Successfully completed the first training batch of 2018. The training started off with lectures on “Role of Integrated Medicine in medical practice” and “Recognizing Cognitive Bias / Diagnostic errors in Health care” by eminent speakers from USA. I am thankful to Dr. Halligere Murthy and Dr. Srinivas Murthy for their excellent talks and Dr. Maiyya, a Senior Physician for being Chairperson for the session.

Welcome speech by Dr. Makam Ramesh

Function was attended by trainees, Consultants of various specialties, AVOPA members.

Introducing the speakers at the gathering.

Dr. Halligere Murthy

Talk by Dr. Halligere Murthy

Talk by Dr. Srinivas Murthy

Formal training started with lecture by Dr. C. S. Rajan, Senior Laparoscopic Surgeon on ‘History of Laparoscopy and Instruments in Laparoscopy’.

The training was attended by 7 General Surgeons and 3 Gynecologists. It was a true feast to the trainees watching an array of surgeries. ‘Live surgical demonstration’ and ‘Hands on training’ was the primary aspect of training. Few interesting cases were Lap Choledocal Cystectomy with Hepatojejunostomy, Chronic Tubal Ectopic with adhesions, TLH with previous 2 LSCS with bladder adhesions, TLH with Obliterated POD due to Endometriosis, Nissen’s Fundoplication, Lap Hydatid cystectomy, Lap Truncal Vagotomy with GJ, Hysteroscopic and Lap Myomectomy with Adenomyomectomy, Lap Adhesiolysis.

Live Surgical demonstration and teaching.

Our team of doctors at BEST Institute constantly impressed upon the trainees regarding patient safety and sticking to safety techniques during surgery.

Didactic sessions by various experienced Gynecologists and Surgeons to express their challenges on various topics was conducted.

Lecture by Dr. P. M. Chandrashekar, Anesthesiologist.

Setting up a Laparoscopic OT and a team is very important. All the trainees were educated regarding the advances in Laparoscopic equipment and cost effectiveness in laparoscopy.

Didactic session on Electrosurgery in Endoscopy

Lecture on Lap Hysterectomy and Myomectomy by Dr. Sahafalika. S. B

Role of Laparoscopy in Pregnancy and Organ retrieval challenges in Laparoscopy by Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh.

Trainees enjoying the lunch

Valedictory function with Certificate distribution and all received set of DVDs containing various surgeries, instruments, basics of suturing, animations.

Overall the training program was a grand success and all the trainees went back with knowledge and memories of our stay at BEST Institute.

Won First Prize for POSTER PRESENTATION in the 13th Annual Conclave of KRSSDI- 2017 Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India, Karnataka Chapter held on 25-26th November 2017 at THE CAPITOL, Bangalore.

1/Nov/2017 to 15/Nov/2017


A feast of surgeries demonstrated to the new batch of trainees at AV Hospital by Dr Makam Ramesh, Dr Saraswathi Ramesh, Dr Ganesh Shenoy, Dr Harinath K S. Our new batch of 3 Surgeons and 5 Gynecologists enjoying the live surgical demonstration. Hands on training being the integral aspect of the course, everyone getting a chance in handling the instruments and assisting surgeries. Everyone had the opportunity to see a flurry of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Inguinal & Ventral Hernia Repairs, Nissen’s Fundoplication, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Lap Myomectomy, Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy.



Virtual Reality Simulator custom made by the concept of Dr.Makam Ramesh under BEST Institute. Teaching staff demonstrated to all trainees the prime intention behind each exercise and everyone had a hands on practice. Trainees expressed happiness regarding simulator.




The latest batch of training completed successfully on 15/11/17. At the end each one received a certificate and DVDs. It was a pleasure to have all of you in our centre and it is the beginning of a new relationship. We hope the time spent with us was memorable and useful in your future laparoscopic journey. We wish you all a great success in the future.


  1. Dr. Ramesh M
  2. Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh
  3. Dr. Ganesh Shenoy
  4. Dr. Harinath K S

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