Prof Rama Kant will receive honorary fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK

In June 2012, President-elect of Association of Surgeons of India Professor (Dr) Rama Kant will receive honorary fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. Earlier in July 2010, Prof Rama Kant was awarded FRCSI without examination (by special election) by Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. Professor (Dr) Rama Kant was conferred upon the Fellowship by Special Election of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) on 12 July 2010.

The Council of the Royal College of Surgeons at its meeting on 10th June 2010, elected Prof Rama Kant as a Fellow by Special Election in accordance with Charter bye-laws, and ordinances.
“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 
Prof Rama Kant has done commendable contribution in training and developing expertise of surgeons in 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.