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. Assisted Reproduction 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 is headed by Dr Hafeez Rahman MBBS, MD, DipNB, FCLS 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 dedicated team of obstetricians and labour room nursing staff endeavour to provide the best of care in the well equipped labour suite. Antenatal care includes antenatal classes, consultation with the physiotherapist and the nutritionist. Facilities for painless labour with epidural analgesia are available around the clock.
High Risk Obstetrics : This involves the following-
Fetal Medicine : deals with the evaluation and management of problems with the baby inside the womb (uterus). We have facilities for amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling, fetal reduction, cordocentesis, fetoscopy, vesico- amniotic shunt, amnio patch and amnio infusion.