Why is an Infertility specialist a better choice than a Gynaecologist?
Posted Nov 02 2013 3:05am
It is not unusual to find infertile couples
being confused as to whether they should consult their gynaecologist or find an
infertility specialist to have their problem resolved. What do IVF clinics like
Malpani Infertility Clinic offer which a gynaecologist would not be able to?
The average gynaecologist takes a much
narrower perspective when treating infertility. An IVF facility , on the other
hand, takes a more holistic view. For example, they routinely include the
husband in the diagnosis / treatment process. Gynaecologists , who specialise
in treating women , don’t deal with the men at all.
Also, many gynaecologists may not be aware
of the recent advances in fertility diagnostics and treatment, because this has
become a very specialised field. They continue treating infertile couples with
obsolete technology – for example, by routinely doing a laparoscopy for them,
even though this surgical intervention is not needed.
Also, because they are
reluctant to lose their patient to a specialist, they waste a lot of precious
time on ineffective treatments such as repeated cycles of clomid or IUI.
This is why it’s a
good idea to get a second opinion from a successful IVF specialist. They are experts
at dealing with infertility , and can help you make sure you are on the right
For example, when an
infertile couple comes to see me, I do a complete workup for them, so that the reason
for their infertility is established. This process takes about 7 days and costs
only about Rs 100000 ( US $ 200. ) If it's a simple problem, I will suggest they
find a gynecologist for their treatment. This allows us to concentrate on
infertile couples who have complex problems , so that we can provide them with
a high quality of service, without diluting our focus.
Are you still not sure
about who to consult? Please send your medical details by filling in the Free Second Opinion Form , so I can guide you properly !