Hyderabad, April 17, 2023: Hegde Fertility, a leading fertility chain of Hyderabad, providing IVF and advanced fertility treatments; forayed into Attapur with the launch of its state-of-the-art 5th fertility center in Hyderabad, today. Chief Guests Sri T. Prakash Goud, MLA, Rajendranagar, and Dr Shantha Kumari, president TCOGS and past president FOGSI; inaugurated the facility. Guest of honor Mrs. Mondra Sangeetha, Corporator, Attapur, and couples who became parents and those undergoing treatment graced the occasion. Dr Vandana Hegde, Clinical Director and Chief IVF Consultant, Hegde Fertility, and Dr. Shalini Singh, Infertility Specialist and Clinical Head, Attapur branch; were present on the occasion. Hegde Fertility offers the full range of infertility treatments under one roof. It has centers in Hyderabad at Madhapur, Miyapur, Malakpet, and Suchitra, besides Attapur.
Hegde Fertility has a state-of-the-art embryology and andrology lab equipped with an Electronic Witnessing System with RFID, CASA (Computerized Semen Analysis System), Advanced ICSI Manipulators and incubators besides a whole host of best-in-class medical equipment from Germany, UK, and USA. It has an advanced modular operation theatre. The Center offers a whole range of fertility treatments from basic to advanced which includes IUI, IVF and ICSI, IVM, TESA, PESA, MESA, Micro TESA for male infertility, Fertility Preservation, Onco Fertility, Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis, and rejuvenation procedures. Besides clinical treatments, Hegde Fertility has wellness programs that include psychological counseling, nutrition advice, diet planning, acupuncture, and meditation sessions to ensure a healthy mind and body for a successful fertility outcome.
Dr. Vandana Hegde said the Attapur facility of Hegde Fertility will ensure women and families have the most rewarding experience of becoming a parent. Unfortunately, not everybody is able to conceive naturally. In India, almost one in five are experiencing infertility problems and the associated social stigma. Going by those statistics, fertility centers like ours have a huge responsibility toward society. The 45-year-old Hegde Hospital was started with the noble intention of service by Dr. Vijaya Hegde and Hegde Fertility is continuing it by providing state-of-the-art fertility care for couples as a natural extension of women’s care. Started in 2009-10, Hegde Fertility has now branched to five centers. This was possible because of our commitment to consistently delivering success rates on par with global standards. We will continue that passion to deliver high-quality fertility care for couples battling infertility. We will revolutionize the fertility industry by offering a team-based approach, not seen anywhere and through patient and result centric solutions, advanced diagnostics and therapeutics, with a state of that embryology facility and a modern operation theatre. The team comprises of well qualified, dedicated medical professionals with extensive experience in different areas of reproductive medicine. We render patient centred holistic and comprehensive health care, an essential and important part of fertility treatment, which involves an intense emotional journey for the couples. This year we have upgraded our facilities with respect to all the departments and especially our embryology lab. Our facility at Hi-Tech City has been expanded with more consulting space and three operation theatres to help more couples to fulfil their dreams of parenthood. We have added automation with computerized semen analysis, surgical microscope to perform advanced sperm retrieval techniques. We introduced electronic witnessing system with RFID tags so that patient can be rest assured that they are getting their embryos tracked and transferred. In the last 5 years we have seen many patients coming with endometriosis, fibroids and medical disorders like diabetes and hypertension among young couples, in Hyderabad. Majority of them don’t smoke or drink, but it is obesity which is the predisposing factor. Most of the couples today have a stressful job extending long hours, poor diet and sleep pattern, and a sedentary lifestyle with addiction to gadgets. These environmental along with the lifestyle changes are responsible for the rising infertility and pregnancy complications like abortions,
Dr Shalini Singh said, we come across women expressing apprehension of not being in a position to work if they undergo fertility treatment. This is a pure misconception and from Hegde Hospitals, I would like to send the message that we encourage all our patients to continue working, continue to contribute to their organization and to their homes. The other misinformation is patients needing to undergo caesareans after infertility treatment, as a fertility specialist, I emphasise on the fact that women who have conceived through IVF can have a normal delivery. Though India is one of the most populated countries in the world, it is fast becoming the hub for increasing fertility problems. Almost 15% of the couples in Telangana are affected with Infertility. Over the last decade we have seen an increase in male infertility with a drop in sperm counts and motility. Women are mainly facing early ovarian ageing which is exacerbated by delay in marriage and family planning,
Chief Guests Sri T. Prakash Goud, said, Attapur has been developing into a prime area in the city and a prestigious hospital like Hegde Fertility coming here is a welcome development. Service is always the moto of medical doctors, and they ensure utmost care for their patients. Their selfless service during Covid, raised the esteem of doctors among public and today several children aspire to become doctors in the footsteps of their idols.
Mr Kinshuk Rastogi, Business Head, Hedge Fertility; said, Hegde Fertility carries the rich legacy of Hegde hospitals started by Dr Vijaya Hegde in 1977 for the healthcare of women. Hegde Fertility was started by Dr Prashant and Dr Vandana Hegde as a unit of Hegde Hospitals, in 2010 at Malakpet. This was soon followed by Madhapur, a level two AIT facility with state-of-the-art embryology lab and operation theatre. Miyapur came next in 2019 and we opened Suchitra in 2021 and it is a testament to our success that we are launching our fifth center at Attapur. Hegde Fertility and Hospital has over 30 years of experience in advanced fertility treatment and have made a positive difference to the lives of over 50,000 patients. We have a holistic approach to treating infertility which includes wellness program consisting of psychological and marital counselling, nutrition and diet planning, acupuncture, etc., for a healthy mind and a healthy body.
Prof. S. Shantha Kumari, President, TCOGS & past President, FOGSI; said, Hegde Hospital has rendered yeomen service for women in Malakpet area and that’s commendable and that legacy is being taken forward by Hegde Fertility. You have been passionate about women’s necessities and the need to help women to conceive. Women’s sexual and reproductive rights are very important and all of us should work hard to ensure that every woman is given her sexual and reproductive rights. She should be able to decide when she wants to have a baby and if she needs help, extend that help to infertility. Times have changed from women being accused of infertility to accepting the fact that either of the couples could have a problem. This social realization is very important and I’m glad that our country is definitely moving forward. The incidence of infertility is on the rise in all countries and WHO is pondering over declaring infertility as a disease, so that it can be made a part of medical insurance coverage. It’s a step forward and will help women to utilize the services when they need them. Hegde Fertility has opened centers in many areas, this branch at Attapur will help women in the vicinity to access quality fertility care.
Hegde Fertility, Attapur, is headed by an eminent infertility specialist Dr. Shalini Singh. She has over 11 years of experience in dealing with complex cases in Gynecology and Infertility. She completed, both her medical school and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She has done her training in Ultrasound, Laparoscopy, and Infertility. She has been with Hegde Fertility for over 4 years and has keen interest in IVF for male infertility, poor ovarian reserve, recurrent abortions, endometriosis, and genetics.