Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Women's health is a very critical component of any hospital's offering. Right from puberty to pregnancy, childbirth to menopause, women go through a host of health issues which need to be addressed from time to time.
At Narayana Health Obstetricians and Gynaecologists provide the best quality diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and counselling facilities for women. Well-equipped with sophisticated delivery rooms and gynaecology conversant operation theatres with advanced and modern equipment to cater to all types of birthing procedures.
Services and treatment offered include:
- Painless delivery and management of high-risk pregnancy
Management of normal and instrumental delivery
Several obstetric units use combined labour, delivery, recovery and postpartum room so that the support person, the mother and the neonate remain in the same room throughout their stay. Some units have different labour rooms and delivery suites, where the woman is transferred after the delivery.
- Laparoscopic surgeries - Diagnostic & Therapeutic
Laparoscopic surgery allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen without making large incisions on the skin. Usually, the cut is no more than half an inch. Therefore, it is also called keyhole surgery. A small tube called laparoscope with a light source and camera is inserted through the incision, which relays images of the inside of the abdomen or pelvis to a television monitor.
Also known as tubal ligation, tubectomy is a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked or separated and fixed to prevent the eggs from reaching the uterus for implantation. It is a commonly performed technique for disinfection and preventing conception.
- Hysteroscopy - Diagnostic & Therapeutic
During a hysteroscopy procedure, a scope is used to take a look inside the uterus. The doctor can view the endometrium lining and the opening of the fallopian tube as well as take samples of tissue. Hysteroscopy is minimally invasive and can be done in an office or outpatient setting.
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Vaginal Hysterectomy
This surgical procedure is carried out to remove the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries through the vagina or birth canal guided by a laparoscope. During the surgery, many incisions are made in the abdomen through which metal tubes called trocars are inserted to make a passage for a laparoscope and other surgical tools.
- Non-descent Vaginal Hysterectomy
In a non-descent vaginal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through the vagina in the non-prolapsed uterus.
- Transabdominal Hysterectomy
A surgical procedure that removes the uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen.
- Robotic Hysterectomy & Myomectomy
Robotic technology is used to perform a hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures. This helps surgeons to overcome the limits of gynaecologic surgery by offering better visualisation and enabling precise procedures.
Other special initiatives include Infertility Clinic, Adolescent / Prepubescent Clinic, Menopause Clinic, Vaccination and Contraception Clinics. The department also has specialists who treat other ailments related to Urology, Nephrology, Oncology - specifically cervical, breast and ovarian cancer as well as Plastic Surgery.
The department is geared up to meet obstetrics emergencies round-the-clock by experienced Obstetricians, with high dependency obstetric care. Well-equipped labour units with intrapartum monitor, foetal care, operational facilities are available within minutes of decision making. The obstetrics team is well supported by a team of Perinatologist, Cardiologists, Haematologists, Neonatologists and Intensive Care Specialists all under one roof.
We also have oncosurgeons and colposcopists who treat gynaecological cancers. We have made sufficient advances in the field of infertility and very soon we will have a separate centre for Assisted Reproduction. We have experts in performing laparoscopy both diagnostic and operative, Sonologists, Neonatologists, Neonatal Surgeons and Geneticists to perform specialized work in the field of foetal medicine.
Our team of gynaecologists along with specialized nurses is committed to providing empathetic and caring touch to all health issues related to women.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology FAQ's
An obstetrics gynaecologist is a doctor who specializes and has expertise in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth. They also provide an extensive range of general health services, including routine medical services and preventive screenings for women. Obstetrics gynaecologists or OB-GYNs can perform office visits, surgery, as well as assist with labour and delivery.
Obstetrics gynaecology deals with a broad speciality dealing with many health conditions of women and diseases concerning their reproductive organs. Therefore, it’s completely fine to ask your ob-gyns about your periods, sex, or any other question regarding your reproductive health. You can have a list of questions ready and ask them on your annual ob-gyn appointments. It doesn’t matter if your question sounds embarrassing or too intimate; your doctor will be able to help.
Obstetrics deals specifically with the care of pregnant women. As the field of gynaecology deals with almost all aspects of a woman’s reproductive health from their puberty through menopause and beyond, most gynaecologists are obstetricians as well. A woman needs to see her gynaecologist for any pain, discomfort, or infection in the uterus, genitals, or breasts. Besides, gynaecologists also assist with issues related to infertility and contraception.
Obstetrician-gynaecologists have knowledge, skills, and expertise in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and the disorders associated with them. Their broad base of knowledge and professional capability allows them to see a variety of medical conditions, perform surgery as well as deliver primary health carer services for women. Some of the common surgical procedures they perform are tubal ligation, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, salpingectomy, cone biopsy, etc.
Your doctor will usually start with vital signs, medication lists, and background history. This is followed by open-ended questions that need to be addressed.
Your obstetrics gynaecologist will focus on specific questions regarding pelvic pain, menstrual periods, sexual history, fertility issues, bowel or bladder dysfunction, and any unusual changes in the body. The physical exam will typically include a breast exam, abdominal exam, and finally, the pelvic exam as it’s the most sensitive part.