Women’s Health

The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health at Aster Medcity is among the most comprehensive healthcare facilities for women in the Indian Subcontinent, providing world-class Maternity and Gynaecology services in a safe and quality assured multi-disciplinary setting. The first in Kerala to offer Robotic Surgery in Gynaecology, it is also one of the best High Risk Pregnancy Care facilities in the country with a Critical Care unit in the delivery suite for the benefit of high dependency obstetric patients. Equipped with state-of-the-art technical support including the most advanced delivery suite in the World, the CoE (Centre of Excellence) has a dedicated Foetal Medicine Unit and also a Gynaec Oncology unit for management of uterine and cervical cancer. The medical team, which includes internationally trained Consultants, Specialists, Nurses and Ancillary Staff, follows stringent international protocols to render optimal, evidence -based medical care to patients.

The Out Patient Department is functional from 9am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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Dr. S. Mayadevi Kurup
Senior Consultant
Dr. S. Mayadevi Kurup

A Gynaecologist/ Obstetrician with more than 21 years of experience, Dr. S. Mayadevi Kurup is an expert in crucial specialty areas like high-risk obstetrics, maternal medicine, gynaec oncology and critical care in obstetrics. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in the UK and USA, she is one of the very few Gynaec Surgeons in the region who can perform highly advanced and complex Robotic Gynaec Surgeries.

Qualifications

MRCOG & CCT (UK) | DNB in Obstetrics & Gynaecology | DGO | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

20 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in the most reputed and leading Hospitals in UK

Underwent higher Specialist training in UK leading to CCT

Expertise in crucial specialty areas of OBG like high-risk Obstetrics, Gynaec oncology, Maternal medicine and Critical care

Trained in applications of Robotic Surgery in Gynaecology at leading centres in USA

Presented lectures & talks in National and International meetings

Written articles in more than 10 peer reviewed publications

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil

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Dr. Sherly Mathen
Senior Consultant
Dr. Sherly Mathen

A veteran obstetrician/ gynaecologist with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Sherly Mathen is an expert in laparoscopic surgeries including hysterectomy and myomectomy, urogynaecologic surgeries, hysteroscopic surgeries, conservative surgeries for prolapse of the uterus and open gynaecological surgeries. She is also extensively training in management of high-risk pregnancies.

Qualifications

MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (KMC, Manipal) | DGO (KMC, Manipal) | MBBS (MR Medical College, Gulbarga)

Achievements

Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon & coordinator for DNB teaching programme at Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecologist, Preventive Medicine, Al Ain, UAE

Gynaecologist, New Medical Centre, Abudhabi

Gynaecologist, Kalyani General Hospital, Chennai

Gynaecologist, Armugam Nursing Home, Chennai

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Arabic

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Dr. Zareena A Khalid
Senior Consultant
Dr. Zareena A Khalid

An Obstetrician/ Gynecologist with more than 24 years of experience, Dr. Zareena Khalid is an expert in laparoscopic surgeries and management of high-risk pregnancies. A highly respected professional in the medical fraternity, she has worked with many leading hospitals in India and the Middle East. Her areas of special interest include adolescent gynaecology and infertility management.

Qualifications

MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK) | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (KMC Mangalore) | MBBS (KMC Mangalore)

Achievements

Special Training:

Advanced training in Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynaecological ultrasound by IAHR & IFEE.

Gynaecological endoscopic workshop by Daniel, Roy Garry & J. Hamou in Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Advanced hands on training in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy at Cochin Gynaecological Endoscopic Centre.

Emergency obstetrics care and life support training programme by KFOG.

Advanced provider course of Indian Academy of Paediatrics – LDSC on Neonatal Resuscitation.

Specialty training in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus conducted by FOGSI & DIPSI.

Senior Consultant & HOD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Lakshmi Hospital, Aluva, Kerala

Consultant, Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital & Assistant. Professor, Cooperative Medical College.

Consultant Gynaecologist, Carmel Hospital, Aluva, Kerala.

Registrar & Clinical Lecturer, Dubai Medical College for Women, Al Wasal Hospital (Now called Latifa Hospital), Dubai.

Specialist Gynaecologist, Ministry of Health Hospital, Government of Sharjah.

Founder Secretary and Member, Cochin Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society (COGS).

Member, Angamaly Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Member, Kerala Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Member, Federation of Obstetricians & Gynaecological society of India (FOGSI).

Member, Indian Medical Association, Kochi Branch.

Published articles in peer reviewed journalsProficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Tulu, Beary and elementary Arabic

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Dr. Shameema Anvarsadath
Senior Consultant
Dr. Shameema Anvarsadath

A Gynaecologist with more than 14 years of experience, Dr. Shameema Anvarsadath is trained in all gynaecological and obstetric procedures including minimally invasive surgeries. An expert in infertility management with several years of experience in all aspects of ART (Assisted Reproduction Technology), she has worked with some of the best talents at the Al Sabah Maternity Hospital, the only IVF facility under the Ministry of Kuwait.

Qualifications

MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) | MNAMS| DNB| MD (JIPMER)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)

Achievements

Advanced training in ART from Chennai Fertility Centre

Training in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Advanced Laproscopy Training from Cochin Gynaecologic Endoscopy Training Centre

Clinical Tutor, OBGYN, Kuwait

Worked in the IVF Unit of Al Sabah Maternity Hospital, Kuwait

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, St. Vincent De Paul Hospital, Thrissur

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic

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Dr. Teena Anne Joy
Senior Specialist
Dr. Teena Anne Joy

A Gynaecologist with more than 5 years of experience, Dr. Teena Anne Joy is trained to perform all procedures in obstetrics and gynaecology, including open surgeries and minimal access surgeries like hysteroscopy and laparoscopy. With extensive experience in gynaecologic and obstetric ultrasonography, she is also trained in infertility management. Her areas of interest are laparoscopic surgery and management of high-risk pregnancies.

Qualifications

DMAS -including basic Robotic Surgery (World Laparoscopy Hospital) |FMAS (World Laparoscopy Hospital) |DNB (National Board of Examinations, Delhi) | MS in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (St. John’s Medical College) | MBBS (St. John’s Medical College)

Achievements

Fellowship and Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery including basic training in robotic surgery

Advanced training in obstetric and gynaecologic ultrasonography and obstetric Doppler

High Risk Pregnancy Postgraduate Course by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

1st rank holder, FMAS

Published research articles

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil

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Dr. Surya Jayaram
Senior Specialist
Dr. Surya Jayaram

A Gynaecologist, Dr. Surya Jayaram has training in all major and minor obstetric and gynaecologic procedures and surgeries. Her area of special interest is laparoscopic surgery.

Qualifications

MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | DGO (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | MBBS (Govt, Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Assistant Surgeon, Kerala Government Health Services

Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi

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Dr. Devi Krishna R
Senior Specialist
Dr. Devi Krishna R

A Gynaecologist with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Devi Krishna is trained to perform all procedures in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including advanced minimal access surgeries. She is also trained in advanced infertility management. Her areas of special interest are laparoscopic surgery and management of high-risk pregnancies.

Qualifications FOGSI (Advanced Hysteroscopy And Laparoscopy Training) | FOGSI (Advanced Infertility Training)| FMAS (Association Of Minimal Access Surgeons Of India) | MNAMS (Member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Specialist, Badr Al Samaa Group Of Hospitals, Al Khoud, Oman

Assistant Professor, Department of OBG, Azeezia Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kollam

Senior Resident, Department Of OBG, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Proficient in English,Malayalam,Hindi,Tamil,Arabic

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Dr. Abraham Faby
Specialist
Dr. Abraham Faby

A Gynaecologist trained in management of acute emergencies, laparoscopic surgery, IUI & semen preparation and advanced cardiac support, Dr. Abraham Faby has experience in urogynaecology and gynaec oncology too. Her area of special interest is critical care in OBG.

Qualifications

MD in OBG (SRM Medical College, Chennai) | MBBS (AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore)

Achievements

Department of Critical Care, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Experience in teaching MBBS students

Published Research Paper

Proficient in English, Tamil, Kannada, Tulu, Hindi, Marathi

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Dr. Nihal Harris
Specialist
Dr. Nihal Harris

A Gynaecologist, Dr. Nihal is trained in all obstetric and gynaecological procedures and surgeries.

Qualifications

MS in OBG (Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore) | MBBS (Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore)

Achievements

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam

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Dr. Vennila M
Specialist
Dr. Vennila M

An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with more than 3 years of experience in Fetal Medicine, Dr. Vennila is trained in advanced fetal invasive procedures. Her areas of special interest include high-risk and multiple pregnancies.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Fetal Medicine (Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University & Mediscan Systems, Chennai) | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu) | MBBS (PSG IMSR, Coimbatore)

Achievements

6 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fetal Medicine, Amrita

Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Gold medalist for best paper award by IFUMB in USCON 2014

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil

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Aster Facilities
Outpatient Services
  • Out Patient Consultation
  • A dedicated Maternity Day Assessment unit functional from 9am to 5pm to observe patients with high blood pressure, hyperemesis, diminished foetal movements, UTI and so on, with staff nurses for supervision
  • Antenatal classes for pregnant women, which includes awareness classes by Obstetricians, Neonatologists, Anaesthetists, Physiotherapists and Nutritionists
Inpatient Services
  • Diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of patients with gynaecological complications
  • Dedicated High Risk pregnancy Unit
  • Provide safe and efficient care to women with medical complications prior to pregnancy like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, thyroid disorders, haematological disorders and neurological diseases.
  • Manage complications related to pregnancy like preeclampsia, eclampsia, gestational diabetes, obstetric cholestasis, PPROM, major placenta praevia, abruptio placentae, sespsis etc.
  • Handle complications in labour like preterm labour, shoulder dystocia, APH, PPH, inversion of uterus, rupture of uterus, maternal collapse and so on
  • High dependency area led by Obstetricians, Anaesthetists and Critical care nurses - for managing critically ill obstetric patients
  • Comprehensive Gynaec Oncology service
Advanced Technical Support
Advanced Technical Support
  • First centre in Kerala for Robotic surgery in Gynaecology using da Vinci Surgical Robot. The high-precision Robot minimally invasive surgeries for treatment of various Gynaecological disorders/ conditions, with minimum blood loss and pain
  • The most modern Delivery suite in the world equipped with high-tech delivery beds, birthing suites, CTG monitoring and foetal blood sampling facilities.
  • Gynaec Oncology supported by state-of-the-art equipment like 3 Tesla MRI and radiotherapy including True Beam radiosurgery
  • Colposcopy
Foetal Medicine Unit

Foetal Medicine unit for comprehensive assessment of the foetal’s growth and wellbeing, diagnosis of foetal illnesses and abnormalities if any and amaintaining foetal health, with a multi-disciplinary approach

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