Department of Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound
At the Department of Fetal Medicine, both obstetrics (in pregnant women) and gynaecological (in non-pregnant women) scans are routinely performed in accordance to international standards. Sensitive evidence based counselling is done for cases scanned in the department or as a standalone service. The department provides excellent real life image quality 2D, 3D and 4D scans. Complications are reportedly low in cases of diagnostic procedures such as Chorionic Villous Sampling (CVS), Amniocentesis and Fetal Blood Sampling and Invasive gynaecology procedures. The department is equipped to perform therapeutic interventions such as fetal blood transfusions for severely anaemic fetuses.
The Department successfully performed the first EXIT (Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment) procedure in India, with excellent support from anaesthetists, paediatricians, paediatric surgeons and obstetricians. Manipal Hospital performs one of the largest numbers of fetal procedures in the region.