How an Email Made Our Day

A doctor’s life is a hectic one with hardly any time to breathe but one which requires you to be alert and on your toes all through the day and sometimes night as well! Despite all this, a case well handled, a surgery gone well, and in the case of gynaecologists, the happiness of a successful delivery, makes all the beads of perspiration vanish and smoothens the creases on the forehead.

 

The birth of a baby brings a smile not only on the mother’s face but also on us doctor’s. And, the smile only gets broader if we were to get an email from a patient who crossed a number of hurdles and eventually experienced the biggest joy in a woman’s life – that of holding a bundle of joy in her hands. Here’s one email that definitely made our day!

 

“My sincere apologies to you for not being able to send the email earlier. I just want to thank you wholeheartedly for giving me the most precious gift of my life in form of my son. I have seen other doctors also before meeting you, but the empathy, guidance and the personal care I received from you and all other staff at Blossom’s Women Clinic was simply amazing. I am extremely thankful to you for helping me through the most difficult phase of my life, encouraging me to face the challenge and finally making it a success. THANK YOU very much for all your help, support and guidance. I wish all success to you and all others in the clinic.”

Warm Regards,
Barnali Chaudhuri

 

We’re glad we were able to make a difference in your life, Barnali!

 

Infertility – Opening the blocks………..

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

Infertility – Opening the blocks

Pregnancy is a dream of every woman, but getting pregnant may not be an easy task for all. To simplify the mechanism of pregnancy, female produces one egg every month which is released from the ovary & enters the Fallopian tube. Male sperms enter through the vagina and reach the tube, where final meeting of sperm & egg (fertilization) takes place. Hence any blocks in the Fallopian tube will lead to failure of fertilization & infertility.

What causes block in the tubes?

Pelvic infections such as tuberculosis & previous surgeries are common causes of tubal block. These blocks are often first diagnosed on HSG or SSG during a fertility workup.

Treatment

Blocked tubes leave a woman with two choices – IVF or surgery to open the tubes.

Opening blocked tubes is a simple procedure through minimal access technique/endoscopy/ keyhole surgery. For blocks close to the uterus (cornual blocks), hysteroscopic tubal cannulation is the method of choice. Procedure involves passing a very thin guidewire through the blocked segments, under vision with a hysteroscope.

Blocks away from the uterus (ampullary/ isthmic/ fimbrial), are opened by laparoscopy. Use of high magnification, fine instruments causes minimum tissue trauma & gives better results.

Previous sterilization (family planning/ tubal ligation) operation may need to be opened after untimely death of children. This is also best done with laparoscopy. Tubal recanalization involves cutting the blocked part & stitching the fresh ends with very fine sutures. Large hydrosalpinx, where the tube is ballooned up, may necessitate removal of the tube.

All tubal surgeries need extreme expertise of the surgeon. Unlike IVF, which is an expensive technique & needs to be repeated everytime, tubal surgery If done well, gives the patient a chance to become pregnant naturally, not just once, but as many times as she wants.