Groin Hernia Master Class – Path to Perfection held on 6th August 2022 at Dr RN Cooper
Hospital & HBT Medical College(HBTMC & RNCH); was a Live Operative Academic Event
focussed on management of groin hernias. It was organised by the Department of Surgery
HBTMC & RNCH in Collaboration with Mumbai Surgical Society & endorsed by Hernia
Society of India. The academic event was approved by Maharashtra Medical Council for two
CME credit points. The event had the option of being attended in-person or online on the
The aim to organise this event was to update practising surgeons and surgical trainees
about the current trends, relevant guidelines, management options and recent updates in
groin hernia management. Colloquially, guide the participants on the path to perfecting the
techniques in groin hernia management.
We are grateful to have been blessed with excellent Local, National & International faculty.
They took their time out to attend the event and address the delegates. Our National
faculty- Dr Sarfaraz Baig, Dr Vandana Soni, Dr Vishal Soni & Dr Ishant Chaurasia took out
their valuable time & physically attended the event. Dr Hemadri Mekani & Dr Raunaq
Chhabra were international faculty who participated online. A brochure of the event has
been attached for complete details of the programme & faculty.
During the operative session eight procedures were demonstrated live. It was a mix of open
& laparoscopic surgeries in adult as well as paediatric cases. Between the changeover of
cases a video of robotic groin hernia TAPP repair was also played and discussed. All the
patients operated during the event have been followed up & have done well with excellent
Engaging discussions and provocative debates were planned around the current practice of
groin hernia management. The event began with a debate followed by a presentation on
groin anatomy. Rest of the discussions & debates were scheduled post lunch after the live
The event was attended & well received by 212 delegates of which 77 were online
participants who kept the hall alive with active participation till the end of the session.
On behalf of the organising team, I thank our Respected Dean Dr Shailesh Mohite for
patronising the event and being our guiding light. I thank Dr Deepraj Bhandarkar for his
unwavering support and encouragement, Dr Sarfaraz Baig & Dr Vandana Soni for support &
guidance, Dr Manmohan Kamat for inspiring, guiding and supporting all through out and
Our Department & Administration without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.
The Organising Team remains indebted to Hernia Society of India & Mumbai Surgical
Association for giving us the opportunity and supporting the event. The Organising Team
cannot forget and keeps close to its heart the contribution, support and guidance of all the
faculty who graced the event and guided us. The team also thanks the delegates for the
trust they placed in us and attended the event.