Doctors Day

Appreciation letter

Dear Members,

Today on the Occasion of Doctors Day, we have honoured Ln Dr Ramesh Makam and Ln Dr Saraswathi Ramesh.  This activity was Coordinated by Immediate Past President Lion CV Srinivasa Murthy Chittlur; Secretary, Lion Shivashankar T S and 2nd Vice President, Lion Krishnanandam D S.

As other Doctors were having busy schedules today, we will honour them at a later date.

With regards,
Ln P N Balaji

Times Award

Dr. Makam Ramesh has the distinction of having established the first video laparoscopoic surgery centre in a private setup in Karnataka State almost three decades ago, at A.V. Hospital, Bangalore. Almost 40 different types of advanced laparoscopic surgeries were performed by him for the first time in the State. Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh has established the finest Minimal Invasive Gynaecological surgery Centre. Thousands of patients with infertility, fibroids, endometriosis and other gynaecological ailments including cancer have been successfully treated here. A.V. Hospital is the only hospital in South India to be recognised by both Hernia Society of India as well as Asia Pacific Hernia Society as a ‘Centre of Excellence”. It has remained the premiere centre in the field of laparoscopic surgery with more

Professional Excellence Award

Karnataka Arya Vysya Mahasabha organised their Third Annual National “Vasavi  Excellence Award” ceremony on the 1st of March 2020. There were 14 sections in which the Mahasabha had selected eminent persons for the Excellence Award. Dr. M. Arundhathi was conferred “Professional Excellence Award” at the ceremony.


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Dr. M. Ramesh, Dr. Ganesh Shenoy & team at A.V. Hospital performed a unique surgery for patient through 6 tiny holes and 4 different types of surgeries on the same patient successfully.
This was featured in the “Vishwavani News paper being a rare feat.
The surgeies performed were laparoscopic bilateral mesh repair(both left & right ) Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical hernia and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. All this was done through two 1cm incisions and four ½ cm incisions. The patient was discharged the next day after surgery.

Asia Pacific Hernia Society : Hernia Essentials. October 12-13th 2018

Organised by BEST Institute and Research Center, Bangalore . The venue was “Advanced Learning Center, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College campus.
This two day program consisted of CMEs, Hernia quiz, Live operative workshop and Cadaveric hands on training. In the live Operative workshop, Laparoscopic Bilateral tap mesh repair, Bilateral Laparoscopic TEP Mesh repair, Laparoscopic IPOM Plus repair and Lichienstein repair were demonstrated. There were 14 surgeons for the cadaveric hands on training, with 2 candidates per cadaver. Cadaveric hands on training was on Laparoscopic TAPP, TEP and IPOM plus repair. Faculties for the course were Prof. Sathien Tumtavitikul (Thailand), Prof Barlian Sutedja (Indonesia) Dr.Rajesh Khullar, Dr M.Ramesh, Dr Anil Sharma, Dr Deepraj Bhandarkar, Dr Uday Muddebihal, Dr Lakshmi Kona and Dr.Ganesh Shenoy. Prof Barlian Sutedja is the President of Asia Pacific Hernia Society.

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Dr. M. Ramesh, Dr. Ganesh Shenoy & team at A.V. Hospital performed a unique surgery for patient through 6 tiny holes and 4 different types of surgeries on the same patient successfully.
This was featured in the “Vishwavani News paper being a rare feat.
The surgeies performed were laparoscopic bilateral mesh repair(both left & right ) Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical hernia and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. All this was done through two 1cm incisions and four ½ cm incisions. The patient was discharged the next day after surgery.

Regional Refresher Course – Association of Surgeons of India

Regional Refresher Course – Association of Surgeons of India was held at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute , Bangalore from 27th-28th July 2018. More than 500 postgraduates from Medical colleges from South India attended this meeting. Dr.M.Ramesh was invited to deliver a lecture on Laparoscopic Appendectomy – “How I do it “ on July 29th 2018. He was also invited as faculty for the hands on training session.


A.V Ramesh Specialist Clinic was inaugurated on 5th July at Harohalli. A Free medical Camp was also organised from 5th to 7th July 2018 from morning 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.


Free check-up of pregnant ladies at the Primary Health Centre at Harohalli done by Dr. Saraswathi on 10th July 2018.

Felicitation at Vasavi Hospital on 1/7/18 on Doctor’s Day Celebration and the release of APOPA Doctors Directory

Surgeons from A. V. Hospital under the leadership of Dr. M. Ramesh operated on a middle aged female who was suffering from rapidly growing abdominal tumour. The tumour was arising from the mesentry of small intestine. The tumour was completely resected and anastomosis of small intestine was performed. The tumour weighed 2kgs. The patient did well postoperatively and was discharged on 6th postoperative day with a happy face.


Dr. Makam Ramesh was invited to be a part of SAIDIP conference at ITC Gardenia, Bangalore on 25th to 27th May 2018. He spoke to the delegates on PCOS and Obesity – Role of Bariatric Surgery.

Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia workshop and Hands-on cadaver course” at M. S. Ramaiah Medical College

Dr. Ganesh Shenoy from A. V. Hospital was invited as a mentor and tutor for “Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia workshop and Hands on cadaver course” at M. S. Ramaiah Medical College on 19th-20th May 2018. There were delegates from all over India for this course.

Dr. Ganesh Shenoy gave also a lecture on “Laparoscopic TEP and e-TEP for groin hernias”

Yoga programme on chandana TV for International Yoga Day

Watch the programme of Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh that was aired on the International Yoga Day 21st june 2019

Dr.RHN Shenoi Memorial Surgical Workshop & Surgical Skills Course 2019

This year, Professor RHN Shenoi Memorial workshop & surgical skills course was organised in Bangalore Medical College by Bangalore Endoscopic Surgery Training Institute & Research Centre and Bangalore Surgical Trust  in association with the Department of Surgery, Bangalore Medical College, on the 7th and 8th of December 2019.

The Surgical Workshop was a full day programme organised on 7th December, starting from 9:00AM to 6:00 PM, at Dr. Basavarajendra BMC Alumni Auditorium. Various advanced surgeries were demonstrated, some of them being live & some being virtual. Senior accomplished surgeons from across the country demonstrated surgeries using Video conferencing technology. The faculty include Dr. Randeep Wadhawan from Delhi, Dr. K.V. Ashok Kumar, Dr. K Lakshman, Dr. Anjanappa, Dr. Vijay Kumar from Mangalore, Dr. KS Gopinath, Dr Arun Kumar, Dr Yella Reddy, Dr. Satish Kumar, Dr. Pradeep Jain from Delhi, Dr. Govind Nandakumar, Dr. Shabeer Ahmed, Dr. Noorul Hassan, Dr. Abhay Dalvi from Mumbai, Dr. Chandramouli, Dr. Rajshekar Babu G, Dr.Ravishankar Bhat from Bangalore, Dr. Nanda Rajaneesh, Dr. Srinivas N.M, Dr. Sunil Popat from Ahemadabad, Dr.KAlavani, Dr. Vijayalakshmi, Dr. Praksh, Dr. Aravind Gubbi, Dr. Sameer Rege from Mumbai, Dr. MR Sreevathsa, Dr. Anil, Dr.Harindranath HR,  Dr.Araving Kumar from New Delhi, Dr CS Rajan, Dr K Sheshagiri Rao, Dr Sudharshan, Dr. Rajshekar Reddy, Dr. Tulip from Bangalore, Dr Ramesh Reddy G, Dr CR Chhallani, Dr Shivaswamy, Dr Ganesh Shenoy from Bangalore, DrV. Shashikala, Dr. Bhanuprakash, Dr.M.Ramesh from Bangalore, Dr.Ramesh Thambat, Dr.Kemparaju KR, Dr.Ajitha MB, Dr.HV Shivaram. 

The surgeries demonstrated were Laparoscopic Hellers Cardiomyotomy & Toupet fundoplication,, Laparoscopic Nissen’s fundoplication, Lapaparoscopic adrenalectomy, Trans-oral thyroidectomy, Hemiglossectomy with Radical neck dissection, Laparoscopic AP resection, Laparoscopic  right hemicolectomy, laparoscopic TAPP Mesh Repair for Inguinal hernia, Laparoscopic Roux -en -y Gastric Bypass & Laparoscopic E-TEP mesh repair for ventral hernia. There was simultaneous presentation on 2 screens with audio shifting from one screen to the other. Senior surgeons from the city chaired the sessions and moderated with active participation.

Dr. B.M. Agadi, Medical Director of Agadi Hospital and Secretary, Bangalore Surgical Trust, was awarded the “Life Time Achievement Award” in recognition of his services, by B.E.S.T Institute & Research Centre.

On the 8th of December we had 108 post graduate students registered for the surgical skills course, which was organised at the Surgical Skills Centre of Bangalore Medical College. They were trained in intestinal suturing, vascular suturing, extra corporeal knot applications, stapling techniques, use of energy sources, laparoscopic suturing & laparoscopic intra corporeal knotting. Senior professors and consultants who were faculty for the various training sessions include Dr.BD Manjunath, Dr.BS Ramesh, Dr.Sathyakrishna, Dr.Vinay Jadav, Dr Sreevathsa, Dr.Ganesh Shenoy, Dr Mallikarjun, Dr.M.Ramesh, Dr Harinath KS, Dr Muralidhar, Dr.Srinivas Murthy.

All the delegates appreciated the skills course very much and they have been asking for more such programmes by us.

Dr.R.H.N.SHENOI Memorial Live Operative workshop and Dr.Hanumaiah Memorial Continuous Surgical Educational Programme

Dr.R.H.N.SHENOY Memorial Live Operative workshop and Dr. Hanumaiah Memorial Continuous Surgical Educational Programme was conducted from 19th Nov-23rd Nov 2018. The venue was at M.S.Ramaiah Medical College Auditorium. This was conducted by Bangalore Surgical Trust in association with Surgical Society of Bangalore.

The Live Operative workshop was relayed from renowned institutes across the country.

19th : Basic Laparoscopic Surgery – M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

20th : Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery – Kaizen Hospital, Ahmedabad

21st : Laparosopic Bariatric / Metabolic Surgery- Dr.Tulips Obesity and Diabetes Surgery Center, Bangalore

22nd : Therapeutic Endoscopy- Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

23rd : Surgical Oncology – M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

Around 450 Surgeons and postgraduates across the country attended this meeting.The live operative workshop was well appreciated by the participants.

Dr.M.Ramesh from A.V.Hospital was the Chief co-ordinator for the Live Operative workshop. Dr.Ganesh Shenoy from A.V.Hospital demonstrated laparoscopic TEP Mesh repair for inguinal hernia during the live operative workshop.

A.V.Hospital is the only hospital in the whole of South India to be accrediated as Center of Excellance in Hernia surgery by Hernia Society of India as well as by Asia Pacific Hernia Society.


Successful completion of August 2018 batch laparoscopic training

The recently concluded batch of laparoscopic training for gynecologists and surgeons was attended by 12 doctors from various parts of state and country. 4 General surgeons and 8 Gynecologists who had registered for the course were explained regarding the basic goals of training and a brief introduction in to the field of laparoscopy in surgical practice. We had an interaction with the candidates to know the level of exposure and experience in the field of laparoscopy before the start of training so that focused training could be provided to each candidate. The course consists of surgical skill acquisition and knowledge acquisition.

Highlights of the training

  • Total number of cases performed- 52 cases
  • Total number of hours of Pelvitrainer practice- 30 hours
  • Total number of Lectures- 17
  • Total number of hours of video presentation- 15 hours

Training was concluded on 15/08/18 following the final evaluation of the pelvitrainer exercise scores, Quiz and discussion of those questions. Valedictory function was done to hand over the certificates and DVD on Basics of Endosuturing to all the trainees. The trainees shared their opinions regarding their learning in our institute and expressed their happiness and satisfaction in attending the course.

Dr. M Ramesh and Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh addressed them at the end of course and gave them the guiding path for the future practice and to continue practicing the pelvitrainer for being oriented in laparoscopy.

The team of BEST Institute and Research centre wishes them ‘All the best’ in their future practice and to be associated with us always in the learning process of laparoscopy.

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