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Dr.Mehul Damani

M.B.B.S.
 
(Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) in 1991, Gujarat University
 
M.D.
 
(Obstetrics, Gynecology & Diseases of Newborns) in 1995 Gujarat University
 
D.G.O.
 
(Diploma in Gynecology & Obstetrics ) in 1993 Gujarat University
Diploma in Sonography
Ian Donald School – Croatia in 2003.
Diploma in Reproductive Medicine( Germany )
 

Received ‘Young Gynecologist Award’ at Seoul, South Korea during AOFOG (Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology) annual conference in October 2005. This prestigious award was given to one or two nominee from each country for overall academic and organizational performance as well as research paper published.

 

 



 

Accreditations – Trainings

  1. Acquired M.B.B.S. degree from more than 100 years old & Premier Medical College of India - B.J.MEDICAL COLLEGE, AHMEDABAD.
  2. Acquired basic knowledge of Ob & Gyn USG during Post-graduation (MD) from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. This Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Asia having more than 3000 beds.
  3. In depth training Onco Gynaecology from M. P. Shah Cancer Hospital. Duration from 1-1-94 to 31-3-1994. (3 months) which is one of the most reputed cancer research institute in India.
  4. Training for Ob & GYN USG (including Interventional Procedures and basics of Color Doppler) & Fetal Monitoring on 2nd May 1995 to 31st May 1995 taken from N. Wadia Hospital - Bombay, the research center, which having one of the busiest and oldest setup of western India for Ob & Gyn.
  5. FOGSI USG Training taken in 1999 at Ahmedabad.
  6. Advanced training for Fetal Echocardiography & Fetal Doppler in May 2002 from - Mediscan Systems-Diagnostic Ultrasound Research and Training Center, Chennai. Center known for USG referral in South East Aisa.
  7. Training for Video Endoscopic Surgery taken from Ethicon Institute-Bombay on 22nd, 23rd & 24th October 2001. This Institute having Live Animal Lab Set-up.
  8. In depth training of IVF & ICSI from Dr. Sadhna Desai (Past president FOGSI) in August 2003.
  9. Training in Laparoscopic sterilization; Govt. of Gujarat Ahmedabad from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad in January 1997.
  10. Course on Neonatal Advanced Life Support (Resuscitation) on 10th & 11th August 1994 at B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.
  11. Training workshop on The Oral Contraceptive Pill conducted by Gujarat State branch of Indian Medical Association during May to September 1992.
  12. A workshop on Colposcopy on 24th February 1995 organized by Gujarat Cancer and research Institute, Ahmedabad.
  13. National Workshop on Advanced Endoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology on 22, 23, 24 November 1997 organized by Dr. Rajju Banker Foundation at Ahmedabad.
  14. Update in Gynaec Oncology organized by The Gujarat Cancer Society and European School of Oncology from 29th to 31st October 1992 at Ahmedabad.
  15. Workshop on advanced Endoscopic surgery by IAGE & AOGS in Aug.2004, Ahmedabad during Endovision 2004 conference.
  16. Workshop on Millennium Update in Minimum Invasive Surgery in Jan 2002 Ahmedabad organized by Ahmedabad Ob & Gyn Society.
  17. Workshop on Gynec-Urology (Symposia & Live Operative Workshop) on 29th July 2001, Ahmedabad – organized by The Urological Society of India & Ahmedabad Ob & Gyn Society.
  18. Workshop on Infertility Update on 7th & 8th Nov 1998, Ahmedabad. Organized by Gujarat Fertility Society & Diamond IVF (USA)
  19. Training programme on Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) on 2nd, & 3rd October 1999 organized by Gujarat Fertility Society & Diamond IVF (USA)
  20. Workshop on Endoscopy on 14th,15th & 16th Dec 2001, Mehsana organized by All Gujarat Obstetrics & Gynecological Silver Jubilee Congress & SOGOG.
  21. Workshop on Ultra Sonography in High Risk Pregnancy on 26th Dec 2000 during FOGSI 44th All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ahmedabad.
  22. Workshop on “Recent Advances in Ultrasound” – 21-24th September 2000,Chennai. During Seventh South Asian Regional Conference on Clinical Ultrasonography in Practice (CUSP-2000)
  23. International Seminar on Gynecological Endoscopy, 6,7,8 March 1998 Mumbai. Organized by Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists (IAGE).
  24. Workshop on Fetal Surveillance – SOGOG 2003 conference at Ahmedabad.
  25. IUI workshop on 13th June 2003 hosted by Melbourne IVF Gujarat in Infertility Update 2003 at Ahmedabad.
  26. III annual conference and workshop of The Association of Gynaecological Oncologists of India on 25th & 26th February 1995 at Ahmedabad organized by Gujarat Cancer Institute of Ahmedabad.
  27. Workshop on Just Hysterectomy in Aug 2004 an event by IAGE,FOGSI and BEAMS.
  28. Infertility national conference and workshop ISAR – 2004 Jodhpur in May 2004
  29. World congress on infertility and workshop, Bombay-2004 organized by Dr. Sadhna Desai
  30. World congress on infertility and Human Reproduction 2004 by FOGSI & MOGS in Nov.2004
  31. Workshop and All India Congress AICOG 2005 at Aurangabad in Jan(6 to 9)2005.
  32. Fertility Update by AOGS at Mt.Abu Rajsthan in Jan 29-30 2005.
  33. ISOPARB national conference on 4,5,6 Feb.2005 at Lucknow.
  34. SOGOG 2004 State Conference in December 2004 at Bhuj.
  35. Focused Hysteroscopy workshop on 21’st August 2005 at Ahmedabad.
  36. Focused Modern Management of Menorrhagia workshop on 18’th September 2005
  37. Course on ‘USG examination at 11-14 wks’ on March 26,2005 at Ahmedabad by Fetal Medicine Foundation (U.K.)
  38. International Conference of Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology(AOFOG) – AOCOG – 2005, 1-5 October 2005 at Seoul, S.Korea
  39. Fertility Focus Congress on 19-20 November 2005 at Ahmedabad.

Trainer - Guide

  • Coducted special course for Laparoscopic Endometriosis at Kesar Sal Medical College in Endovision 2004 at Ahmedabad organized by IAGE & AOGS
  • I have also trained many Gynecologists, Radiologists and PG students in Ob & Gyn USG at V.S. Hospital and NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad as Sonologist. (almost 100 student trained.)
  • I was appointed as Class I officer in Government Hospital Rajkot, I was also selected as Class I Officer in ESIS Hospital
  • In addition to vast USG & Endoscopy experience, I am also having extensive teaching experience. I have also prepared many Video Cassettes, Slides and Multimedia presentations on Ob-Gyn USG and Endoscopy.

EXPERIENCE:
Sonography

  • I have worked as Sonologist and Asst. Professor in Obst. And Gynec department of V.S.Hospital and N.H.L. Medical College Amdavad for 5 Years. During that time I have done almost 40- 50 scans per day. This is a reputed Hospital of Gujarat having almost 1000 bed capacity and getting references form Madhaya Pradesh and Rajasthan also. The Hospital is associated with Municipal Medical College. Every year almost 100 Post Graduate students are enrolled in this institute, out of this, 20 students come to gynaec department for the MD degree. I have trained almost 100 Post Graduate students in Ob & Gyn USG during the span of five years.
  • Performed more than 50,000 (Fifty Thousand) Obstetric & Gynec Sonography in last 5 years.
  • During this time span I came across almost all type of common & uncommon Congenital Anomalies like Anencephaly, Hydrocephalus, Dandy-walker syndrome, Holoprosencephaly, Cystic hygroma, Diaphragmatic hernia, Duodenal atresia, Omphalocele, Gastroschisis, Polycystic kidneys, Posterior urethral valve, ASD,VSD, TGA, Fallot’s tetrology, Meningomyelocele, Spina bifida etc.
  • I have made Video Cassette of normal fetal anatomy and abnormal congenital anomalis for teaching purpose.
  • I have made Multimedia & Slide presentations of various anomalies.
  • I am well versed with various interventional USG guided procedures like Amniocentesis, Chorion Villus Biopsy, Fetal Blood Sampling, Multi Fetal Reduction, Ovarian Cyst Aspiration, Ovum Aspiration etc.

High Risk Pregnancy

  • I am working in Multispeciality Advanced Hospital – SUSHRUSHA HOSPITAL having faclility of ICCU, ICU, Ventilator, Color Doppler and round the clock Physicians & Anesthetist.
  • We are managing all variety of High Risk of Pregnancy like Eclemsia, HELLP syndrome, Medical disorders with Pregnancy, PPH etc
  • We are getting reference from Ahmedabad and all over Gujarat. Our team is getting almost 10 referrals per month.

Endocsopy

  • I have performed almost 5000 Video Endoscopic Procedure including Tubal ligation, Diagnostic Laproscopy, PCOD drilling, Ectopic pregnancy, Ovarian cyst, Adhasiolysis, LAVH, Myomectomy, Cornual cnnulation, Septum resection etc.
  • I am attached to various Institutions and Trust Hospitals as Laproscopic Surgeon like Family Planning Association of India, Mary Stops Clinic, Sardar Patel Hospital Maninagar, Sushrusha Hospital Navarang pura etc.
  • I am also having Mobile Endoscopy Unit to provide facility of endoscopy surgery to remote hospitals and even in rural areas.

Infertility and IVF

  • I am also providing complete Infertility services including IUI, IVF, ICSI etc.
  • Up till now I have completed many IVF cycles out of which 25% patients having ongoing clinical pregnancy.
  • Working in ultramodern set up with facility of advanced video endoscopy surgery, color Doppler & IVF lab.

Thermal Baloon Therapy

  • I have developed new indigenous thermal balloon technique and machine for Menorregia with our team.
  • We are treating almost all variety of Menstrual disorders We have completed almost 1000 cases.

ACADEMICS, ORGANIZATIONS

  • I have held responsible post of Assistant Professor and Sonologist in Ob&Gyn Dpt. V.S.Hospital and N.H.L.Medical College Amdavad.(1995 to 2000)
  • I am Managing Comt. Member In Amdavad Obs. & Gyn.Society (AOGS) since 3 years.(2001-2002,2002-2003,2003-2004) AOGS is a prestigious organization of all gynecologists of Amdavad.AOGS was established in 1936 and is a one of the founder society of FOGSI.(Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecological Societies of India)
  • I was one of the key persons in organizing Gynec National Conference AICOG-2000(All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology), which was attended by nearly 3500 gynecologists. (Chairman-Venue Committee)
  • I was instrumental in organizing many CMEs, Workshops, Clinical Meetings &conferences of FOGSI, AOGS, SOGOG, AMA, MMA etc.
  • Organizing Comt. Member and Chair Person in Workshop on Millennium Update in Minimum Invasive Surgery, Jan. 2002 Ahmedabad.
  • Chairperson & Organizing comt. Member in Dr. C. G. Saraiya CME organized by Indian College of Obstetrics & Gynecology(ICOG) and AOGS which was attended by 450 delegates.. 16,17 February 2002 Ahmedabad.
  • One of the Pioneer member for development of concept of using Satellite Transmission in medical conference and workshops. Perhaps first time in India and Asia region.
  • Organizing Comt.member of first ever Satellite Live Conference on USG IN 2002
  • Jt.Organizing Secretary SOGOG – 2003 (Gujarat State Conference) the congress was attended by 700 delegates from all over state which is the largest ever in SOGOG conference.
  • Organizing comt. Member Live Satellite Workshop on Vaginal Surgery – 2003 that was relayed in 35 cities of India.
  • Organizing secretary Endoscopy Live Workshop –2003 at Sushrusha Hospital Ahmedabad
  • Organizing secretary Infertility Update with Dr Sadhana Desai – 2004 Ahmedabad
  • Organizing comt.member & Moderator in Live satellite workshop on Rare & Interesting Surgeries – 2004 that was relayed in almost 50 cities of India.
  • Organizing Secretary of Live Satellite Workshop by Dr.R.M.Nadkarni Trust – 2004.
  • Audio Visual Comt. Chairman Endovision 2004 an event by IAGE & AOGS, attended by 400 delegates. Live Endoscopic surgery shown on 8 storied high IMAX 3D Theatre screen first time in India.
  • Organizing Comt. Member of First All India FOGSI Satellite conference which was relayed in 110 cities of India and attended by more than 10,000 gynecologists.
  • Venue committee chairperson Indian Menopause Society (IMS) national conference, Feb 2005, Ahmedabad.
  • Audio-visual committee chairperson Fertility Update organized by Ahmedabad Obstetrics & Gynecological Society (AOGS) at Mt.Abu Rajsthan on Jan 29-30 2005.
  • Organizing Chairman – focused Hysteroscopy workshop on 21’st August,2005 at Ahmedabad.
  • Organizing Chairman – Focused Modern management of Menorrhagia workshop 18’th September 2005 at Ahmedabad.
  • Organizing Comt. member & Chairperson in ‘Fertlity Focus’ organized by AOGS on 19-20 November 2005.
  • Appointed as Organizing Secretary for 22’nd National conference of ISOPARB(Indian Society of Perinatology & Reproductive Biology) held in Feb.2006

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & LECTURS

  1. A chapter in ‘The Adolescent Girl : An Update’ a book published by FOGSI adolescent committee and JAYPEE brothers on ‘MTP in adolescence’ in 2003.
  2. ‘USG diagnosis of fetal chromosomal anomalies’ an article in souvenir for all India congress 2000.
  3. Diagnosis and mangement of Endometriosis in souvenir released on endovision 2004 (Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists – IAGE event)
  4. Surgical management of endometriosis in a souvenir for endovision 2004.(IAGE event)
  5. Variety of endoscopy procedures a chapter in Handbook of Endoscopy by Gynotech Associates.
  6. ‘Role of USG in Infertility’ – in a book published by Gynotech Associates on IUI
  7. Antepartum Fetal Surveillance – Various methods at SOGOG conference Mehsana
  8. Role of AFI in fetal well-being at SOGOG conference Bilimora at 14th and 15th October 1995.
  9. Minimum Amniotic Fluid Pocket Depth for fetal well being at Bhavnagar
  10. Fetal Congenital Anomalies at AMA & AOGS PG lecture series Ahmedabad.
  11. ‘Bio-Physical Profile & VAST by USG’ at 24th Annual Conference of SOGOG(Socities of obstetrics &Gynecology of Gujarat). Bhavnagar.22,23,24 October 1999.which was attended by 300 delegates.
  12. ‘Fetal Chromosomal Anomalies’ in Genetic Committee Workshop in FOGSI 44th All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG 2000) at Ahmedabad. Which was attended by 200 delegates.
  13. Laproscopic Suturing Technique- a Live Demonstration at Surat Medical College.
  14. Management of Rh Negetive Hydrops Fetalies a presentation in AOGS – a CME attended by 200 delegates on 12/5/2002.
  15. Invited as guest speaker for Management of Ovarian Cyst by Endoscopy in Yuva FOGSI – Paschim 2001 at Panjim- Goa.which was attended by 700 delegates from western India.
  16. Hormone Replacement Therapy at Amdavad.
  17. Master of Ceremony & Coordinator in AOGS Endoscopy Workshop-2002 at Amdavad.
  18. Coordinator & Moderator in Live Satellite USG Workshop-2002 at Amdavad.which was received all over India in 20 centers.
  19. Faculty and Coordinator in AOGS Endoscopy Workshop- Jan 2003
  20. Faculty, Organizer and Chair-person in USG Training Program with Prof.DR.S.Campball in feb-2003.
  21. Presented paper and video on Ovarian Ectopic Pregnency at National Endoscopy Workshop & Conference of Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists (IAGE) in 2003 – Cochin.
  22. Invited Guest lecture on Fetal Congenital Anomalies at Idar.
  23. Invited Guest lecture on USG in Infertility at Bhavnagar
  24. Guest speaker for USG for fetal well being assessment on 8-7-2001 at Bhavnagar during SOGOG conference 2001.
  25. Invited Guest lecture on USG for Fetal Surveillance at Junagadh.
  26. Invited Guest lecture on Scope & Idications of IVF at Surendranagar
  27. Invited Guest lecture on Fetal CNS anomalies at Modasa
  28. Invited Guest lecture on Cabergoline & Infertility at SOGOG 2003 – State conference Ahmedabad which was attended by 750 delegates.
  29. Faculty in Endoscopy Workshop – Sushrusha Hospital,Gynotech Associates Ahmedabad.
  30. ‘Methodologies for Haemostasis in Laparoscopy’- Aug.2004,Ahmedabad. A faculty lecture in Endoscopy Conference by IAGE & AOGS.
  31. “Endoscopic documentation and medical management in Endometriosis” a lecture in special course at Kesar Sal Medical College – Aug.2004.
  32. Invited guest faculty in interactive round table meet on Surgical and Medical Management of Endometriosis and Fibroids at Ahmedabad.
  33. Invited Lecture on Modern Trends in LSCS in Satellite Post Graduate Lecture series at Ahmedabad 2004.
  34. Panelist in IUI panel discussion in Fertility Update in 29-30 Jan. 2005 at Mt.Abu Rajsthan organized by AOGS
  35. “Clinical significance of cord around neck” a debate during 21st ISOPARB National Conference at Lucknow in Feb 2005
  36. “Fetal Reduction” a guest lecture during 21st ISOPARB National Conference Lucknow in Feb 2005
  37. Faculty in ‘Focused hysteroscopy workshop’ on 21’st August 2005, at Ahmedabad.
  38. Faculty in ‘Focused modern management of menorrhagia” on 18’th September 2005 at AHMEDABAD.
  39. Invited for special Young Gynecologist Award presentation on ‘Thermal Baloon therapy for Menorrhagia” on 1-5 October during AOCOG – 2005 at Seoul, S.Korea

APPRECIATION & POSITIONS HELD OVER THE YEARS

  1. Award appreciation at SOGOG Conference at Mehsana dated 20 February 1994.
  2. Chairmanship of Venue Committee in AICOG 2000.
  3. Invited as speaker at various places.
  4. I was Honorary Sonologist at V.S. Hospital
  5. I am Honorary Endoscopist at Family Planning Association of India
  6. I am Honorary Endoscopist at Mary-stops Clinic India Ltd.
  7. Chair person at various Conferences and Workshops.
  8. Managing Committee Member of AOGS.
  9. Scientific Committee Member of MMA.
  10. Government recognized Laproscopic Surgeon

INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • I am deeply interested in patient education. I have formed a Trust for patient education and basic research called NARRIE (National Academy of Research in Reproduction & Institute of Education for woman and child health). This acronym NARRIE in Gujarati and Hindi languages mean Female. This is a government registered charitable trust. (Reg. No. E/16844).
  • We are doing various activities under the banner of this popular trust since last 10 years:
  • Regular patient education lecture for normal menstrual cycle and infertility every Thursday – almost 1000 patient educated up till now.
  • One month long Diagnostic camp for Infertility & Menorregia at Sardar Patel Hospital Maninagar in August 2004.
  • Formed various Video cassettes, CDs, Plastic and Rubber Models, Brochures for patient education.,
  • I have given Articles in local languages in newspapers like Gujarat Samachar, Sandesh etc.
  • I have given talk on Radio on population stabilization (13/10/2004 – Vividh Bharti)
  • During my span of Sonologist in VS Hospital I have done hundreds of concessional USG to detect Fetal Anomalies in poor patients.
  • I have also participated in various Laproscopic TL Camps by Civil Hosptal , Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), MS clinic and other trust hospitals and municipal corporation.
  • I have actively participated in FOGSI - J & J adolescent school health programme in which I have visited various schools of Ahmedabad city and educate almost 1000 girls in 2002. We have given in depth knowledge about vaccination, menstrual problems, overall heath & hygiene and sex education.

MEMBERSHIPS OF PRESTIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS

  • Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
  • Amdavad Obstetrics & Gynecological Society (AOGS)
  • Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopist (IAGE)
  • Indian Medical Association – Amdavad Medical Association (IMA-AMA)
  • State Organization of Ob & Gyn Societies of Gujarat (SOGOG)
  • Various local organizations (MMA,MMC,AMA,EAMA)
  • Ian Donald School of USG
  • Indian Menopause Society (IMS)
  • Endometriosis Society of India
  • IFUMB
  • ISAR
  • Rotary Club of India
  • Indian Society of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology (ISOPARB)

SPECIAL QUALITIES

  • I am having special intrest in teaching and patient education. For that I have made various presentations in form of Video cassates,Slides and Multimedia. I have also prepared many patient education booklets, charts ,posters. I am in contact with lot many local institutions,NGOs and trusts and organized and participated in many Health Camps.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTRESTS

  • Various vessel ligation technique for hoemorregic problems.
  • Learning & Teaching about USG, Endoscopy and IVF.
  • Fetal Congenital Anomaly diagnosis & management.
  • Fetal Intrauterine Therapy
  • Color Doppler & Interventional USG.
  • Infertility Surgeries like adhesiolysis, PCOD drilling, endometriosis etc.
  • Making Video Cassatas & CDs on various USG & Endoscopy topics.
  • Computer and multimedia presentations.

NEW RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND FUTURE PROJECTS

  • We have developed our own technique and machine for Thermal Baloon* Therapy.
  • I have designed Lapro-Lift for Gas less Endoscopy* Surgeries.
  • I have developed simple and affordable Morcellator* for Endoscopic removal of masses.
  • I am working on the project of Microwave Endometrial Ablation Technique.