Outcomes & Objectives

The course aims to cover all aspects of trans-oral laser surgery. At the end of the course, the participant will gain a useful overview of theoretical knowledge of laser science, its trans-oral clinical application in laryngeal pathology and its safe use in a clinical setting.

Overview of topics

Laser biophysics, instrumentation and equipment Laser safety – anaesthesia for laryngeal laser surgery Clinical application in various benign laryngeal pathology, voice disorders, phono surgery, transgender vocal surgery, obstructed laryngeal airway and laryngeal cancer Benefit and risk issues – minimum requirements for trans-oral laryngeal laser surgery Hands on with supervised tuitions on pig larynx.



Mr. Vasant Oswal is Vice President and Chair of the Education Committee of British Medical Laser Assn (BMLA), Secretary General of European Laser Association (ELA) and Emeritus Consultant Otolaryngologist at the James Cook University Hospital in Cleveland, England. He has published widely, lectured world-wide and wrote and edited three books on Lasers in ENT, the latest being in 2014. He conducted annual Cleveland International Laser courses in the UK for 28 years and had been instrumental in training hundreds of surgeons from all over the world in laser surgery. He has been a faculty member of many laser courses in a number of countries.

He is actively involved in laser matters in a number of professional bodies the world over and is considered one of the world authorities on Lasers in Otolaryngology. In recognition of his academic input to the profession, with a career spanning over 55 years, Royal College of Surgeons in England awarded him FRCS (Eng.) by election in 2015. He is also a recipient of many prestigious awards. He serves on Editorial Board of five laser journals.

A number of clinical facilities and oratorships are named after him internationally in acknowledgement of his contribution to medical science.


Dr. Sachin Gandhi is Consultant Otolaryngologist and coordinator at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, a 1000-bedded medical facility in Pune, India. He has special interest in Laryngology and Laser Surgery. He is Founder Director of Voice and Swallowing Disorder Clinic, the first centre recognized by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences for superspeciality fellowship posts in Laryngology. To date, over 80 surgeons have completed clinical fellowships in laryngology. The centre is also recognized by Arabic Board for Medical Specialization. Dr. Gandhi is President of Indian Association of Laser Surgery & Medicine, Founding President of Laryngology and Voice Association, Visiting Professor to Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan since 2005 and Founder & Coordinator of Biannual Journal of Laryngology and Voice Association.

He is Corresponding Member of European Laryngological Society, International Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery and Founder Member of Chevalier Jackson Society. He has organized and conducted annual International courses on Voice, Airway and Laser Surgery in Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India, since 2001.He has also organized Annual International Conferences of Laryngology & Voice Association since 2011 in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi & Kolkata.

He has taken part as invited faculty at various National and International conferences on Voice and Airway Disorders. He has conducted Live Surgical Demonstrations at a number of workshops in India on Laser surgery in Voice and Airway Disorders.


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