Medical Tourism for International Patients

Medical Tourism for International Patients

At Healing Hands Clinic, we believe that the needs of patients come first and this belief extends to the patients the world over. With a combination of International Expertise, policy of patient centric care and hospitality, Healing Hands Clinic has come to be established as a national leader in the care of Constipation,Piles, Fistula, Prolapse other ano-rectal diseases and Hernia; it now aims to be the number one choice internationally for all patients of such ailments.

What sets us apart is our stress on the application of the 21st century technology without losing sight of the patient preferences. A case in point is our expertise in STARR Surgery- Dr. Porwal is one of the only three surgeons in India who exhibit the skills and training to perform this procedure for cases of chronic constipation.

HHC has also had a very high success rate in the management of rectal prolapse, recurrent Grade 4 Piles, recurrent fistulas, high fistulas in ano surgeries and pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Our team also includes renowned nutritionists and physician assistants that aid the patient through the steps of pre-operative preparation and post- operative rehabilitation.

Healing at HHC follows a wholly holistic approach. This involves combining allopathic treatment with Ayurvedic and homeopathic management options as per individual case and preference.

Points of care and cure

All patients shall be provided care at various corporate 100 plus bedded hospitals that function in accordance with the ISO standards and national accreditation guidelines.

Each of these hospitals and their staff has had decades of experience in handling

1.Preventive health check up
2.Piles: Stapler surgery / Laser surgery
3.Constipation: Medical management & Starr surgery
4.Fistula: Advanced fistula surgery / Vaaft surgery
5.Rectal prolapse: Transanal surgery / Starr surgery
6.Hernia: advanced 3D mesh repair surgery

Note: All these surgeries are day care procedures requiring little or no hospitalization. Each procedure has a total operative time of 30-60 minutes only. Resumption of normal diet intake is possible 4-6 hours post surgery. Recovery usually takes 3-5 days after which the patient can choose to return to his/her home country or opt for a visit to nearby tourist destinations prior to departure.

Usually follow ups are not required. But if required any concerns / doubts / complaints after surgery can be managed through phone calls or emails.

For our International patients our range of services include:-

Continuing to be the Pioneer

Continuing to be the Pioneer
Continuing to be the Pioneer

We have always believed in the best and proved ourselves to be the best, helping you, guiding you,treating you in all the best ways and taking care of you like a family and to add on to your services we have come up with the Biofeedback facility, which will enable you to visualize the activities of your anal muscles,strengthen them and prevent anorectal ailments and let you know if you are following the exercises taught to you by our physiotherapist correctly or not.

Within Pune, the Healing Hands clinic and its clinical team under the leadership of Dr. Ashwin Porwal has come to establish itself as the pioneer center for care and cure of ano-rectal diseases. Dr. Ashwin Porwal has the privilege of having obtained training in Proctology (especially in Constipation & Piles) from the world renowned Colo- Procto Surgeon Dr. Longo at Elizabeth Hospital, Austria.

HHC Awarded as The Centre of Excellence by the EHS in the 36th International Congress

The 36th Annual International Congress of the European Hernia Society was conducted in Edinburgh from May 28, 2014 to May 31, 2014 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre ( EICC ). The congress was based on the themes explored in previous EHS congresses and a large number of participants having a wide range of interests in studying Hernia attended the event. The congress provided an open forum to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal wall abnormalities and the techniques, advances and science of Hernia repair.

The intention of this meeting was Seeking Consensus and it was a challenge to create a platform that focuses on greater interaction with the audience. The program plan was held in multiple sessions – plenary sessions, oral papers, poster sessions, keynote lectures, video sessions and meet the expert sessions. The congress aims to discuss and gather sufficient information to have a clear picture of Hernia surgery practice across Europe, which would produce a Consensus Document.

Dr. Ashwin Porwal, a Pune based renowned colorectal surgeon and the founder of Healing Hands Clinic, Pune was a part of this 36th Annual International Congress. He was appreciated for his participation and presentation on “Implant of Freedom Ventral Hernia System – Clinical Experience” from Insightra Medical.

Dr. Porwal has performed over 40,000 successful Hernia surgeries till date and HHC has been serving to cure thousands of Piles, Constipation, Hernia, Prolapse, Rectal Cancer, and Fistula patients over the years. Healing Hands Clinic was awarded as the “Centre of Excellence” by the EHS in this congress.

An advanced treatment for Fistula at Healing Hands Clinic

An advanced treatment for Fistula at Healing Hands Clinic

Fistula is an abnormal communication between the anus and perianal skin. Healing Hands Clinic is a unique and specialty clinic for Ano-Rectal diseases. We are fully committed in offering patients the most current and advanced surgical and medical management right from prevention, detection of constipation and piles to its treatment, besides extending and improving the quality of the lives of these patients.

Dr. Ashwin Porwal, founder of Healing Hands Clinic and renowned fistula surgeon in Pune, introduces you to a new world which assures relief from ano rectal diseases. Erratic lifestyle, poor food habits, lack of physical activity and stress are the common factors that contribute to these syndromes

Novel Hernia Treatment for Guaranteed Relief

When an internal body part is pushed out through a weakness or tear in the surrounding tissue wall or muscle, ‘Hernia’ develops. It occurs when the contents of any internal body part bulge out of their original location. Usually, muscles of a human body are strong enough to hold adjacent organs in place; but if there are any weak spots, Hernia can certainly develop.

Why Does Hernia Occur?

Sometimes, muscle weakness may be present at birth but more often, it develops later in life. Any activity exerting an excess pressure on the abdomen can cause Hernia.

Lifting heavy objects without stabilizing abdominal muscles
Diarrhea & chronic constipation
Strained urination & bowel movements
Chronic cough
Poor nutrition
Previous surgery
Excessive smoking
Tips to Prevent Hernia

Regulate weight, if you are obese
Follow healthy, fibre-rich diet and regular exercise
Avoid lifting heavy loads
Avoid smoking
Treating Hernia

If you are suffering from Hernia which isn’t causing any problem while performing daily life activities, you may not need a surgical procedure to cure it. But, medication and physiotherapy may cure it effectively. However, if you experience extreme pain due to the Hernia bothering you during everyday’s activity, you might need a Hernia repair surgery. Hernia hardly heals by itself and usually grows larger. Thus, surgery is probably the ultimate treatment alternative to cure Hernia.

A Hernia repair surgery can be an open surgical procedure or a laparoscopic procedure.

Risks of Conventional Hernia Surgery

Breathing problems
Heart problems
Side reactions to medicines
Damage to blood vessels, nerves or organs
Damage to the testicles
Dr. Ashwin Porwal’s Healing Hands Clinic, a recognized Hernia Clinic in Pune, has come up with the latest & innovative technology Hernia treatment in Pune using a Prolene mesh.

3D Mesh Repair Direct & indirect Inguinal Hernia
V patch Repair Umbilical Hernia
Proflor Mesh Repair Inguinal Hernia
Octomesh Repair ventral Hernias such as Umbilical and Epigastric
Mesh Repair is the least invasive, minimum time consuming and tension free surgical intervention offering multiple benefits to a Hernia patient minimum number of stitches, small incisions, guaranteed relief from Hernia, minimum hospitalization, negligible recurrence rate and rapid recovery.

The founder of Healing Hands Clinic, Dr. Porwal, is a renowned Hernia doctor in Pune and all over Maharashtra. He has performed over 40,000 Hernia surgeries till date.

Laser surgery for piles

Laser surgery for piles

Healing Hands Clinic has now introduced an innovative  Laser Treatment for Piles (Haemorrhoids) in Pune. Use of Laser Haemorrhoidoplasty Kit enables laser coagulation of haemorrhoidal nodes. The controlled emission of laser energy, which is applied submucosally, causes the haemorrhoidal mass to shrink.In addition, fibrotic reconstruction generates new connective tissue which ensures that the mucosa adheres to the underlying tissue. This also prevents the occurrence or recurrence of a prolapse. No foreign materials (clamps) need to be inserted and unlike other procedures, Laser surgey for piles is not associated with any risk of stenosis. Healing is excellent because, unlike conventional surgeries, there are no incisions or stitches. Access into the haemorrhoid is achieved by entering through a small perianal port.

By this approach no wounds are generated in the area. As a result, the patient experiences less post-operative pain and can return to normal activities within a shorter space of time.

1.No incisions
2.No Excisions
3.No Open wounds

Dr. Ashwin Porwal who Heads the Proctology Department of Poona Hospital, Apollo Jehangir Hospital & Inamdar Hospital has been the first Colorectal Surgeon to perform the latest  STARR Surgery for chronic constipation in the State of Maharashtra. He has performed more than 2500 Stapler Surgeries & cured more than 3000 patients with medical treatment (MCDPA).

With the introduction of Laser treatment Dr. Porwal quips HHC is extremely grateful to introduce this new technique to the patients suffering from Piles. With this we can guarantee quick relief.



PHYSIOTHERAPY!! Oh God!! With a sigh is the very common reaction of people when they are advised to go for it. To lot many people, it seems to be like a burden, but to stay fit you need to look upon your fitness. To very less of the population it is known that physiotherapy is also to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and thus control your anorectal ailments like obstructed defecation syndrome, pelvic floor dyssynergia, stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapsed.

An advantage of these exercises are that they can even be done during your pregnancy and even after that and have a significant role in keeping you fit during your special times and here at Healing Hands Clinic we help you to stay fit, guiding you towards the best under the guidance of Dr Ashwin Porwal, consultant proctosurgeon (proctologist) and his team.
We are always there for you, rendering are best to you.