Almas Hospital


Fetal Medicine

Fetal Medicine is a subspecialty under Obstetrics and Gynecology, concerned with the dedicated care of the baby during itsjourney of nine months inside the mother’s womb.Advances in antenatal care has underscored the importance of individualized care for the baby in addition to that for the expectant mother for optimizing pregnancy outcomes.A Fetal medicine specialist provides comprehensive care for the fetus (the baby before its birth) using high resolution ultrasound machine, screening tests, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
The Fetal Medicine unit of the Almas hospital, Kottakal provides inclusive and compassionate fetal care services of world class quality and sophistication, via its infrastructure, expertise and dedication. It works with the integral support of the experienced Obstetricand Neonatology team of the Almas hospital to provide the best in class care for your pregnancy.

SERVICES offered:
Counseling

  • Pre-conceptional
  • Prenatal
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Bad obstetric history
  • Genetic counselling
  • Ultrasound Facilities

  • Early pregnancy assessment and scan (< 11 weeks)
  • The 11-13+6 weeks scan
  • For Nuchal translucency (NT) and calculation of the risk of Down syndrome for your baby. We follow
    the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF), UK algorithm for the risk calculation. The NT images are audited for
    accuracy. All ultrasound markers (Nasal bone, Ductus venosus and Tricuspid regurgitation) are included to
    provide the most precise risk.

    Additionally, a detailed assessment of the fetal anatomy is done to rule out any major structural
    malformations.

    A maternal risk assessment for developing high blood pressure (Pre-eclampsia) later in the pregnancy is
    also offered.

  • Multifetal pregnancy triaging (11-14 weeks)
  • Early target scan 14-18 weeks
  • Fetal echocardiography and Neurosonogram (at all gestations)
  • Anomaly scan (Target scan, TIFFA scan) >18weeks
  • 3D/4D scan including STIC
  • Growth scans
  • Since the growth of the Indian babies is different from those of other ethnicities, we take care in using population specific growth charts.

  • Expert ultrasound surveillance of babies with IUGR, conceived of mother’s with Diabetes, Anti-phospholipid syndrome etc
  • Care for pregnancies conceived via Subfertility treatment including IVF/ICSI
  • Prenatal non- invasive tests

  • Combined test (11-13+6 weeks)
  • Quadruple test (15- 20 weeks)
  • Pre-eclampsia risk calculation
  • NIPT
  • Invasive tests

  • Chorion villus Sampling
  • Placental biopsy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cordocentesis
  • Fetal reduction
  • Amnioreduction
  • Amnioinfusion
  • Fetal Therapy

  • Intrauterine transfusion
  • Fetoscopy
  • Genetic tests

  • Karyotype
  • FISH, QF-PCR
  • Molecular gene tests
  • Combined genomic hybridization (CGH)
  • Genomic sequencing

  • Dr Seneesh Kumar V MBBS MD DNB (Obs&Gyn)

    Dr Seneesh completed his MBBS from Government medical college Alappuzha (Kerala), MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Government medical college, Baroda (Gujarat) in 2010, and DNB in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2012. He underwent training in Feto-Maternal Medicine at Center for Infertility management and assisted reproduction (CIMAR), Edappal Hospital pvt Ltd. He was the Senior consultant, and the lead physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, CIMAR Edappal from 2011 till 2017. During this period he performed over 50000 scans, and 1500 prenatal invasive procedures. He has trained 12 fellows in Fetal Medicine, and 100 doctors in FOGSI recognized Ultrasound training programme. He has teaching experience of six years for post graduates in OB and GYN (DNB)of the NATBOARD, New Delhi. Dr Seneesh has 14 publications in national and international journals. He has been a speaker in National and international conferences. He is the joint secretary of Society of Fetal Medicine, Kerala chapter.
    He obtained additional training in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF), London (UK) under Prof Kypros Nicloaides. He has obtained the FMF certification for the anomaly scan. He is currently pursuing Masters in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and research from the prestigious University of Barcelona (Spain) under Prof. Eduard Gratacos.