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Gynaecology Specialists at Nova Help Women Live Healthier Lives

Many women visit a gynaecologist not when they ought to, but when they have to. The importance of regular check-ups is diminishing, especially given the frenzied pace of today’s urban life. When ignored, symptoms often escalate and pose bigger problems at a later stage. The most common problems women encounter today are uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, tubal infections, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and bleeding disorders.

At Nova Specialty Hospitals, over 70 per cent of all benign gynaecological conditions can be treated with simple and effective short-stay procedures. This means that our specialists and expert surgeons use minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that ensure women need not stay in the hospital longer than necessary and recover faster.

The most frequently performed surgeries at Nova are myomectomy, ovarian cystectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy and laparoscopic ovarian drilling for PCOS. Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are
also performed.

“Laparoscopic procedures mean reduced incisions, less scarring, less pain, shorter hospital stays, a reduced exposure to hospital infections and above all, have proven to be very effective in helping our patients recover faster – these surgeries really do have immense benefits,”
Dr. Jaya Bhat,
Consultant Gynaecologist,
Nova Specialty Hospitals

Dr. Jaya Bhat, Consultant Gynaecologist Nova Specialty Hospitals answers questions on common gynaecological problems
Q. What is abnormal uterine bleeding and when should I see a doctor?
A. It refers to uncategorised bleeding from the uterus, typically in the adolescent or perimenopausal period. See a doctor if:

  • Bleeding is heavy and prolonged
  • Any abnormal vaginal discharge after menopause
  • Any cycle irregularity in women anxious to conceive

Q. What are uterine fibroids? Will I need surgery?
A. Fibroids are non-malignant tumors in the uterus which cause enlargement, resulting in heavy bleeding and pain. Surgery is recommended if the fibroids are large, causing bleeding or obstructing the urinary passage.
Q) How is the surgery performed?
A. It can be performed by open or laparoscopic methods depending upon the size, number and site of
the fibroids.
Q. What is a prolapsed uterus? How can it be treated?
A. This means that there is descent of the uterus and laxity of the bladder and rectal wall, causing discomfort. It can easily be treated with a laparoscopic vaginal h ysterectomy.
Q. What are tubal infections?
A. An infection in the reproductive organs or fallopian tubes resulting in enlargement is known as a tubal infection. Symptoms include:

  • Very painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal secretions with foul smell
  • Painful ovulation period
  • Abdomen pain during the menstrual period
  • Fever and frequent urination
  • Pain in lower back

Q. What are ovarian cysts?
A. An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary. There are many types. The most common include dermoid cysts, endometriotic cysts, polycystic ovaries, serous cysts and mucinous cysts. If the cysts are larger than five cms, evaluation and surgery will be required.
Q. What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? How can it be treated?
A. This happens due to an enzyme deregulation in the body. The women are often overweight, do not menstruate or ovulate regularly and often need help to get pregnant. There is no cure or quick fix. The treatment varies according to the main symptom, age and requirements of the patient.
Q) Should the menstrual cycle be regularised first before pregnancy?
A. No. Induction of ovulation can be initiated straightaway with a simultaneous plan to reduce 10 per cent of the patients existing body weight in the obese patient.

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  • Superior track record ensures the best chance of a successful surgery
  • Attractively priced, fixed package pricing, insurance approved for all procedures except infertility
  • Personalised care and attention
  • Faster recovery and return to a normal lifestyle

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