Woman's Fertility Center
Perhaps it's due to living conditions or the lightening fast way in which lifestyles are changing, but modern women are facing a series of unique health issues. Of major concern is infertility which is becoming ever more prevalent among today's women. Some very wise doctors in India decided that what is needed here is a medical center that specializes in women. To that end, the Oasis Centre has opened its doors in Banjara Hills located in Hyderabad, India.
The medical director of Oasis, Dr. Durga Rao explains that the Oasis Centre is, "like a one-stop center for all problems dealing with a woman’s body." Woman can be treated at the center from the time they are little girls straight through their final, senior years. All medical issues can be tested, diagnosed, explored and treated by experts. The center even has multidisciplinary teams and an operating theatre.
The center has made a specialty of fertility-related medical issues and has a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art fertility unit. Oasis offers couples consultation, evaluation, and treatment all under the same roof. Dr. Rao worked as a specialist in the field of reproductive medicine in the UK for more than a decade.
Some of the technologies provided by Oasis are the first of their kind in this part of India, for instance, In-Vitro Maturation (IVM), Assisted Hatching-Laser, and Oocyte and embryo vitrification. These techniques are on the cutting edge of reproductive medicine. IVM, for instance, is a drug-free treatment causing no side-effects. IVM treatment involves the maturation of the eggs outside of the womb after which they are fertilized by Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).Dr. Durga says the center has also developed its own technique for storing eggs. The technology keeps the temperature very low which results in a higher survival rate for the resulting embryos.
Techniques such as oocyte vitrification and embryo cryo-preservation allow a woman to choose when she will conceive and bear her children. She can preserve either fertilized or unfertilized eggs for future implantation at a time she wishes to conceive.
Dr. Durga is of the belief that the rise in fertility problems can be attributed to changing lifestyles which include later pregnancies in which women conceive after the age of 30. Obesity is yet another factor the doctor feels is implicated in infertility.