"Piles To Smiles" book released at 3rd LCS Convocation

Piles To Smiles” book was released at the 3rd Convocation of Lucknow College of Surgeons (LCS) by Prof (Dr) Saroj Chooramani Gopal, Vice Chancellor of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU – upgraded King George’s Medical College – KGMC). Dr Dinesh Sharma, Mayor of Lucknow was the Chief Guest. Read more

“Piles To Smiles” is co-authored by a team led by Professor (Dr) Rama Kant, President of LCS and Professor and Head, Department of Surgery at CSMMU. Dr Suresh Kumar and Dr Arshad Ahmad, faculty members in Department of Surgery at CSMMU, Dr Pooja Ramakant, Senior Resident, Department of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) and Bobby Ramakant, health activist and CNS writer are co-authors of this book “Piles To Smiles”.

“It is surprising that piles or haemorrhoids have not been high up on the public health agenda despite of the incredibly high prevalence and practical approaches to prevent or manage them. According to varying estimates 50-85% of the world’s population suffers from piles or haemorrhoids at some stage in their lives, especially the risk to develop piles alarmingly increases between 50-70 years of age” said Professor (Dr) Rama Kant, who is also a recipient of World Health Organization (WHO) Director General’s Award in 2005 and lead author of this book.

“This book also features a unique non-surgical technique for the management of Piles like Doppler-guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (DGHAL) and Recto-Anal Repair (RAR). The beauty of this procedure lies in the fact that the patient is discharged within a few hours and is back to work, the very next day” said Prof (Dr) Rama Kant.

“There are known lifestyle and dietary factors that aggravate the risk to piles significantly” added Prof Rama Kant.

Piles are swellings that develop from the tissues that line the anal canal or back passage. The tissue of the anal canal is rich in blood vessels. If these vessels become dilated and swollen, they may project into the anal canal or out of the back passage (known as a prolapse) to form visible swellings.

Piles tend to be caused by factors that cause the blood vessels to swell, including anything that increases pressure inside the abdomen such as constipation, pregnancy or being overweight. Prevalence of piles is higher in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women of the same age group.

The Hindi version of this book “Smiles To Piles” will soon be released by CNS, said the authors.

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