Obstetrics and Gynaecology is the medical specialty that encompasses the two subspecialties of obstetrics (covering pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period) and gynaecology (covering the health of the female reproductive system – vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts). It also specializes in other women’s health issues, such as menopause, hormone problems, contraception (birth control), and infertility.
Obstetrics deals with the care of the pregnant women, the unborn baby, labor and delivery and the immediate period following childbirth. The obstetrician ensures that mother and child get the best prenatal care to ensure labor and delivery is accomplished without complications and that should intervention be needed, it is done quickly and safely.
Gynecology deals with any ailment concerning the reproductive organs; uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, ovaries and vagina. A gynecologist may also treat related problems in the bowel, bladder and urinary system since these are closely related to female reproductive organs.
There are four recognized subspecialties in the field of Obstetrics/Gynecology:
1. Child Mental Gynecologic Oncology:
Concerned with consultation and comprehensive management of patients with gynecologic cancer. Requires knowledge of major cancer treatments, diagnosis, and complications of oncology
2. Maternal/Fetal Medicine:
Concerned with the care and consultation of patients with complications of pregnancy. Requires knowledge of obstetrics, medical and surgical complications of mother and fetus, current approaches to diagnosis and treatment, and newborn adaptation.
3. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility:
Concerned with the management of complex problems relating to reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Requires knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of endocrinology and infertility disorders.
4. Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery:
Concerned with the health of the female urinary tract and surgery as a treatment. Requires knowledge of complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction, and reconstructive pelvic surgery.
Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at IMTU! It is a clinical department under the Faculty of Medicine and is attached with the IMTU Hospital. Maintaining your bearing while navigating the hazards inherent in your course requires a clear understanding of your destination. This knowledge of the intended target can be challenging for an academic department that ends up with a nexus of clinical and academic objectives that cross specialties, hospitals, programmes, and health authorities. Successful navigation demands a clear idea of how the goals of the constituent segments coalesce to define the goals of the department.
The department provides a learning experience that encourages each student, regardless of ultimate career choice, to develop professional attitudes, diagnostic skills and knowledge relevant to the human female and to her sexual and reproductive systems. This experience enables each student to assume more effective responsibility for the general delivery of health care to the adolescent, adult and aging female and to the newborn. The student is taught to recognize those patients who require special gynecologic consultation. Health-related reproductive and social issues such as family planning and sexually transmitted diseases are discussed as well as other aspects of population control, sexual difficulties, sterilization and induced abortion.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology courses are offered for the MBBS, BSc Nursing and MMed OB/GYN programmes. The courses are taught from the 3rd year of the MBBS programme and students do junior and senior clinical rotations. The educational material is presented to familiarize students with all sources of knowledge relevant to these subject areas. Students may extend their knowledge and skills in a direction and depth appropriate to current and ultimate career goals. Students are also encouraged to take elective research projects in basic, clinical and social research in OB/GYN.
The service roles focus on the general areas of obstetrical and gynecologic care. Obstetrics deals with a high-risk pregnancy population and provides excellent educational opportunities for both student and staff members. The OB/GYN specialists provide consultancy for patients at the IMTYU Hospital.
Our passion to elevate the standard of women’s healthcare is energized and shaped by the core values we embrace. They guide our decisions and provide direction for the work we do. They are the heart of our team, the character of our company and the legacy of our future. We will remain rooted in the values that drive us.