2nd Mediterranean FUE Workshop – Spain – May 2013
Passion & Excellence in FUE Hair Restoration
The passion for the transformation that takes place from my work as a hair restoration surgeon drives our work at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration centers throughout southern California. Our practice focuses on maintaining best practice through research, education and remaining at the forefront of advances in the field of hair transplantation.
Recently, I attended the 2nd Mediterranean FUE Workshop program that is one of the most famous FUE transplant workshops for hair restoration surgeons. I was invited as the chairman of the FUE Research Committee of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). What a tremendous educational program held in Madrid, Spain in May of this year. I really enjoyed the city’s rich history and wonderful old world charm. It was a thorough and enriching educational session held over three days that still left time for fascinating entertaining activities in the evening.
We also had one of the important meetings of the FUE Research Committee during this meeting. We have been able to finalize the initial research project of the committee during this meeting. FUE Research Committee Members who were present in this meeting were: Drs. James Harris, Bijan Feriduni, Marcio Crisostomo, Alex Ginzburg, Jean Devroye, Jose Lorenzo and myself (Parsa Mohebi).
The opportunity to exchange knowledge and share techniques with renowned hair transplant surgeons on the furtherance of advancements in FUE hair transplant surgery held to its promise. Attending surgeons participated in educational sessions and shared a variety of FUE techniques through live hair transplant procedures. Reviewing individual techniques by the teaching faculty provided a dynamic opportunity to further advanced techniques of FUE hair restoration.
Drs. Jose Lorenzon and Alex Ginzburg introduced the workshop with a fine welcome and a thorough context regarding the evolution of follicular unit extraction as a hair restoration procedure. This was followed by the sessions peer instructors summarizing their methodologies and instrumentation that would be demonstrated during the live surgical trainings to come. Drs. Jim Harris (the S.A.F.E. system), Jean Devroye (motorized extraction), Miguel Canales (the ARTAS robotic system), and Koray Erdogan (manual extraction) served us well in this capacity. Dr. Vicenzo Gambino also presented on behalf of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons a leading global body of hair restoration surgeons.
The second portion of the day was held in the nearby Medilor Clinic, where an efficient staff headed by Our peer instructors, surgeons Jim Harris, José Lorenzo and Alex Ginzburg provided live instruction at our host hair transplant center, the Medior Clinic. Discussions and comments were freely made and questions answered during the procedures, making the workshop a dynamic teaching experience.
There was also an interesting panel discussion on selection criteria in FUE procedures, including the quality of donor area and FUE complications and disadvantages. Additional live sessions were conducted on succeeding days by Drs. Koray Erdogan, Bijan Feriduni and Jean Devroye. The intricacies of placing the grafts with implanter were demonstrated and discussed in these cases.
There was much more to learn before our workshop intensives ended. It is sufficient to say that the tremendous commitment and dedication by the coordinators and presenters of the 2nd Mediterranean FUE Workshop – May 2013 proved to be a worthwhile and beneficial service for the attendees and the future of FUE in hair restoration surgery.
We did have opportunities to enjoy the regalia and splendor of Madrid after our intensive workshops. A gala dinner was held and we enjoyed a great meal and wonderful music and dance including Spanish dance that was performed with some of the talented guests.