Dr. Kaberi Banerjee
Commonwealth Fellow in Reproductive Medicine, UK
Senior Consultant, Centre of Reproductive Medicine and IVF
A CME was organized by the Max IVF unit on the 9th of August, 2010. This was named ‘Multidisciplinary Scope of IVF’. The Max IVF center has been running for over 1 year and since November 2009 we have done about 150 cases so far with the consistent pregnancy rate with the 40% per attempt. IVF is offered for couples who have difficulty in conceiving for mainly tubal or male factor. It is also recommended when there is unexplained infertility or failure of treatment .This CME intended to cover various other accepts of assisted conception treatment like fertility preservation in cancer patient and the psychological accepts of the infertility treatment. It was a well attended CME where doctors of various specialties of Max Saket and Delhi Medical Association attended. This CME was organized by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee who is the Senior Consultant at the Max IVF Centre. She has trained in IVF from the prestigious Guys hospital London and has done more than 400 IVF Cycles with a very good pregnancy rate.
Dr. Kaberi Banerjee spoke about the indication of IVF in an infertile couple. She spoke on when to refer these patients and how these patients should be prepared for IVF. She also highlighted the strengths of the IVF Centre at Max Panchsheel which included a well trained staff, state of the ART IVF equipment and high end technology.
Dr. Urvashi Jha, Head of the Obs & Gynae department Max Saket spoke on the endoscopic methods that can be used in a patient who is about to undergo IVF to improve outcomes. Dr. Rajeev Kumar Urologist at The All India Institute of Medical Sciences spoke on ‘How to assess a couple with Male Infertility problem’. Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Head of Onco surgery Max Saket spoke on the indication of sperm and egg cryopreservation in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Many patients after cancer treatment lose their capacity to reproduce. Sperm and egg freezing facility is available at the Max IVF centre at Panchsheel. All patients who have not completed their family should be offered this service as it is a very important aspect of their lives. It gives them moral strength to know that even after treatment they can plan to have their own family when they desire even after cancer treatment. The psychological aspects of infertility treatment and the support that can be offered were discussed in this CME.
Infertility is a major social and psychological trauma to couples who suffer from it. The Max IVF centre provides ethical, transparent and a patient friendly atmosphere to help couples overcome this problem. It aims to go a step ahead in its endeavor to help such patients by offering IMSI and PGD (Pre Implantation Genetic Diagnosis) in the very near future.