About The Association of Colon &
Rectal Surgeons of India

Recognition of Coloproctology as a specialty started with the zeal and enthusiasm of senior contemporary surgeons of Mumbai, who not only established department of Colon & Rectal Surgery in hospitals of Mumbai, as early as 1960, but also made efforts to bring surgeons of similar interest for sharing of thoughts and experience, in this part of the world. In the year 1968, Dr. R.K. Menda, Dr. S.J. Aptekar and Dr. I.D. Sood organized the International Seminar on the Diseases of Colo-Rectum and Anus at Taj International Hotel. The proceedings of the congress were published in a book form "Advances in Colo-Rectal Surgery".

Dr. Menda formed the Asian Federation of Colo-Proctology with Dr. Menda as its Director & Dr. Jassawala as its President. In 1974 under the banner of Asian Federation Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery, the first Triennial Conference of the Asian Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery was held at Hotel Taj International Bombay.

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