Tele-lecturing Project – AAMA initiative to educate and train Armenian physicians in Armenia using video conferencing
Dr Armen Arslanian: Geriatric Medicine
Establishment of Medical Laser Treatment Center in Armenia
In October 2013, a team of three dermatology laser specialists, Dr. Lilit Garibyan MD, PhD, Dr. Ray Jalian MD, and Dr. Rox Anderson MD, went to Yerevan, Armenia to treat patients with scars using the UltraPulse (Lumenis) laser which has been shown to dramatically improve scars without the need for invasive surgical procedures. The Ultrapulse laser, which was generously provided by Lumenis, was used to treat over 40 patients in one week who greatly benefited from the treatment.
Article originally published in the Armenian Mirror Spectator
Medical Team Takes State-of-the-Art Lasers to Armenia
Dr. Garibyan, Dr. Jalian, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Goudsouzian will be in Armenia from April 10-April 17th, 2015 to continue this project. Dr. Goudsourzian is a pediatric anesthesiologist from MGH and has helped secure pediatric hospital access and will help with the treatment of pediatric patients in the OR (operating room). Our objective for this second trip is to establish a home for our medical laser center in Arabkir Pediatric Hospital, to educate and teach the physicians on how to use the laser devices and to treat patients. The lasers for our second mission trip will be generously provided by Candela and Lumenis laser companies. We are greatly indebted to their generous support for this project and without their help this would not have been possible.
The ultimate goal of this mission is to establish a medical laser center in Armenia where adult and pediatric patients with vascular anomalies and scars will get state-of-the art, noninvasive laser treatments.