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Dr. Kasthuri Sarvotham

Dr. Kasthuri Sarvotham, DGO

Dr. Kasthuri is a senior consultant and a member of the Core Group at Fernandez Hospital .She obtained her postgraduate certification from Calicut Medical College, Kerala and joined us in 1980. She is a very popular consultant and has a large volume of patients. She also runs the educational programme for nurses and is a member of the Ultrasound Team.

Experience: 38 Years

Email: drkasthuri@fernandez.foundation


Dr. Padmaja Y

Dr. Padmaja Yelisetty, MD, MRCOG

Dr. Padmaja is the Medical Director and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Fernandez Hospital, Bogulkunta. Her training in India and United Kingdom for over two decades in two very different health care systems has enhanced her clinical experience.  This includes managing pregnant women with various fetal anomalies.  She also completed her ATSM Modules in benign vaginal surgery and benign abdominal open and laparoscopic surgery.  She also completed a voluntary stint in Mugu, Nepal as a reproductive care doctor.  Dr. Padmaja is proficient and passionate about teaching and training juniors and hospital staff.  She is very adept in ventouse and forceps deliveries and performs complicated caesarean sections.

Experience: 19 Years

Email: drpadmaja_y@fernandez.foundation

Dr. Krupa Patalay

Dr. Krupa A. Patalay, MD

Dr. Krupa is the Head of Obstetric Services at Unit 1 in Bogulkunta, having 18 years experience.  She has vast experience in treating high risk obstetric cases. Her expertise also covers a wide range of gynaec surgeries.  Her special interests are laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. She has also successfully treated infertility cases. Dr. Krupa has a passion for teaching, having trained undergraduates and postgraduates for the past 18 years.

Experience: 18 Years

Email: drkrupa_p@fernandez.foundation 


Dr. Surekha

Dr. Surekha A., MD, FRCOG

Dr. Surekha joined Fernandez Hospital as a Consultant in 2013.  Prior to joining she was an Associate Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King Abdul Aziz Medical City in Riyadh where she was in charge of the Labour and Delivery Suite, dealing with obstetric emergencies including laparoscopies. 
Dr. Surekha has several papers and poster presentations to her credit.  She is a faculty for our in-house workshops and also at a number of conferences.  She has been actively involved in helping DNB Students with their thesis work and teaching the students and midwives.  She has a special interest in high risk obstetrics and general gynaecology.
Experience: 21 Years


Dr. Sreedevi Paineni

Dr. Sreedevi Paineni, DGO, DNB

Dr. Sreedevi joined Fernandez Hospital in 2008 in order to obtain her DNB (Obs & Gyn). She is a Consultant Obstetrician and conducts regular teaching sessions for postgraduates and overseas observers. She also conducts sessions for students of the Professional Midwifery Education and Training Programme. She is an excellent clinician and her gentle manner endears her to her patients. She helped to run a workshop on Cardiotocography at Mumbai and Nasik and has presented papers at various fora.  

Experience: 9 years

Email: drsreedevi.p@fernandez.foundation


Dr. Chaitanya B

Dr. Chaitanya B, DGO

Dr. Chaitanya is an obstetrician at Fernandez Hospital with 7 years’ experience. She completed her DGO from Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in 2011. Her special interests include complicated pregnancies, obstetric ultrasound and antenatal care. She is devoted to the mothers under her care and is a much sought after clinician. Dr. Chaitanya is also actively involved in teaching post-graduates, nurses and midwives.

Email: drchaitanya.b@fernandez.foundation



Dr. Fariza Khanam

Dr. Fariza Khanam, DGO

Dr. Fariza is an Obstetrician with 7 years’ experience at Fernandez Hospital. She runs an Outpatient Clinic at the Bogulkunta Unit. Her special interests include Antenatal care for mothers and obstetric ultrasound.

Dr. Fariza has done her MBBS from Deccan College of Medical Sciences and DGO from Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences in 2011. She is a faculty member of the MOMS programme at Fernandez.
She has conducted various workshops including teaching and practical sessions for doctors.
Email: drfariza_k@fernandez.foundation


Dr. Shanti Sri Asuri, MD (OBGYN)

Dr. Shanti Sri Asuri is an experienced clinician with proven skills in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical cases. She has a passion for teaching and has trained undergraduates and postgraduates as a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.


Dr. Sheeba Rani

Dr. Sheeba Rani N. V., MS

Dr. Sheeba joined Fernandez Hospital’s Bogulkunta Unit in January 2017 with over 9 years’ experience in Obstetrics. She did her MBBS as well as MS and DGO post-graduate training from Christian Medical College, Vellore.
Dr. Sheeba has worked at CMC, Vellore; Serango Christian Hospital, Orissa; and CBM Bethal Hospital, Vuyyuru, Andhra Pradesh. Having worked in Mother and Child units of mission hospitals, she has vast experience in dealing with pregnancy and its complications.
Dr. Sheeba’s area of expertise and interests include electronic fetal monitoring, assisted vaginal births and ultrasound. She is a faculty of some of the Multi-Disciplinary Obstetric and Midwifery Simulation (MOMS) training programmes conducted by Fernandez. She is also interested in teaching.


Dr. Chaitanya B

Dr. Pallavi Purra, MS

Dr. Pallavi joined the Fernandez team in 2016 with 6 years’ experience. She completed her post-graduation MS (OBG) in 2012 from PESIMSR and MBBS from SVMC, Tirupathi. Prior to joining Fernandez, she worked in private and government medical colleges as an assistant professor. She has special interest in obstetrics and gynaecology and enjoys teaching students.
Dr. Pallavi has national and international publications to her credit. She has trained in Laparoscopy (Fellowship and Diplomate in Minimal Access Surgery) from World’s Laparoscopy Centre, Delhi. She also completed a certificate course in Gynaec Ultrasound and Urogynaecology.



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Pregnancy is a phase during which you get ready to welcome your little bundle of joy. It is also a time when women undergo physical changes and experience some discomforts. Headache during pregnancy is quite common, especially in the first trimester. Though most frequent in the first and third trimester, pregnancy headache may occur at any time during the gestation period.

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