The Association of Surgeons of Agra (City Branch of ASI) under the aegis of UPASI organised ASI’s National Skills Enhancement Programme (NSEP) with a Single Theme of “Surgical Management of Benign Ano Rectal Conditions” on Sunday 1st March, 2020. This programme was hosted by Department of Surgery, S N Medical College, Agra.

Prof Arshad from KGMU, Lucknow and Prof Probal Neogi (National Lead, NSEP) from MLNMC, Allahabad were the operating faculties.

Workshop was preceded by video based lecture by Prof Arshad focusing on Surgical Anatomy of Ano Rectum, Concepts and Steps of various Surgical procedures for Haemorrhoids, Fistula in Ano and Anal Fissure.

Prof Probal Neogi and Dr Amit Srivastava briefed the gathering about Mission ASI and NSEP.

Total 76 delegates (including 36 PGs) participated in this programme. Surgery was relayed live to the seminar hall of dept of surgery. 9 batches of 8 candidates were formed and sent to OT, where they observed/assisted by rotation so that each candidate could get an opportunity to observe/assist in OT Rest of the delegates observed the surgeries in seminar hall and interacted with faculty.

9 patients were operated (Fistula in ANO – 4, Piles – 4 & Anal Fissure – 1) and different types of surgery were demonstrated viz Open Haemorrhoidectomy, MIPH, Laser Haemorrhoidectomy, LIFT, VAAFT, Laser Ablation, Int. sphincterotomy etc.

All candidates were given certificate of participation after completion of course.

All patients were discharged in satisfactory condition.

This is in continuation to our Chapter’s commitment towards MISSION ASI.