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Dr. Ashwin Porwal

Dr. Ashwin Porwal

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MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, FRCS - Laparoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology

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Colorectal Surgeon

13 Years Experience Overall  (12 years as specialist)

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Dr Ashwin Porwal, proctologist & surgeon, is the founder of Healing Hands Clinic, India’s leading chain of speciality proctology clinics. He graduated fromthe prestigious B.J. Medical College, Pune. He completed his DNB in GeneralSurgery and holds a Diploma in Proctology. Dr Porwal has dedicated his careerto research and practice in Proctology and has been mentored by Dr AntonioLongo, world renowned colorectal surgeon and inventor of the MIPH andSTARR surgeries.Dr Porwal performed the first STARR surgery for Chronic Constipation, inMaharashtra, and has currently performed the maximum number of thissurgery in Asia. He introduced the Leonardo Laser in India for treating piles,fistula, fissure and varicose veins. He was also the first to perform P.O.P.S.surgery in India which is an excellent technique for female pelvic organprolapse. Currently, Healing Hands Clinic performs the maximum number ofStapler Hemorhhoidopexies per month in Asia.Dr Porwal has formulated a non-surgical regimen for treatment of early piles,acute fissure and constipation called MCDPA. It is a combination of herbalmedicines, diet counselling and physiotherapy. He has also devised his owntechnique called Dr Porwal’s DLPL (Distal Laser Proximal Ligation) for curingcomplicated and recurrent fistulas.Dr Porwal has presented a number of research papers at various internationalconferences. He regularly gives training in Proctology to surgeons and studentsfrom across India and overseas.Dr Porwal is also the chief mentor at Healing Hands Clinic, the only MUHS certified Training centre for Proctology.

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Dhole Patil Road, Pune

Healing Hands Clinic


4th Floor, Millenium Star Extension, Landmark: Adjacent to Ruby Hall Entrance Gate, Pune

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11:00 - 06:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a general surgeon?

A: A general surgeon is a doctor highly skilled in surgery of a wide range of and most commonly occurring diseases.

Q: What are the procedures for which a general surgeon can perform surgery?

A: A general surgeon performs surgery for digestive tract (oesophagus and related organs), abdomen and its contents, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder, breast, skin, and soft tissue and endocrine system.

Q: Can a general surgeon peform surgery for cancer treatment?

A: A surgeon who has completed his training in general surgery and, then specialized in oncology can perform surgery for cancer treatment.

Q: How general surgeon is different from a specialist surgeon?

A: A general surgeon is highly skilled in surgical procedure for various parts of the body. They are also trained in pre, during and post-operative surgical critical care and injury due to accidents. However, a specialist surgeon, after having training in general surgery, gets additional training in a particular speciality related to a specific system of the body. e.g. orthopedic surgery

Q: Can a general surgeon do the surgery for appendicitis?

A: Removal of appendicitis is called as appendectomy and is a common surgical procedure performed by a general surgeon.


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Awards and Recognitions

Centre of Excellence - 2014
Dada Saheb Phalke Award - 2015
Jito – Jain International Trade Organization” Pride of Pune as a Young Entrepreneur - 2016
India First Proctology Clinic to get recognition from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences ( MUHS ) - 2017


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MBBS - Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune, 2003
DNB - General Surgery - Poona Hospital and Reaserch Centre Pune, 2008
FRCS - Laparoscopic Surgery - EITS-IRCAD, France, 2009


Indian Medical Association (IMA)


2004 - 2017 Owner at Healing Hands Clinic


93218 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2004

Trainings and Certifications

Training in Procotology (Piles, Prolapse & Constipation) - world renowned Colorectal surgeon Dr. Antonio Longo at St Elizabeth Hospital, Austria, 2009
Certified training in Pelvic floor disorders and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery - Dr. Antonio Longo at Clinica Madonna Della, Rome, 2009
Certified training in Bariatric Surgery - Genova Medical School (Italy), 2005
Certified Training in Colorectal Srugery - Under World Renowned Dr.Antonio Longo at St.Elisabeth Hospital, Austria, 2009
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