We have very successfully concluded the Herniacon2022 held at Vadodara on 16 th and 17 th July,
organized by Surgeons Association Baroda (SAB) & GMERS Medical College & Hospital, under the aegis
of Hernia Society of India (HSI) and Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI). The
Organizing Chairman was Dr. Samir Contractor while Dr. Harshil Shah was the Organizing Secretary. The
occasion was graced by faculty like Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar, HSI President along with other stalwarts like
Dr. Avinash Katara, Dr. Rahul Mahadar, Dr. Rajesh Shrivastava, Dr. Bhikhubhai Patel, Dr. Kalpesh Jani, Dr.
Pankaj Khandelwal, and other local stalwarts.
The workshop was held at GMERS Hospital on 16 th July and various hernia surgeries like Lap RROM
Repair, eTEP for groin hernia, eTEP for abdominal wall hernia, IPOM Plus for incisional hernia, open
Lichtenstein repair for groin hernia, open AWR with TAR for incisional hernia were demonstrated. Then
on 16 th evening and on the 17 th , there were academic sessions consisting of pulsating panel discussions,
vibrant presentations, culminating in a dynamic debate of Lap IPOM versus e-TEP.
More than 150 surgeons participated actively in the event, including surgical residents. We had a total of
26 poster presentations and the top three were given prizes to encourage academic participation.
On behalf of the entire Organizing Committee, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the
Faculty and Delegates and the Leadership of both HSI & AMASI that allowed us to hold this event.