Obstetrics & Gynaecology 

About the Department
The department of Obstetrics & Gynecology started functioning in 2004. The department has progressed rapidly with more than 110 percent bed occupancy, more than 4750 OPD cases per month, over 300 deliveries per month and more than 300 surgical procedures per month. The Out Patient Department, the Labour Theatre and the Operation Theatres are all equipped with modern instruments & gadgets. All the staff members have been instrumental in giving the patients excellent care with compassion & competence. The department of Obstetrics & Gynecology runs an intensive teaching program for the undergraduates & the postgraduates. The department conducts conferences and workshops regularly. All the staff members play an active role in the activities of the Hubli Dharwad Obstetric & Gynaecolgical society affiliated to the national body FOGSI.


Head of the Department
Dr. Rathnamala M. Desai is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She has graduated from the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli with six gold medals. She has 33 years of experience in teaching and clinical practice. She is an academician with a passion for teaching. She has delivered lectures in national and state conferences and has several publications to her credit.


Teaching Program
The department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology conducts intensive teaching programmes for the undergraduates & the postgraduates.  Undergraduate teaching starts from the third term to the ninth term. The theory lecture classes are held every day. The students also have clinical postings every day. Students undergo rigorous training in clinical examination & management in the wards. They get an opportunity to observe many surgical procedures. The students are also posted to the labour theatre in small groups for one week where they get a closer look at how the emergencies are tackled day & night. The undergraduate students also have seminars, tutorials and general clinics every week, which enhances the students’ knowledge as well as prepares them for the examinations. The postgraduate teaching includes weekly seminars, case discussions & journal clubs. There are frequent interdepartmental meetings, clinico-pathological meetings, subject symposia, perinatal & maternal mortality meetings. The postgraduates get a graded training in the labour theatre. They get an opportunity to assist all operations including endoscopy & radical surgery. They also get a chance to perform several major and minor surgical procedures under the supervision of the staff. The students' performance is assessed periodically by internal assessment.


Community Service
The department conducts Reproductive Health check-up camp and Laparoscopic Sterilization camp every week at the Family Planning Association of India, Dharwad branch .


Treatment Facilities
Outpatient care includes regular antenatal care, postnatal care & family planning. Speciality clinics like the infertility clinic, menopause clinic, adolescent clinic and cancer clinic are available every day. Antenatal cases are evaluated in the OPD by Ultrasonography, Doppler and Non-stress tests. Antenatal classes for expectant mothers are conducted on the first Friday of every month by Obstetrician, Dietician, Physiotherapist and Yoga therapist. Screening for gynaecological malignancies like Pap smears, colposcopy, colposcopy directed biopsies, endometrial biopsies and transvaginal sonographies are carried out in the OPD. Infertility evaluation like follicular study and sonosalpingography are done in the OPD. The Labour theatre is an air-conditioned set up with facilities for Ultrasonography,  Cardio-tocography and Epidural analgesia. Specialists, postgraduates and nursing staff are posted round the clock to attend to normal labours as well as all types of emergencies. The wards are clean, spacious, well ventilated and well equipped. The staff and postgraduates are available day and night to attend to the in-patients in the wards.


Diagnostic Facilities





Operative Facilities

All types of surgeries are performed in our department.

Minor Surgeries- D&C, D&E, MTP, Biopsy, Tubectomy

Major surgeries- LSCS, Hysterectomy (Abdominal, Vaginal, Laparoscopy)

Special Surgeries:

All Laparoscopic Surgeries

  • Laparoscopic tubectomy
  • Lap. Ovarian cystectomy
  • Lap. Ectopic pregnancy management
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)
  • Diagnostic Hystero-laparoscopy

Pelvic Floor Surgeries

  • Mesh repairs
  • Site specific repairs
  • Vault fixation procedures.
  • TVT / TOT
Gynecological Oncology -Surgeries
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Debulking surgery for Carcinoma ovary.
  • Vulvectomy 
Fertility Enhancing Surgeries
  • Myomectomy
  • Tuboplasty
Conferences/CME Conducted



Conference /CME



Organised Endo Gyn Live Workshop at SDMCMS&H Dharwad.


6th & 7th July 2010

Live Workshop for House Surgeons in Association with Ethicon Institute of Surgical Skills


29/01/2011 & 30/01/2011

Jointly organised with HODGS & ICOG Endoscopy Workshop & CME


16th   October 2011

Department of Ob & Gyn. SDMCMS&H  jointly with HDOGS Hubli conducted a LIVE SURGICAL WORKSHOP ON HYSTERECTOMY


19th & 20th May 2012

Regional Medico Legal conference  jointly with HDOGS Hubli


14th & 15th July 2012

Urogynaecology Live surgical work shop at SDM with HDOGS Hubli



CME Live workshop on Colposcopy  At  SDM Medical Collage Dharwad


04 -01-2013 to 06-01-2013

RCOG Workshop On Basic Practical Skills In OB & GYN - An Intensive Hans On Course


12th Jan 2014

Focussed Endoscopy workshop 2014


17-01-2014 to 19-01-2014

RCOG Workshop On Basic Practical Skills In OB & GYN - An Intensive Hans On Course

  1. Sunilkumar KS, Yaliwal LV, Amarnath A, Anchan P. Ruptured rudimentary horn of the unicornuate uterus at 16 weeks of pregnancy: a case report. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013; 2(2): 248-250.
  2. Sunilkumar KS, Yaliwal LV, Desai RM, Pragna K, Apoorva A. Successful outcomes of pregnancy with aplastic anaemia: a case report. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2013 Mar; 2(12): 1758-1760.
  3. Desai RM. Efficacy of levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system for the treatment of menorrhagia due to benign uterine lesions in perimenopausal women. Journal of Midlife Health. 2012 Jan; 3(1): 20-3.
  4. Yaliwal LV, Desai RM. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase mutations, a genetic cause for familial recurrent neural tube recurrent neural tube defects. Indian Journal of Human Genetics 2012; 18(1): 122-124.
  5. Yaliwal LV,  Sunilkumar KS, Desai RM, Joshi SK. Cystic hygroma: a differential diagnosis for increased nuchal translucency. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences. 2012 Apr-June; 2(2): 305-307.
  6. Yaliwal LV, Desai RM, Sunilkumar KS. Pregnancy outcome of a case with a rare chromosomal balanced translocation 46XX t(4;13). Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2012 May (Suppl-2); 6(4): 736-737.
  7. Sunilkumar KS, Yaliwal LV, Desai RM, Patil AS, Dinesh US. Pre-operatively diagnosed unruptured primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy. Indian maternal and child health; 2012 Jan–Mar;14(1):
  8. Sunilkumar KS, Yaliwal LV, Desai RM. Successful pregnancies following hormone replacement therapy in a patient with premature ovarian failure: a case report. Journal Clinical and Diagnostic Research; 2012 Feb; 6(1): 118-119.
  9. Hegde HV, Patil PB, Rameshkumar R, Sunita TH, Bhat MT, Desai RM, Rao PR. A rare case of antepartum posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 2011 May; 39(3): 499-502.
  10. Sunitha TH, Desai RM, Premaleela KGM. A rare case of inherited factor-II deficiency causing life threatening menorrhagia. Annals of medical and health sciences research. 2012 July; 2(2): 202-203.
  11. Sunilkumar KS, Suri V, Sharma M. Bacterial vaginosis in preterm labor. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2006 Oct; 95(1): 40-41.
  12. Shyamsundar, Desai RM. Pavitra. A case report on a myomectomy which was done during a caesarean section. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013 Apr; 7(4): 729–730.
  13. Ferrao SR, Kamath VS, Ramachandra A. A comparative study of tissue adhesive and absorbable subcuticular suture in skin closure of Pfannenstiel incision in obstetric and gynecological surgeries. International Journal of Medical Science and clinical inventions. 2014 Dec; 1(9): 439-451.
  14. Kodandapani S, Nambiar J, Kamath V, Pai MV, Rao L. Sertoli Leydig cell tumor with unusual tumor marker: management dilemmas. World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports. 2013; 2: 50-55.
  15. Sunilkumar KS, Yaliwal LV, Desai RM, Patil AS, Dinesh US. Pre-operatively diagnosed unruptured primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy. Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health. 2012 Jan-Mar; 14(1):
  16. Sunilkumar KS, Hoblidar S, Rameshkumar R, Desai RM, Yelamali NA. Lymphangioma involving the foetal lower limb, a rare condition diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2014 Jul; 8(7): 10-11.
  17. Hegde HV, Yaliwal VG, Sunilkumar KS, Rameshkumar R, Rao PR. Efficacy of orally disintegrating film of ondansetron versus intravenous ondasetron in prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing elective gynaecological laparoscopic procedures: A prospective randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2014; 58(4): 423-9.
  18. Sunita TH, Desai RM. Knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception among women attending a tertiary care hospital in India. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 Jun; 2(2): 172-176.
  19. Sunita TH, Desai RM. Eclampsia in a teaching hospital: incidence, clinical profile and response to magnesium sulphate by zuspan’s regimen. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences. 2013 Jan-Feb; 4(2): 01-05.
  20. Sunita TH, Desai RM, Premaleela K. A rare case of inherited factor-II deficiency causing life-threatening menorrhagia. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences. 2012 Jul-Dec; 2(2): 202–203.
  21. Shraddha K, Sunitha TH, Saraswati, Desai RM, Hepsibarani S. Case report: adenomatoid tumor of the uterus. Journal of Medical Sciences and clinical research. 2014; 2(11): 1911-13.
  22. Rameshkumar R, Patil M, Shruti SA. The utility of caesarean myomectomy as a safe procedure: a retrospective analysis of 21 cases with review of literature. Journal of Clinical diagnosis & research. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2014 Sep; 8(9): 05-08.
  23. Rameshkumar, Shruti SA, Saraswathi P. Clear cell carcinoma of cervix in a 60- year- old woman: a case report. Journal of Clinical Diagnosis & Research. 2014 Aug; 8(8): 1-2.
  24. Pradeep AV, Rao S, Rameshkumar R. Partial HELLP syndrome with unilateral exudative retinal detachment treated conservatively. Soudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 28(4): 329-31.
  25. Lingegowda KD, Kulkarni N, Pradeep S, Mamatha P.  A live secondary abdominal pregnancy of 15 weeks gestation following tubal abortion. Biomedicine. 2012 July; 32(3).
  26. Kulkarni N, Bhat BS, Lingegowda K, Shailaja N. One year cross sectional study of maternal and fetal outcome in booked and referred cases Biomedicine. 2012 Jan-Mar; 33(1): 57-64.
  27. Srujana R, Shailaja N, Lingegowda K, Kulkarni N, Kaur P, Bhat BS. To compare and evaluate the efficacy and safety of drotaverine, valethamate bromide and the combination of both the drugs. Biomedicine. 2012 Jan-Aug; 33(3): 318-324.
  28. Lingegowda K, Kulkarni N, Nageshu S, Sangavikar A, Salicheemala B, Swetha C. A rare case of vaginal myomectomy of huge cervical fibroid. Biomedicine. 2014; 34(2): 264-266.
  29. Nageshu S, KulkarniN, Lingegowda K, Vanishree, Bhat BS, Krishna K, Swathi G. Outcome of a rare case of Fetal Solitary Cardiac Rhabdomyoma not Associated with Tuberous Sclerosis. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2014 Apr-June; 8(2): 226-228.
  1. Comparative study of cytology, colposcopy, and colposcopy guided   cervical biopsy in enhancing diagnostic accuracy in preinvasive lesions of uterine cervix - a Prospective study.
  2. Role of Uterine artery doppler at 12 to 16 weeks of gestation in prediction of Pre-eclampsia and its outcome: A case control study.
  3. A Prospective randomised control study of carboprost versus oxytocin for active management of Third stage of labour.
  4. Role of Hysterolaparoscopy  in evaluation of infertility- A one year prospective study.
  5. Clinical outcome in pregnancy of oligohydromnios (AFI < 5mg) and its correlation with umbilical artery Doppler.
  6. Clinical Study of ectopic pregnancy.
  7. Trans vaginal USG & HPR findings - correlations in abnormal uterine bleeding
  8. Extraamniotic saline infusion Vs cerviprime gel in induction of labour
Dr. Rathnamala M. Desai
Professor & HOD
Dr. Asha D. Neravi
Dr. Vidya S Kamath
Dr. Sunilkumar K. S.
Dr. Sunita T. H.
Dr. Rameshkumar R.
Dr. RitaD
Associate Professor
Dr. Suchith Hoblidar
Associate Professor
Dr. Nishtha Amrut Mahabalshetti
Assistant Professor
Dr. Namrata R Kulkarni
Assistant Professor
Dr. Leena Kamat
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sahana Nagaraj Naik D
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vrinda K Patil
Assistant Professor
Dr. Voorkara Udayashree
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sudha L. Nagarkatti
Sr. Resident
Dr .Roopa B S
Sr. Resident 
Dr. Kiran C Naik
Sr. Resident 
Dr. Suma S Moni
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Dr. Vinuta B Kulkarni
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