Endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery currently provides detailed visualization of a variety of structures. It has undergone rapid advancement, moving from pituitary surgery to suprasellar lesions and now to a variety of pathology extending from the olfactory groove to clivus and laterally out to the infratemporal fossa and petrous apex. Evolution of technological advances, surgical techniques both in resection and reconstruction as well as better understanding of endoscopic surgical anatomy have fostered this capability. Continued advances in surgical technique, navigation systems, endoscopic imaging technology, and robotics assure continued brisk evolution in this expanding field.
With the aim to enhance the surgical skill of practicing sinus and skull base surgeons, the Division of Rhinology and Allergy, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and the Endoscopic Nasal and Sinus Surgery Excellence Center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital are offering special training to develop advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery skills and competency.
- To understand clinical characteristics of various kinds of lesions which require endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
- To be able to perform endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery via hands-on training on cadaver lab and patients under supervision
- To be able to operate endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery appropriately for patient surgical management
What to Learn
The 6-month training is offered twice each year (January – June and July – December). The trainee will gain knowledge and skill in practicing endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery and handling patient as well as the experience on related academic and clinical activities.
- Rhinosinusitis and skull base tumor insights:
- Knowledge in pathophysiology, endotyping, phenotypes and clinical approach of rhinosinusitis
- Knowledge in pathophysiology, allergy testing and clinical approach of rhinitis
- Knowledge in histopathology, clinical characteristics and clinical approach of skull base tumor
- Practice in the OPD and IPD settings
- Endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery insights and experience:
- Knowledge in surgical anatomy
- Indications, techniques and results of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
- Hands-on practice for endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
- Potential pitfalls and complications of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
- Academic and clinical activities associated:
- Participation and presentation in Rhinology conference
- Difficult clinical case discussions in Interhospital conference
- Participation and presentation in Thai-Indonesia-Vietnam conference
- Participation in research on Rhinology and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
Certification will be issued upon completing the full course and satisfactorily demonstrating the endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery skill and competency.
A fee is charged to cover the 6 month training for endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery.
Who Should Apply
The course is intended for experienced sinus and skull base surgeons who would like to train in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery under experts’ close supervision. Eligible applicant must have medical degree with a board certification in Otolaryngology. A supporting letter reflecting the need in attending the course is required from the affiliated institution. The final candidate selection is based on his/her resume and interview performance. For successful candidate from abroad, a health certificate and adequate proof of health insurance coverage are required before enrollment.
Assoc. Prof. Kornkiat Snidvongs, MD, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Endoscopic Nasal and Sinus Surgery Excellence Center
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
- Assoc. Prof. Songklot Aeumjaturapat, MD
- Assoc. Prof. Supinda Chusakul, MD
- Assoc. Prof. Jesada Kanjanaumporn, MD
- Dr. Kachorn Seresirikachorn, MD, PhD