HSICON 2022, Jaipur
The 16th National Annual Conference of the Hernia Society of India (HSICON2022)
was held at BM Birla Auditorium, Jaipur on 1st, 2nd & 3rd September and organised
by RAJ Hernia Society & Saket Hospital, Jaipur.
With the idea that we all work together, discuss the scientific research and share our
recent knowledge to further strengthen our resolve. Hence the theme of the
conference was aptly decided as Evolution to Solution.
The local organising committee was comprising of Dr. Jitendra Chawla, Dr. Rajesh
Sharma, Dr. R K Kanojiya, Dr. Jeevan Kankariya & Dr. Hemendra Sharma. They
were wholeheartedly supported by HSI core group – Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar, Dr.
Manish Baijal, Dr. Randeep Wadhawan, Dr. Vijay Borgaonkar, Dr. Sumeet Shah &
Dr. Sarfaraz Baig & others.
It was attended by more than 500 Hernia Surgeons from across the Country and
neighbouring countries, with few deliberations by Stalwart surgeons from US &
• Masterclasses were conducted with overwhelming response on –
• Basic Hernias
• Advanced Hernias
• Hiatus & Diaphragmatic Hernias
• Robotic Hernia Surgery.
• In all, more than 100 delegates participated in these specially crafted dedicated
On the same day, in the Live Operative Workshop a variety of hernia surgeries
including Lichtenstein, TAPP, TEP, B/L e-TEP for Groin Hernia and Open Rives-
Stoppa, IPOM/ IPOM Plus, TARM for Ventral Hernia were performed at Saket
Hospital, Jaipur and transmitted flawlessly to Birla Auditorium.
Started with a Virtual Live Operative session on Robotic Hernia Surgery
by International faculty from US
• Robotic TAPP (Groin) by Shirin Towfigh
• Robotic TAPP (Ventral) by Conrad Bellecer
• Robotic e-TEP / TAR by Rockson Liu
Founder President Dr. HG Doctor Oration was delivered by Dr Marc Miserez from
Belgium. Architect of Belgian registry acknowledged the most significant paper from
India in terms of data & registery by India Hernia Collaborative.
And then, The Masterpiece Presidential Address by President, HSI Dr. Deepraj
Bhandarkar delivered Pearls of Wisdom Choices for Ventral Hernia repair –
navigating the maze.
Not only the academics, but the delegates and faculty enjoyed the Banquet dinner
held in the evening
Started with yet another
Virtual Live Operative session by National stalwarts
• SCOLA by Dr. Ganesh Shenoy
• e-TEP bottoms up TAR for Midline Ventral Hernia by Dr. Rahul Mahadar
• e-TEP for Lateral Ventral Hernia by Dr. Sarfaraz Baig
Padmashri Dr. Pradeep Chowbey delivered a Keynote Lecture titled Hiatus Hernia –
Confusion to Conclusion*
Overall, the 3 day conference had masterclasses, live operative workshop, didactic
Lectures etc. There were 46 faculty deliberations, 5 panel discussions & 5 debates
incorporating plethora of Hernias including Groin, Ventral & Hiatus Hernia. In
addition, 85 Paper & 51 E-poster presentations by guest speakers, younger
colleagues & PG students.
Additionally, all enjoyed a much needed break and meeting each other personally
after exhausting pandemic & missing in-person meetings for two years. The
exhilarating conference ended on the positive note thanking all the Organisers,
Participants & Industry partners with a promise to meet again in forthcoming HSI
events, especially HSICON 2023 at Hyderabad. Thanks a lot to EC, HSI especially
President Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar , Secretary Dr. Manish Baijal , Treasurer Dr.
Randeep Wadhawan & Founder Dr. Pradeep Chowbey sir for having faith &
believing and bestowing this opportunity on us.