The Hernia conclave was recently concluded on December 3 rd and 4 th 2022 at
Choithram Hospital and Research Center, Indore. It was endorsed by the Hernia
Society of India, Clinical Robotic surgery Association (CRSA) and MP Chapter of
ASI. The organizing committee constituted Patrons- Dr C S Chamania, DR C P
Kothari, Dr. Amitabh Goel, Dr Ashutosh Soni (Chairman) and Dr Arvind Ghanghoriya
(Co- Chairman), Dr. Sudesh Sharda as the Organising Secretary and Dr Priyank
Chelawat, Dr Ishant Chaurasiya and Dr Mayank Gupta as co- secretaries.
The Conclave was unique in many ways some of which highlighted are
– Robotic Surgery Certification course
– Intra – operative observership
– Discussions from a patient perspective
– Release of Hernia awareness song
– Equal consideration to open (mesh and non-mesh), laparoscopic (including
newer procedures), robotic repairs, and pediatric Hernia.
– The agenda of conclave was designed to benefit surgeons practicing in tier 1,
2 and 3 cities alike and post graduates also.
– First time a live demonstration of two robotic platforms – The Da Vinci Xi and
The Hugo RAS was done in MP.
Registrations were received from around the country and also from Nepal and
Bangladesh. Around 300 Surgeons benefitted from their physical presence in Indore
and several more when the programme was telecasted Live on Lapguru. There were
two international lectures from USA telecasted Live on ZOOM by Dr David Hall and
Dr Francesco Bianco.
A total of 11 Live surgeries were done during both the days including Desarda
Repair, TEP, TAPP, lPOM plus, e-TEP inquinal, e-TEP–RS, open bilateral TAR and
RROM to name a few. Dr. Pradeep Chowbey graced the occasion as the guest of
honour & chief guest. The faculty included Dr Parveen Bhatia, Dr Sarfaraz Baig, Dr
Jignesh Gandhi, Dr Kalpesh Jani, Dr Laxmikant Ladukar, Dr. Rajesh Shrivastav, Dr.
Manish Baijal, Dr Sumeet Shah, Dr Ganesh Shenoy, Dr Sadashiv Chaudhari, Dr
Ashwin Thangavelu, Dr Patta Radhakishna, Dr. Vivek Bindal, Dr. Vishal Soni, Dr.
Vijay Borgaonkar, Dr Ashish Dey, Dr Muralidhar K, Dr. Erbaz Momin, Dr Vinod
Jangra to name a few.
The agenda included inclusive discussions and ‘How I do it’ video Sessions by
expect faculty, showing step by step videos of their procedural techniques. The
delegate & faculty feedback and the support received by the industry and
Management of Choithram Hopsital for the conclave was very constructive and
overwhelming. The event was widely covered by the local News and print media.
The Organizers thank and acknowledge the support received from the Hernia society
of India and the President HSl – Dr Deepraj Bhandarkar and Dr. Sarfaraz Baig for
their constant motivation & making the Hernia conclave into a Successful one.
We, the members of organizing committee are committed to further the cause
of taking India on the map and excelling in Hernia Surgery and constantly seek
support of the society in this endeavour.