Completing families with a bundle of joy – Khaleej Times

November 25, 2015

“Award-winning infertility specialist and laparoscopic surgeon at Gaudium IVF tackles Recurrent Implantation Failure”

The hope of bearing a child had finally come true for S R Bhatia, who was totally dejected after over 15 unsuccessful IVF cycles. Bhatia, now mother of a one-year-old, enjoys a normal and healthy life. She admits losing hope of ever having a child after repeated failures. The Bhatias spent 15 years trying through the natural cycle and medication, but it proved futile. The couple visited several IVF centres in India and the UK, before deciding to make a last attempt at the Gaudium IVF Centre in New Delhi.

Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), one of the most common causes of infertility that blocks tubal function, is what caused the infertility. Gaudium IVF Centre analysed the case in detail and Recurrent Implantation Failure (RIF) was determined.

Along with the factors of RIF, the case was complicated due to existing medical condition of the mother as she was a diabetic and hypertensive patient. The team of experts under the guidance of ace IVF specialist Dr Manika Khanna handled the case with balanced protocols to deal with both the RIF factors as well as the medical condition of the patient, leading to a successful IVF cycle.

Dr Khanna, who trained in Australia and Germany, is the Founder and Managing Director of the leading Delhi-based Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART) solutions institute. The award-winning infertility specialist and laparoscopic surgeon founded Gaudium in 2009 to provide state-of-the-art infertility treatments to childless couples.

Hailed as India’s youngest infertility and IVF specialist, she has more than 6,000 successful IVF treatments to her credit. A recipient of the Delhi Ratan award (2008), she is a lifetime member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Gaudium IVF, which is a leading ICF clinic chain, was awarded the best IVF centre of the year at the Maharashtra Healthcare leadership summit in 2014. It is registered under the Indian Council of Medical Research registry of India under the Medical Council of India guidelines.

Gaudium has nine centres across north India and Dr Khanna aims to expand it to other parts of India soon.

She has also been actively involved in AIDS awareness, spearheaded an unprivileged patient fund at Gaudium IVF, and recently launched a major health campaign drive — Naari Jeevan Srot – in north India. It focuses on the cause of diseases in women and spreads awareness on the education of the girl child through health camps and ‘nukkad nataks.’