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Dr.Sonal Damani

M.B.B.S.
 
(Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
1991, Gujarat University
 
M.D.
 
(Obstetrics, Gynecology & Diseases of Newborns) 1995, Gujarat University
Diploma in Sonography
Ian Donald School – Croatia in 2003
 
 
Accreditations – Trainings
  1. Acquired M.B .B.S. degree from more than 100 years old & Premier Medical College of India – NHL 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 in Laparoscopic sterilization; Govt. of Gujarat Ahmedabad from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad in January 1997.
  5. Course on Neonatal Advanced Life Support (Resuscitation) on 10th & 11th August 1994 at B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.
  6. Training workshop on The Oral Contraceptive Pill conducted by Gujarat State branch of Indian Medical Association during May to September 1992.
  7. A workshop on Colposcopy on 24th February 1995 organized by Gujarat Cancer and research Institute, Ahmedabad.
  8. National Workshop on Advanced Endoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology on 22, 23, 24 November 1997 organized by Dr. Rajju Banker Foundation at Ahmedabad.
  9. Update in Gynaec Oncology organized by The Gujarat Cancer Society and European School of Oncology from 29th to 31st October 1992 at Ahmedabad.
  10. Workshop on advanced Endoscopic surgery by IAGE & AOGS in Aug.2004, Ahmedabad during Endovision 2004 conference.
  11. Workshop on Millennium Update in Minimum Invasive Surgery in Jan 2002 Ahmedabad organized by Ahmedabad Ob & Gyn Society.
  12. Workshop on Gynec-Urology (Symposia & Live Operative Workshop) on 29th July 2001, Ahmedabad – organized by The Urological Society of India & Ahmedabad Ob & Gyn Society.
  13. Workshop on Infertility Update on 7th & 8th Nov 1998, Ahmedabad. Organized by Gujarat Fertility Society & Diamond IVF (USA)
  14. Training programme on Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) on 2nd, & 3rd October 1999 organized by Gujarat Fertility Society & Diamond IVF (USA)
  15. Workshop on Endoscopy on 14th,15th & 16th Dec 2001, Mehsana organized by All Gujarat Obstetrics & Gynecological Silver Jubilee Congress & SOGOG.
  16. Workshop on Ultra Sonography in High Risk Pregnancy on 26th Dec 2000 during FOGSI 44th All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ahmedabad.
  17. Workshop on Fetal Surveillance – SOGOG 2003 conference at Ahmedabad.
  18. IUI workshop on 13th June 2003 hosted by Melbourne IVF Gujarat in Infertility Update 2003 at Ahmedabad.
  19. 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.

EXPERIENCE:
Sonography

  • I have worked as Asst. Professor in Obst. And Gynec department of V.S.Hospital and N.H.L. Medical College Amdavad. 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 many Post Graduate students in Ob & Gyn USG during the span.
  • 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.

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.

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. High Risk Pregnancy

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.

Thermal Baloon Therapy

  • I have also worked on 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.

APPRECIATION & POSITIONS HELD OVER THE YEARS

  1. Invited as speaker at various places.
  2. I was Honorary Ast. Professor at V.S. Hospital
  3. I am Honorary Endoscopist at Family Planning Association of India
  4. I am Honorary Endoscopist at Mary-stops Clinic India Ltd.
  5. Chair person at various Conferences and Workshops.
  6. 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 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 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)
  • 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

  • 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.