where can I go to find out more information?
For more information on live-training courses on using Dr.UGraft™ technology, please visit the site, Los Angeles Hair Restoration Courses. Credentials to register include MD, DO, MBBS, MBChB, PA, and NP.
Do I have to be an ISHRS member to participate in live-training courses on FUE or Dr.UGraft™?
FUE hair transplant training courses are offered by various organizations, including the ISHRS. The ISHRS offers live-training courses to its own members. Live-training on Dr.UGraft™ technology may be made available through the ISHRS as well as the Los Angeles Hair Restoration courses site, discussed above.