What is Hernia?

Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall. When there are weak spots in abdominal muscles or in a connecting tissue called fascia, an organ such as intestine or fatty tissue may push through the defect and a hernia occurs. Surgery is the only scientific treatment available for Hernia. Avoiding or postponing surgery only makes things worse for the patient.
Most common type of Hernia is inguinal (inner groin) which makes up for 96% of all groin hernias and this occurs mostly in men due to their natural weakness in groin area.
Other common types of Hernia are incisional (resulting from an incision of prior surgery or c-section delivery), femoral (outer groin), umbilical (belly button) or hiatal (upper stomach).
Be it any kind of Hernia, concept of repair remains the same. The overhanging abdominal organ or content is first pushed back surgically into the abdomen where it belongs, placing a surgical mesh in most cases to reinforce the area so that Hernia does not recur again and then finally suturing the area for closing the defect in abdominal wall.

Laparoscopic Hernia

A Hernia can be repaired by either conventional open surgery with a big incision of 3 inches to 6 inches or laparoscopic surgery that applies 3-4 tiny incisions of 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch size and a special set of thin instruments used to minimize trauma to the body. Laparoscopic Hernia repair offers much less postoperative discomfort and pain, reduced recovery time that allows earlier return to full activity, easier repair of a recurrent hernia, the ability to treat bilateral hernias concurrently in the same surgery, the performance of a simultaneous diagnostic laparoscopy, ligation of the hernia sac at the highest possible site, improved cosmetic appearance of abdomen after surgery, and decreased chances of recurrence. However, its extremely important to choose a well experienced center for Laparoscopic surgery to minimize and avoid complications such as injuries to bowel, bladder, and blood vessels; and potential adhesive complications at mesh placement area.

Robotic Hernia Surgery

We are the only center in Pune and Western Maharashtra offering Robotic Hernia Repair. A key advantage of Robotic instrumentation is that they articulate just like human wrist whereas laparoscopic instruments don’t. As a result, complex Hernia surgeries now can be done by keyholes of laparoscopic surgery easily using robotic instruments. Some people may mistake that Robotic surgery is done by Robots. Actually it is not so. A surgeon controls movements of instruments like a pilot controls the plane. His commonds are obeyed by instruments that are much more finer and flexible compared to traditional instruments. As a result superior surgical outcomes are achieved with minimal discomfort to patients.

3 D mesh

3 Dimensional Hernia mesh is basically a surgical implant that takes the shape of the body. A 3 D mesh can be placed with open as well as laparoscopic surgery technique. The advantages outweigh the conventional meshes approach in this specific case.

What are Types of Hernias ?

The most common types of hernias are:


occurs in the inner groin



occurs in the upper thigh / outer groin



occurs at the belly button



occurs in the general abdominal / ventral wall



occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen



occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm

Why DOSS ?

We Cut Surgery Time by Half

Surgeons at DOSS are known for their expertise in complicated obesity, revision and laparoscopic surgeries. Every patient has a personal consultation with the independent surgeon. During surgery, team of Dr Pattanshetti and Dr Rayate, two advanced laparoscopic surgeons, work together for each surgery. Thus, reducing the time taken for each surgery by half and creating a superior outcome than in a single surgeon centre.

Personalized Care

Patients go through an individual assessment with all DOSS Team members so that the DOSS team can understand each patient’s specific needs and prepare him or her well for the transformed life as a result of surgery. Such specialized attention helps patients achieve their desired goal of sustained weight loss and improved quality of life in the long run.

Comprehensive Offerings

Besides Bariatric surgery, DOSS offers healthcare services in diagnostics, primary care, day care and a wide range of Laparoscopic surgical clinical services. Consult one of our surgeons to understand the specifics of the procedures and determine the procedure most appropriate for you.

Location as per your choice

Schedule the surgery at a location convenient to you to eliminate the discomfort of long travel post-surgery. Visit our partners’ page to determine the hospitals as per your convenience and budget.

Robust Support Program from the first appointment to after-care

At DOSS your dietitian will structure a diet plan, based on your pre-surgery dietary pattern. After surgery, your dietitian will guide you to help you manage your diet. Your package includes appointments with your surgeon and specialist weight loss coordinator and a dedicated telephone number to access support after surgery for life time.

Affordable Excellence

Our unique EMI facility for financing Bariatric surgery, On-time consultation assurance and Free of cost post surgery support- to help maintain weight loss for decades to come- are hallmark features of our center.

Our Team Our Qualified Doctors

Dr. Satish Pattanshetti

(Laparoscopic Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon)
  • M.B.B.S (Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai)
  • M.S (B.J. Medical College, Pune)
  • Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery from A M A S I
  • Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS) from IAGES
  • Fellow in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery from E-Da Hospital, Taiwan
  • Dr Pattanshetti is the Founder of DOSS and a leading Diabetes, Bariatric and GI Minimally invasive surgeon.
  • He is also an expert in single incision laparoscopic obesity surgery.

Dr. Neeraj V Rayate

(Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon)
  • M.B.B.S. (Dr. V. M. Medical College, Solapur)
  • M.S. (Government Medical College & Civil Hospital, Sangli)
  • DNB Surgery (Diplomate of National Board)
  • Fellowship in Gynae Endoscopy (Giessen School of Endoscopic Surgery, Germany)
  • Trained and Certified Robotic Surgeon
  • Dr Rayate is Co-Founder of DOSS and Head of Laparoscopic, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery Unit at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune.