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Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, IVF & Infertility Specialist. Dr. Shakuntla Shukla heads one of the most innovative and advanced gynaecological setups in New Delhi. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Shakuntla has become nationally renowned for handling complicated Obstetrics, Gynaecological & Infertility cases and high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Shukla has a special expertise in the field of Infertility treatment. The results achieved through the latest Assisted Reproductive Technologies, IVF and specialised techniques are exemplary in the field.
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** ********* ****** ***** ** *** **** ****** *** *** *** *** ***** Personalised practice and all relevant medical needs are available on every visit to her; besides she is always available in all the large corporate setups as well and we can get admitted there under her when needed, though we have always preferred Aastha Medical Centre for basic and short admissions as it is mush more hassle free and better in many ways. Insurance too doesn’t cause any reimbursement problems as far as I’ve experienced. Been taking care of my family for twenty years now !
It has been one year when we visited doctor when I was only 6 weeks pregnant with high risk complications due to bleeding. Then I came to know about doctor Shukla through practo and we trusted her on the basis of the amount of experience and feedback provided on the practo site.
Doctor is very approachable gives ample time listens patiently and one leaves feeling comfortable and satisfied.
Today, 24th jan 2016, me and my wife decided not to visit AASTHA MEDICAL CENTRE again and we have the following feedback:
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.