A fertility specialist is a doctor specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) that is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. REI is the branch of medicine addressing hormonal functioning pertaining to the reproduction and infertility in women and men. A fertility specialist provides the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all the issues pertaining to reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). FOr instance, if you have been trying to get pregnant for a year (or six months if above 35 years of age) via natural conception or facing any other issues related to reproductive endocrinology and infertility, then you might consider visiting a fertility specialist. Some of infertility problems for which people visit a fertility specialist include:
Fertility Specialist(s) in India
Fertility specialists in India are equipped and updated with the most recent and most advanced developments and techniques in reproductive medicine (obstetrics and gynaecology).
In India, fertility specialists go through a challenging academic curriculum and qualify for exceptionally competitive examinations. First, a medical student must complete a very rigorous 5 ½ years actual graduation (MBBS) that includes an internship. He/she operates in multiple clinical departments on a rotatory basis to obtain real clinical experience in all clinical disciplines.
Post completion of actual graduation, doctors prepare for a nationwide entrance. Upon qualifying the same, they can apply for MD/MS (specialization of 3 years in obstetrics and gynaecology) or a post-graduate diploma (2 years – obstetrics and gynaecology). Doctors can also apply for a highly recognized DNB (Post-graduate Master's degree for Specialist Doctors of National board).
Recent regulation in India also mandates all doctors to complete 2-5 years of compulsory rural service enriching the clinical exposure and better practical experience. Apart from this, several fertility doctors travel abroad to work with globally recognized medical experts and complete distinguished courses in reproductive medicine to possess exceptional clinical expertise. Fertility specialists in India focus on gaining technical expertise.
The majority of fertility specialists in India are entitled to fellowships from the topmost and well recognized global institutes and the exposure of working with internationally recognized healthcare professionals. This makes Indian fertility specialists more suitable and versatile to numerous techniques, approaches, and methods for a variety of surgical treatments.
The average consultation fees/charge of a fertility specialist in India ranges from INR 1000 to INR 2000.
Reproductive Endocrinologists: Gynaecologist with expertise in male-female fertility issues and can provide treatment for the same. A reproductive endocrinologist can carry out and prescribe fertility tests and treatments (IUI and IVF).
Andrologists: Urologists with additional training in male fertility.
Reproductive Surgeon: Capable of performing surgical procedures beyond fertility issues.
Reproductive Immunologist: Specialist with knowledge of immunology and reproductive medicine.
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