Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Infertility

A woman’s life is marked by unique changes that occur with time: from attaining menarche, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. These changes do bring about problems, directly or indirectly associated with the reproductive system and hence requires a separate branch of medicine that focuses on these areas. The three specialties viz., Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Infertility are concerned with a woman’s healthful life overall.

Gynaecology involves medical and surgical therapies, for the complete spectrum of disorders involving the female reproductive system, whereas Obstetrics is the surgical specialty that deals with the care of mother and child, before, during and after childbirth. Infertility is the special branch of medicine that is concerned with infertility issues in both men and women and involves diagnosis of infertility, therapeutic techniques to improve fertility and embryology services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Our Department

Sunrise Hospital is focused on “Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeries’, and we are the apex centre for ‘Minimally Invasive Surgery’ in Asia. Catering to patients worldwide, our department is equipped with the most modern equipment and infrastructure to provide world-class treatment and surgical procedures for a wide spectrum of disorders and diseases. Equipped with the advanced MGM German laparoscopic system and operation theatres of international standard, we hold the cutting edge in minimally invasive surgery and other surgical procedures.

Our Team


Dr Hafeez Rahman MBBS, MD, DipNB, FCLS

Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Our department is headed by Dr Hafeez Rahman MBBS, MD, DipNB, Chairman of Sunrise Hospital. He is one of the pioneers in the world for Minimally Invasive Surgery and has developed many unique techniques now followed worldwide. Accompanying him on the panel are some of the best-known doctors from varied specialties to bring you the very best in treatment and procedures. Our medical and paramedical staff are periodically trained in the latest techniques and procedures to deliver the very best in treatment and care.

Treatments and Procedures

With state of the art operation theatres, labour suite and support from Surgical, Medical, Cardiac, Paediatric and Neonatal ICU, ours is a tertiary care centre. We provide complete care for women right from intrauterine life till menopause.


Apart from routine obstetric and gynaecology care, we have speciality departments like Infertility and Endocrinology.

  • High risk obstetrics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Gynae Oncology
  • Urogynaecology
  • Adolescent health clinic
  • Menopause Clinic
  • Pain Clinic

We Have Following Facilities in Our Department

With state of the art operation theatres, labour suite and support from Surgical, Medical, Cardiac, Paediatric and Neonatal ICU, ours is a tertiary care centre. We provide complete care for women right from intrauterine life till menopause.

Infertility and Endocrinology

  • IVF – In vitro fertilisation.
  • ICSI – Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection.
  • IUI – Intra uterine insemination.
  • Sperm and egg donation Surrogacy.
  • Surrogacy
  • Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos.
  • Fully equipped lab with Hormonal assays.

Website : www.sunriseivf.in

Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy)

  • Hysteroscopy - Diagnostic & Operative
  • Diagnostic & Operative laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic oncosurgery


  • Urodynamic Studies.
  • Surgeries for stress urinary incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse
  • Pelvic exercise training for urge incontinence

Fetal Medicine

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villous sampling
  • Fetal reduction
  • Cordocentesis
  • Fetoscopy
  • Laser ablation for twin to twin transfusion
  • Vesico- amniotic shunt
  • Intrauterine fetal blood transfusion
  • Amnio patch
  • Amnio infusion


  • Liquid based cervical cytology screening for cancer of the for cervix..
  • Mammography.
  • Laparoscopic radical surgeries for cancer of the cervix and endometrium.
  • Laparoscopic surgical staging for cancers of the cervix and the ovary.
  • Debulking surgery for ovarian cancer.
  • Medical oncology

High risk obstetrics

  • Evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Antenatal, intra and postnatal management of medical & surgical illnesses with pregnancy with medical and surgical specialists
  • Painless labour with epidural analgesia
  • Analgesia
  • Antenatal counselling by team of Gynecologist, Neonatologist, and Paediatric Surgeon for congenital defects.


  • Well experienced labour room staff
  • Well equipped labour room
  • Labour suite
  • Antenatal and postnatal care
  • Antenatal classes
  • Physiotherapist & Nutritionist’s advice for all pregnant women

Adolescent health clinic: A dedicated team of Gynaecologist, Paediatrician and Psychologist to take care of special needs of adolescent patients.

Menopausal Clinic

  • Bone mineral density estimation
  • Special team of Gynaecologist, Orthopaedician and Medical specialist to take care of geriatric problems

Pain Clinic

  • Evaluation of chronic pelvic pain
  • Evaluation of vulval pain
  • Management of cancer related pain

Our Special achievements

  • Consistently high IVF success rates
  • Largest size of fibroid in the world (5.4 Kg weight) removed laparoscopically
  • 1st documented successful amniopatch for premature pre-labour rupture of membranes in India
  • Largest series of laparoscopic surgeries by any one single laparoscopic surgeon (120,000)
  • Largest series of total laparoscopic hysterectomies by any one single laparoscopic surgeon (30,000).
  • New innovative laparoscopic sling surgery for conservative management of uterine prolapse without any recurrence till date
  • Laparoscopic encerclage (antenatal and interval) procedure for cervical incompetence )
  • Successful emergency cervical encerclage for prolapsed amniotic membranes
  • Laparoscopic unification surgery for bicornuate uterus
  • Laparoscopic management of acute postpartum uterine inversion

Training in minimally Invasive Surgery

Our centre is globally known for training doctors in minimally invasive surgery. Till date more than 3000 doctors from India and abroad have undergone training here. We have following training programs.

  • 15 days training
  • Advanced training for total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) – 4 days
  • Training for basic diagnostic hysteroscopy- 1 day
  • Trained more than 2800 Doctors from all over the World

Our Faculty

Dr Hafeez Rahman MBBS, MD, DipNB (Consultant Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Head of the Department)


Dr Hafeez Rahman MBBS, MD, DipNB, FCLS

Consultant Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Head of the Department


Dr Rajkumari Unnithan MBBS, MD, FICS

Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

The most experienced faculty in our Dept: Dr Rajkumari completed her MBBS and MD in Ob Gyn from Trivandrum Medical College. She is a gold medallist from University. She has enormous experience of 50 years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After her post graduation, she was conferred a Fellowship of International College of Surgeons for her research work on Prostaglandins in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is a pioneer in care of women after menopause, one of the first to start administering Hormone Replacement Therapy in Kerala. She is actively involved in health education of the public through health talks, articles in news papers and magazines. She is also the author of three books MATRUTWATHINTE PORUL, GARBHASHAYAM ATMAKATHA PARAYUNNU, STREETHWABHAVANGAL. She is keen music lover and spent 18 years in practicing Veena and Bharatnatyam. She is a disciple of the renowned S.V.S.Saraswathi, Kochi and Kalamandalam Shankara Warrier, Tripunithura.


Dr Aby K Koshy MS, DNB, MRCOG, Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine (London),

Gynaecologist & Infertility Specialist

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Dr Aby Koshy did his MBBS from Medical College, Kottayam. He did his post graduate training from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, where he stood first in the University. He passed the membership examination (MRCOG) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, United Kingdom in his first attempt. He did his advanced training in Reproductive Medicine at London. He has worked as an infertility specialist in various hospitals in Kerala and the United Kingdom.

He has published ten papers in national and international peer reviewed journals and has authored chapters in four books. Prior to joining Sunrise Hospital, he was working in a busy tertiary IVF centre at Homerton University Hospital, London, where the annual IVF workload exceeds 1200 cycles.


Dr Shobhana MBBS, DGO

Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

One of the most experienced obstetrician and gynaecologists in our team; she completed her MBBS from Alleppey Medical College and DGO from Kottayam Medical College. Her gentle ways and caring attitude puts her patients at ease, which they often liken to the care of their own mother. High Risk Obstetrics is her speciality. An obstetrician/gynaecologist of extensive experience, she is now caring for second generation from the families she had earlier delivered


Dr. Athira Narayanan MBBS, MS(OBGY)

Consultant Gynaecologist

Youngest in the team. She graduated in medicine from Calicut University and later received specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Manipal University.

Dr Athira's professional and scientific interests are gynecological surgery, gynecologic oncology, medical disorders in pregnancy including high risk pregnancy care, and provision of safe motherhood. She has published scientific papers on these subjects already.


Dr. Manju Thomas MBBS,MS(O&G)

Consultant Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Our Visiting Consultant


Dr Valsalakumari MBBS, MD:

Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Dr Valsalakumari completed her MBBS and MD from Calicut Medical College. After her post graduation, she trained in laparoscopy and ultrasound. She is a practicing gynaecologist and obstetrician over the past 28 years. She is a past president of Cochin Ob Gyn Society. She is continuing her association with COGS for uplifting women's health in rural areas through various camps and for adolescent health through school visits. She is author of various articles on women's health through various periodicals and TV shows.

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