Second Opinions in Abnormal Scan Findings / High Risk Pregnancy:
The Advanced Fetal Care Centre (AFCC)
If your scans have shown some abnormal findings and you have been recommended a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), you may wish to take another specialist opinion before the final decision is made. Discuss this with your doctor carefully.
A second opinion scan by a Fetal medicine specialist involving the other specialties that are concerned (for example, if a bowel abnormality is found, consultation with a paediatric surgeon) is important for accurate diagnosis and prognosis (prediction of the future course of the problem). Many abnormalities can be surgically corrected with a good outcome. Specialist consultation is required to determine which abnormalities are serious, not correctable and which ones are less serious and / or correctable. The delivery of these babies also needs to be planned very carefully with the neonatologists and should take place in a centre with good NICU facilities, which are available at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
Not all babies/pregnancies with problems need to be terminated. With modern medicine and surgery, some of these conditions can be treated. At Kokilaben Hospital, we have formed a dedicated team for such cases, called as the Advanced Fetal Care Centre - the AFCC.
The AFCC team includes a Fetal Medicine specialist (Dr. Shantala Vadeyar), Obstetricians (Dr. Suchitra Pandit & Dr. Maya Gade), Neonatologists (Dr. Vinay and Preetha Joshi), Paediatric Surgeon (Dr. Prashant Adivarekar) and Paediatricians (Dr. Tanu Singhal and Dr. Santanu Sen).
At Kokilaben Hospital, we also have a dedicated Paediatric Cardiac Centre, headed by Dr. Suresh Rao (Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon) and include Dr. Smruti Rajan Mohanty (Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon), Dr. Snehal Kulkarni (Paediatric Cardiology) and Dr. pradnya gadgil (Peadiatric neurologist and Epileptologist).
The AFCC is supported by the laboratory (cytogenetics, molecular genetics) - Dr. Manjeet Mehta and radiologists for fetal MRI (Dr. Sharad Maheshwari and Dr. Neel Shha). The in-house full-time expertise available at our new multi-specialty hospital ensures a seamless service for the mother and child.