MEET THE TEAM


Dr Hafeez Rahman Padiyath, MD, DNB
Head of Department &
Consultant – Gynaecology & Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr.Hafees Rahman IVF

Dr. Hafeez Rahman is one of the true pioneers in the field of Laparoscopy. After completing MBBS from Calicut Medical College, he joined Govt. Medical College at Ahmedabad for his post graduation. He is a Gold Medallist from Gujarat University. He has worked with renowned oncosurgeons from UK and Australia at Regional Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

He did the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in 1992, only three years after the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in the world was documented in 1989. Over the past 20 years, he has done more than 60,000 laparoscopic surgeries including over 20,000 laparoscopic hysterectomies.

He is a visiting laparoscopic surgeon at various institutes in India and abroad (Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UAE, Bangladesh & Pakistan). He introduced laparoscopy in many states in India.

Being innovative and blessed with special surgical skills including the rare gift of being ambidextrous, he has invented not only several new gynaecological surgical techniques, but also the instruments required to perform them. He has modified several existing surgical techniques, making them cost-effective, easier to perform, safer and of greater efficacy.

He is the youngest secretary of FOGSI and has been active member of many societies and organizations. Teaching is his passion and he has trained more than 2000 doctors from different parts of the world.

Dr. Hafeez Rahman is also a professional artist (drama, painting). He is a certified Karate teacher and a Black Belt holder in Karate.


Dr Aby Koshy, MS, DNB, MRCOG (UK),
Fellow – Reproductive Medicine (London)
Consultant – Gynaecology and Assisted Reproduction

Dr Aby Koshy IVF

Dr Aby Koshy did his MBBS from Medical College, Kottayam. He did his post graduate training from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, where he stood first in the University. He passed the membership examination (MRCOG) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, United Kingdom in his first attempt.

He did his advanced training in Reproductive Medicine at London. He has worked as an infertility specialist in various hospitals in India and the United Kingdom.

He has published ten papers in national and international peer reviewed journals and has authored chapters in four books.

Prior to joining Sunrise Hospital, he was working in a busy tertiary IVF centre at Homerton University Hospital, London, where the annual IVF workload exceeds 1200 cycles.

Research and Publications

Post graduate dissertation

Genital tuberculosis in infertile women: study of aetiopathogenesis, clinical features and treatment modalities. This study involved the use of polymerase chain reaction techniques and laparoscopic evaluation to diagnose tuberculosis in women presenting with infertility in a tertiary care hospital.

Publications

Papers

Hydramnios associated with fetal duodenal atresia. MJAFI 2005; 61: 387-8

Multiple peritoneal parasitic myomas following laparoscopic myomectomy and morcellation. Fertility and Sterility 2006; 85(2): 492-3.

Laparoscopic myomectomy: feasibility and safety – a retrospective study of 762 cases. Gynecological Surgery 2006; 3(2): 97-102.

Lymphoma of the cervix, a case report with review of literature. Gynecological Surgery 2006; 3(3): 226-7

Walthard cell nests on laparoscopy. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2006; 13: 499.

Pregnancy outcomes following laparoscopic myomectomy and single layer myometrial closure. Human Reproduction 2006; 21(12): 3278–3281.

Angiomyoma of the uterus: case report and review of literature. Gynecological Surgery 2008; 5:169-171]

Endometrial stromal sarcoma mimicking a myoma. Fertility and Sterility 2009: 92: 1744-6

Role of laparohysteroscopy in women with normal pelvic imaging and failed ovulation stimulation with intrauterine insemination. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences 2010;3:20-4

Endometrial carcinoma in a young subfertile woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences 2010;3:38-41

Pregnancy prognosis in women with anti-Müllerian hormone below the tenth percentile. Gynecological Endocrinology 2013;29(7):662-665

Pregnancy prognosis in women with anti-Müllerian hormone below the tenth percentile. Gynecological Endocrinology 2013;29(7):662-665

Chapter in textbooks

“Prevention and Management of Complications at Laparoscopy” in Endoscopy in Infertility by Kamini A. Rao and Christopher Chen, 1st edition, Anshan Publishing, 2007

“Anatomical causes of recurrent spontaneous miscarriage” in Recurrent pregnancy miscarriages by Pankaj Desai, 1st edition, Jaypee, 2009

“Female reproductive endocrinology – an insight” in Insights into Infertility Management by K Jayakrishnan, 1st edition, Jaypee, 2011

“Male Infertility—Evaluation and Management” in Insights into Infertility Management by K Jayakrishnan, 1st edition, Jaypee, 2011


DR PRASANTH CP, PhD
CONSULTANT EMBRYOLOGY

Dr Prasanth IVF

Dr Prasanth CP is the Consultant Embryologist at Sunrise. He did his M Phil in Animal Biotechnology at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and PhD in Reproductive Biology at the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bangalore. He did his training in ICSI and micromanipulation techniques at National University Hospital, Singapore. He got his advance training in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) at Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Turkey.

He has over 7 years of experience in the field of assisted reproduction and more than 6000 ICSI cycles to his credit. He is proficient in andrology, micromanipulation and cryobanking. He has a special interest in laboratory design, setup, equipment advice and quality control.