Vascular surgery and yoga for wellness

29th October 2021, 14:30 to 15:30 BST (19:00 - 20:00 IST)


The first talk in this session will cover renal replacement therapy, which is a major challenge for the surgical community globally. This talk will focus on the change from a 'fistula first’ approach to ‘what’s best for the patient’, which has had tangible benefits in the provision of a safe and effective renal replacement programme in South East Scotland, a service for a population of around a million.

The difficult time of the pandemic has increased stress levels for everyone, especially busy surgeons. The second talk will explore the potential of yoga to improve wellbeing. It will provide a roadmap for surgeons to indulge in yoga for wellness for some time every day to improve their overall physical, emotional, mental and spiritual performance.


  • Improve the quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Improve Surgeons and their team performance.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of a patient-centred approach to renal therapy.
  • Describe and understand the benefits of yoga for stress reduction and improved wellbeing.

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Mr Zahid Raza

Talk: Fistula first to what is best for patients

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Edinburgh and RCSEd Examiner.

Dr Arunima Verma

Talk: Yoga and Surgeons

Dr Arunima Verma is a Consultant General Surgeon heading the Department of Surgery at Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, in India. She did her undergraduate studies at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi in Jharkhand in India, and her masters at Dharbanga Medical College and Hospital in Bihar. She became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2011, and did a year of training in the 2015 – 16 through RCSEd in the UK. She has held many positions of responsibility organising local and national surgical conferences. She is active in surgical education as a Tutor for Edinburgh Surgery Online (ESO), an honorary faculty member at MGM Medical College in Jamshedpur, and an examiner and tutor for the National Board of Education in India. She is an Editorial Board Member of the Indian Journal of Surgery and JMAS, and is Chairman of the Association of Surgeons of India Jharkhand Chapter.

Dr Sunil Kumar (Moderator)

Dr Sunil Kumar is a Senior Consultant and former HOD Surgery in Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India, and an FRCS/MRCS examiner for the College. In 2015, he was awarded the Excellence in Medical Education prize from India’s National Board of Examinations.

Dr Harprit Singh (Moderator)

Dr Harprit Singh is a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist. He is Head of the Department of Urology at Mercy Hospital, Jamshedpur and Director of the Uro-Clinic, Jamshedpur. He has presented multiple papers in national and international meetings. He has demonstrated live surgeries at national conferences and had numerous publications in national and international journals and written chapters in books. He is the past Honorary Secretary of the East Zone Chapter of the Urological Society. He is a Council Member of the Urological Society of India (USI) from East Zone and a member of the Endourological Subspecialty of USI.


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