OVERVIEW - Why Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at RLJH?

Women go through a range of biological and psychosomatic changes in a lifetime, including having a baby. The Centre of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is well endowed with the gamut of multispecialty disciplines to offer superlative and holistic treatment and facilities encompassing all aspects of women and baby healthcare.

Being a tertiary care centre our department is well equipped to provide women with comprehensive health care ranging from antenatal and postnatal care, general gynaecology, infertility services, cancer screening for gynaecological oncology and family planning services.

Our team of expert specialists in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology aim to provide emergency obstetric care all round the clock to patients who are referred in critical condition. Also all our faculties are committed to teaching, scholarly pursuits and patient care.

Vision

To provide compassionate, high quality and innovative health care, service and advocacy for reproductive health care of woman of all ages

Mission

To strengthen the sub speciality areas for providing high quality patient care

TREATMENT & PROCEDURES
  • OBSTETRICS
  • GYNAECOLOGY
Facilities and Services
Museum of the Department
Eclampsia Ward
Delivery Cot
Examination in OPD
Operation Theatre
ANTENATAL CLINIC

High risk pregnancy care, Management of bad obstetric history cases

FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMME

Counselling, Distribution of oral contraceptives, condoms and Intrauterine copper device insertion free of cost, tubal sterilisation both laparotomy and minilap.

GENERAL GYNAECOLOGY

Outpatient consultation for common gynaecological problems and complex disorders where experienced faculty provide quality care.

DIAGNOSTIC AND OPERATIVE HYSTEROSCOPY

It is being carried out to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding, missing intrauterine device etc.

CANCER SCREENING

Pap smear for cervical cancer, Cervical biopsy and endometrial sampling by pipelle , Fractional curettage is being done for early recognition of malignant changes. Colposcopy for diagnosis of pre invasive and invasive cancer of cervix Outpatient endometrial biopsy facilities are also available.

MENOPAUSAL CLINIC

Complete evaluation and counselling of women who are premenopausal or post-menopausal including hormone replacement therapy is provided in our department.

INTEGRATED COUNSELLING AND TESTING CENTRE (ICTC)

Located in the outpatient wing, the center offers pre and post-test counseling and free HIV spot tests. This serves in the reduction of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Obstetric drills by postgraduate students are being carried out regularly.
Yoga training for cancer patients.

INPATIENT CARE

Labor room — well equipped with adult and fetal monitors, portable ultrasound machine, Eclampsia room, and four air-conditioned operation theatres.

Faculty
Unit 1
SL.NO DOCTOR DESIGNATION OPD DAYS
1 DR. SHEELA S.R PROFESSOR AND HOD MONDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
2. DR. VASANTHA KUMAR PROFESSOR MONDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
3. DR. VIMARSHITHA .P ASST.PROFESSOR MONDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
4. DR. AASHRITHA SENIOR RESIDENT MONDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
Unit 2
SL.NO DOCTOR DESIGNATION OPD DAYS
1 DR. MUNIKRISHNA .M PROFESSOR AND UNIT CHIEF TUESDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
2 DR. CHANDRACHUR KONAR ASSISSTANT PROFESSOR TUESDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
3 DR. DIVYA J PATIL SENIOR RESIDENT TUESDAY & ALTERNATE FRIDAY
Unit 3
SL.NO DOCTOR DESIGNATION OPD DAYS
1 DR. GOMATHY .E PROFESSOR AND UNIT CHIEF WEDNESDAY AND ALTERNATE SATURDAY
2 DR. PAVITHRA .J ASST. PROFESSOR WEDNESDAY AND ALTERNATE SATURDAY
3 DR. SNEHA S SENIOR RESIDENT WEDNESDAY AND ALTERNATE SATURDAY
Unit 4
SL.NO DOCTOR DESIGNATION OPD DAYS
1 DR RATHNAMMA P ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR THURSDAY & ALTERNATE SATURDAY
2 DR ARITHRA MAJI` ASSISTANT PROFESSOR THURSDAY & ALTERNATE SATURDAY
3 DR NANDINI SENIOR RESIDENT THURSDAY & ALTERNATE SATURDAY
EXPLORE STORIES
Case 1

A 26 year old primigravida with married life of 9 years and infertility treated from outside came to hospital for first antenatal visit at 7 weeks of gestation. She complained of pain abdomen coupled with distension increasing each day .Ultrasound reported a viable fetus with good cardiac activity and growth with a huge “Cystadenoma of left ovary” measuring 20*20 cms . MRI (Magnetic resonant imaging) reported the same findings. She was admitted in hospital for observation and chemotherapy. Due to excruciating pain she was taken up for laparotomy.
Intraoperatively, to our suprise it was cystadenoma of left ovary along with suspected fallopian tube carcinoma on the right side with a gravid uterus.( image displayed above). Histopathology revealed “Papillary serous cystadenocarcinoma” of left ovary along with “Right tubal papillary adenocarcinoma”. Patient was being treated with 5 cycles of chemotherapy with “carboplatin and paclitaxel” and serial ultrasounds were done. Patient is now at 30 weeks of gestation carrying a healthy fetus inside which has appropriate growth.

Case 2

A 26 year old unmarried girl presented to department of medicine in our hospital in view of severe anemia( haemoglobin:6g/dl ) .She had complaints of heavy menstrual bleeding since 3 months with symptoms of giddiness occasionally. On evaluation she was found to have a huge subserous fibroid (18*18cms) in the fundal region. Even after transfusion of 3 units of blood during her stay in hospital her heavy menstrual bleeding persisted for which she was decided for surgery.
Intraoperatively, there was a huge anterior wall subserous fibroid of 22*20 cms in fundal region of uterus as seen in the image. Myomectomy was done after which hemostasis was achieved by suturing the uterine wall. Intraoperatively 2 units of blood and 2 units of fresh frozen plasma were transfused. The weight of fibroid was “1.8 kg”. Patient is now stable and doing healthy. Image after surgery is pictured below.

FAQs
Is laparoscopic sterilisation being done here? What is the cost?
Yes it is done here. Its free of cost.
What is the average length of stay in hospital after cesarean section?
A patient is expected to stay in hospital for an average of 7 to 8 days post cesarean section.
Can sterilisation be done with cesarean section and post delivery?
Yes it can be done along with cesarean section and 48 hours after vaginal delivery ( laparotomy).
What are the schemes available here ?
Arogya bhagya, Arogya Karnataka, BEML, Jyothi sanjeevini scheme,ESIC, United health insurance , ICICI Lombard, KSFC, Free camps for Laparoscopic tubectomy operations.
Is blood bank facility available here?
Yes there is a full time available blood bank but donors are needed to replace the units which you buy.