Hernia society of India conducted a cadaveric hands-on workshop at Ramaiah
University and Medical college, Bengaluru on 17 th December 2022. The course was
convened by HSI Hony. Secretary Dr Manish Baijal. The faculty for the workshop
were Dr M Ramesh, Dr Sumeet Shah, Dr Jitendra Chawla and Dr Saurabh Mishra.
There were 12 candidates for the course, all young upcoming surgeons. It was a pan
India representation and in fact one surgeon travelled all the way from Bangladesh.
There were four tables with 3 surgeons and 1 faculty to each table. The course
began with one hour lecture session on tips of doing the procedures. This was
followed by hands on session in the lab. The first procedure to be performed was a
unilateral TEP and steps of eTEP access. This was followed by a TAPP on the
opposite side. A lunch break was taken after the inguinal hernia session.
Post lunch session was on ventral hernias. Surgeons performed the IPOM plus
procedure and practiced suturing on the roof as well as reperitonizing techniques.
This was followed by a midline laparotomy and access to Rives Stoppa/ TAR plane.
The course was supported by Medtronic. Our sincere gratitude to the industry and
the staff at Ramaiah medical college.