Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health

One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Women’s Health at Aster Medcity offers a wide range of highly specialised services for comprehensive management of health problems in women of all ages. The exceptional team of doctors comprises experts from all subspecialities in women’s health, including obstetrics, gynaecology, infertility management, reproductive medicine, fetal medicine and clinical & interventional imaging. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide high quality, protocol based treatment to patients, with the support of speciality-trained nurses, technicians and counsellors.

Designed to function like an independent hospital, this CoE has an outpatient wing, an inpatient wing, dedicated surgical suites and ICUs, world-class LDRC (labour) suites, a state-of-the-art clinical imaging unit, day care facilities and a 24-hour unit for handling all emergencies.
The first facility in Kerala to offer robotic gynaecology surgery, this centre also offers highly advanced infertility management and assisted reproduction services including IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) and ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection).

Obstetrics | Gynaecology | High-Risk Obstetrics | Gynaecology/ Obstetric Surgery: Laparoscopic, Robotic & Conventional) | Female Infertility Management | Fetal Medicine | Antenatal Care | Women’s Wellness | Emergency & Critical Care

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

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with more than 22 years of experience, Dr. S. Mayadevi Kurup is an expert in all aspects of women’s health. Her areas of specialization include management of high-risk obstetrics, maternal medicine, gynae-oncology and critical care in obstetrics. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in the United Kingdom and United States, Dr. Mayadevi is one among the few surgeons in the region with expertise in complex robotic gynae 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. Sherley Mathen
Senior Consultant
Dr. Sherley Mathen

An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Sherly Mathen is one of the most respected medical professionals in the state.Trained in all aspects of women’s health, she is an expert in laparoscopic, conventional and robotic gynaecological surgeries and 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

An Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist with more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Shameema Anvarsadath is an expert in infertility management. She has been in the field of reproductive medicine from the year 2006 and has worked with internationally renowned IVF experts during her tenure with the Ministry of Health, Kuwait - the only facility of its kind in the country.

Dr. Shameema is also a highly skilled laparoscopic and robotic surgeon, with expertise in complex/ fertility-preserving procedures like myomectomies, endometriosis surgeries as well as hysterectomies.

Qualifications

MNAMS (Member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences) | FICRS (Fellow Of International College Of Robotic Surgeons) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United Kingdom) | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (JIPMER)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)

Achievements

Advanced training in assisted reproductive technology Extensive training in robotic surgery

Advanced training in laparoscopy

Training in advanced life support in Obstetrics

Worked as Specialist in IVF department of Al Sabah Maternity Hospital, Kuwait

Worked as Senior Gynaecologist in Al Sabah Maternity Hospital, Kuwait

Tutor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait

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

Presented papers in national and international conferences

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic

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Dr. Azif Khan M H
Consultant - Embryology
Dr. Azif Khan M H

An Embryologist with more than 9 years of experience, Dr. Azif Khan is an expert in call aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Trained extensively in oocyte, embryo and sperm cryopreservation, he was one of the key members of the medical teams behind the first IVF babies in Calicut, Alappuzha and Kasaragod. An expert in designing and commissioning of IVF labs, he has set up several infertility management centres across the country.

Qualifications

Master of Clinical Embryology (Monash University, Australia) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Proficient in English, Malayalam, hindi

Key member of the medical teams responsible for the first IVF baby in Calicut (2009), Alappuzha (2013) and Kasaragod (2014).

Well versed in IVF unit design; set up more than a dozen units across the country.

Trained several medical and laboratory professionals in various aspects of ART.

Helped develop IVF protocols in many fertility units across South India

Founder and principal consultant - Aztec ART Solutions.

Chief Embryologist - Life, Lakshmi Hospital, Cochin

Consultant Embryologist, SAT Fertility Centre, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Consultant Embryologist - New Life Fertility, Erode, Tamil Nadu

Consultant Embryologist, JJ IVF & Gynaecology Centre, Calicut

Consultant Embryologist, Vijayalakshmi Medical Centre, Cochin

Consultant Embryologist, Dream Flower Fertility, Kasaragod

Consultant Embryologist, Kinder Women’s Hospital, Cherthala

Consultant Embryologist, Surabhi Fertility, Madurai

Senior Embryologist, MCIRM, MIMS Hospital, Calicut

Clinical Embryologist, CRAFT Hospital & Research Centre, Kodungalloor

Proficient in English, Malayalam, hindi

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Dr. Teena Anne Joy
Consultant
Dr. Teena Anne Joy

A Gynaecologist with more than 8 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

An Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist with more than 5 years of experience, Dr. Devi Krishna has specialised training in infertility management. She is also extensively trained in advanced gynaecological procedures including laparoscopic and minimal access surgery.

Qualifications FOGSI (Advanced Infertility Training) | FOGSI (Advanced Hysteroscopy And Laparoscopy 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, Sultanate of Oman.

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

Senior Resident, department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic.

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Dr. Nihal Harris
Senior Specialist
Dr. Nihal Harris

An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist trained in management of health problems in women, Dr. Nihal has experience in performing a wide range of 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. 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. 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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Dr. Vrinda Ochummal
Specialist
Dr. Vrinda Ochummal

An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist trained in all aspects of women’s health, Dr. Vrinda’s areas of special interest include infertility management, laparoscopic surgeries and gynecological endocrinology.

Qualifications

DNB in Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (CSI Mission Hospital, Trichy) | MBBS (Gov. Medical College, Calicut)

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi

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Dr. Ashima Arora
Specialist
Dr. Ashima Arora

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist trained in management of high-risk pregnancies, antenatal care, infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding and cancers, Dr. Ashima has experience in performing major gynaecological procedures like like hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic), cystectomy, vaginoplasty and wertheims.

Qualifications

MS in Obsterics and Gynaecology (Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi) | MBBS (Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi)

Proficient in English, Hindi

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Dr. Camaleetha Micheal
Specialist
Dr. Camaleetha Micheal

An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist trained in all aspects of women’s health, Dr. Camaleetha Micheal’s areas of special interest include laparoscopy and infertility management.

Qualifications

MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Aarupadai Medical College, Pondicherry) | MBBS (Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla)

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil

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Dr. Vinodhini R
Specialist
Dr. Vinodhini R

An Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist with training in management of high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Vinodhini’s areas of special interest include complicated deliveries, assisted reproduction and infertility management.

Qualifications

MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University) | MBBS (JJM Medical College, Davengare)

Proficient in English, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada

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Dr. Anuja Thomas
Associate Senior Specialist
Dr. Anuja Thomas

An Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Anuja Thomas is trained in all aspects of Fetal Medicine & Gynaecology. Her areas of interest include high-risk and multiple pregnancies.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Fetal Medicine (CIMAR) | Certified in Sonography (FMF, United Kingdom) | DGO (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)

Achievements

Fellowship in Fetal Medicine, CIMAR Fertility Centre, Kochi

Junior Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Tiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital

Consultant Gynaecologist, Mercy Hospital, Pothy

Consultant Gynaecologist, Sanjivani Hospital, Chengannur

Published research articles in peer reviewed journals

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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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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