Dr G Buvaneswari
Dr G Buvaneswari, MBBS, DGO, DNB (O&G), Dip. ALS (Germany) Infertility Specialist & Laparoscopic Surgeon, at GBR Clinic- Fertility Centre, explains the importance of understanding the true purpose and need for fertility clinics. As several urban and rural couples are facing issues with sexual health and being unable to conceive, she addresses a few pertinent concerns on fertility.
Tell us about the purpose and functions of a fertility clinic.
A lot of people have a one-dimensional understanding of fertility. The primary purpose of a fertility clinic like GBR is to give health seekers a complete and thorough evaluation of their reproductive health. There are specific guidelines that fertility clinics follow before recommending treatments to the patient. Our focus is to provide counselling to understand one’s health, hormonal functions and the like and then identify if a problem –sexual or reproductive does exist.
We are now seeing several patients anywhere between 38-42 years of age, who have had failed IVF procedures – a problem that has come from lack of proper counselling.
"Allow us to investigate and diagnose your issues on time. Please do not rush into IVF. The key reason for failed IVF procedures is the lack of proper evaluation. This causes implantation failures and miscalculated timing of embryo transfer. All this can be avoided by making an appointment for counselling at a fertility clinic."
Tell us about the more popular treatments offered at GBR Clinic.
We offer Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, IVF, IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination), LASER treatments, ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection), Assisted Reproductive Technology, Laser Assisted Hatching,
Freezing & Vitrification, Donor Programs, Surrogacy,Embryo Adoption and Male Infertility treatments. The ICSI Program we offer is the best here and has a success rate of over 80%. With personalised care, shorter waiting, lesser cost and higher success than other treatments, ICSI has gained wide acceptance.
In men, lifestyle changes have caused sexual dysfunction, lowered semen count, no sperm, lack of intimacy, premature ejaculation – all from having high levels of stress. There are many who have not even consummated their marriages after 1-4 years!
Male problems today dominate over women’s health issues in this regard.