What is Passion? Enthusiasm about something? A compelling desire? We hear a lot of people define this word differently, according to their own perception of it. But, one thing that’s common between all of them is the light in their eyes that comes when they talk of the thing they are passionate about. The ones who can turn their passion into their work are, probably, the happiest in their jobs. It is said that they are also highly productive. As Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
One such dynamic personality, who turned her passion into her profession, is Dr. Kawita Bapat. She is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. “I would love to be a gynaecologist in the next 100 lives,” she says. Currently, Dr. Bapat is a Consultant and Medical Director of ‘One’, Center for Gynecological Excellence and Bapat hospital. She has been working for more than three decades for women’s healthcare in India. She is a highly experienced surgeon specializing in minimally invasive vaginal hysterectomy and advanced Gynaecological procedures with a record of more than 5000 hysterectomies in last 15 years. She is a recognized speaker with impeccable reputation, well-renowned in local as well as international circuits, with patients from several countries visiting her for treatment.
The Success Safari
Coming from a family of doctors, Dr. Bapat was fascinated by the day-in, day-out discussion of medical matters by her aunt, father, and grandparents. This started the fire in her; a fire to do something in the medical profession. To pursue her dreams, Dr. Bapat completed her primary medical education and bagged the degrees of MBBS and Master’s from Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior (M.P.). She went on to reach miles and miles of success.
She has been a fellow of ICOG. She has also been the Ex-President for FOGSI, Indore, and has been life member of ISCCP and IOGS. At present, she holds the post of Breast Committee Chairperson and ICOG governing council member. Dr. Bapat has been an active part of several government and NGO driven health programmers and also co-founded a NGO – ‘Rajabai Welfare Societies’. She has presented several of her works in prestigious symposiums and meeting at many national and international conferences and medical gathering. This multi-talented personality is actively engaged in teaching, research, and administrative activities related to gynaecology. She strives to provide quality healthcare to all the women of India and is known for her compassion for innovation and bringing new ideas in town.
Incepted in 1990, ‘One’, the Center for Gynecological Excellence, provides a full range of screening, diagnosis, surgery, care, executive gynaec check-ups, and preventive and treatment services specific to the women’s health. Here, from interventional gynecological to health maintenance and education, women are offered a broad spectrum of highly progressive treatments and compassionate care under one roof. The center is well-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and guarantees hygiene, related to feminine health.
At One, they believe in personalized, comprehensive service tailored to the patient’s gynaecological, reproductive, and pregnancy-related needs. Based in Indore, the center has a team of specialists with an abundance of knowledge as well as experience. One is dedicated to delivering best-in-class care to the women of all ages.
Major Milestones in her Journey
The most memorable achievement for Dr. Bapat, she says, was of removing an eight kg tumor. For her extra-ordinary dedication and work, she has been honored with many accolades. Some of the most significant awards that she received from the Government of India and other prestigious boards are Naiduniya Nayika Award and the Captain of Industry Award. She also made her place in the World Book of Records. But, according to Dr. Bapat, the most remarkable achievement remains the recognition that she gets from her own people. Her mantra for success is ‘Tirelessly working towards better, every day’.
Overcoming the Challenges
Speaking of the hurdles in the path, Dr. Bapat asserted, “Major challenges were bringing new technologies and making it aware, adapt, and implicated to the city. Another challenge is to do the things without financial support.” To counter these, she has been continuously upgrading herself and her hospital by reading, learning, attending, and teaching. She realizes that every branch in every industry sees more and more developments every day. She has ensured that she stays abreast of all the new advancements. Alongside, Dr. Bapat has led One zealously, helping it grow and branch in different areas.
Although, being a surgeon is quite a tedious job, she has brilliantly maintained a proper balance between her personal and professional life. “If you love your job, things will automatically follow in line with the best partner and best of the kids,” she says.