India is at par with most nations with respect to technology and advancements in all fields of medicine including Assisted Reproduction (ART). The concept of IVF would earlier be shunned in the Indian society but today it has gained popularity at a swift pace. Families are no longer shying from going to an IVF centre to achieve their dream of parenthood.
The demand for IVF has steadily increased over the years. Factors such as late pregnancies,altered lifestyle, dual income families and changing preferences are the key reasons due to which the problem of infertility in the country is increasing at an alarming rate. Owing to the sensitive nature of the IVF treatment, couples prefer to survey all options before they embark upon the IVF journey at a centre they trust. MedAnsh Multispeciality Hospital is one such centre that has received rave reviews in the field of infertility for providing good quality service. Situated in Mulund, Mumbai it is a luxurious hospital focused on healthcare needs of women.
A perfect blend of technology and human touch, MedAnsh is ready to support women
throughout their journey of life. The hospital has been started with a vision of providing
excellent international quality treatment at affordable rates. The MedAnsh team believes inproviding a holistic treatment to the patient. The panel of doctors at MedAnsh consists of a gynaecologists, IVF specialist, embryologists, andrologists, endoscopic surgeons, counsellors, dieticians and physiotherapists who understand the kind of care and efficiency required to assist a woman- whether it is an IVF treatment she is seeking or a fibroid removal surgery.
Persistent and Determined Personality
Dr. Shrutika Thakkar is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and Founder Director of MedAnsh
Multispeciality Hospital. She has a keen interest in fertility and endoscopic surgery. She has completed her Master’s degree in OBGY from the famous Grant medical college, and Sir J.J. hospital, Mumbai. Shrutika has completed fellowship programs in fertility and endoscopic surgery from Homerton, U.K as well as Kiel University, Germany.
She has worked as an Assistant Professor in K.E.M. Hospital, imparting education to
undergraduate and postgraduate students of OBGYN. With numerous publications in reputed books and journals, she is a thorough academician. She has been invited as a faculty at various conferences and has many presentations to her credit. Throughout her career spanning more than a decade, she has helped numerous couples achieve their dream of parenthood.
Mulund – The Fertility Centre
MedAnsh Multispeciality Hospital’s fertility clinic provides customized ART treatment at
affordable prices in a comfortable atmosphere. It offers all the newest reproductive techniques, including IVF, ICSI, laser assisted hatching, embryo freezing, egg donation, PGD, embryo biopsy, and blastocyst transfer.
The MedAnsh team is led by a single doctor, Dr. Shrutika Thakkar and no part of the treatment or diagnosis is delegated to assistants or associates. Being located in Mulund, a quiet central suburb of Mumbai, means that it is within 25 kms of the Mumbai International Airport and within 2 kms of a major railway station. Mulund is one of the less polluted suburbs of Mumbai in the close vicinity of the evergreen Yeoor hills. This makes it the perfect location for an IVF centre as positive results are dependent on having a clean and sterile environment.
Defining the True Essence of Motherhood
Treatment at MedAnsh is customised for each and every couple and MedAnsh doesn’t believe in having a ‘one protocol for all’ run of mill like strategy. The hospital is specially designed to optimize IVF success rates. Adjacent pass through from the Operating room to the IVF lab ensures the eggs that are being retrieved or embryos that are being transferred are not exposed to detrimental fluctuations in environment. The IVF OT is a separate operation theatre that is not used for any other purposes except for assisted reproduction. This ensures that the operation theatre meets all the sterilization and air purification criteria essential for successful pregnancies.
As MedAnsh hospital is a complete women care set up, the couples’ pregnancy is also managed with the utmost of care. Most IVF set ups think that their job ends when the couple is pregnant and do not get involved in the journey of pregnancy and delivery of the baby. MedAnsh- believes in ensuring the couple actually achieves their dream of becoming parents. It provides full obstetric care and pediatric support to the couple throughout pregnancy and post- delivery. It realizes the value of the precious pregnancy and does not stop caring until the baby is in the safe hands of its parents.‘We believe in creating happiness for all our patients. MedAnsh Multispeciality Hospital =Miracles Made Here’
Inside the Laboratory at MedAnsh
MedAnsh has a certified advanced air purification system for the IVF operation theatre and laboratory that cleans the air in the Lab and incubators inside-out. The outgassing of the materials in the Lab, the incubators and the dishes inside the incubators are usually the main source of chemical contamination. It is designed to purify not only the incoming air, but also the VOCs and particulates originated from the inside of the incubator, gas tank, and the room itself.
The embryos are kept in incubators, which are monitored on a 24-hour basis to assure
appropriate culture conditions. The andrology laboratory is also conveniently just outside the IVF OT. A separate semen collection room equipped with audio-visual aids helps in ensuring patient comfort and compliance.
The IVF laboratory is equipped with the Nikon- Narishige Micromanipulation System, which offers ultimate performance and ease of use, with automated pipette set-up. This machine is useful to perform Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in couples suffering from male factor infertility. New technologies have opened up new possibilities for therapeutic advances, which will increase the success rates for IVF of oocytes from women with compromised oocyte quality. For example, transference of fully functional mitochondria from other cells into mitochondria impaired oocytes can be done. MedAnsh looks for such new initiatives at low cost assisted with reproductive technologies, which needs to be considered by healthcare professionals.