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14th, October 2022, Chennai:  Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES) in association with MGM Healthcare, Chennai and Chennai Hernia Society today announced its 7th Fellowship Course on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries – FALS Hernia 2022 between October 14, 2022 – October 16, 2022. The three-day workshop was inaugurated by Thiru. Ma. Subramanian, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu along with Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare, President IAGES Dr. L.P. Thangavelu and Dr. Deepak Subramanian, Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead, General, Minimal Access (GI) and Bariatric Surgery and would take place at MGM Healthcare.

Upon gracing the occasion, Thiru. Ma. Subramanian, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, said “It is an honour to inaugurate FALS Hernia 2022. I congratulate MGM Healthcare and the organisers for conducting a workshop of this magnitude in Chennai. Chennai continues to set new benchmarks in healthcare and I’m immensely happy to see MGM Healthcare spearheading this. I welcome all delegates for an enriching experience and learning this FALS 2022”.

The workshop is scheduled to have a balanced approach of didactic lectures presided by eminent faculty using discussions, open house session symposia and direct interactions. This will culminate an Advanced Fellowship Course (FALS) at MGM Healthcare, Chennai which focuses on the basics, advanced and the recent aspects of hernia surgery for simple and complex hernias.

While addressing the gathering, President IAGES Dr. L.P. Thangavelu, said, “Going by the 175, 000 total number of active hernia cases in India, it is important for all surgeons to be updated about the various treatment and technologies available today. This CME along with the workshop and fellowship programme is sure to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of the fraternity while getting to hear from the experts.

Laparoscopic surgery for curing hernia is one of the most performed surgeries and has been under constant evolution for centuries. At MGM Healthcare, these advancements in hernia have been taken care to suit the progression. Dr.Deepak, Organizing Chairman,Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead, General, Minimal Access (GI) and Bariatric Surgery MGM Healthcare said, “The Minimal Access Surgery has made a paradigm shift with newer and complex techniques. Here at MGM Healthcare, we are equipped to handle the complex surgeries also.

This lifetime academic fellowship commitment will highlight basic techniques of laparoscopic hernia, safety procedures and guidelines, solutions to difficult situations in hernia surgery from renowned National and International faculty members”.

Dr. Prashanth Rajagoplan, Director, MGM Healthcare, said, “It is a proud moment for MGM Healthcare to host FALS 2022.  Chennai is at the helm of healthcare revolution with cutting edge technology and building capabilities. MGM Healthcare will continue to invest to enhance patient experience and provide the very best of treatment options”.

With over 180 participants registering for FALS 2022, MGM Healthcare aims at providing the best experience in laparoscopic surgery. The advanced technology available reduces the waiting time of the patient and the recovery is immediate. The programme is also available in


About MGM Healthcare:

Born out of a need for altruism, MGM Healthcare is obsessed with bettering patient experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion and technology. The manifestation of this dedication to superlative health-caring is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road having 400 beds, 50 out-patient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+ Doctors, 12 Centers of excellence, 30+ Clinical Departments, 12 state-of-the-art Operating Theatres and 24 x 7 comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield a potent combination of skill and cutting edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to new levels. MGM Healthcare is the first hospital in Asia with the highest rated USGBC LEED Platinum-certified Green Hospital.


Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical excellence. MGM Healthcare designed and equipped with the latest in technology and equipment is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence of both the domestic and international patients.