Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran visited Bangladesh in March 2010 to train doctors from the Bangladesh Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BSOG) in Minimally Invasive surgeries for Stress Urinary Incontinence. He travelled to the port city of Chittagong and to the capital of Bangladesh, Dhakka.
His lecture on the "Evaluation of the Urogynecological patient" was well received. Focus was on providing insight into the basics of Urogynecology and also to impart hands on training in the Tension free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O) procedure to gynecologists from the society. Sacrospinous fixation procedures for vault and Nulliparous prolapse were demonstrated. About 20 gynecologists received hands on training, and at the end of the workshop were able to perform the TVT-O procedure under supervison.
As a key opinion leader in Urogynecology, Dr.Gunasekaran expressed interest in helping the BSOG start a separate society for Urogynecology in that country. Also future programs focusing on repair of Prolapse with tension free mesh techniques (Prolift) in which Dr.Gunasekaran is a pioneer were discussed and charted out.