Obstetrics & Gynaecology
 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at AKUH is an independent service aiming to provide high standard of care. There are presently 22 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members on board. In addition, there are 30 residents, 1 Senior Medical Officer, 1 senior research instructor, 3 research instructors, 1 research associate and 1 Medical Editor. 

Services

The department offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services for women including: 

  • high risk obstetrical care
  • infertility
  • fetal assessment
  • routine obstetrics
  • reproductive endocrinology
  • gynaecological oncology
  • uro-gynaecology
  • comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of routine gynaecological disorders
  • outpatient services held in Consulting Clinic 4, Private Wing (Ground Floor) and Clifton Medical Services 
  • inpatient services in Ward A2 and B2 include:
  • well-equipped labour room
  • dedicated operating room
  • feto-maternal unit
  • reproductive health services
  • colposcopy clinic 

Feto-maternal Medicine

This is a rapidly emerging specialty. The services offered are:

1) A comprehensive programme for screening chromosomal abnormalities like: 

  • Down's Syndrome:  Nuchal translucency scan at 11-14 weeks to assess the risk 
  • screening facilities for pre-term delivery, pre-eclampsia and foetal growth restriction
  • specialist Marker Scans in the second trimester
  • invasive procedures like amniocentesis and CVS

2) Day care admission provided to facilitate monitoring of high-risk pregnancies including CTG monitoring, ultrasound monitoring and laboratory investigations.

Uro-gynaecology

This is a specific service for women with urinary problems and incontinence. The services offered include full uro-dynamic evaluations and a variety of surgical interventions including pelvic physiotherapy and medical therapies. 

Gynaecological Oncology

The gynaecological oncology team provides comprehensive service for screening and management of gynaecological cancers. Screening services include:

  • pap smears (for screening of cancer of cervix)
  • colposcopy (in case of abnormal smears)
  • ovarian cancer screening
  • iInfertility services at primary, secondary and tertiary level
  • surgery (laparoscopic, tubal surgery, myomectomy, etc.)

Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgeries

This is a rapidly developing new sub-specialty in gynaecology. Currently, most gynaecological surgeries are performed by the minimal access surgical route. Procedures include: 

  • diagnostic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy
  • operative laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries performed for benign diseases 

Contact Us

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Aga Khan University Hospital
Stadium Road, P.O. Box 3500
Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Telephone
+92 21 3486 4641
+92 21 3493 0051 Ext. 4641

Fax
+92 21 3493 4294, 3493 2095

Email
obgyn@aku.edu​