10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Laser Treatment Over Conventional Surgery

Recent advancements in technology have revolutionized many industries, and the medical field is no exception. One such technological innovation that has become increasingly popular in recent years is laser treatment. The benefits of laser treatment are numerous, ranging from increased precision and reduced scarring to shorter recovery times and reduced risk of infection. With these advantages, it’s no wonder that more and more healthcare professionals are turning to laser technology for a wide range of medical procedures.

In this blog, we will discuss the top 10 benefits of choosing laser treatment

Benefits of laser treatment

The need for laser treatment is widely being chosen as it is convenient and a fast process. Mentioned below are the top 10 reasons to choose a laser treatment over surgical one.

1. Reduces pain

Laser treatment is a leading-edge method that reduces pain and inflammation, offering patients rapid relief without any known side effects. The treatment delivers high-energy light waves into the affected area, stimulating the body’s cells and speeding up the healing process. Unlike traditional treatments, laser therapy is non-invasive and non-toxic, making it an ideal solution for those who seek a natural approach to pain relief. Whether you suffer from acute or chronic pain, laser therapy can help you get back to living life to the fullest.

2. Heals sprain and strain

With advances in technology, laser treatment has become an increasingly popular option for aiding in the healing of sprains and strains. This non-invasive procedure can quickly reduce inflammation and promote tissue regeneration, leading to faster recovery times and improved mobility. Patients often experience little to no discomfort during the procedure, and the benefits can be seen almost immediately. Laser treatment is a promising option for those seeking a safe and effective alternative to traditional physical therapy or medication.

3.Treats injuries superficially

Laser treatment has been proven to be an effective way to repair superficial injuries such as wounds and ulcers. In fact, laser treatment is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment option for a wide variety of conditions. This non-invasive procedure is fast, efficient, and requires little or no downtime. By using a precise laser beam to target damaged tissue, healthcare professionals can stimulate the body’s natural healing response and promote more rapid recovery.

4.Improves local blood circulation

Laser treatment has proven to be an effective and immediate solution to improve local blood circulation. This non-invasive procedure applies top-of-the-line technology that is designed to stimulate the affected area with concentrated light energy. This helps to activate microcirculation, accelerating the process of healing and reducing inflammation. Patients often report feeling relief and improvement in their symptoms following laser treatment sessions.

5.Causes no blood loss

Laser treatment has revolutionized medical practices, especially for procedures requiring surgery. Another reason for this is the reduction in blood loss during treatment. With traditional surgical methods, large incisions are required, leading to significant blood loss, which in turn impacts recovery time. However, with laser treatment, incisions are minimal, significantly decreasing the amount of blood lost during the procedure.

6.Short stays in hospitals

This minimally invasive method involves a very short hospital stay, as the laser energy promotes faster healing and lesser scarring. Laser treatment has been successfully used to treat a range of conditions, from skin diseases to cancerous tumours. It is known to have fewer side effects and complications compared to traditional surgical methods, making it a preferred option for many patients. Furthermore, the precision of lasers makes them highly effective for targeting specific problem areas while sparing surrounding healthy tissues.

7.Safer alternative to surgery

It has been found to be a safe and effective method for treating many conditions when surgery is not necessary. Laser treatment involves a minimally invasive approach that carries low risk compared to traditional surgery while achieving similar results. Patients who desire reduced downtime, lower risk of complications, and a quicker recovery often choose laser treatment over surgery.

8.Less expensive

While surgery is still a necessary option in many cases, laser treatment is often less invasive, less painful, and less expensive. This is because there is no need for incisions or extensive healing. Instead, the laser beam is used to target the area requiring treatment, reducing the risk of complications and shortening the recovery time for patients.

9.Minimally invasive

Laser treatment has become a popular method for performing minimally invasive procedures through a small hole in the skin. As patients continue to seek out less invasive treatment options, laser technology has rapidly evolved to meet these demands, offering a safe and effective solution for a wide range of conditions. Whether you’re seeking treatment for a benign lesion or a more serious medical condition, laser treatment is a promising option worth exploring.

10.No Recurrence

Laser technique has been able to bring down the recurrence rate for wounds to less than 1% compared to an industry standard of 20-25% which is also taken care of with continuous followup. Defined laser energy is used to circumferentially vaporize and cure the problem while sparing the muscle around it.
Laser is quick, precise, and the post-procedure healing is excellent.


Over the years, it has gained popularity thanks to its non-invasive nature and effectiveness in treating a range of conditions. The FDA has cleared its use and there is ample evidence from extensive studies to support its efficacy. Patients have reported significant improvements in pain and mobility, making it a viable option for those seeking to augment their existing treatment protocols.

Understanding Constipation and It’s Treatment

Constipation and It's Treatment

With a lot of humor centered around it, constipation is as much a topic of laughter for the audience as it is an agony for the sufferers. Constipation, basically, is a change in your normal bowel movements; going less frequently than you usually do, passing hard, dry stools, or straining when you defecate. In chronic cases it can lead to complications like piles, fissure and prolapse, and hence choosing to seek advice is much wiser than accepting it as an inevitable pattern of your digestive system.

A lot of times attempts at getting rid of constipation fail as treatment is unidimensional, being directed only towards the obvious reason, when it is in fact,caused by an array of factors. Taking this into consideration, Healing Hands Clinic, a comprehensive center for digestive diseases offers a multi-pronged approach for curing constipation. For those in whom it is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, there is MCDPA, a treatment strategy formulated by Dr Ashwin Porwal, Founder of the clinic and amongst India’s leading proctologists. This therapy includes a combination of herbal laxative medicines, nutrition counselling, physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and Ayurvedic oil therapy. This treatment strategy proves extremely beneficial when followed with compliance. For those in whom constipation is an occasional problem or who are seeking a detox, there is Colon Hydrotherapy, a cleansing technique that uses temperature and pressure-controlled water to flush out the intestines. The clinic is further equipped with Biofeedback Therapy to train the pelvic muscles for proper evacuation.

Dr Porwal, who introduced 3D Endo-anal Imaging in India says that this test helps to diagnose more complicated causes in chronic sufferers. In cases where there is an anatomical problem like rectocele or for those having Obstructed Defecation Syndrome, there is hope in the form of STARR surgery, a technique that provides excellent results.

For appointments:

Healing Hands Clinic
Pune Station / Tilak Rd: 88882 88884
Wanowrie: 88885 22226
Baner: 88886 22221
Chinchwad: 88882 00004
Chakan: 88882 96666
Kothrud: 85759 99993
Website: www.healinghandsclinic.co.in
Email: info@healinghandsclinic.co.in



मध्यंतरी एक बॉलिवूड ब्लॉकबस्टर चित्रपट आला होता. त्या चित्रपटाच्या मध्यवर्ती संकल्पनेत ‘बद्धकोष्टता’चा विषय असल्याने प्रेक्षकांचं निखळ मनोरंजन झालं खरं परंतु हा त्रास ज्यांना होतो, तेच त्याची व्यथा समजू शकतात. आतड्यांची हालाचालीत बिघाड झाला की बद्धकोष्ठतेचा त्रास सुरू होतो. हा त्रास सुरू झाला की, साधारणपणे तुम्ही जितक्यावेळा शौचास जाता त्यापेक्षा कमी वेळा जाऊ लागता, मलविसर्जनाच्यावेळेस ताण येऊ लागतो, शौचाची जागा कोरडी होते. काहीवेळा तर मुळव्याध, फिशर, सूज येणे असा गंभीर स्वरूपाचा त्रासही होतो. पण आपण बद्धकोष्ठता ना म्हणजे ‘बिघडलेली पचनसंस्था’ असं सरळसोट विचार करून निमूट सहन करत राहतो. खरंतर उगीच असं सहन करत राहण्यापेक्षा बद्धकोष्ठतेवर उपाय करणं अधिक भल्याचं नाही का!

बहुतांशवेळा बद्धकोष्ठतेवर जे उपचार केले जातात त्यातून आराम मिळतच नाही, अशी एक ओरड असते. ते खरं आहे कारण बद्धकोष्ठता होण्यामागे निरनिराळे घटक कारणीभूत असतात आणि आपण त्यातल्या कुठल्यातरी एकाच घटकाचा विचार करून उपचार करतो. त्यामुळे आराम मिळत नाही उलट त्रास गंभीर होतो. हीच गोष्ट ध्यानात घेऊन, बद्धकोष्ठतेपासून कायमस्वरूपीचा आराम मिळवून देण्यात  ‘हिलींग हॅण्डस क्लिनीक’ बहुविध उपचारपद्धती देण्यात प्रसिद्ध आहे. हिलींग हॅण्डस क्लिनीकमध्ये पचनसंस्थाशी निगडीत आजारांवर सर्वंकष उपचार केले जातात.

आजच्या धकाधकीच्या जगण्यात आपल्या सगळ्यांचीच जीवनशैली बिघडली आहे. या बिघडलेल्या  जीवनशैलीमुळे जर बद्धकोष्ठता होत असेल तर या क्लिनीकचे संस्थापक आणि भारतातील अत्यंत नावाजलेले प्रॉक्टोलॉजिस्ट डॉ. अश्‍विन पोरवाल यांनी स्वत: एक उपचारपद्धती शोधली आहे. एमसीडीपीए असं याच उपचारपद्धतीचं नाव आहे. या उपचारपद्धतीत दोन तीन गोष्टी एकत्रित केल्या आहेत. त्यात क्लिनीकमध्येच बनविण्यात येणारे वनौषधींची रेचक औषधांसोबतच आपल्या सदोष आहारपद्धतीत बदल करण्यासाठी समुपदेशन, स्नायूंच्या बळकटीसाठी फिजियोथेरेपी आणि आयुर्वेदीक तेलमसाज अशी विविध उपचारपद्धती एकत्रित वापरून उपचार केले जातात. योग्यरितीने हे उपचार घेतल्यास त्याचा अत्यंत चांगला फायदा होतो. ज्यांना बद्धकोष्ठतेचा सातत्याने त्रास होतो त्यांच्यासाठी कोलोन हायड्रोथेरेपी ही क्लिनझींग तंत्र वापरण्यात येते. या तंत्रात तापमान व दाब नियंत्रीत पाण्याचा वापर करून पोट साफ केले जाते.

डॉ. पोरवाल यांच्यासोबत दीर्घकाळ काम करणारे डॉ. नेहल पटेल हे या उपचारांविषयी म्हणाले, ‘गंभीर त्रास होणार्‍या रूग्णांची नेमकी आणि गुंतागुंतीच्या कारणाचं निदान करण्यासाठी एमआरआय डिफेकॉग्राफी ही तपासणी केली जाते. ज्यांना शाररिक समस्या असतात जसे की गुदाशयाचा अर्ंतराळ किंवा गुदाशयच खाली सरकणे (रेक्टोसेल) किंवा मलविसर्जन न होणे अशा रूग्णांसाठी स्टारर (एसटीआरआर) सर्जरी उपयुक्त ठरू शकते. या सर्जरीने आराम मिळाल्याचं रूग्ण सांगतात. स्त्रियांच्याबाबत बद्धकोष्ठता ही मुत्राशयाशी निगडीत असते. अशा स्त्रियांना खोकताना किंवा व्यायाम करताना त्यांना लघवी होते. अशा घटनेसाठी पटेल पॉप्स (पीओपीएस) ही सर्जरी सुचवतात. विशेष म्हणजे भारतात सर्वात पहिल्यांदा ही सर्जरी ‘हिलींग हॅण्डस क्लिनीक’ने केली. या सर्जरीमुळे खाली गळलेले अवयव त्याच्या जागी पुन्हा सरकवून त्याची कार्यप्रणाली पुन्हा सुरू होते. म्हणूनच या सर्जरीने किती तरी स्त्रियांचं दुखणं कमी झालं आहे.

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An occasional episode of constipation is very common; however, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. Typically lasting for more than several weeks, chronic constipation can significantly affect one’s quality of life.

Symptoms of chronic constipation

Less than three bowel movements/ week Straining /hard and lumpy stools more than 25 per cent of the time Feeling of incomplete evacuation more than 25 per cent of the time Stomachache, cramps and bloating Feeling of fullness with loss of desire to eat, nausea Extremely foul-smelling stools and flatulence Using hands to press on abdomen or using a finger to remove stool from rectum

Causes of constipation

A diet that is poor in fiber and water intake Ignoring the urge to pass stool ( common in children ) A side-effect of certain medications e.g. iron supplements, anti-depressants Lack of exercise Hormonal problems like Hypothyroidism.

In some cases, there is no malfunction in the digestive process and stools are formed normally. However, the problem is an inability to smoothly evacuate stools out of the rectum i.e. excretion of stools. This condition is called Obstructed Defecation Syndrome ( ODS ) and it may be due anatomical abnormality of the pelvic organs.

Healing Hands Clinic ( HHC ) provides the finest care to those suffering from chronic constipation. Proctologist Dr Ashwin Porwal ( Founder, HHC ) has devised a treatment technique labelled MCDPA, which is an amalgamation of modern science, Ayurveda and pelvic floor physiotherapy.

M: Medicines

C : Constac

, an herbal product formulated by experts at HHC

D: Diet

charted by nutritionists

P : Pelvic floor physiotherapy

to strengthen pelvic muscles

A : Ayurvedic oil therapy

In cases with ODS, no amount of medicines work and a surgical correction is needed in the form of STARR ( Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection ) surgery. Patients who were suffering from constipation for decades have been successfully treated with this procedure. Dr Porwal has presented papers on the success of this technique at various international conferences. He was the first to perform this surgery in Maharashtra in 2009. HHC is a certified ‘Center of Excellence in Proctology’ by world renowned colorectal surgeon, Dr Antonio Longo. Dr Ashwin also received the Young Entrepreneur award recently.

For appointments Healing Hands Clinic

Pune Station/Tilak Rd: 8888288884
Salunkhe Vihar: 8888522226
Baner: 8888622221
Chinchwad: 8888200004
Chakan: 8888296666
Navi Mumbai: 88881 66667
Kemps Corner – Mumbai : 88882 6664
Nashik: 88883 66662.
Website: www.healinghandsclinic.co.in
Email: info@healinghandsclinic.co.in

बद्धकोष्ठतेसाठी आता समग्र उपचार

बद्धकोष्ठतेसाठी आता समग्र उपचार

बद्धकोष्ठता या आजाराविषयी आपल्यापैकी अनेकजण मोकळेपणाने बोलत नाही, पण हा आजार खूप गंभीर स्वरुप धारण करू शकतो त्यामुळे त्यावर बोलणे किंवा उपचारात टाळाटाळ करणे योग्य नसते. प्रत्येक व्यक्तीनुसार बद्धकोष्ठतेच्या आजाराची लक्षणे वेगवेगळी असू शकतात, पण त्याबाबतची प्रमुख लक्षणे खालीलप्रमाणे आहेत.

  • १. आठवड्यातून तीनपेक्षा कमी वेळा मलविसर्जन होणे.
  • २. कडक विष्ठा (मल) – (२५ टक्के वेळा)
  • ३. शौचास जाऊन आल्यानंतरही पोट साफ न होणे (२५ टक्के वेळा)

आपल्या आहारात फळे, भाज्यांचे किंवा फायबरचे प्रमाण पुरेसे नसल्यामुळे बद्धकोष्ठतेचा आजार जडतो. मधुमेहाला कारणीभूत ठरणारी बैठ्या कामाची व शरीराला अपायकारक ठरणाऱ्या प्रोसेस्ड फूडची जीवनशैलीही बद्धकोष्ठतेला कारणीभूत ठरते.पाणी कमी प्यायल्यामुळे पोटातील आतड्यातील (कोलन) ओलसरपणा कमी होतो व त्या परिस्थितीमध्ये बद्धकोष्ठतेचा आजार निर्माण होतो. या परिस्थितीमध्ये मोठ्या आतड्यातील पाणी शोषून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न आपले शरीर करते. पाण्याच्या कमतरतेमुळे मल (विष्ठा) मऊ न राहता ती कडक होते आणि कोलनमधून सरकण्यास अडचण निर्माण होते.

बद्धकोष्ठतेच्या आजाराने ग्रस्त लोक अनेकदा लॅक्सेटिव्ह्सचा वापर करतात. त्याचा वापर करणे योग्य नसते कारण लॅक्सेटिव्ह्स म्हणजे एकप्रकारे आपल्या आतड्यामध्ये छोटा बाँब फुटण्यासारखे असते. आतड्याला त्रास देऊन मलविसर्जनाची प्रक्रिया पार पाडण्याचे काम लॅक्सेटिव्ह्स करतात. त्यामुळे आतड्यातील स्नायू कृत्रिमरित्या मलविसर्ग क्रिया करतात व आतड्याला आळशी बनवतात. या क्रियेमुळे वारंवार बद्धकोष्ठता निर्माण होते आणि लॅक्सेटिव्ह्सवरील तुमचे अवलंबन वाढते.

हिलिंग हँड्स क्लिनिकचे संस्थापक व प्रसिद्ध कोलोरेक्टल सर्जन डॉ. अश्विन पोरवाल म्हणाले, अनेक व्यक्तींना बद्धकोष्ठता म्हणजे काय आणि तो आजार आपल्याला झाला आहे की नाही याची कल्पना नसते. आपल्या दैनंदिन आयुष्याचा भाग म्हणून लोक या आजाराच्या त्रासाची सवय करून घेतात. आहार व जीवनशैलीतील बदलांनाही प्रतिसाद न देणाऱ्या ऑब्स्ट्रक्टेड डिफेकेशन सिंड्रोम (ओडीएस) म्हणजेच वारंवार बद्धकोष्ठतेच्या गंभीर स्वरुपाचा त्रास अनेक रुग्णांना होत असल्याचे आम्हाला दिसून येते. ओडीएसचे निदान करण्यासाठी असलेली एमआरआय डिफिकोग्राफी चाचणी पुण्यात पहिल्यांदाच आमच्या क्लिनिकमध्ये उपलब्ध करून देण्यात आली आहे.

बद्धकोष्ठतेच्या प्राथमिक टप्प्यातील अवस्थेसाठी क्लिनिकमध्ये एमसीडीपीए या उपचार पद्धतीचा वापर केला जातो. या पद्धतीमध्ये आहार नियंत्रण, फिजिओथेरपी आणि हर्बल ऑईलचा वापर केला जातो. आजाराच्या प्रगत टप्प्यासाठी स्टार (स्टेपल्ड ट्रान्स अँनल रेक्टल रिसेक्शन) शस्त्रक्रियेचा पर्याय उपलब्ध असतो. या शस्त्रक्रियेचा अवलंब वैद्यकीय क्षेत्रातच पहिल्यांदा करणाऱ्या डॉ. पोरवाल यांच्या मते रुग्णांसाठी ही उपचार पद्धती म्हणजे वरदान आहे.

बद्धकोष्ठता होऊ नये यासाठी

  • १. भरपूर पाणी व द्रव्यांचे सेवन करा
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Getting to the Bottom of Constipation

For most of us, a good beginning to the day would mean a satisfactory visit to the toilet. According to a survey, 14% of people in urban India suffer from


However, definition of constipation is quite subjective as bowel habits vary from person to person. While a daily evacuation could be a necessity for one, another could empty on alternate days, and both the individuals are equally healthy. Thus, before clicking the panic button, wouldn’t it be wise to understand how the bowel normally functions and what actually constitutes constipation?

The bowel or intestine is a tube-like organ that extends from the stomach to the anus. It is divided into two parts. The upper part called ‘small intestine’ begins from the stomach and along with it, is responsible for digestion of food. It is also here that absorption of nutrients takes place; whatever remains is passed further into the ‘large intestine’ as liquid faeces. The large intestine aka colon absorbs water back into the body causing the faeces to become more solid. When these faeces reach the rectum (the lowest part of the colon), one feels the urge to pass motion.

    Signs of a healthy bowel

  • Soft but well formed stools
  • Passing stools 1-3times/day to 3times/week
  • No need felt to strain excessively, no pain
  • Passing motion within about a minute of sitting at the toilet
  • Feeling of complete evacuation at the end of defecation, you don’t have to go back in some time to pass more
  • Absence of bloating, excessive flatulence

An unhealthy bowel is a doorway to constipation that can cause piles, fissure, prolapse and above all a diminished sense of well-being. At Healing Hands Clinic,

a Proctology centre

that specialises in diseases of the rectum and anal canal, constipation is tackled with a multi-pronged approach. For those with an occasional bout or looking for a detox, there is Colon Hydrotherapy, which is a drug-free, safe and effective way to cleanse the colon. If constipation is chronic (lasting >3months), a holistic treatment MCDPA provides excellent results. MCDPA is an amalgamation of modern science and Ayurveda and includes herbal laxatives, Biofeedback and Ayurvedic oil therapy.

Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS), a type of

chronic constipation

more common in women, cannot be corrected with any amount of medicines as it is a structural problem of the rectum and needs a surgical correction. Recently Dr Ashwin Porwal published his research paper on

chronic constipation

titled ‘STARR Surgery: Highest case series of 500 patients at India’s largest Proctology clinic

  • Dr Ashwin Porwal
  • MBBS, D.N.B.(Surgery)
  • Dip. in Proctology (Italy)
  • Dip. in Laparoscopy (EITS-IRCAD, France)
  • Proctologist & Surgeon
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Constipation treatment

A good day obviously begins with a good morning which in turn relies a lot on our morning chores. Topping that list is a light tummy and how we wish it could be as easy as brushing teeth. Alas! It’s not the case with a lot of us, for whom every morning brings with it that big question – Will it be a smooth transit today? CONSTIPATION is becoming an increasingly growing menace in our lives, but in most cases, we have ourselves to blame. Faulty dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and stress are few common reasons to blame. However, wouldn’t it be wise to stop complaining at some point and take charge of our own health. That’s exactly what we want to encourage you to do.

Food habits/diet tips/home remedies for constipation

1) Water is an important constituent of the stools. Insufficient intake can lead to hardening of stools and delay the transit time. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses (2.5 to 3 liters) of water per day. It is especially beneficial to have 1-2 glasses of warm water soon after waking up as it helps in initiating peristalsis.

2) Include 5 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables in the diet daily as they are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber, soluble as well as insoluble, is responsible for the bulk and binding of the stools. Whole fruit (not juiced) and raw vegetables in the form of salads are better. One should ensure sufficient water intake along with fiber intake on a daily basis to prevent constipation. Beans are also an excellent source of fiber.

3) Replace refined carbohydrates with whole grain cereals. Examples of refined carbohydrates are sugar, refined wheat flour and their products. Excess of these, disturbs the osmotic balance in the digestive system. Some good examples of whole grain cereals are oats, brown rice, whole wheat, etc. which contain fiber as well as B complex vitamins.

4) Probiotics are foods containing beneficial bacteria which are naturally present in the intestines. They help maintain a healthy gut environment. Consuming probiotic foods such as fresh curd/yogurt and buttermilk daily can help boost gut immunity and health and thus reduce risk of digestive disorders.

5) Go natural! Avoid processed, preserved, packaged food items as far as possible. Freshly prepared, home-made food items are the safest and most nutritious to consume. The traditional Indian diet (when cooked in minimal oil) is well balanced.

6) Super foods are foods which are especially beneficial for health and well-being. These foods contain unique substances which may have protective effect against various diseases. Some of the super foods for the digestive system are flax seeds, chia seeds, turmeric and cow’s ghee.These simple changes when combined with moderate exercise can help in common constipation. However, if constipation does not improve with these measures (lasts more than 6weeks) , it’s best to take an expert’s opinion. Conditions like Obstructed Defecation Syndrome can cause Chronic Constipation and need a Proctologist’s attention.

Put a Full Stop to ODS: Adopt STARR Surgery

‘Constipation’ can be symptomatic or asymptomatic at times. However, it’s a fact that many people are reluctant to discuss constipation symptoms even with their family doctor and prefer to try out home remedies even after noticing clear symptoms of Constipation. Visiting a doctor is overlooked, which may later take the ailment to a further severe stage. If not treated on time, this most common lifestyle disease can potentially acquire a chronic status.

ODS Treatment at Healing Hands Clinic

Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS) is a type of Chronic Constipation, which compels a patient to excessively strain to defecate. The symptoms include repetitive urge to pass stools, prolonged time taken to pass stools, and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Manual digitations, regularly use of laxatives or enema are common among patients suffering from ODS.

The most common treatment alternatives preferred to cure Constipation patients includes symptomatic care, medication and dietary modifications. However, dietary manipulation and medication don’t always cure the ailment to its core. Most of the times, it’s just a temporary relief from Constipation. “Healing Hands Clinic, Pune“ is a promising centre for anorectal disease care & cure for patients across the globe. We believe in serving patients beyond mere medication and focus on providing a permanent solution.

STARR Surgery, A Permanent Solution to Chronic Constipation

“STARR Surgery“ makes use of two surgical staplers removing the excess rectal tissue and the deformities ultimately causing Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS). Since it’s a minimally invasive procedure performed through the anus, no incisions, cuts, wounds or any visible scars are involved. The hospitalization period of 24 hours is relatively shorter as compared to conventional surgery and even the recovery period after discharge is 3-5 days.

Dr. Ashwin Porwal is the one who first introduced the latest & innovative technology MRI Defecography to diagnose ODS in India. He has introduced a novel painless surgery to permanently cure Chronic Constipation STARR (Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection) Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Ashwin Porwal has pursued an international level training from Dr Antonio Longo (world renowned Colorectal Surgeon) in Proctology and is one of the four experts in India performing STARR Surgery.

Biofeedback for chronic constipation now at Healing Hands Clinic

Biofeedback for chronic constipation now at Healing Hands Clinic

We have always believed in the best and practiced the best at Healing Hands Clinic and to add on to this, we introduce Pune’s first biofeedback machine (sphinctometer) for ODS(a form of chronic constipation), stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor dyssynergia.

Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of your pelvic floor muscles, their strengths, functions and at the same time it provides you with the information on the activity of your muscles with a goal of manipulating them at will.

Pelvic floor muscles are which stretch between your pubic bone and tail bone, cradling your bladder, bowel,uterus,urethera,helping you to control your urine bowel movements and also sexual functioning.

Damage to pelvic floor not only contributes to urinary incontinence but can lead to pelvic organ prolapse.In females, the muscles can be damaged in pregnancy/childbirth/hysterectomy.

Studies show that up to 50% of patients with chronic constipation have pelvic floor dysfunction or dyssynergia, this condition is characterized by impaired coordination between pelvic floor relaxation and abdominal wall motion, which is necessary for normal defecation.

Biofeedback helps the patient to modify bowel habits by restoring defecation, which normally entails propulsive forces coordinated with relaxation and as mentioned earlier, it helps in strengthing of Pelvic Floor Muscles and thus curing and preventing stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

And now, here at Healing Hands Clinic we provide you with this facility, ensuring to give you the best and continue curing with care, under the guidance of Dr Ashwin Porwal, who owns the credit of performing first STARR surgery for Obstructed Defecation Syndrome and has also performed surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse and has not looked back since then. He is also the HOD of proctology department at Poona hospital, Apollo jehangir hospital, Inamdar hospital and Ruby hall clinic.



The European Society of Coloproctology ( ESCP ) conducted its 8th Scientific & Annual General Meeting at the Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia between 25-28th September, 2013. This year one of the best specialists in proctology have been selected for paper presentation to be held at Serbia.

The purpose of this conference was to study & disseminate information among persons professionally engaged or interested in the field of colorectal surgery.

Todays lifestyle pattern, constant stress, irregular eating habits leads to constipation, piles and fistula that are commonly seen. Dr. Porwal said “ There are many treatments and medicines available for this problem, but the patient should have the correct information and guidance for his problem’s. He has successfully treated many patients for STARR and Stapler Surgery. 10 years ago Dr. A Longo invented the methodology for Stapler Haemorrhoidectomy which is still in practice.

Dr. Porwal, trained under Dr. Longo at the Elizabeth Hospital, Austria is a team lead at a very young age and has many firsts to his name. He is the first Procto-surgeon in Maharashtra to perform the STARR surgery, a surgical treatment for chronic constipation. This surgery is performed through the natural route without any cut outside. Also the patient is discharged within 24 hrs and can join on duty from 3rd day.Constipation and hemorrhoids ( piles ) is a problem faced by hundreds of people today. As there are maximum number of people facing this problem Dr. Porwal presented a paper on Stapler Surgery for Haemorrhoids& Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection ( STARR ) Surgery for Obstructed Defecation Syndrome ( ODS ).Dr. Porwal was the only Indian who’s paper got selected.

Today, we are having patients from over the globe for STARR and Stapler Surgery because of the low cost and attracting medical tourism. Dr. Ashwin Porwal has successfully treated over 40,000 hemorrhoid patients with the advanced and relatively painless surgical technique MIPH, popularly known as Stapler Surgery for piles.

Dr. Ashwin Porwal heads the Proctology Clinic in Poona Hospital, Inamdar Hospital, Jehangir Hospital & Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie & also has his own Consulting OPD Healing Hands Clinic, Dhole Patil Road & Tilak Road in Pune.