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Dr. Smita Sanyal is a Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgeon. She is a visiting consultant at Artemis, Cloudnine, Uma Sanjeevani Hospital, W Pratiksha Hospital and Paras Hospital.
Dr. Smita is an experienced doctor. She listens to your problem with patience and explains the cause and options for treatment. She makes you feel comfortable. I had a good experience with the doctor.
The experience was very bad. The doctor does not have a nurse. *** ******** **** i should take a pregnancy test and for it she gave an old, ugly-looking, grime-filled plastic jar to fill my urine in. It looked like a kitchen jar, one whih is ussed to put spices in, a transparent jar with blue plastic screwable lid, **** ****** ******* **** * ******** ********** After i got the urine, the doctor took few drops with a dropper and asked me to throw the rest of the urine back in the toilet, WASH THE JAR AND BRING IT BACK. At this point, it was clear that the same jar would be used by other patients after me and I was also a jar that contained someone else's urine at some point and had to wash it too. It was shocking to know that the dropper used was also used by someone earlier and my pregnancy test, does not specifically contain my inputs alone. It was a sickening feeling. After I returned the jar to her, I was surprised to know that the doctor's room contained no sanitizer or hand wash and the doctor has not washed her hands. The toilet available in the complex was a very bad one, generic to men and women, and used by multiple entities in the building, like a public toilet.
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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.