The 2nd AWR training course in Belle Vue Kolkata, endorsed by HSI and IAGES was held on September 11th-12th, 2017. We had 11 enthusiastic surgeons not only from the country but from as far as Phillipines. This is a reflection of the increasing popularity of the AWR concepts in this region.
With Dr Rajesh Khullar, the immediate past president of the Hernia Society of India, present as the chief guest for the training course, and stalwarts such as Dr Om Tantia, Dr Ramesh Agarwalla, Dr S P DeSarkar and Dr Nandkishor Dukkipatti, the program witnessed 7 live surgeries and an interactive academic session threadbaring the concepts of ventral hernia repair. The cases demonstrated were recurrent, atypical sited and giant hernias.
The plethora of surgeries- open TAR, eTEP RS, eTEP TAR, IPOM plus and onlay mesh hernioplasty- were demonstrated to stress the importance of knowing many procedures to deal with complex ventral hernia. Trainee surgeons observed as well as assisted for the procedures to get a first hand experience. We learnt a lot in these two courses and hope to continue this exciting journey with our third edition of the AWR training program on 19-20 January 2018. ”[URIS id=723]