MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Dr. Chitra Shankar is a well known experienced gynaecologist and obstetrician active full time as clinical fertility consultant at PSFC, with a vast experience of 25 years. She is also founder & director of Sampath Gowri Clinic & Women Health Center, Perungudi. She passed MD in Obs & Gyn with credits from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. She successfully completed the diploma in reproductive medicine from University of Kiel, Germany and continues to constantly update herself in the field of ART. During her 10 year period of work in the armed forces hospital in the Sultanate of Oman, she gained vast experience in the field of high risk pregnancy and won a lot of accolades from patients and her mentors also.
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Yeah good only. She explained all the details about my prob. She is friendliness. **** *** *** ****** ******** ***************
pregnancy checkup for 2nd week.. visited doctor.. treatment was completely satisfactory.. however the way hospital treated me was absolute non sense . next time I should think before going there..I was not allowed to see the ultrasound scan of my wife.. when asked about it.. the nurse was very rude.. and she was telling that law doesn't allow to see the scan.. however I have explained her that law only talks about revealing the gender of foetus.. which I have never asked for or intend to ask for.. but no use.. I couldn't see it..they don't have appropriate facility to accommodate the husbands in the scan room as there were many female patient were available in that room.. no enough space to stand..felt very about the way they have treated me.. I should think of visiting again..however the treatment and doctor was very nice and addressing the concerns pretty well..
Dr. Chitra Shankar Madam is God's messenger for us *** * *** *** **** ****** ** ******* ** ********* *********** She listened everything from ourside with patience and treated us with utmost care. We got positive results and my wife is pregnant now.
she hears and answers the questions very patiently. she prescribed few medicines, blood tests and scan.
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.