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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers comprehensive services for the reproductive health and gynaecological needs of women. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an integral unit of Aster Hospital and is renowned for treating conditions related to urogynecology, conception, pregnancy, and infertility. The dedicated obstetrics and gynaecology team consists of obstetricians, gynaecologists, infertility management specialists, fetal medicine experts, gynaecological imaging experts who are supported by skilled nurses, and childbirth and lactation counsellors. Our team is proficient in managing high-risk pregnancies, menstrual disorders, menopause complications, female infertility, gynaecological infections, and gynaecological cancers. Advanced surgical techniques such as Leforts and Fothergill's approach for the management of uterine prolapse are also performed in our department. Our department has an outpatient and an inpatient division, well-equipped labour rooms, and maternity wards, daycare wing, and 24/7 availability of healthcare professionals who are capable of handling all possible obstetric and gynaecological emergencies.

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Treatments & Procedures

We provide comprehensive treatment for all types diseases under one roof. Our highly experienced doctors supported by especially trained clinical staff, ensure the best care for you.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Safe Delivery

Our objective is to work in association through pregnancy, giving the greater part of the services one require, including full antenatal care, your preferred delivery choice, and obviously, postnatal care. Our specialist obstetricians are the main experts in their field.

Moms to-be who pick Aster MIMS Kottakkal for their maternity care can be sure that they will get the most elevated quality pregnancy care. We have luxurious rooms and suites offer the perfect setting for your joyous occasion. With our committed in-house facilities including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with cutting edge technology and comprehensive treatment plans, our pregnancy services are unrivaled.

Once an infant is out of womb, we offer the best advice for breast feeding and caring the baby, exercise after delivery and pediatric services, for example, infant screening tests and hearing tests and every day visits from a pediatrician till discharge.

Our maternity unit incorporates comfortable LDRs (Labor, Delivery and Recovery rooms) and state-of-the-art operation theaters in case needed.

Cervical Biopsy

A cervical biopsy is a strategy to expel tissue from the cervix to test for anomalous or precancerous conditions, or cervical malignancy. With the advanced technologies available for test for cervical biopsies, we make it easier in every possible way. The biopsy can expel a specimen of tissue for testing. It can likewise be utilized to totally take out irregular tissue. It can likewise treat cells that may transform into disease. A cervical biopsy might be done when variations from the norm are found amid a pelvic exam. It might likewise be done if irregular cells are found amid a Pap test. A positive test for human papillomavirus (HPV) may likewise call for cervical biopsy. HPV is a sort of sexually transmitted contamination. Certain sorts of HPV can bring about cervical tumor and different less common genital malignancies. A cervical biopsy is regularly done as a part of a colposcopy, likewise called a colposcopy-guided cervical biopsy. Our expert obstetricians use an instrument for colposcopy with a unique focal point to take a gander at the cervical tissues. A cervical biopsy might be done to discover growth or precancerous cells on the cervix. Cells that seem, by all accounts, to be unusual, however are not yet destructive, are called precancerous. These strange cells might be the main indication of malignancy that may create years after the fact. Thus with the advanced facilities, cancer at an earlier stage can be easily revealed.

HSG (HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM) AND SHG (SONOHYSTOGRAM)

Our expert care group at Aster MIMS Kottakkal comprehends the distressing way of finishing the fertility tests keeping in mind the end goal to find answers. We offer both HSG and SHG to meet your particular needs. The HSG is performed after the menstrual cycle is finished, yet before ovulation happens. The test includes infusing contrast media or color through the cervix into the uterus whereas SSG utilizes normal saline is to check the anomaly level of the uterus.

Labor room services

7 bedded 1st stage room
4 LDR
Labor suite with 1:1 nursing care
Pain less labor/ Epidural delivery
Intrapartum monitoring with CTG is routinely provided
Our gynecologist is well experienced with operative delivery
Delivery attended by qualified gynecologist on duty
To give best comfort to expecting mothers we have special options of obstetrics analgesia like epidural and entonox
Gynecologic Services

Diagnostics for Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Ultrasonography
Chorionic villi sampling
Amniocentesis
Maternal marker screening
Fetal assessment:
- Fetal biophysical profile
- Fetal heart rate
Pap screening
Hormonal assays
Colposcopy
Hysteroscopy

Labour Room

The labor Room is the most versatile place at the hospital. Once you are placed in a room, this is the room that you will use for your labor and birth, in addition to the initial hours of recovery. The LDR is designed for all kinds of births. LDR can be used for women choosing to go unmedicated or those who wish to have an epidural. These rooms can also handle minor emergencies and procedures including forceps and vacuum deliveries.

Labour Suites

LDR suites with facilities of labour, delivery & recovery under one roof.

Operation Theater

All Operation Theatre/ Operating Rooms are equipped with KLS Martin's state of the art LED surgical light with colour temperature adjustment and in-surgery video recording capability. The OR tables are all USFDA approved products with operating room staff and patient safety in consideration.

The state-of-the-art Surgical microscope with fluorescence and inbuilt camera recording gives the Neuro and Plastic surgeon an edge in quick decision making and knowledge sharing on table. The ceiling mounted medical gas and electrical supply pendants are first of its kind in north Malabar giving the surgeons and staffs more space, efficient utilisation of the OR space, safety, ease of maintenance and troubleshooting etc. The surgeon control panel another feature in Operating room provides the operating room manager an efficient tool in the optimum environment maintenance and data for preparation of MIS reports. The simple and complex versions of Nerve integrity monitor and the computer aided Navigation System for the ENT, Neuro surgeries help the surgeons in identifying and avoiding the nerves so that the unintended loss of senses are avoided or reduced and the exact margins of the lesions or surgical sites are traced and followed. HEPA filter mounted laminar air flow, Automatic hermetically sealed Doors and the clear non crossing direction of movement of sterile and non-sterile items makes the OR sterile in practice.

Procedure room

Procedure rooms are created seperately for patients related to OBGY and Paediatirics to conduct small procetures.

Electronic Foetal Monitoring

Continuous Electronic Foetal Monitoring in Labour

Ultrasound-guided Prenatal Diagnostic Procedures

Amniocentesis
Chorion villous sampling
Cord blood sampling
Foetal urine sampling
Amnioinfusion
Amnioreduction
Selective foetal reduction

Digital Mammography

Mammography is an X-Ray examination of breast tissue. The image produced is called mammogram. A mammogram can help detect problems with your breasts, such as cysts or cancer.

Operation Theatres

ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres With 22 Operating Rooms that are on par with some of the largest in the world, Aster Medcity, for the first time South India, introduces ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres using Karlstorz OR1 Fusion - Asia Pacific’s first complete digital integration system.
The integration enables real-time sharing of images, videos and medical reports, which not only facilitates virtual participation from any location in the world, but also helps the rest of the surgical team to monitor the patient closely during the operative procedure, much to the benefit and safety of the patient undergoing the surgery.
Aster Medcity is also the first surgical facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery using high-precision da Vinci Surgery Robot.

FAQs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What does a Gynaecologist do?

Gynaecologist deals with non-pregnant ladies, girls concerning menstrual cycles and leucorrhea.

What is the difference between gynaecologists and obstetrics?

Gynaecology deals with non-pregnant ladies, whereas; obstetrician deals with A.N and P.N ladies.

When should you see a gynaecologist for the first time?

Whenever you have Gynaec related issues.

What is the best way to treat my period cramps?

Counseling and then antispasmodics.

What should you expect at the 1st gynaecologist visit?

Good counseling and approach.

What is laparoscopy?

A procedure that uses a laparoscope, is a way of doing surgery using small incisions (cuts). Inserted through the abdominal wall, to examine the inside of the abdomen.

When does a girl need to see a gynaecologist for the first time?

We recommend that girls first see a gynaecologist when they are between the ages of 13 and 15.

What conditions may lead to a high-risk pregnancy?

The pregnancy involves increased health risks for the pregnant person, fetus or both. Some factors which make a pregnancy high risk are;

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Obesity
  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Pregnancy-related health conditions
  • Lifestyle factors (including smoking, drug addiction, alcohol abuse and exposure to certain toxins).

 

What are the risks and benefits of a vaginal birth vs. a cesarean section?

Vaginal birth and cesarean section both have risks and benefits. Vaginal birth is typically associated with a shorter recovery time, lower risk of infection, and lower risk of respiratory problems in the baby. Cesarean section is typically associated with a lower risk of vaginal tearing and incontinence but has a longer recovery time and a higher risk of infection and blood loss.

What are the different stages of labor, and what can I expect during each stage?

The stages of labor include early labor, active labor, and delivery of the baby and placenta. During early labor, contractions become more frequent and the cervix begins to dilate. During active labor, the cervix continues to dilate and the baby moves through the birth canal. During delivery, the baby is born, followed by delivery of the placenta.

What are the options for pain relief during labor and delivery?

Pain relief options during labor may include natural methods such as breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as medical interventions such as epidurals or pain medications.

What are some common complications during pregnancy and childbirth, and how can they be managed or prevented?

Common complications during pregnancy and childbirth may include gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and fetal distress. Your healthcare provider can help manage or prevent these complications.

What is placenta previa and what are its causes?

Placenta previa is a complication during pregnancy when the placenta completely or partially covers the opening of the uterus (cervix). The placenta is an organ that develops inside the uterus during pregnancy. It works to provide oxygen and nutrition to the baby and to remove waste. The common possible causes and risk factors of placenta previa include: 

1. Low implantation of the fertilized egg.

2. Abnormalities of the uterine lining, such as fibroids. 

3. Scarring of the uterine lining (endometrium).

 How often should I visit my OB-GYN? 

The frequency of visits can vary depending on your age, medical history, and specific needs. Generally, women should have a yearly well-woman exam, which includes a pelvic exam, breast exam, and Pap smear. Pregnant women typically have more frequent visits throughout their pregnancy

What are common gynecological conditions? 

Common gynecological conditions include menstrual disorders, such as irregular periods or heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections (UTIs), endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and ovarian cysts. These conditions can be diagnosed and treated by an OB-GYN. 

Can an OB-GYN help with family planning and contraception? 

Yes, OB-GYNs are well-equipped to provide counseling on various methods of contraception and help you choose the most suitable option based on your lifestyle and reproductive goals. They can also provide preconception counseling to help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy. 

When should I consider consulting an infertility specialist? 

If you have been trying to conceive for a year (or six months if you're over 35) without success, it may be time to consult an infertility specialist. However, if you have known medical conditions or irregular menstrual cycles, it may be appropriate to seek help sooner. 

 

What does an obstetrician do?

Obstetrician deals with pre conceptional counseling, A.N checkups, high-risk pregnancies, regular deliveries, forceps and vacuums, L.S.C.S, postpartum complications.

Do gynaecologists perform surgeries?

Yes.

How many days a week does an OB-GYN work?

During emergencies, they work every day. 

Electives:

  • Mondays to Saturday
  • Sundays and public holidays
     

Can a man see a gynaecologist?

Husband can consult regarding sexual desires and whenever there is a problem with his wife.

Why is prenatal care important?

Prenatal care can help prevent complications and inform women about important steps they can take to protect their babies and stay healthy. It can improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy.

Is it necessary to visit the doctor every month during pregnancy?

Yes, for a healthy pregnancy, your doctor will probably want to see you on the following recommended schedule of prenatal visits:

  • Weeks 4 to 28: 1 prenatal visit a month
  • Weeks 28 to 36: 1 prenatal visit every 2 weeks
  • Weeks 36 to 40: 1 prenatal visit every week.

Do gynecologists screen for cancer?

Cancer screening is a normal part of a well-woman's appointment with your gynaecologist. your gynaecologist can perform a breast exam, feel your Ovaries, and examine the cervix.

What is prenatal care, and why is it important?

Prenatal care is the medical care that pregnant women receive throughout their pregnancy. It is important because it helps monitor the health of the mother and baby, identify and manage any potential complications, and provide education and support to help promote a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

What are the signs and symptoms of preterm labor, and what should I do if I experience them?

Signs of preterm labor include regular contractions, lower back pain, cramping, vaginal bleeding, and increased vaginal discharge. If you experience these symptoms, it's important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

How often do I need to visit my consultant doctor during my pregnancy? 

During your third trimester, your consultant doctor might ask you to have you undergo routine checkups about every 2 or 4 weeks depending upon your health issues and your health history. From 36 weeks onwards, these checkups become weekly until you deliver.

How can I tell if I am in active labor, and when should I go to the hospital?

Signs of active labor include regular and strong contractions and cervical dilation of at least 4 centimeters. It's important to go to the hospital when contractions are strong and regular, and your healthcare provider has advised you to do so.

What are some postpartum complications that I should be aware of, and when should I seek medical attention?

Postpartum complications may include postpartum bleeding, infections, and depression. It's important to seek medical attention if you experience any concerning symptoms after delivery.

 When should I start seeing an OB-GYN? 

It is recommended that young women have their first visit with an OB-GYN between the ages of 13 and 15, or when they become sexually active. Regular check-ups and screenings are important for maintaining reproductive health. 

 What is a Pap smear, and why is it important? 

A Pap smear, also known as a Pap test, is a screening test used to detect abnormal cells in the cervix. It is a crucial tool for early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Women should start getting regular Pap smears around the age of 21, and the frequency may vary based on individual risk factors. 

What services are provided by an OB-GYN? 

OB-GYNs provide a wide range of services, including prenatal care, childbirth and delivery, management of gynecological conditions, family planning and contraception, menopause management, cancer screenings, infertility evaluations, and surgical procedures related to the reproductive system. 

What is the role of an OB-GYN during pregnancy? 

During pregnancy, an OB-GYN provides prenatal care to monitor the health of both the mother and the developing baby. They perform regular check-ups, order necessary tests and screenings, monitor fetal growth and development, and provide guidance on a healthy pregnancy, including nutrition, exercise, and childbirth preparation. 

Are OB-GYNs also surgeons? 

Yes, OB-GYNs are trained to perform various surgical procedures related to the female reproductive system. These can include hysterectomy, tubal ligation, myomectomy (fibroid removal), ovarian cystectomy, and surgical interventions for endometriosis or pelvic organ prolapse

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