We are committed to providing the full suite of obstetric and gynecological services to our infertility patients as well as to others who may wish to consult us for specific complaints apart from infertility.
Our institute is committed to take care of all patients from the moment of conception until successful delivery, a concept we refer to as our C to D approach. Our approach to providing fertility services is to consistently deliver the highest live-birth rates in India, as opposed to merely high pregnancy rates.
In keeping with this philosophy, our role does not end with the positive pregnancy test, but rather, only once we have handed over your bundle of joy to you. Our team - with you, always!
Our maternity services team is made up of senior and experienced specialists as well as young and dynamic gynecologists who provide part-time as well as full-time, round the clock support to all our ante-natal patients.
Some of them are renowned professors attached with teaching hospitals and medical colleges of the city with over 30 years of experience in Obstetrics, and are part of our team as visiting consultants.
Our experience and commitment ensures that your pregnancy is in the best hands, always.
While we provide the full range of obstetric services, our unique strengths lie in managing the following sub-specialties:
All pregnancies resulting from IVF-ART are precious pregnancies, and classified as high risk pregnancies. Our expertise in managing such cases is unsurpassed, led by Dr. Sudarsan, who has been taking care of his infertility patients who conceive since 1986.
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as the loss of 2-3 pregnancies early in gestation. Apart from infertility patients, this is possibly our largest patient group who are referred to us from all over India, as well as internationally, to avail of the expertise of Dr. Sudarsan. He is a renowned authority on managing cases of RPL and is often referred patients whose treatment has failed at multiple centers in the past.
Our team of senior specialists including Prof. D.D. Ghosh, Prof. S.B. Roy, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Prof. D. Sarbadhikary and Dr. A. Banerjee specialize in managing high risk obstetrics patients with concomitant medical or surgical disorders in pregnancy. This expertise has developed over years of their independent as well as medical college based experience, and also as a result of their decade’s long association with GDIFR, e tertiary referral center to which complicated cases are routinely referred to since 1991. These include pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, liver disease in pregnancy, renal disease in pregnancy and heart disease in pregnancy.
Our expertise in fetal medicine originates in the early 1990s when our Dr. Kakoli was trained in fetal medicine at King’s College, University of London, by Prof. Stuart Campbell, a global pioneer in fetal medicine. Dr. Kakoli’s special expertise includes full fetal anomaly scans, growth trajectory assessment, twin pregnancies, Fetal Growth restriction pregnancies (FGR), ultrasound guided amniocentesis, doppler assessment of vascular perfusion, and 3D-4D fetal sonographies.
While we specialize in most complicated scenarios in pregnancy, Dr. Biswanath’s special area of interest since his Oxford days has been pre-eclampsia & pregnancy immunology. At the University of Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital, Dr. Biswanath worked with the globally renowned Sargent group, pioneer in Pre-eclampsia research. Dr. Biswanath also spent time at the Cellular Endocrinology Laboratory at the National Institute of Immunology under the supervision of Prof. Subeer Mazumdar. His special interest lies in examining immune pathways of pregnancy rejection, characterization of inflammatory micro vesicles and nanoparticles by color flow cytometry and nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) in complicated pregnancy.
Apart from our primary focus area of infertility-IVF, we offer the full suite of gynecology services including adolescent gynecology, endometriosis, PCOS, menopause, sexual health, family planning, benign gynecology, and initial management of gynecological cancers. Our particular areas of expertise are:
Dr. Sudarsan is regarded amongst the foremost experts in the country for complicated PCOS patients, in the reproductive age group, as well as during the teenage years. He is routinely referred difficult cases from all over India and his special interest area is IVF in complicated PCOS patients. He has over 30 years of experience of working in close collaboration with global authorities in the discipline including Prof. Bart Fuser of Netherlands and Prof. Enrico Carmina of Italy. Dr. Sudarsan has also been actively involved in computational modelling research of PCOS patients in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
Dr. Sudarsan and Dr. D.D. Ghosh are renowned experts in the medical and surgical management of endometriosis patients, respectively, with decades of experience in the discipline.
We have a cutting-edge endoscopic surgery division performing diagnostic and operative hystero-laparoscopy in infertility patients as well as patients presenting with other benign pelvic pathology. The division is led by Dr. Sudarsan, who was perhaps one of the initial pioneers of developing diagnostic laparoscopy in the medical teaching establishment in Kolkata, at R.G. Kar medical college hospital, in the early 1980s. Dr. Sudarsan is perhaps also one of the 1st laparoscopists in India to have performed laparoscopic oocyte retrievals for IVF. He has been involved in laparoscopic oocyte retrievals since the early 1980s, one of which led to India’s 2nd successful IVF pregnancy in Kolkata, in 1986. Presently, the hystero-laparoscopy division is run by Dr. S. Mukherjee and Dr. Biswanath, with Dr. D.D. Ghosh as visiting surgeon. Dr. Mukherjee is an independently practicing laparoscopist at several Kolkata hospitals. Dr. Biswanath was trained in laparoscopy in Mumbai and in hysteroscopy in London by the renowned Belgian expert Prof. Rudi Campo’s group. Prof. Rudi Campo is a global pioneer in laparoscopic surgery, and has served as the President of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE).
The modern endoscopic surgery unit at GDIFR performs all hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures, with special focus on:
We are the leading Infertility Treatment and IVF Clinic in Kolkata and are internationally recognized as a centre of excellence. At the helm is our Director - Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar, a man with over 30 years of experience in this subject.