We have literally brought thousands of lives into this world and take great pride in following every little step of theirs through life. Many of our children have come back to us to bring the next generation into this world.
The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is headed by Dr Sita Bhateja – our founder. Patients are attended to by her personally, around the clock. She is assisted by an experienced and capable team.
Experience and expertise are two important qualities that should be inherent in any doctor. And when you are talking about Dr Sita Bhateja, she is not just any doctor, but the best gynecologist there is in Bangalore. Having spent her childhood playing around a borstal where her grandfather was the jailor, she grew up with the compassionate ambition to serve humanity.
For this, she set up a simple nursing home in 1965 which has today grown into a multi-specialty hospital and an institution to reckon with among the best hospitals in Bangalore. This grand 85-year-old empathetic doctor, who never misses a day on seeing her patients, has delivered well over a thousand children in her lifetime. With so much experience under her belt and free service towards the needy, she is easily one of the first and best gynecologists in Bangalore today.
The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers:
A majority of pregnancies are unplanned and considered a gift from God. However, on a more realistic level, to reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy, it’s better to go for pre-pregnancy counseling and a check-up when the time is right. This becomes especially significant as chronic lifestyle diseases are on the rise including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, thyroid disease, etc. An early check-up and pre-pregnancy counseling could save the mother from grief and save her from losing her pregnancy – or worse, ending up with a malformed baby.
Antenatal care refers to the care you receive from an obstetrician during pregnancy. It’s always advisable to get in touch with the hospital you plan to deliver in within the first trimester. Your doctor would examine you and take a detailed history as well as carry out some important blood tests. These are done to ensure the smooth progress of the pregnancy and to find out early-on in case there are any problems with the fetus such as Down syndrome. Your doctor will also advise you on important supplements and nutrition as well as medications and things to avoid – for the well-being of you and your baby.
It’s estimated that globally, around 287,000 women die during pregnancy and delivery, with at least 260,000 cases of stillbirths. Even though there have been significant advancements in technology and knowledge, a lot still needs to be done for the cases and care of high-risk pregnancies, especially in economically disadvantaged societies. High-risk pregnancies can happen due to pre-existing medical/mental conditions, or the pregnancy itself could worsen these pre-existing conditions. Sometime these complications in pregnancy can appear de novo and adversely affect the maternal/fetal outcome. Continuous fetal monitoring is often used in managing cases of high-risk pregnancies.
Every woman’s delivery process is unique and the amount of pain she undergoes is also different and dependent upon a number of factors. There are different levels of pain relief medications available to help her deliver comfortably and include analgesics and anesthetics. Analgesics don’t stop the pain completely and don’t affect muscle contractions either. They are given to women in labor and can be regional (epidural analgesia- administered into the spine) or systemic analgesia (usually not recommended as they can affect the baby’s health). Anesthetics are given during surgical deliveries (cesarean) as general, spinal or epidural, depending on mother’s health.
Infertility refers to the inability of a couple to conceive even after trying for a year and since either partner might be involved, a number of tests and examinations are conducted on both members. Only non-invasive procedures like laboratory tests and ultrasound are used to make a diagnosis. The four factors that need examining include the egg, sperm, fallopian tubes and uterus. The HSG test is an advanced, non-surgical dye test used to evaluate the patency of the fallopian tubes. Semen analysis in the lab further provides the potency levels of the man’s sperms.
The IUI is a fertility treatment offered to couples for a successful pregnancy. It involves stimulating the ovaries with hormonal injections, and monitoring the ovarian follicles on ultrasound. This is followed by artificial insemination directly into the womb using a concentrated pool of good sperms prepared in the lab from the male partner’s semen. ‘Natural IUI’ is done following a normal cycle in the female or ‘Stimulated IUI’ during stimulated ovulation.
These are all minimally-invasive methods that can be used by a doctor to visualize and treat problems associated with the female reproductive organs and in some cases, take a biopsy too. While laparoscopy is done by inserting a telescope and other instruments through small cuts on the abdominal wall to examine the contents of the abdominal cavity, colposcopy involves examination of the cervix by the gynecologist, using a special microscope. A hysteroscopy uses a thin lighted tube called a hysteroscope to examine the insides of the vagina, cervix and uterus.
Women need not suffer in silence anymore as anatomical reconstructive surgeries of the pelvic region are increasingly getting more advanced. Most women with stress incontinence also report with pelvic organ prolapse and bowel and sexual dysfunctions. Cystocele refers to prolapse of the wall between the vagina and the rectum while rectocele refers to the bladder bulging into the vaginal wall – and both are surgically repairable. Even hysterectomies can now be done through the vagina, saving on recovery time.
With the developing world bearing 80% of cases of cervical cancer, screening for cancer becomes an essential tool. While Pap smear was the earlier test of choice, followed by the Visual Inspection with ascetic acid (VIA) test, we now have the latest screening test available – the DNA-PAP smear method. This is a less invasive and more patient-friendly screening strategy for assaying the presence of the human papilloma virus which causes cervical cancer.
Vaccines are available for cervical cancer since the past decade or so in India, though many are unaware of it. It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and is known to kill around 67,477 Indian women every year. A possible preventive is the HPV vaccine which can be administered to females between the ages of 9-45 years. Usually two doses are sufficient, but for older or immune-compromised females, three doses are recommended. Women in the age range of 55-56 are at highest risk.
When you are looking for a specialized gynecology hospital in Bangalore, then look no further than the Sita Bhateja Specialty Hospital which is considered to be among the top maternity hospitals in the city. Though it started off 53 years ago as a humble nursing home, it is now considered as one of the best gynecology hospitals in Bangalore with a great team of obstetrician and gynecologist doctors headed by the founder, Dr Sita Bhateja.
Being one of the pioneering maternity hospitals in Bangalore, it also offers a high success rate in fertility treatment with access to the latest technology at hand. The fertility clinic here offers non-invasive procedures like colposcopy and hysteroscopy for checking out structural abnormalities and infertility evaluation. With gynecologist doctors who are highly experienced in all issues related to IVF treatment, pregnancy and delivery, surgical issues related to the female reproductive organs, and even cervical cancer and its latest screening tests, you are definitely in the best of hands here.
And since everyone deserves compassionate care, a clean and hygienic environment to recuperate in along with the best medical expertise and access to the latest medical technology, the best place for you to head to when problems arise is to the Sita Bhateja Specialty Hospital.