Single-Dose Oritavancin in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections

The published paper – Single-Dose Oritavancin in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections illustrates the highlights of the study and its results. Dr. Ashwin Porwal was an important part of the team who conducted research on this topic. He is among the first authors of this scientific paper published in the journal The New England Journal of Medicine.

In this research study, 63 patients with more than 90% patient compliance were involved. Those patients were classified in to wound infection, cellulitis and major cutaneous abscess.

Mulvyadh Treatment in Pune


‘Piles’, clinically known as ‘Haemorrhoids’ and vernacularly known as ‘Mulvyadh’ in Maharashtra, are inflamed blood vessels located near the anal opening, causing the lining of the anal canal to slide down. Piles appear as small lumps formed on the surface of the anus inside the back passage. When the pressure on anal blood vessels increases, they swell and enlarge to form small lumps i.e. Haemorrhoids. They can develop inside or outside the anus, according to which they are classified as internal and external haemorrhoids.

Suffering from piles is painful and equally embarrassing. Many people try out conventional home remedies rather than consulting a physician about primary symptoms. Most of Piles cases cure within a few days without medication and further surgical intervention. However, home remedies may not always be helpful in curing the ailment. It’s better to visit a specialist, if home remedies don’t seem to deliver positive results and piles recurrently develop.

There’s nothing to feel awkward, if you are suffering from Haemorrhoids because it’s one of the most common lifestyle diseases. As soon as you notice any symptom indicating the occurrence of Piles, it’s advisable to discuss the same with a Colorectal Surgeon.

Common Symptoms of Piles

Anal itching & recurrent bleeding
Mucus discharge
Painful & strained bowel movements
Dragging sensation in the back passage
Sliding down of the anal parts
According to the extent and inflammation, Haemorrhoids are classified in four stages. The symptoms and treatment alternatives become complex, as the ailment worsens from Grade I to Grade IV. When diagnosed in Grade I or II, Piles can be cured by home remedies, medication, physiotherapy and dietary modifications. However, it’s difficult to cure it in Grade III & IV without surgical intervention.

Detection of Piles

Piles can be diagnosed through physical examination and in some cases, advanced diagnostic techniques such as Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy need to be performed

Dr. Ashwin Porwal has successfully performed more than 40,000 stories of piles treatment and surgeries in Pune, Chinchwad, Chakan and Navi Mumbai. Read here what our patients feel after treatment…

Mulvyadh Treatment


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Surgical Treatment

When diagnosed in Grade III or Grade IV, surgical intervention is recommended. In contrary to the conventional, painful open Piles surgery, HHC offers the latest & innovative technology to cure Piles STAPLER Surgery. It’s a minimally invasive, painless procedure involving a unique stapling technique that pushes inflamed anal blood vessels back in their original position. It’s a day care procedure and a patient is discharged in a day. Faster recovery and guaranteed cure are the key benefits of STAPLER Surgery.

Prevention of Piles is quite easy follow regular physical exercise, eat healthy & fibre-rich diet, drink plenty of fluids, and sufficient sound sleep. Daily life hassles might make it difficult to follow a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Ashwin Porwal’s Healing Hands Clinic offers a complete range of health care services regarding lifestyle diseases including diagnosis, treatment and dietary consultation.

Read more about Piles/Mulvyadh treatment, surgery…

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High Fiber Diet- Taking a huge leap away from Hemorrhoids

High Fiber Diet for Piles

Urban cities are offering global cuisine, with fast food joints gaining maximum popularity. Even local fast food/street food joints are buzzing. Traditional home-made food is taking a backstage owing to busy lifestyles of professionals both young and old. “Eating out” is an important part of socialization. Besides, when there is no time to cook, processed and packaged products may appear to be saviors. Be warned! While you are busy chasing your careers, these foods act as wolves in sheepskin.
Hemorrhoids or Bawaseer is an increasing health concern in India. About 4.7 % Indians are affected by hemorrhoids, and the percentage is on the rise.Nearly 10 lakh new cases are reported annually. It is no big surprise especially with the changing trends in food intake. A diet lacking in fiber and erratic dietary habits can cause constipation which is directly linked to hemorrhoids.
Dietary fiber is the indigestible part of food which is derived from the plant source. It has several beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal system as follows:

It adds volume to the food and gives satiety.

It absorbs water and helps to soften the stools as a result.

It quickens the passage of food which helps in defecation.

It adds bulk to the stool and therefore helps prevent constipation.

It helps maintain the pH level of the gastrointestinal system.

It is known to reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Role of Herbal Remedies in Curing Piles, Constipation and Hernia

In this age of globalization and modernization, do you know that around 80% of the Asian and African population still uses traditional herbal medicines rather than modern medicines, when it comes to primary healthcare? It’s a fact proven in a global level survey, which also highlights that more number of developed nations are moving towards adopting traditional medicine system. This not only underlines sheer effectiveness and popularity of herbal remedies but also raises the question – do herbal remedies really play an important role in treating various ailments? The answer is YES.

Let’s now emphasize the use of traditional herbal medicines in India. Being known best for its traditional medicinal systems — Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani; India has been successfully using herbal remedies since ages. The literal meaning of Ayurveda is “science of life”, rather “science of longevity”. Traditional ayurvedic medicines are proved to play a vital role in curing a large number diseases till date. As far as anorectal diseases are concerned, herbal remedies turn out to be excellent over painful surgical treatments.

Herbal Remedies for Piles

• Triphala – a compound of three fruits
• Chamomile or calendula – a topical herbal compress
• Aloe Vera – a common medicinal plant for topical or oral usage
• Raddish – can be effective in any form

Herbal Remedies for Constipation

• Constac – a clinically proven effective, non habit forming, high-fibre herbal laxative developed by Healing Hands Clinic
• Aloe Vera – Fresh juice or gel
• Dandelion – dried leaves or powder in a cup of hot water
• Flaxseeds – crushed seeds
• Barley
• Fenugreek

Herbal Remedies for Hernia

• Licorice root
• Ginger root
• Chamomile
• Marshmallow root
• Hawthornia – mixed with citrus seeds and fennel
• Shepherd’s purse

“Ensuring Wellness through Nature’s Mystery” is the zeal that Healing Hands Clinic is involved in. Our “Healing Hands Herbs” is actively involved in innovation of Herbal formulations. Our herbal formulations have been playing a pioneering role in revolutionizing the ancient knowledge with modern research and techniques. Under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced Ayurvedic scientists, Healing Hands Herbs offers a wide range of Pure and 100% safe herbal products.


Gastroscopy – Diagnostic Examination
Gastroscopy – Diagnostic Examination

Gastroscopy is a procedure that visualizes and examines the upper part of the digestive tract by a long, thin and flexible tube with camera called endoscope. Without any incision this procedure successfully carried out to see whether there is any damage to the lining of the upper part of digestive tract. The patient is

One More Step towards Herbal Innovation: Healing Hands Herbs.

One More Step towards Herbal Innovation: Healing Hands Herbs.

Healing Hands Herbs has played a pioneering role in revolutionizing the Ancient knowledge with modern research and techniques.

Under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced Ayurvedic scientists, Healing Hands Herbs is offering you a wide range of Pure and 100% safe herbal products. Now, Healing Hands Herbs launches its mantra for Piles, Constipation & Digestive Diseases, From 31st Jan 2014 to 2nd Feb 2014

(Friday to Sunday)

Venue : Ganesh Kala Krida, Swargate, Pune.

There will be an awareness lecture on Chronic Constipation and Digestive Diseases on Sunday(02-02-14) between 5-6 pm by Dr Ashwin Porwal, Consultant Colo Rectal Surgeon.

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.

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.