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Thiel Cadaveric Advanced Laryngeal, Pharyngeal & LASER & Endoscopic Surgery Workshop

(plus Course Dinner £40 if attending)
Course Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 08:15 to Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 15:30
Fully Booked
Course Category: 

Laryngeal Pharyngeal Laser Course

Course Programme

Day 1: Laryngeal Surgery

  • Diagnostic Microlaryngoscopy set up & endoscopic anatomy of the Larynx
  • CO2 laser: science & safety
  • Setting up CO2 laser: surgical pearls
  • Surgical Management of Benign Laryngeal Pathology  
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis: Endoscopic and Transcervical injection augmentation of the vocal cord
  • European Laryngology Association Classification of Laryngeal Laser Surgery
  • Surgical Management of Subglottic Pathology
  • Surgical Management of Laryngocele
  • Arytenoid Granuloma: Challenges in management
  • Surgery for Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Thyroplasty: Type 1
  • Thyroplasty: Type 2

  Day 2: Pharyngeal Surgery

  • Endoscopic Anatomy and Clinical examination of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract
  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy
  • Transnasal Endoscopic Assessment of Swallowing and management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia with endoscopic balloon dilatation
  • Management of Pharyngeal Pouch: Endoscopic & External approach
  • Endoscopic Management of Pharyngeal Pouch with CO2 laser
  • Demonstration Endoscopic Stapling of Pharyngeal Pouch on Pig cadaver model
  • (All participants will have facility to practice this on pig model)
  • CO2 laser procedures for tongue base pathology
  • Endoscopic (TNO) CO2 laser procedures with fibre delivery
  • Management of Oesophageal Stricture through combined anterograde & retrograde endoscopic approach
  • KTP Laser in animal model
  • Blue laser in animal model
  • Channel endoscopy


Special Note:  There will be several brain-storming sessions



 Course Directors:

Sam Majumdar

Sam Majumdar is a founding member of the British Laryngology Association and served on the council since 2013. He is a Laryngologist, full-time Consultant Surgeon and a Reader (hon) at the University of Dundee Medical School & Ninewells Hospital NHS Scotland. He is the lead clinician for Laryngology & voice, swallowing disorders (Transnasal Oesophagoscopy/Endoscopy) and difficult airway service at this centre, which he & his team had developed. He is leading the steering group for setting up the training and practicing standards for Transnasal Endoscopy/ Oesophagoscopy.

Sam Majumdar graduated in Medicine from the University of Nottingham Medical School after having substantial training in Maxillofacial surgery and obtaining Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Sam Majumdar is passionate about teaching and training.

Sam Majumdar is a Fellow of the Scottish Patients Safety Programme delivered by the Health Improvement Scotland. He is also the Deputy Lead for Scotland for Quality Improvement (Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management). he has published widely in the medical literature and peer reviewed journals; presented the national and international academic and given invited & key notes speeches. He has published widely in the medical literature on all aspects of ENT surgery and is co-author of chapters on seminal textbooks. Twitter:  @sammajumdar         LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sammajumdar


Jai Manik

Mr Jai Manick (Jaiganesh Manickavasagam) is the Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon in Ninewells Hospital and medical school Dundee. He is a Hon. Senior teacher of Dundee Medical School.  He is the lead head and neck and thyroid surgeon with clinical interests in Laser surgery and endoscopic thyroid and parathyroid surgery. His clinical practice is devoted to benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, voice box, neck, salivary glands and the thyroid gland. He is one of few surgeons in the United Kingdom with expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery for head and neck cancers. His research portfolio is primarily comprised of projects in head and neck, rhinology and skull base. He is also funder organiser of Dundee FRCS ENT VIVA course (www.frcsentvivacourse.co.uk) He is closely associated with ENTMASTERCLASS(www.entmasterclass.com) which is novel teaching platform for otolaryngology training and teaching. He is also editor of Head and neck section in Surgtech(www.surgtech.net)He is very keen on innovation, published and designed few new surgical techniques and new devices respectively.

Course Faculty:

Mark Watson

Mark trained in Birmingham and Newcastle before joining the Trust in 1992.   He is Lead Clinician for head and neck cancer in the Trust, and has previously served as Clinical Director for Special Surgery, and was Chairman of the Clinical Records Committee for 10 years.

 Mr Richard Green

Richard Green, Consultant Otolaryngologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee. Studied at the Universit

y of Newcastle and undertook junior doctor training in the North East of England and then registrar training in the East of Scotland. Richard undertook a fellowship in advanced rhinology in Aintree Hospital Liverpool and was appointed as a Consultant in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee in 2020. He is the HHT co-ordinator for Tayside and has set up the first MDT for HHT in Scotland. They use the KTP laser regularly as a treatment option for our HHT patients."  

Mr Richard Steven

Richard Steven is an ENT consultant and laryngologist in Fife, Scotland. Having completed a laryngology fellowship in Liverpool and Manchester he has returned to the east of Scotland where he undertook his specialty training. He has a particular interest in voice and airway disorders as well as in education. In 2018 he was awarded an MD for his work on the otolaryngology curriculum.

Shiying Hey

Shiying Hey completed her higher surgical ENT training in the East of Scotland deanery at Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. She is currently undertaking a post-CCT Laryngology fellowship accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. With her strong commitment to teaching and training, Ms Hey holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education and is a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers at the RCS Edinburgh. She enjoys being a faculty member at various national surgical courses with the latest, at the London TNO and Phonosurgery course. She has a passion for all aspects of Laryngology including airway, voice and swallowing.  

Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi

Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi is a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon with a subspecialist interest in adult and paediatric laryngology. He manages the full spectrum of laryngeal disorders including airway stenosis, voice disorders, swallowing difficulties. His NHS practice is based at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction and Imperial Complex Laryngology service, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Mr Al Yaghchi holds a PhD in Molecular Oncology from Queen Mary’s University of London with a special research interest in oncolytic viruses in head and neck cancers. In addition he has an active clinical research program in voice, airway and swallowing disorders.

Mr Al Yaghchi is a founding member of the British Laryngological Association and the honorary treasurer. He is a boarad member of the UK Swallowing Reasearch Group and has served as a Vice president of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Laryngology and Rhinology.

Mr Al Yaghchi developed a special interest in transgender healthcare during his time working at Charing Cross Hospital in close proximity to the Gender Identity Clinic in London. He went on to introduce a number of voice feminisation procedures to the UK. This included his own modification to the Wendler Glottoplasty technique, which has since become the preferred method for voice feminisation. Mr Al Yaghchi is a founding member of the International Association of TransVoice Surgeons.

Nashreen Oozeer

Nashreen is a graduate of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She completed her basic surgical training in the North East Deanery and her higher surgical training in the West of Scotland. After her post-CCT H&N fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand (2014-15), she did a TORS observership with Professor Weinstein in Pennsylvania, USA.  She has been a Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon at South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation NHS Trust since 2015.  She has set up the Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery programme in her H&N unit in January 2016. She has been the H&N MDT chair and Trust H&N lead (2017-2021).She is an active member of the RCSEd Otolaryngology SSB (since 2020). She is the H&N representative on the multidisciplinary Robotic Committee (since 2021) and a contributor on the RCSEd publication 'Development of new robotic surgical services: a guide to good practice' 2022. She takes an active role in medical student teaching from both the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the University of Sunderland. She runs local courses for staff development including the Laryngectomy/Tracheostomy Emergency management workshop and the Theatre multidisciplinary airway management workshop. She is Faculty at the regional H&N training days as well as the national H&N training courses at the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre. She is Faculty on the national gastroenterology Trans-Nasal Endoscopy course since 2016. She is Faculty on the ENT Masterclass emergency course since 2018. She is the Patient Information Lead for ENTUK since 2021 and is passionate at making jargon-free high quality well illustrated information accessible to patients from all walks of life.


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