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Dr. Latha Shankar

Dr. Latha Shankar

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MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Diploma in Reproductive Medicine (Germany)

Gynecologist

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Obstetrician

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Infertility Specialist

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26 Years Experience Overall  (23 years as specialist)

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Dr. Latha Shankar is a Gynecologist,Obstetrician and Infertility Specialist in Sahakaranagar, Bangalore and has an experience of 26 years in these fields. Dr. Latha Shankar practices at Dr. Latha's Clinic in Sahakaranagar, Bangalore and Bmom Fertility and Research Center in Sahakaranagar, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in 1994,DGO from Government medical college,Mysore in 1997 and DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology from St. Martha's Hospital, Bangalore in 1998. She is a member of Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Indian Medical Association (IMA),Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI),Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist,Society for Fetal Medicine and Genetics,Urogynecological Society of India,KMC Alummi Association,MMC Alummni Association,Red Cross Society of India,Gandhi Sahitya Parishat,Seshadripuram Educational Trust,Mysore Horticultural Society and Indian Society of Reproductive Medicine. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF),Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) and Natural Cycle IVF etc.

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Sahakaranagar, Bangalore

Dr. Latha's Clinic

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2403, 13th Main, E Block, Landmark: Beside Cauvery Public School & Opposite Basketball Court, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

11:00 - 01:00
05:30 - 08:30

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Gynaecologist?

A: Gynaecology is the medical specialization that deals with the female reproductive system. Hence, a Gynaecologist is a doctor who specializes in the health and the problems of the female reproductive system that includes the vagina, ovaries, uterus and breasts. Additionally, gynaecologists are also trained in Obstetrics and hence can deal with pregnancy and child birth too.

Q: Is there a difference between Gynaecologist & Obstetrician?

A: Where a Gynaecologist deals with the health and wellbeing of the female reproductive system, an Obstetrician specializes in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. A Gynaecologist is trained in Obstetrics too. Hence, when a woman is pregnant, she can either consult a Gynaecologist or an Obstetrician, but for issues related to the female reproductive system, she should consult with a Gynaecologist.

Q: What are the common procedures performed by a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?

A: Gynaecologist: 1. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) – The uterine lining is removed either by suction or with a curette. 2. Hysteroscopy– A hysteroscopy treats minor conditions inside the uterus in a non-invasive manner. Obstetrician: 1. Normal delivery - An Obstetrician helps in childbirth. 2. C-section – In case of any complications, the Obstetrician operates on the patient to ensure safe childbirth.

Q: Does a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician treat infertility in women?

A: Yes, a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician is trained to deal with infertility and related health issues in women. Consulting a Gynaecologist can be a great way to understand and evaluate the reason for infertility and explore the various avenues of treatment available. In case of infertility in women, you should consult with your Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, who will then refer to a specialist if required.

Q: How often should females visit a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?

A: In general, females are advised to visit their Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at least once a year. Annual exams include a number of preventive health screening procedures that can help you keep a tab on your reproductive health and are also advantageous in identifying serious health problems in initial stages. Pregnant women should consult their Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at least three times during pregnancy.

Education

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MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, 1994
DGO - Government medical college,Mysore, 1997
DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology - St. Martha's Hospital, Bangalore, 1998

Memberships

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Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist
Society for Fetal Medicine and Genetics

Experience

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1998 - 2001 Senior Registrar, High Risk Obstetrics at Dr. E.V. Kalyani Medical Center
2001 - 2006 Visiting Consultant at North Side Hospital, Sahakarnagar
2001 - 2012 Visiting Consultant at Satya Hospital, Kammanahalli
2001 - 2012 Visiting Consultant at Chaitanya Hospital, RT Nagar
2006 - Present Visiting Consultant at Columbia Asia Medical Centre, Hebbal

Registrations

38986 Karnataka Medical Council, 1994
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