MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, DGO, Diploma in Advanced Endoscopic Gynae Surgery, IUGA International Fellowship, Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery
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Practice: New Delhi/MumbaiMD (Obgyn, Mumbai University), DNB, FCPS, DGO, MS (Stanford University),IUGA International Fellowship in Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic FloridaFounding Director of the upcoming Tata Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Health, Cama Hospital, MumbaiFounder & Director, C.U.P (Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Health), New Delhi Consultant Urogynecologist, Global Hospital, MumbaiMember, Editorial Board, International Urogynecology JournalMember, Publications Committee, IUGA (International Urogynecological Association)Member, International Urogynecology Committee, an august body of world-renowned experts constituted to create practice guidelines for prolapse. Founder, Chairperson & Managing Trustee, ARMMAN (NGO)The Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Health team in New Delhi includes the founder Director Dr. Aparna Hegde & Associate Consultant, Dr. Karishma Thariani, who holds fellowship degree in Urogynecology from AIIMS. Dr. Karishma Thariani is available from 9 am 7 pm, Monday to Saturday in Delhi. Detailed bio: Dr. Hegde is India's leading Urogynecologist & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon. She holds MD, DNB, FCPS (Gold Medal) & DGO degrees (ObGyn) & MS (Stanford University). She was awarded the IUGA (International Urogynecology Association) International Fellowship in Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery which she completed in the prestigious department of Urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida before returning to India. In addition to her private practice, she is also the founding Director of the upcoming Tata Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Health, India’s first comprehensive academic clinical ‘Center of Excellence’ in the field. A National Talent Search Scholar, Dr. Hegde has had a sterling academic career with numerous distinctions through her medical training & the best resident award. An accomplished researcher, she is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of 2D & 3D ultrasound of the pelvic floor & is routinely invited as an expert to national & international conferences including IUGA & AUGS (American Urogynecology Society) annual meetings to conduct round tables & workshops. She has multiple national & international research awards including a best paper award at the 2013 American Urogynecological Society (AUGS) Annual meeting, best poster award from Cleveland Clinic Florida, three young scientist awards from FOGSI (Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecological Societies of India) & MOGS (Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society) & numerous best paper awards in FOGSI conferences. She has more than 74 abstracts & publications in peer-reviewed national & international journals. She has been invited by the Sri Lankan Gynecology Society, Malaysian Urogynaecological Society & the Canadian Gynecology Society to conduct seminars & workshops on her research work. The protocols created by her in imaging of slings are now being implemented in various US & Canadian Universities. She was invited to give the mini-state-of-the-art lecture on her research work at the IUGA conference in Capetown (2016) & as faculty to the FIGO conference in Brazil (2018). Dr. Hegde is also the Founder & Managing Trustee of ARMMAN, an NGO that leverages technology innovatively to create scalable, evidence-based programs in the field of maternal & child health in 16 states. ARMMAN’s five programs have reached across to more than 1.9 million women & their children to date. ARMMAN is implementing the largest mhealth program in the world, Kilkari in a public private partnership with health ministry, Government of India in 13 states. She is a Tedx speaker & she was awarded USAID ‘Social Entrepreneur’ award (2018), ‘Woman ChangeMaker’ award (Womanity Foundation, Geneva, 2017), Woman Icon Award in Asia (2016), ), the Mother Teresa Social Leadership Fellowship (2016), Digital Woman Entrepreneur Award (2015), Top Social Innovator Award (2014 & 2017, the Ganatra award for social work by MOGS ( 2013), the Prerak fellowship by IIM Lucknow (2014), ‘People’s Choice Award’ at Saving Lives at Birth event (Washington DC, 2011) etc. She has been featured as one of the five global women leaders in the Voice of America documentary, ‘A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders’ (2015). ARMMAN was awarded the British Medical Journal S. Asia Award for ‘Maternal & Child Health Team’ (2018), WHO Public Health Champion Award (2017), the Public Health Initiative of the year award (2017), the silver award at the Indian Digital Awards (2017) & is the only Indian NGO to have won the ‘GSK-Save the Children International’ Health Innovation award (2017 (one of four awardees out of 170 applications from 40 countries). She was chosen by Harvard University from NGO leaders from all over the world to attend the SNP program in 2016 & invited by Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School to speak in the social impact panel in the Harvard India Conference in February 2017.
3 clinics for General Consultation
3rd Floor, 7, Siri Fort Road, c/o Sama Hospital, Landmark: Near 3rd Floor, Sama Hospital, Delhi
Mon - Tue
09:00 - 07:00
674, 16th Cross Road, Landmark: Behind Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai
05:00 - 07:00
35, D.E.Borges Road, Hospital Avenue, Landmark: Opp Shirodkar High School, Mumbai
Thu - Sat
02:00 - 05:00
Visited Centre for Urogynecologist & Pelvic Health for frequent urination throughout day and night, blood in urine & pain in pelvic area. For the last 6 months, I have been taking treatment under the supervision of Dr. Aparna Hedge, Urogynecologist It’s a long long story, so please bear with me. I’ll try to keep it short but its worth writing. It was in 2011, when things got started I got UTI twice back to back which got cured with medicines, but after sometime I again experienced the same symptoms- frequent urine every 5-10mins with strong urge and this suffering went on for years. I went to numerous doctors for this issue none of whom who had any idea whatsoever how to help me, they often dismissed my symptoms. I was told it was all in my head. I was anxious, depressed, in a great deal of mental pain, and was out of answers and ready to give up. Infact, I started believing this is how my body is going to work for the rest of my life. I was striving to live a somewhat "normal" life but urgency, frequency made everyday life a challenge. Also, nocturia interrupted peaceful sleep. I, hardly remember, any night if I had sound sleep in those years. Every night before going to sleep I had to visit washroom for 6-10 times or even more. The symptoms drained me physically, mentally and emotionally. My condition led me to avoid going out with friends..i lost all excitements about life and I also got scared of water. I accepted my life to be this miserable forever. Gradually, i discontinued my studies too.. I was losing hopes.. I was like no way is left out now …. One of the most painful effects of my condition was the loss of trust in my own body and self. All through these years I was not sure if my bladder will ever get back to normalcy. There were days I went to the toilet every 30 minutes. Some days it would be better, and some days it would be much wors. This frustrated me and made me a bit depressed. Whenever I would leave my home, I always had to know the location of the nearest toilet, and who I was traveling with because they needed to be understanding and willing to stop frequently. Over time, I grew tired of this constant mental and emotional pain – often intense enough to make my eyes water. I thought I was having frequent UTI’s the majority of my life. I did everything I could think of to prevent and treat them. It was till 2016 I kept visiting various urologists and then I stopped because no improvement was seen I was just consuming prescribed medicines and all this had huge financial implications on me. Besides all these, I faced lots of difficulties at my workplace too. I felt discomfort and uneasiness on a daily basis worsning my quality of life even more. I used to think to resign as my condition made my daily commute to office as well sitting in office at long hours challenging and demanding. During March 2018 I got blood in urine and sharp pain in pelvic area..i was terrified..This is where I started googling for doctors and I came across this new specialization area Urogynaecologist and its expert Dr. Aparna Hedge. With one visit in her office, I knew I had found someone who understood my pain, who did not brush it off, and who wanted to work to help me through this. She recommended for Cystoscopy and it was then I got finally diagnosed with Interstitial cystitis/ Bladder Pain SyndromeAt first it sounded like a terrifying diagnosis(as I never heard this term before), I was like what it is but then immediately I was happy on knowing that there is something causing these sufferings (I mean it was all real and not in my head) and now something can be done to get out of it..Believe me the most distressing part is when you are suffering and none of your doctors could figure it out and you end up being getting convinced it’s all in your head!!! She formulated a plan for me which included bladder instillations, physiotheraphy (biofeedback electrical stimulation), medications , diet/fluid modification and Meditation (a must part of treatment, as mental well-being was also required).Initial 3-4months were frustrating as I was not getting results, but gradually symptoms started appearing on & off..i kept saying myself I had suffered for years I have to put in my all efforts and obviously such chronic conditions do need time to go away and now since it’s been 6 months, I can feel the significant improvements, though not permanent but sort of. Life has become much easier for me now…no more skipping going out with friends.I have started finally feeling relief that I had been searching for almost 6-7 years. To be given your self confidence back, is remarkable, an act of grace and love that is hard to find in the world of healthcare and I got this from Dr.Aparna Hedge. She is friendly with all her patients but at times she is strict too. But that’s too a part of treatment and believe me it’s going to benefit you only, just follow religiously what she says. It will do miracles in your life!!! I am so thankful to her and her team As I am still under treatment, I don’t know how long will it take to heal completely but with the time I invested in my treatment at the correct place i hv got back my self confidence and the much needed mental strength to overcome ICI am so thankful to her and her team... I wish I found you ma'am years ago
Dr Aparna Hegde, truly god sent for our family and for my mother who was suffering from incontinence. Her quality of life had detoriated so much that she had started avoiding going out because of embarassement and extreme discomfort. I remember consulting a lot of gynaecologists/urologists in Delhi and some of them are the top notch doctors in their respective fields but none of them could give us any direction, any assurance that my mother's incontinence can be treated completely. Infact some of the gynaecologists insisted to just get the uterus removed as it it may be one of the reasons causing incontinence but of course none of them was sure about it. We had almost lost hope.
Dr.Aparna Hegde is one of few urogynecologist in India *** ******** *** **** ***** ******I was suffering from uterine prolapse for 10 years after the birth of my second child who is a breech baby but delivered normally. I met many gynaecologist but no one gave me a clear idea which got me frustrated. Then in 2016 I met Dr.Aparna Hegde recommended by my friend only then I came to know the difference between gynaecologist and urogynecologist.
This will be a long review but she totally totally deserves it.
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.
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