Groin Hernia Master Class

Groin Hernia Master Class

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 LapGuru platform.

   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 outcomes.

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 operative session.

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.