Fetal medicine is concerned with the health of the unborn baby at every stage – monitoring growth & development; predicting, detecting & managing any complications; and treating in the womb itself.
At the KMCH fetal medicine centre , experts in maternal-fetal medicine,obstetrics , neonatology and paediatric surgery share a passion for providing exceptional, comprehensive care for mothers and babies experiencing complex fetal conditions or high-risk pregnancy.
Our team provides care in an atmosphere of compassion to help patients and families when they are in a situation dealing with difficult decisions and fears about the future.
We offer prenatal evaluation, fetal diagnosis and treatment services.
We work as a team to take you and your baby through a safe pregnancy and delivery .
The Fetal medicine unit in KMCH is the brain child of Dr.Mathew Cherian with a vision to establish a self sustaining, state of the art fetal care center by inculcating ethical practice and cutting edge technology.
It was started in the year of 2018 with Dr.N .Sumathi as the lead consultant. She is a radiologist with more than 10 years of experience in the field of imaging.Her special interest is Fetal MRI.
The other 2 consultants Dr.Saira Rajan and Dr.S.Amuthavalli have finished Masters in obstetrics and gynaecology and have undergone 2 years of intensive fetal medicine training under the mentorship of Dr.S.Boopathy Vijayaraghavan who is one of the pioneers in this field.
The unit is associated with Dr.K.Manikandan who is a specialist in therapeutic fetal interventions.He brings in rich experience from his training at Mediscan systems ,Chennai and further experience from Texas Children Hospital,Houston,USA.He is also a keen researcher having specially trained in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from HarvardX.
Prenatal Genetics provides information about the inheritance of genetic conditions, the cause of various birth defects, and the tests that are available to determine whether an individual or couple has a chance to have a child with that condition or birth defect.We provide risk assessment and genetic evaluation in a future or current pregnancy.Prenatal genetic counseling often includes grief counseling for individuals and couples who have lost pregnancies and children with birth defects and/or genetic conditions.A detailed family history and pedigree analysis is done.Specific genetic tests are offered on case to case basis after discussing with the couple the various available testing options .
Perinatal pathology deals with the examination of the placenta and the fetus.The fetal medicine experts work hand in hand with the pathologists for the expert interpretation of placental pathology and fetal autopsy (post-mortem)findings to provide the most accurate information possible in regards to underlying causes of poor pregnancy outcomes, causes of fetal death, recurrence risk and potential treatment options.
We make parenthood possible by providing a host of solutions to specific and unique concerns. At KMCH we combine our years of expertise with best in class technology to give a comprehensive fetal care to make the impossible possible.
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I run a textile business where my presence is crucial. When I was diagnosed for uterine fibroids, I thought the treatment would put me to bed for a few weeks. Thanks to Dr. Mathew and the Interventional Radiology techniques, I was back on my feet on the third day, to my business as usual.
I had an unbearable headache and was taken to the hospital. Further investigations revealed a blood clot in the brain secondary to a ruptured AVM. My family was dependent on me, getting back to work was crucial. At KMCH Dr. Cherian and his team blocked the abnormal blood vessel without opening my brain. I was soon back to normal. The meter in my auto is running again, quicker than I thought.
One day strangely I felt a kind of heaviness in my bowels. I had blood pouring when I went to the toilet. Over the next few hours, I started losing huge amounts of blood every time I emptied my bowels. I was nearing death. A timely procedure done by Dr. Mathew saved my life. I imagine an open surgery would have kept me for weeks in bed not to mention the other discomforts. I was back attending my patients on the third day.