SPARSH Hospital
for Women and Children

SPARSH Hospital for Women and Children was envisioned with the thought that women and children should be able to access world class health care under one roof without compromising exclusivity. Out of this thought was born the idea of having a separate unit for women and children but still being able to access all the other specialties of medicine if required.

This dedicated multispecialty unit exclusively for women and children offers special and personalized care covering all age groups, from neonates to geriatrics. While today women have more freedom to create, push beyond their boundaries and make an impact, their health care too, needs a new level of service which is all-inclusive, dynamic and non-judgmental.

Here we provide solution-driven care through our diverse talent of experts in a collaborative environment. When faced with any complexity, we have both the infrastructure and the expertise to resolve emergencies round the clock.

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MEET OUR EXPERTS

Dr. Prathima Reddy

Director & Lead Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Nivedita Jha

Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Anju Namashivaya

Consultant- Fetal Medicine

SPECIALITY TEAM

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Dr. Shashidhar Vishwanath

Lead Consultant in Neonatology & Paediatrics

Dr. Sanjay D Swamy

Chief Paediatric Intensivist

Dr. Jeevak Shetty

Dr. Jeevak Shetty

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Women care)

  • Despite many advancements in this field, women’s health remains a challenge with the increased morbidity and mortality rates due to various reasons underestimated and un-addressed. Pre-eclampsia (blood pressure in pregnancy), Anaemia, Inadequate pregnancy care, Lack of awareness, Mental stress, amongst others have the potential to harm the mother and the baby if unrecognized and left untreated.

    Added to this are Hormonal imbalances, Obesity, Unhealthy lifestyles, Increased incidence of female cancers have all taken a toll on women’s health. While gender equality development has gone a long way, addressing women’s health still is underestimated.


  • The Obstetrics and Gynaecology team is headed by Dr. Prathima Reddy and her team. Dr. Prathima Reddy is a Senior Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with over 25 years of experience both in the UK and India, well known in the city and beyond for her expertise in this field. She is backed by a dynamic team of specialists from various multi-disciplinary women, fetal, and pediatric specialists, making the department very competent to handle any kind of emergencies and complications.

    No doubt Bangalore has many birthing centers, but a Multispecialty Hospital Exclusively for Women and Children such as SPARSH Hospital for Women and Children, we are proud to introduce, is the first of its kind in the city.
Highlights of the department:
  • Protocol led, evidence based, patient centric care with the latest updates in the Specialty is the focus of the team of our experts.
  • High standard practices backed with latest technology, equipment, techniques backed with process and protocol driven programs and interventions.
  • The department is supported very well by highly experienced senior specialists backed by various multi-disciplinary super specialists, all accessible under one roof. To mention a few subspecialty clinics - Peri-natal Mental Health, Puberty clinic, Menopause clinic, Adolescent Clinic, Contraception Clinic, Pre-pregnancy Planning Clinic and many more.
  • Multi - Specialty Hospital for Women and Children at SPARSH deals with complexities and caters to the needs of women without compromising exclusivity.
  • High Risk Pregnancies and Complicated Pregnancies requiring multidisciplinary inputs are dealt with under one roof, despite being an exclusive center.
  • Feto - Maternal unit that diagnoses and deals with complexities of the fetus even before birth
  • Perinatal Mental Health Department to look after the Mental well-being of Pregnant Mothers
  • Gynaecological services that include Management of:
    PCOS, Endometriosis, STIs, Ovarian Cysts, Ectopic Pregnancy, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Fibroids/Polyps, Menopause, Urinary Incontinence, Prolapse of the Uterus, Infertility Work Up, Geriatric Gynaecology, Contraception and Family Planning Procedures
  • Laparoscopic surgeries and Hysteroscopic surgeries
    Vaginal Hysterectomy and Vaginal Surgeries
  • Gynaecological Cancer Care and cancer screening
  • A woman or child with multiple problems and complications or emergencies can be handled under one roof
  • Support Specialties: pediatric neurology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric neonatology, fetal medicine, NICU, PICU. Very few of these are available in birthing centers or hospitals which focus only on childbirth.
  • Health concerns and challenges from menarche to menopause (pre-puberty, adolescence, Teen years, pre-marital, marital, motherhood, womanhood and menopause) are all taken care of under an integrated women specialty wing.
  • Complexities such as severe endometriosis, large fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine/vault prolapse, urinary incontinence, uterine and vaginal anomalies, cancers, high risk pregnancies, women with medical and surgical problems are treated under one roof. Various complex interventions (surgical and non-surgical) and treatments such as laparoscopy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, hysteroscopic surgery, myomectomy (removal of fibroids) and open surgeries are also performed under one roof.
SPECIALTIES and SUB-CLINICAL services in Women's care

Access to focused healthcare for women is more important in today’s environment than it ever was before. Women perform multiple roles every day in various settings. Therefore, enjoying good health is the fundamental right of each woman to live her life with passion and joy.

At SPARSH Hospital for Women and Children, we cater to a wide range of unique health needs of women, in addition to housing state of the art pregnancy and childbirth facilities.

Pregnancy and Childbirth is a celebratory and joyous event. However, there may be times when the pregnancy can be associated with complications that need to be dealt with efficiently and in a timely manner. The team at Sparsh combines knowledge, experience, and the latest technology to make this journey as safe and healthy as possible. We are committed to providing focused and efficient round the clock care for high-risk pregnant women who require the expertise of a leading super specialty hospital.

We are equipped and experienced in offering onsite expert consultation, management of pregnancy complications and surgical and medical care of complex maternal conditions. Some of the high-risk cases that we deal with are: placenta previa, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, cardiac, neurological, liver and orthopaedic complications in pregnancy.

Dr. Prathima Reddy and her team are much sought after for their high rate of vaginal deliveries and vaginal birth after previous caesarean section. People come seeking her expertise from all over Karnataka and beyond.

In addition to this an expert team of Anaesthetists offers Painless deliveries round the clock.

Preconception health focuses on taking steps during the reproductive years to protect the health of a future pregnancy, by ensuring that the body is ready for pregnancy. We offer specialized care targeted to detect and treat medical conditions that may affect a future pregnancy and counsel women on appropriate health behaviours and interventions to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Mental conditions such as pre and post - partum depression are fairly common yet overlooked problems. We offer a dedicated team of psychiatrists and psychologists to provide holistic mental care for women.

Our experts will help you prepare for childbirth by focusing on exercise, yoga and focused breathing to benefit you during pregnancy and childbirth.

The goal of Lamaze is to build a mother's confidence in her ability to give birth. The Lamaze classes will help you and your partner get ready for labour, learn how to cope with and manage pain. The participants and their partners are taught relaxation and breathing techniques to ease the discomfort of labour.

Include assisting with techniques, counselling, and tools to help lactating mothers experience a smoother breastfeeding experience with their babies. Certified lactation consultants are available on site and round the clock, to provide additional guidance for mothers who have questions or concerns. Our lactation consultants and nurses can guide and support new mothers who are experiencing breastfeeding issues and continue to support them after discharge from hospital.

Our team of doctors with access to the latest equipment and technologies have expertise in laparoscopic procedures such as laparoscopic hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy, procedures for complex endometriosis, myomectomy, investigations for infertility, sterilization and ectopic pregnancy. We are also equipped to perform Hysteroscopic procedures such as diagnostic hysteroscopy, polypectomy and d&c.

Vaginal hysterectomies, surgery for uterine prolapse and urinary problems, fibroid and polyp removals (myomectomy and polypectomy), ovarian cystectomies, surgery for ectopic pregnancies, family planning operations, Bartholin cyst removal, cancer surgeries are some of the many gynaecololgical surgeries performed by our expert team of skilled doctors.

Our comprehensive and coordinated team of doctors are equipped to deal with female urinary incontinence and reconstructive surgery. They follow a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat pelvic floor conditions such as weak bladder and other abnormalities of the female urinary tract.

Gynaecology cancers are some of the most common cancers in Indian women. Our highly skilled doctors strive to provide an integrated approach to the diagnosis, surgical and medical management of cancerous and noncancerous (benign) conditions of the female reproductive system.

We also offer a comprehensive range of gynaecological cancer screening services such as Pap smear, Breast scan and Mammogram.

Different life stages are associated with specific sexual and reproductive health issues. Our team of nonjudgmental professionals provide access to accurate and effective information regarding a range of issues. We offer screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, abnormal vaginal discharge, genital ulcers as well as promote and support safe sex practices through educating patients on contraceptive options.

Our panel of non judgmental doctors will help you learn about birth control methods and choose the safest and best method for yourself and your partner.

We also offer screening of women and their partners for sexually transmitted diseases or infections and help counsel and treat the same if required.

Menopause and Perimenopause for most women is without problems. However, some women may experience problems. These problems are related to hot flushes, depression, urinary problems, sexual health, osteoporosis and increased incidence of cancer. Our team of sensitive doctors aims to support each patient through all the health issues unique to post-menopausal life, offering individualized care.

This clinic was conceived with the aim of preventing and curing the weakening and brittleness of bones with age - a chronic condition that is extremely common among women in India. Osteoporosis if left untreated can lead to fractures and immobility in women.

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery is a specialty focused on restructuring, repairing, or enhancing female genitalia. Our highly skilled surgeons offer these services to all ages of women.

This division investigates and manages general gynaecological problems in children and adolescents, such as puberty, menstrual irregularities in teenagers, disorders of sexual development and pelvic pathologies at a young age, PCOS including exploring the broader aspects of teenage sexual health that may affect gynaecological wellbeing.

The best in class nutritionists are available to offer consultation and assistance in following practices and diets that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Physiotherapy or Physical therapy promotes, maintains, and restores physical health through effective diagnosis, education, intervention, and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists will help you recover post-delivery or post-surgery with the latest evidence based techniques.

Fetal Medicine (Fetal Care)

  • Fetal medicine division, also known as perinatology, focuses on managing the health concerns of the mother and foetus before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. At SPARSH Hospital for Women and Children, fetal medicine is a crucial part of the obstetrics and gynaecology department.

  • As a preventive measure, fetal scans are used to screen for chromosomal abnormalities and diagnose structural anomalies in the foetus . This guides the couple to investigate further to establish the wellbeing of their child. Scans also screen prospective mothers for the risk of developing high blood pressure in pregnancy (pre-eclampsia). All the above helps to minimise risks and complications by treating the mother and foetus when appropriate
Highlight of Fetal Services:
  • Nuchal translucency scan: confirms the delivery date, assess risk for chromosomal abnormalities, risk for developing high blood pressure in pregnancy and risk for preterm labour.
  • Mid trimester Anomaly scan (early/routine/late): this includes assessing the foetus for structural abnormalities, placental location and risk for chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Multiple pregnancy management: multiple pregnancies are to be dealt with care. Our team of competent doctors are experienced and aided to handle such situations to deliver a seamless experience.
  • Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT): a screening blood test used to evaluate risks of chromosomal abnormalities in the foetus such as Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18 etc with more than 99% detection rate.
Backed with technology:
First and second-trimester serum screening
Prenatal diagnostic invasive testing- CVS Amniocentesis and FBS
Counselling and appropriate support for fetal anomalies
Genetics
Pregnancy Ultrasound

• First trimester Nuchal translucency scan

• Twins and more clinic

• Fetal ECHO with colour Doppler

• Serial growth scan with Fetal Doppler study

NEONATOLOGY services and NICU / Surgical services (Neonatal care)

  • In the department of Neonatology care at SPARSH Hospital for Women and Children, we aim to provide scientific, evidence-based and holistic care to the newest members of your family. Our clinicians collaborate with renowned National and International institutions to serve in various medical forums.

  • Each day we provide specialised care to new-born babies, both full-term and premature infants suffering from a variety of high-risk and complex medical problems. With advanced technology in the NICU, our highly accomplished doctors and skilled nurses use integrated medical practices to revive the health of new-borns.
Highlights of Neonatology care:
  • NEONATAL SERVICE (NICU) competent in dealing with complex extreme prematurity and term baby related problems.
  • Quaternary level care with capabilities to look after extreme premature babies from around 25 weeks gestation weighing around 500 grams.
  • Neonatal ventilation is the respiratory procedure to aid breathing in premature and critically ill infants. Such problems are caused by underdeveloped lungs, high airway resistance, low compliance lungs and other similar problems.
  • Comprehensive NICU capable of dealing with all new-born medical and surgical problems - including pre-op and post-op surgical care.
  • Proficiency in managing new-born congenital cardiac problems including cardiac surgery, Neurosurgical problems like hydrocephalus, meningomyelocele, spina bifida etc.
  • Comprehensive care of all new-born babies right into their adolescence (and beyond) with on-site fully equipped and staffed PICU and allied specialists providing inputs.
  • Also to include, round the clock availability of Paediatric A&E and neonatal emergencies led by experienced consultants.
  • High end neonatal ventilation including High frequency oscillation and nitric oxide therapy.
  • Therapeutic hypothermia (cooling therapy) for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
  • Ability to manage congenital heart diseases.
  • Complex congenital Anomalies including neurosurgical and cardiac problems. Congenital anomalies occur shortly after conception and continue to grow through pregnancy. Such issues require surgical corrections and interventions that are extremely sensitive in nature.
  • Facilities for day care and inpatient care of common paediatric and neonatal problems.
Services and complexities managed at SPARSH Neonatal Unit
Extreme prematurity related problems
Severe Respiratory distress syndrome
Neonatal ventilation including high-frequency oscillation and Nitric oxide
Neonatal Sepsis
Meconium aspiration syndrome
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the new-born (PPHN)
Necrotising enterocolitis – medical and surgical management
Therapeutic cooling (hypothermia) for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Complex congenital heart disease
Care of babies with neurosurgical problems
Complex Congenital anomalies
Neonatal surgery
Fetal surgery
Major facilities/ technology/ equipment at Neonatology care at SPARSH

1. 10 bedded NICU with state-of-the-art facilities including Level 4 NICU

2. High-end neonatal ventilation/CPAP/High-flow machines including High-frequency oscillation (HFOV) and Nitric-oxide therapy

3. Therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)

4. Neonatal surgery

PAEDIATRIC services and PICU / Surgical services (Paediatric Care)

  • Nurturing a strong and healthy youth is the duty of our society because children of today are adults of tomorrow and as healthcare practitioners, we believe we have to contribute to the wellbeing of every child in our society. At Sparsh Hospital for Women and Children, our dedicated team of experts are equipped to meet the unique needs of every child.

  • We are prepared to deal with complexities and have multi-speciality services at our disposal preparing us to attend to all your needs in time. We specialise in the treatment of all children who require routine and emergency medical attention.
Major facilities/ technology/ equipment at Neonatology care at SPARSH:
  • High-Efficiency Particulate Absorbing (HEPA) Filters to prevent bacterial contamination
  • Electroencephalogram, Echocardiography and Ultrasonography
  • 2 Laminar floor operation theatres
Our expertise in pediatric care encompasses all types of complexities including

Performing diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures, our team of doctors are prepared to execute intricate corrections on children giving them a chance for a healthier future. We not only specialise in treating heart conditions but also have a comprehensive understanding of consequences and difficulties that follow and are well informed to care for them accordingly.

We are equipped to attend to the special needs of children with neurological conditions and our in-house consultants are available round the clock to evaluate a wide range of neurological problems from seizures to strokes.

We are also at the disposal of an excellent team of psychiatrists and psychologists to perform a comprehensive diagnostic examination who listen to your unique needs and develop treatment plans thereafter.

We understand the special needs of children with cancer and our well-trained team of physicians who provide diagnosis, treatment and management of all forms of cancer and blood disorders. From diagnosis through recovery, we provide a thorough and professional treatment.

Our 12-bed PICU tends to be the most critically ill and injured children. Our critical care medical staff is available round the clock to treat and care for children suffering from serious injuries, congenital heart disease, respiratory failure, and severe illnesses.

Sub-clinical services

Child health
clinic

Vaccination
clinic

Allergy and Asthma
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Growth &
development clinic

OTHER SERVICES

  • General Paediatrics
  • Fetal Echo
  • Prenatal Counselling
  • Catheter Interventions
  • Emergency Resuscitation Facility
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy
  • Mechanical & Non-Invasive Ventilators
  • Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis
  • High-Frequency Oscillator
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Paediatric Orthopedics
  • Paediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Paediatric Hematology
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Allergy & Infectious Disease Treatment
  • Haemato-Oncology
  • Paediatric Accident and Emergency Services

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