'Earlier, the cases of fibroid was not common'

Published: 28th October 2013 10:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th October 2013 10:35 AM   |  A+A-

Dr. Ramesh Hospital is a 50 Bedded High Tech State of the art specialty centre with Gynaec Laparoscopic surgery, Infertility, Urogynaecology as the mainstream. It is the first centre in South India which provides 3D Laparoscopic surgeries. The 3 D laparoscopy system at our centre is from Karl Storz, Germany (first one in India).

Dr. Ramesh B, the founder and director of Dr. Ramesh hospital and The Cambridge Laparoscopic Surgery Unit and Infertility IVF units, grew from a very rural background to become one of the most sort after Laparoscopic specialists in the country.

He speaks to City Express about the hospital’s unique features and surgeries offered.

Tell us about what makes your hospital stand out from the rest.

We concentrate on uterine fibroids and hysterectomy. Our’s is the 3rd Operation Theatre in the country to have OR1 system and first one in Karnataka which is the latest system for High Tech State of Art Laproscopic surgeries. The features of OR1 is that it is world-class operation theatre with stainless steel cladding of the wall and roof for maintaining absolute sterile atmosphere and it has   fibre cart flooring.

All the equipments and monitors are suspended from the ceiling by penden and all the cables, Gas connections to the equipments run through the penden. The advantage of penden system is saving floor space and concealing all the cables and connections. Penden, with the equipments, can be moved 360 degree anywhere in the operation room. With OR1, it’s now possible to control everything from medical devices, lighting, room, cameras and tele-conferencing from a central station inside or outside the sterile area with communication BUS system (SCB) and all the function can be monitored continuously.

 What are the benefits of 3D laparoscopy system?

It benefits both the patient and the surgeon. Benefits to patients include safety, less complications, cost effectiveness, one day hospital stay and less time for surgery. The benefits to surgeons include depth perception, precision, accuracy, high resolution and incredible 3D image thus reducing surgical & anaesthesia time.

 Which are the main surgeries performed at the hospital?

Apart from laparoscopic surgeries, we undertake hysteroscopic surgeries, infertility treatment, gyneacology, single incision laparoscopic surgery, 3D/ 4D ultrasound, uro gynaecology, vaginal surgeries and high risk obstetrics.

 You are renowned for hysteroscopic surgeries. What kind of surgeries do you perform?

Hysteroscopy is visualisation of inside of the uterus with a camera without introducing a scar on the abdomen. We perform diagnostic hysteroscopy, hysteroscopic polypectomy (polyp removal), hysteroscopic myomectomy (fibroid inside the cavity of uterus), hysteroscopic endometrial ablation (for abnormal uterine bleeding/ heavy menstrual bleeding), hysteroscopic metroplasty (congenital uterine anomaly-septum), hysteroscopic cannulation for proximal tubal block, hysteroscopic removal of misplaced cu-T (iucd) and hysteroscopic sterilisation (family planning).

 How successful have been in treating infertility?

Complete evaluation (diagnosis and treatment) for both male and female infertility is available at our hospital.

We have been successful in treating many infertile couples through ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, IVF/ICSI ( test tube baby).

We offer high IVF success rates (50-60%) at affordable costs.

 What is the trend of the disorders in terms of the number of cases handled by you now?

Earlier fibroid was not common but now, especially among the urban population, it is more. The reason is mainly late marriages, lifestyle, late pregnancy, etc.   

 What your latest achievement in terms of surgeries?

We have started removing fibroids during Caesarean section itself.

Earlier a patient had to undergo two operation, but now, after the delivery itself, we remove the fibroid. It is the first in gyneacological history.

 You provide training programmes also. Tell us about them.

Our training programmes are very popular attracting gynaecologists from all over Asian, African, European Countries & United states of America.

So for we have trained more than 1000 gynaecologists in last 12 years, and continue to do so.

More than 80 per cent of our trainees have started doing operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.

Our centre is well equipped with all facilities for training including seminar room, pelvitrainers, Animal Lab, models, Library etc.

Our training Program is recognised by FOGSI. We have in-house training round the clock.

The regular hands-on training course duration is one month and the fees is `75,000.

The courses are conducted throughout the year. The candidates have to register their name online & or contact 080 - 23151873. The confirmation of the registration will be through E-mail.

We also conduct education progammes, conferences, etc to create awareness about fibroids.

We also have a special fibroid clinic every evening from 5pm to 7pm.

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