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).
Dr. Hafeez Rahman is one of the true pioneers in the field of Laparoscopy. After completing MBBS from Calicut Medical College, he joined Govt. Medical College at Ahmedabad for his post graduation. He is a Gold Medalist from Gujarat University. He worked with renowned Oncosurgeons from UK and Australia at Regional Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He did the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in 1992, only three years after the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in the world was documented in 1989. Over the past 25 years, he has done more than 60,000 laparoscopic surgeries including over 25,000 laparoscopic hysterectomies. He is a visiting laparoscopic surgeon at various institutes in India and abroad (Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UAE, Bangladesh & Pakistan). He introduced laparoscopy in many states in India.
Being innovative and blessed with special surgical skills including the rare gift of being ambidextrous (ability to operate with both hands with equal ease), he has invented not only several new gynaecological surgical techniques, but also the instruments required to perform them. He has modified several existing surgical techniques, making them cost-effective, easier to perform, safer and of greater efficacy.
He was the youngest secretary of FOGSI and has been active member of many societies and organizations. Teaching is his passion and he has trained more than 4000 doctors from different parts of the world.
Dr. Hafeez Rahman is also a professional artist (drama, painting). He is a certified Karate teacher and a Black Belt holder in Karate.
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. Sindhu K is an experienced Consultant Obstetrician at Sunrise Hospital. She did her post graduate training from Government Medical College, Kottayam. She then had training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery and ultrasound scanning and has an experience of 12 years after her post graduation.
She has worked at various hospitals in India and abroad, including Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Thiruvalla; Fujairah Ministry Hospital, UAE; Fortis O.P. Jindal Hospital and Research Centre, Raigarh; Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon; Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon; Apollo Cradle Hospital, Gurgaon and Samaritan Hospital, Pazhanganad, Ernakulam.
Dr. Keerthi Rajan did her post graduation from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences. She has worked in New Alma Hospital, Mannarkkad for 4 months and as an Assistant Professor at MMC, Modakkallur, Kozhikode for 7 months. She had undergone the hands-on training programme in ART and clinical embryology from Chennai Fertility Centre and Research Institute and training in Laparoscopic Gynaecology and Hysteroscopy from CEMAST. She completed her fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Sunrise Hospital, Kochi, and Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery from Kiel, Germany.
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.