Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Training course, Bangalore

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Training course was conducted at Fortis Hospital Cunningham Road Bangalore on 29th and 30th April 2022. This was conducted under the banner FIMAST – Fortis Institute of Minimal Access Surgery Training. The course was endorsed by Hernia Society of India. Dr Ganesh Shenoy is the Director and Chief Coordinator and Dr BS Ramesh is the Organising Committee Chairman of FIMAST.

This course included Live Operative Demonstrations in OT , Video based Lectures, Didactic sessions and Hands on training on Endotrainers on specially designed modules for hernia. Dr Deepraj Bhandarkar, Dr Manish Baijal, Dr Randeep Wadhawan, Dr Ramesh Agarwalla, Dr Sarfaraz Baig, Dr Vijay Borgoankar, Dr Sumeet Shah, Dr Ashwin Masurkar, Dr T. Sivakumar and Dr Balaji Singh were the faculties for video based lectures in this course .

This hernia course was attended by 13 Surgeons from Haryana, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Iraq. Thirteen laparoscopic hernia surgeries including TEP, TAPP, eTEP for groin hernias, IPOM plus, eTEP RS, SCOM, SCOLA for Ventral hernias, eETEP for lumbar and groin hernia and Nissen’s fundoplication for hiatus hernia were demonstrated in 2 days with active involvement of the participating surgeons .

The course was inaugurated by Dr Vivek Javli, eminent internationally renowned Cardiac surgeon, Chairman Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Hospitals and Patron of FIMAST.

All the participants received a Certificate and a pen drive containing whole gamut of Laparoscopic hernia surgery procedures. The hands on sessions were conducted at Skills lab, Bangalore Medical College .

This HSI endorsed course was a well-received course and was appreciated by all the participated surgeons.