Dr. Asha V Saraf
MD, DGO, DFP, FICOG
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a renowned in the entire region as a centre for excellence in the management of a wide spectrum of Obstetrics and Gynaecology cases. Senior consultants who are pioneers in their field cater to needs of their patients in a highly personalized atmosphere. The health and well-being of mothers is the primary goal of our doctors.
The Department is equipped with an excellent labour ward with experienced nursing and paramedical staff who offer tender and loving care to expectant mothers. Duty doctors and specialists are available round the clock to handle any emergencies.
Facilities for painless labour are available which help in reducing the anxiety associated with childbirth. State of the art CTG equipment helps in monitoring the condition of the foetus during labour. The Department aims to judiciously carry out normal delivery in low risk cases and the normal delivery rates are amongst the highest in the region. However, if and when a caesarean is mandated, an excellent OT with a dedicated team caters to every surgical emergency.
All newborns are attended by a neonatologist, ensuring that the baby receives good care from the very beginning. An ultra-modern Level III NICU is available in the Obstetric complex and it is equipped by most modern photo-therapy, infant warmers, C-pap monitors,etc. This enables us to manage high risk cases very effectively.
Following delivery, the mother is looked after in well-equipped wards and the nursing staff is well versed in counselling and managing these situations.
The OT is very well equipped with the latest anaesthetic and surgical equipment.
This department is handles the following cases routinely
(for infertility, irregular bleeding, pain in the abdomen, bleeding after the periods stop)
including complicated deliveries such as pregnancy with high blood pressure or Diabetes or heart disease and other medical issues.
The department works in conjunction with an experienced team of Surgical Gastroenterologists and Urologists to handle complex cases in a multi-disciplinary approach.
Dr Asha Saraf is amongst the senior most Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the Kochi region. She brings with her a wealth of experience in this field and is an expert in the management of difficult pregnancies in high risk cases. She also undertakes complex Gynaecological procedures for women in the Menopausal age group. Minimal access surgeries like laparoscopic hysterectomy, Ovarian cyst Excision, Surgery for infertility management is also routinely carried out by the OBG team.
Dr Sanjivani Saraf has been a vital cog in the Saraf Hospital Gynaecology team. Following her training and specialisation from the Baroda Government Medical college she specialised in infertility management in addition to routine obstetrics and gynaecology cases. She has a keen interest in counselling patients about birth control and their management both medically and surgically.
Dr Sarah Soje Kurian is a senior consultant in the Department. She brings with her varied and relevant experience from working in both the Public and Private sector. Extremely dynamic in her approach, she handles all routine obstetrics and gynaecology cases. She is an executive council member of the COGS and actively coordinates the teaching and research activities of the Department.