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 8 part-time faculty members on board. In addition, there are 34 residents and 1 Senior Medical Officer. 

Services

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

  • High risk obstetrical care
  • Infertility
  • Family planning
  • Fetal assessment
  • Routine obstetrics
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • Uro-gynaecology
  • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of routine gynaecological disorders
  • Outpatient services held in Consulting Clinic 4, Consulting Clinic 6 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 1036
+92 21 3493 0051 Ext. 1036

Fax
+92 21 3493 4294, 3493 2095

Email
obgyn@aku.edu​