Sr­ishti As­sisted Fer­til­ity & Ad­vanced La­paroscopy Cen­ter

IVF India - - Puducherry, U.t. -

When did you start Sr­ishti, As­sisted Fer­til­ity & Ad­vanced La­paroscopy Cen­ter? Sr­ishti As­sisted Fer­til­ity & Ad­vanced La­paroscopy Cen­ter was started on March 28th 2012.

How did you choose this par­tic­u­lar branch of medicine? It was all by de­fault. I got a M.D in Ob­stet­rics and Gyne­col­ogy, be­cause a va­cancy cropped up. I took up Re­pro­duc­tive Medicine af­ter that be­cause I re­al­ized a grow­ing de­mand for the branch in Pondicherry

Why Puducherry? I did my MBBS and MD in Puducherry. So, Puducherry is a sec­ond home to me. Puducherry, cur­rently is a big med­i­cal hub with 8 med­i­cal col­leges and many pri­vate hos­pi­tals and nurs­ing homes. Dur­ing my MD, I re­al­ized that there were a lot of in­fer­tile cou­ples in this re­gion, and the near­est treat­ment des­ti­na­tion was Chen­nai. Treat­ment at all ma­jor cen­ters is ex­pen­sive in Chen­nai. With a huge seg­ment of the pop­u­la­tion in the lower in­come group, in Puducherry and its neigh­bour­ing dis­tricts, I thought that this cen­ter would cater to the needs of all such peo­ple, as the ex­pen­di­ture in­curred to the pa­tient is about half of that of Chen­nai. Also, the thought of be­ing the first in this field in Pondicherry also was ap­peal­ing. Ad­di­tion­ally, the at­trac­tive op­tion of Fer­til­ity tourism was in my mind. Pondicherry, be­ing a must see city, in the in­ter­na­tional and national tourism arena, with its ex­otic ap­peal, and re­laxed life­style, would be the tai­lor made op­tion to most stressed out cou­ples seek­ing fer­til­ity treat­ment. They could ac­tu­ally re­lax their way through this stress­ful treat­ment, in a ‘va­ca­tion ‘ spot like Pondicherry.

What are the prob­lems that you faced dur­ing start up and what is the sit­u­a­tion to­day? As with any start up, there was a prob­lems galore in store. First, the fi­nances. 11 banks re­fused to grant loan cit­ing the fact that this ven­ture was not fea­si­ble in a place like Pondicherry. Fi­nally, af­ter a long te­dious process of the loan sanc­tion, be­ing the first cen­ter, there were teething prob­lems in try­ing to pro­cure me­dia and glass ware re­quired for IVF. Fi­nally, when the first baby was born, it was my dream come true. We started off in a small 500 sqft. lab­o­ra­tory, and now, we have 5500 sqft. ded­i­cated to IVF, treat­ing pa­tients all around the world. To­day, ev­ery con­ti­nent (ex­cept An­tartica !) has a child that has been con­ceived and nur­tured in the in­cu­ba­tors at Sr­ishti…

What was your vi­sion for start­ing Sr­ishti, As­sisted Fer­til­ity & Ad­vanced La­paroscopy Cen­ter ? The vi­sion was to be the first cen­ter in the Union ter­ri­tory, to pro­vide af­ford­able fer­til­ity treat­ment to the masses.

How far do you think you have suc­ceeded in your en­deav­our? In th­ese 3 years, we have moved on: from a state of doubt and dis­be­lief to a state of trust and be­lief;, from a state be­ing brushed off to a state of re­spect and rev­er­ence, in the med­i­cal fra­ter­nity. Noth­ing is more hum­bling than this ex­pe­ri­ence… Noth­ing de­fines our en­deav­ours bet­ter…

What mo­ti­vates you in this field? Ba­bies…ba­bies…and more ba­bies…!!! They are the best mo­ti­va­tion.

Is IVF dif­fi­cult to go through from a pa­tient’s per­spec­tive? IVF treat­ment is a very dif­fi­cult treat­ment to un­dergo. In­fact, there are a lot of sim­i­lar­i­ties in the ex­pec­ta­tions from this treat­ment and the treat­ment of Can­cer. In both forms of ther­apy, there are a lot of in­jec­tions, lot of money in­volved…with­out any guar­an­tees. That is the most dif­fi­cult part from a pa­tient’s per­spec­tive…

What is your idea of good pa­tient care? Be­ing hon­est to the pa­tient, and giv­ing them a pa­tient hear­ing. That does all the magic…

What is the kind of care a pa­tient can ex­pect Sr­ishti ? A whole­some per­son­al­ized care and at­ten­tion...

What are your mem­o­ries of the first IVF Baby you helped con­ceive? The baby was a beau­ti­ful girl, who is 2 years old now. I couldn’t be­lieve

that I had han­dled her as an em­bryo…

Med­i­cal re­search has taken great strides in the last three decades and there has been a tremen­dous and re­mark­able change in the tech­nol­ogy that is used. Should pa­tients be re­as­sured by th­ese de­vel­op­ments?


What are the most im­por­tant changes in tech­nol­ogy in the last few years? Bet­ter me­dia, bet­ter drugs, IMSI and IVM. Do you be­lieve the suc­cess rate would im­prove in view of such changes? It is dif­fi­cult to say at this junc­ture, as most of the ther­a­pies are yet to be val­i­dated….

What are the big­gest hur­dles of mak­ing ART avail­able for the masses? Cost of treat­ment, and a rel­a­tively high fail­ure rate as com­pared to other pro­ce­dures, or surg­eries.

Do you think the govern­ment should help in­fer­tile cou­ples? Yes…..I do think so. At present, it is sur­pris­ing that sub-fer­til­ity / in­fer­til­ity is not even rec­og­nized as a med­i­cal con­di­tion re­quir­ing treat­ment.

Af­ter help­ing so many distressed cou­ples, how do you un­wind to take on an­other chal­leng­ing day? By be­ing with my fam­ily… and real­iz­ing how for­tu­nate I am that th­ese lit­tle joys in life came easy to me. I wish, that with my work, I can give the same joys to a mil­lion more not so lucky cou­ples…


Sr­ishti, As­sisted Fer­til­ity & Ad­vanced La­paroscopy Cen­ter (SAFAL), Puducherry, In­dia pro- vides for all as­pects of sub fer­til­ity di­ag­no­sis, treat­ment and lab­o­ra­tory ser­vices that you may re­quire for as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion. Lo­cated in Puducherry or erst­while Pondicherry which is a Union Ter­ri­tory In­dia, Sr­ishti is Pondicherry's first Fer­til­ity Clinic and Test Tube baby cen­ter.

The clinic is el­e­gant yet mod­ern, stylish, com­fort­able and of­fers world class med­i­cal and lab­o­ra­tory fa­cil­i­ties.

At Sr­ishti, we pro­vide fer­til­ity treat­ments in­clud­ing ovu­la­tion stim­u­la­tion, IUI (in­trauter­ine in­sem­i­na­tion) , IVF (in vitro fer­til­i­sa­tion), ICSI (in­tra­cy­to­plas­mic sperm in­jec­tion), IMSI (in­tra­cy­to­plas­mic mor­pho­log­i­cally se­lected sperm in­jec­tion) and sur­gi­cal sperm re­trieval.

Do­na­tion pro­grams in­clud­ing donor sperm, donor eggs and egg shar­ing a. We of­fer min­i­mally in­va­sive(la­paro­scopic) gy­ne­co­log­i­cal and fer­til­ity surg­eries. We also have fer­til­ity coun­sel­ing ser­vices avail­able at our premises.

Lab­o­ra­tory pro­ce­dures that are done at our fer­til­ity cen­ter in Puducherry in­clude; se­men anal­y­sis, cry­op­reser­va­tion of sperm and em­bryos, laser as­sisted hatch­ing and blas­to­cyst cul­ture, and all en­docrino­log­i­cal blood tests. We have been in the fore­front of Fer­til­ity care and ad­vanced Gy­ne­co­log­i­cal En­do­scopic pro­ce­dures, of­fer­ing world-class care with su­pe­rior clin­i­cal out­comes, at ex­tremely af­ford­able prices.

Our team con­sist­ing of gy­nae­col­o­gists, fer­til­ity spe­cial­ists, em­bry­ol­o­gists and an­drol­o­gists gives you per­son­al­ized at­ten­tion at each step.Your treat­ment is started with a thor­ough med­i­cal and phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion. You can be as­sured of re­ceiv­ing a com­pre­hen­sive treat­ment plan tai­lored to suit your re­quire­ments.


Dr. Soum­ya­roop Dash MBBS, MD. MBBS and MD de­gree from JIPMER, Pondicherry - an in­sti­tu­tion of National Im­por­tance de­clared by the Govt. of In­dia.

Es­tab­lished the First Test Tube Baby Cen­ter of the Union Ter­ri­tory Of Puducherry. Sci­en­tific Di­rec­tor of SAFAL (Sr­ishti As­sisted Fer­til­ity and Ad­vanced La­paro­scopic Cen­ter). Sub-spe­cialty fel­low­ship in Gyne­co­logic En­doscopy from PGIMER, Chandi­garh. Cer­ti­fied Fel­low­ship in Re­pro­duc­tive Medicine from the USA

Dr. Se­banti Dash MBBS, MD. Masters de­gree in Phys­i­ol­ogy from JIPMER, Pondich­ery.

Re­pro­duc­tive En­docri­nol­o­gist with more than five years ex­pe­ri­ence in Re­pro­duc­tive En­docrinol­ogy. Chief In House Em­bry­ol­o­gist at Sr­ishti.

Dr. Jisha Ra­jen­dran MBBS, M.D (JIPMER) Re­pro­duc­tive Medicine Con­sul­tant.


Sr­ishti As­sisted Fer­til­ity and Ad­vanced La­paroscopy (SAFAL) Cen­ter is the first Re­pro­duc­tive Medicine Cen­ter in the union ter­ri­tory of Puducherry. We have been in the fore­front of Fer­til­ity care and ad­vanced Gy­ne­co­log­i­cal En­do­scopic pro­ce­dures, of­fer­ing world-class care with su­pe­rior clin­i­cal out­comes, at ex­tremely af­ford­able prices. We are com­mit­ted to redefin­ing fer­til­ity ex­pe­ri­ence so that pa­tients get care com­pa­ra­ble to the best cen­tres glob­ally.

At Sr­ishti, you can take some things for granted: a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram, a cul­ture of “Pa­tients First”, out­stand­ing fer­til­ity care and op­tions, in­ter­na­tional pro­to­cols, cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy and con­fi­den­tial­ity.


The ex­pe­ri­ence of deal­ing with in­fer­til­ity and IVF treat­ment is a dif­fi­cult one. In­fer­til­ity and its treat­ment can be very stress­ful emo­tion­ally, phys­i­cally and fi­nan­cially. At Sr­ishti, we en­cour­age part­ners to be sup­port­ive of each other and par­tic­i­pate in the treat­ment process to­gether.

In ad­di­tion to con­sul­ta­tions with our spe­cial­ists we also pro­vide the fa­cil­ity to use the sup­port of our coun­selors. Dur­ing a coun­sel­ing ses­sion you and your part­ner talk with a trained pro­fes­sional about the emo­tions that you are ex- pe­ri­enc­ing as you strug­gle through in­fer­til­ity. Our coun­selor will help you un­der­stand th­ese feel­ings and aid you in find­ing healthy ways to deal with them. They also as­sist you in mak­ing de­ci­sions re­gard­ing fer­til­ity treat­ments and other op­tions. Fer­til­ity coun­sel­ing can be very help­ful to any­one fac­ing fer­til­ity is­sues.


We at Sr­ishti we have al­ways be­lieved that our pa­tients are the most im­por­tant peo­ple in our ser­vice, and all ef­forts are ded­i­cated to en­sure pa­tient saftey and qual­ity health care. We be­lieve in pro­vid­ing qual­ity

health care, Sr­ishti aims at max­i­mum pa­tient safety and strives to avoid med­i­cal er­rors. Med­i­cal er­rors are mis­takes that may in­volve med­i­ca­tion, surgery, tests or other com­po­nents of your health care. To fa­cil­i­tate pa­tient safety, we in­sist on con­tin­u­ous train­ing, de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion of all the staff of our as­so­ciates. This is done to keep them up­dated on cur­rent med­i­cal ad­vances and best prac­tices to de­liver qual­ity, safe health care.

Dr. Se­banti Dash MBBS, MD. Dr. Soum­ya­roop Dash MBBS, MD.

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