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GEM Hospital organizes HERNIA CARNIVAL 2020

3 Day International Conference on Minimal Access Hernia Surgery

    More than 700 delegates participates from across the globe

Chennai, 5th March 2020: GEM Hospitals, pioneers in minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopic & robotic surgeries, and India’s leading Bariatric Surgical Centre is organizing HERNIA CARNIVAL 2020 – A three day International Conference on Minimal Access Hernia Surgery from 5th – 7th March 2020. Prof. R.Venkataswami, President, Gandhiniketan Ashram, Chennai inaugurated the conference today in the presence of Thiru G.Prakash, IASSpecial Officer & Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation and Dr Shiva K Misra, Vice President – National Board of Examinations, Honorary Professor – Indian Medical Association.

More than 700 delegates and International faculties are participating in the conference. Doctors of international repute from all over the globe will be sharing their knowledge with the present delegates and Live surgeries are also planned during all 3days of the conference.

Dr. C. Palanivelu, Chairman, GEM Hospitals said that, “This Grand Hernia Carnival is an opportunity to witness all minimally invasive techniques in hernia surgery. This conference will help Surgeons to innovate, build, apply and refine techniques enabling an unleashing feast to their knowledge. This conference aims at trying to update the surgeons regarding the recent innovations in the field, to train the new surgeons in laparoscopic hernia surgery, to try to answer the doubts that are encountered in day to day practice and to deal with unexpected scenarios”.

“Various complex hernias patients, who had failed multiple operations in the past have been fixed in a minimally invasive way in our hospital. We have a separate team of doctors at GEM Hospital who are dedicated for dealing such complex and large hernias. For some patients the hernia is so large that there abdomen cannot accommodate the entire hernial content which has been lying outside for long duration. Special strategies are being adopted like progressive pneumoperitoneum and/or intramuscular injection of Botox to prepare the abdomen to accommodate the massive herniated contents, in addition to muscular release operation known as component separation techniques for large hernias”, he added.


Speaking on the Occasion, Dr S Asokan, Director-CEO, GEM Hospital Chennai stated, The highlights of the conference shall be Live surgical workshops, the Orations by the masters in the field, Video sessions of the latest techniques, etc.  The intention of this Conference is to create a New Learning Experience, where we aim to introduce emotional learning in addition to intelligence and knowledge based learning. This summit will be a remarkable attempt where all the Asia pacific societies come together to create a master book on standardizing the Clinical Care Pathways. Establishing the best standards in clinical practice would lay the foundation to reduce the chances of morbidity & mortality and also aid in the best possible long term outcomes”.

Commenting on the conference, Dr. P. Senthilnathan, Director, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “As a part of this Hernia Carnival we had conducted Hernia Awareness Week at our hospital from 24th Feb till 1st March 2020. Free consultation was provided for hernia patients during the camp. GEM Foundation along with the participation from the medical industry will be extending help to needy patients, for whom laparoscopy and robotic surgery will be performed during the conference period at a subsidized cost”.

About GEM Hospitals:

GEM Hospital is India’s premier Gastroenterology and laparoscopic speciality hospital. GEM Hospital has its presence in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Thrissur & Chennai. Pioneering laparoscopic surgeon Dr. C. Palanivelu is the founder of GEM Hospital. He was the first to introduce laparoscopic key hole surgery in south India. He has been instrumental for development of many innovative techniques in laparoscopic surgery and spreading laparoscopic surgery amongst the masses.

GEM Hospital focuses mainly on the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (including GI cancers, liver transplantation and obesity) and laparoscopic surgeries. GEM was the first to include the concept of organ based specialization to provide much superior outcomes. This includes specialities like Upper GI Surgery (Stomach & Oesophagus), Colorectal Surgery (Small & large intestines), Hepatobiliary surgery (liver & pancreas), Bariatric surgery (obesity & diabetes), Interventional endoscopy, Liver transplantation etc. It also has advanced treatment facilities in the speciality including da Vinci Robotic surgery, 4K/3D laparoscopy, Advanced Truebeam Radiotherapy, Comprehensive Obesity and Liver transplant departments. GEM Hospital is also the only hospital to perform liver transplant using the laparoscopic technique.

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