As assisted reproductive sciences prove to be a source of hope for many childless couples, the doctors provide the best patient-centric infertility treatments. With professionals making new discoveries, contributions, the work adds up to a formidable body of knowledge which is used to develop new approaches to manage and provide alternatives to natural conception.
One such individual, who has made his presence credit-worthy in the field of assisted reproduction is Dr Gautam Allahbadia. One of the pioneers in the industry, he has helped couples conceive through his expert medical assistance, with over three decades of experience in IVF.
Talking about the patients he receives, Dr Allahbadia says, “Couples who come by our fertility clinic have had repeated attempts to have a child, but haven’t been able to conceive, and this makes them emotionally as well as psychologically vulnerable. Therefore, as a doctor, we assist the patient not only through best possible treatment options but also being there as source of support.”
Ensuring successful IVF pregnancies in patients from across 40 countries, Dr Gautam Allahbadia, IVF specialist in Mumbai has also contributed to improving the efficacy of existing treatment approaches for infertility. Dr Gautam believes in reinventing his existing medical practices to best suit the need of his patients. Being instrumental in advocating new fertility-enhancing protocols, he was also the first to coin the term “IVF Lite”. He says:
“IVF Lite’s thrust is minimal stimulation; In conventional treatments, couples are given large doses of fertility injections (approx. 3000-3750 IU), aimed at making multiple eggs. We have fine-tuned a method wherein a minimum amount of medicines (10 tablets for ten days, and about three fertility injections approx. 450IU), are given with results as good as conventional IVF. The main difference in IVF Lite is that the embryos generated using minimal stimulation protocols are more likely to be chromosomally normal or euploid and hence give better implantation rates. For all the patients, we freeze the embryos in the month they are removed from the woman’s body, and the next month, the uterus is primed, making it more susceptible to receiving the embryos. That increases the pregnancy rates to 60-70%.
We are proud to be able to offer this program, also having the most experience and research with it. Women who were previously told that they couldn’t conceive their genetic children, also have a chance at getting pregnant now.”
Dr Gautam Allahbadia is always seen talking about the empowering effect of knowledge; therefore, he strives for better education and outreach when it comes to fertility treatments. But nothing compares to hearing directly from the patients whose lives have been transformed for better through his assistance. Dr Allahbadia’s compassion and expertise have resulted in excellent reviews from his patients.
“Dr Gautam Allahbadia is one of the most credible IVF consultant…no doubts in that; only I wish I had met him sooner. My husband and I were trying for a baby for two years; then we finally decided to try it with IVF. I am currently on my second IVF cycle under Dr Gautam’s supervision and have successfully conceived!! Thanking the doctor from the bottom of my heart.”
“Our first appointment with Dr Gautam Allahbadia was in 2018, and we found out we were pregnant via IVF at the beginning of this year. I am currently eight months big and expecting a baby anytime now. Dr Gautam Allahbadia has been nothing less than an idol. He never rushed us to do unnecessary procedures, and took great care of us as a doctor and a counsellor.”
For anyone coping with infertility, the advancement in treatment options can be overwhelming. How do you narrow down to which doctor is right for you? A doctor concocting the best holistic aid for you, not just helping add your story to his successes but going all the way to help you mentally and physically muddle through the complications. That is one of Dr Gautam Allahbadia’s specialties.