Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Infertility & Laparo Hysteroscopy


Dr.Mrs.Nirmala Madhavan B Sc., M.B,B.S
Dr.Mrs.Prema Damodharan  M.B,B.S., DGO
Dr.Mrs.Susan Mathew M.B,B.S., DGO, DipNB

This is a well equipped department with sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, which has stood the test of time. 

The outpatient department attracts more than 300 patients daily not only from Thripunithura, but  from the out skirts of Ernakulam & Kottayam districts also. The OP timings are from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, and 4:30 pm to 6.30 pm. Resident doctors are available 24 hours on all days. All the senior consultants are available round the clock to attend all emergencies.

The department is equipped with modern amenities like Electronic Foetal Monitor, Abdominal and Transvaginal Sonography, Laparoscopic Sterilisation unit, and a well organised Operation Theatre. The Operation theatre has all modern electronic monitoring facilities including Pulse Oximeter, Continuous ECG Monitoring System, and Boyle`s Apparatus with Automatic Ventilation Facility. All these monitoring facilities are available in the post operative intensive care unit as well, where well experienced nursing staff monitors the post operative cases.

An average of 125 Obstetric cases per month, which includes Normal Vaginal, Instrumental and Operative deliveries, are handled in this department. A well equipped Neonatology dept. headed by the Paediatrician Dr. Jayachandran, M.B,B.S., D.C.H.,  takes care of all the neonates.

Gynaecological screening tests like Cervical cytology & Endometrial biopsy, Medical management of gynaecological diseases; and wherever it necessitates, surgical management like Abdominal / Vaginal hysterectomies, Laparotomy for Ovarian & tubal pathologies, Postpartum & Minilap interval tubal sterilisations are all done with expertise in this department.

The Infertility management in this department, in association with the male partner evaluation and management by the General Surgeon, Dr. Sukumaran, MS., FICS.,  has realised the dreams of many a childless couple.

Operative Video Laparo Hysteroscopy Department

Devi Hospital has laid yet another milestone in the history of its growth, by adding a new Operative Video Laparo Hysteroscopy unit to its armamentarium. The Gynaecology department is equipped with the most modern instruments supplied by Karl Storz, Germany.

The surgeries that can be performed endoscopically are as follows: -
Laparo Hysteroscopic evaluation and management of Infertility cases
Laparoscopic tubal sterilization
Treatment of ectopic pregnancies
Removal of Ovarian cysts
Treatment of endometriosis
Removal of fibroids
Laparoscopic hysterectomy
Appendicectomy & so on.

This specialized department is under the guidance of the renowned Consultant Endoscopic surgeon Dr.P.G.Paul. The service of Dr. Susan Mathew MBBS, DGO, Dip.NB, who is trained by Dr.P.G.Paul in laparoscopy, is available on all days.

About Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is the technique of the millennium for doing most of the abdominal and thoracic operations. It is the most significant advancement of Surgery, which took place in the 20th century. Diagnosis and correction of gynaecologic disorders once required major surgeries and many days of hospitalisation. 

Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, now allow the diagnosis and correction of many of these disorders on an outpatient basis. Reduced postoperative pain, Reduced patient discomfort, Early mobilization, Reduced hospital stay, are all just few of the advantages of this advanced technology. Patient recovery time is only two to three days, which is significantly less than the recovery time from major abdominal surgeries. The Laparoscopic surgeries are preferred because of their cosmetic advantages as well.



The Paediatric Department

The department of Paedeatrics at Devi Hospital, headed by Dr. A.R Jayachandran, M.B,B.S., D.C.H., caters to the needs of the infants, children and adolescents. The departments through its commitment to the care of infants was able to sanction Devi Hospital Pvt Ltd as " Baby friendly hospital" very early. The departments has two separate intensive care units. 

The Neonatal intensive care unit provides level 2 care, "equipped with radiant heat warmers, incubators, Double Photo therapy unit, pulse oximeters etc. It is a 4 bedded intensive care unit.

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is also 4 bedded and well equipped to provide level 2 care. 
Neonatal and Paediatric surgery are done by Dr. Balachandran , M.S., M.Ch., Paediatric Surgeon.