Whatever be the reason you’re searching for the best gynecologist in Delhi, finding the right doctor is critical.
But relying just on online directories and reviews may be risky.
Who better to know about the best gynecologists in Delhi NCR than other doctors in the same specialty?
So we asked our staff gynecologists at Sitaram Bhartia Hospital in South Delhi to identify experts in their fields.
Here’s what they had to say.
Pregnancy brings with it many changes, and it helps to have someone who lends an ear, listens without judgement and clinically guides and empowers you to make the right choice for you and your baby.
What factors should you consider when searching for the best gynecologist in Delhi for your pregnancy?
“You should look for a gynecologist who has the time to answer all your questions and puts you at ease. And unless medically indicated, she should encourage you for a normal delivery as that is best for you and your baby” says Dr. Anita Sabherwal Anand, Senior Consultant Obstetrician-Gynecologist in South Delhi’s Sitaram Bhartia Hospital.
“If you’re serious about having a normal delivery, you should check with women who have delivered under the gynecologist – how many had a normal delivery? Can you find their cesarean rates published online?”
“At Sitaram Bhartia, close to 9 out of 10 first-time mothers have a normal delivery and are very happy with their birth experience” adds Dr. Anita.
Dr. Anita Sabherwal Anand
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating 4.9 – 55 Google reviews
- Experience: 25 years
- Interests: General and High Risk Obstetrics
- Best known for: being reassuring, in-depth consultations
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“Another excellent choice for those seeking antenatal care would be Dr. Urvashi Sehgal of Phoenix Hospitals – she pioneered water births in India and use of doulas in the labour room” says Dr. Anita.
Dr. Urvashi Sehgal
It can be heartbreaking to see a negative pregnancy result especially if you’ve been trying to conceive for months.
If you’re older than 35 years and have been trying to get pregnant for six months or are younger and have not been able to conceive for a year, you should see an infertility specialist.
What should you look for in the best gynecologist in Delhi for infertility?
The best gynecologist for infertility in Delhi should be a qualified clinician who hears you out, examines your history in detail and helps you identify options that coincide with your own values.
“When I counsel couples about preconception, I ask them questions to understand what matters the most to them in the journey toward parenthood. That helps me to create a plan customized to their needs and desires, “ says Dr. Priti Arora Dhamija, Senior Fertility Expert in South Delhi.
“Most couples who come to see me conceive within the first 6-8 months, sometimes with no medical intervention. But some require investigations and only very few need IVF.”
Dr. Priti Arora Dhamija
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating 5 – 55 Google reviews
- Experience: 17 years
- Interests: Pelvic Endoscopy, Infertility and IVF
- Best known for: calm nature, understanding your concerns and patiently guiding you
For difficult cases, Dr. Priti recommends Dr. Sonia Malik, a gynecologist who has worked on infertility since her post-graduation days.
Dr. Sonia Malik
Fetal medicine experts are obstetrician-gynecologists who specialize in identifying and managing conditions related to the fetus.
You may be referred to a fetal medicine specialist if you have
- had miscarriages or complications during earlier pregnancies
- an existing condition such as diabetes, lupus or kidney disease and are pregnant or planning pregnancy
- one child affected by a particular syndrome
- a family history of Thalassemia or other genetic conditions
- a high risk pregnancy, which may be due to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, preclampsia
If you’ve injured yourself during pregnancy or faced heavy bleeding or an infection after childbirth, you may be asked to consult a fetal medicine expert.
“All pregnant women under our care get ultrasound scans and blood tests to detect genetic abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome. If anything suspicious is detected, we may need to involve a fetal medicine specialist” says Dr. Anita.
What should you look for in a fetal medicine expert?
Bear in mind that the best gynecologist in Delhi for fetal medicine should be someone who stays abreast with the latest developments in the field and also who is able to coordinate closely with your primary gynecologist.
“Dr. Vandana Chaddha and Dr. Seema Thakur both have excellent training and experience in this field.”
Dr. Vandana Chaddha
Dr Vandana Chaddha “enjoys watching fetuses and understanding their habits” and believes that to be the best in the field “You have to read everyday, have a passion to teach and learn, and have an academic bent of mind.”
Dr. Seema Thakur
“If you’ve married late or even if you don’t display any symptoms, you and your partner should consider genetic screening” says Dr. Seema.
Gynecologist-oncologists diagnose and treat cancers affecting the female reproductive organs. Your gynecologist may suggest approaching a gyne-oncologist to understand the course of action if you have conditions such as:
- Ovarian cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
What factors should you consider when selecting a gyne-oncologist?
The best gynecologist in Delhi for oncological conditions should undoubtedly have stellar qualifications and a record of successful surgeries but should also demonstrate patience and a passion for helping you overcome the most difficult phase of your life.
“Our very own Dr Vijaya Lakshmi Bhargava has enjoyed a legendary reputation as a cancer surgeon since her years at AIIMS. She is the sort of doctor who makes you feel safe and is known for her expertise with operating difficult cancer cases” says Dr. Payal Chaudhary, Senior Consultant, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at Sitaram Bhartia.
Dr V.L. Bhargava advises women to follow a healthy lifestyle and consume a balanced diet for prevention of gynecological cancers.
Dr. V.L. Bhargava
Dr. Payal also recommends Dr Rupinder Sekhon of the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute. Dr Rupinder is one of the few doctors who exclusively works as a gyne-oncologist.
Dr. Rupinder Sekhon
Dr. Rupinder is optimistic that the cervical cancer rates across the country can be drastically brought down through increased awareness and prevention measures.
Uro-gynecology is a relatively new sub-specialty within obstetrics and gynecology and deals with the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions in women. Just as a urologist treats conditions related to the urinary tract or reproductive system in men, a uro-gynecologist conservatively and surgically manages conditions of the urinary tract and reproductive organs in women.
You should consult a uro-gynecologist if you make hourly washroom visits or can’t get rid of a sagging feeling in the pelvic region.
“Women facing recurrent UTIs or organ prolapse should seek help from a uro – gynecologist who can think through and evaluate the cause behind the problem, “ says Dr. Payal.
Dr. Payal Chaudhary
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating 5.0 – 18 Google reviews
- Experience: 15 years
- Interests: Natural birthing, Minimally-invasive surgery (keyhole surgery) and Urogynaecology
- Best known for: being friendly, compassionate and a patient listener
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What factors should you consider when evaluating uro-gynecologists?
The best gynecologist in Delhi for uro-gynecology should have requisite qualifications/training but also should be able to walk you through your condition and explain why she is suggesting a certain treatment plan.
“Dr. Aparna Hegde and Dr. Amita Jain are Delhi based gynecologists doing excellent work in the field.”
Dr. Aparna Hegde
Trained at Stanford, Dr. Aparna loves listening to patients to understand their problems better and accordingly designs a treatment regime specific to their needs.
In her opinion, “Physiotherapy can give so much relief to the patient that they may not require surgery at all.”
Dr. Amita Jain
Dr. Amita Jain’s practice revolves exclusively around treating patients suffering from pelvic floor dysfunctions. Apart from performing all vaginal or abdominal (open/ laparoscopic / robotic) surgeries, Dr. Amita also trains rising urogynecologists.
Beyond the academic credentials and the reputation, the best gynecologist in Delhi is one with whom you establish a sense of trust and a level of comfort. If you’re unsure of the course of treatment you’ve been recommended, it’s never too late to seek a second opinion.
Would you like to consult one of our gynecologists? Call us on +919871001458 to schedule your appointment at our hospital in South Delhi.