Feto-Maternal Medicine & Medical Genetics

Genetics play a vital role in the physical constitution in a baby. Wrong physical constitution can cause serious health problems and disorders like birth defects, mental retardation, cleft lip and palate, developmental impairment, and metabolic and neurological disorders, etc. The Genetic division at Aster MIMS conducts studies on and provides treatments for genetic disorders in children such as birth defects, genetic syndromes, and chromosomal abnormalities.

Genetic medicine is responsible for identifying various diseases parents can pass on to their children. The research department at the division is guided by a team of doctors who are constantly making breakthroughs in understanding the underlying issues of various genetic problems and providing unique therapeutic care to children suffering from genetic conditions. Our Geneticists come from various medical specialties; hence they can recognize various inborn errors related to metabolism, thereby enabling better treatment and care.

The department facilitates state-of-the-art technologies for prenatal testing that help us discover abnormalities in a baby and provide treatment for the same. There are certain genetic conditions that cannot be treated, and for such patients and their parents, expert counseling is provided so they have a better prognosis and improved quality of life. Apart from providing expert diagnosis for patients from hereditary disorders, the department also offers services like genetic counseling, diagnosing metabolic disorders that lead to hereditary disorder, understanding unique heritable risk factors that might lead to cancer, obesity, diabetes, arthrosclerosis and so on.

Doctors

Dr. Divya Pachat

Consultant

Clinical Genetics

Dr. Divya completed MBBS from Pariyaram Medical College,Kannur, MD in Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University. She did Post Doctoral fellowship in Clinical Genetics from CMC Vellore. Now she works as Consultant Clinical Geneticist in Aster MIMS Calicut. She holds ample experience in the diagnosis, evaluation, management and counseling of disorders with genetic predisposition.

Dr. Divya Pachat

Consultant

Clinical Genetics

Dr. Divya completed MBBS from Pariyaram Medical College,Kannur, MD in Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University. She did Post Doctoral fellowship in Clinical Genetics from CMC Vellore. Now she works as Consultant Clinical Geneticist in Aster MIMS Calicut. She holds ample experience in the diagnosis, evaluation, management and counseling of disorders with genetic predisposition.

Dr. Jyothi Mancheri

Senior Consultant

Fetal Medicine

Dr. Jyothi Mancheri is a senior consultant in Fetal Medicine at Aster MIMS. The doctor received her MBBS and DGO from Calicut Medical College and had DNB in O&G from National Board of Examination, New Delhi. She received fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology(FRANZCOG). Following that she received Diploma in diagnostic ultrasound in O&G (DDU) from Australasian society of ultrasound in Medicine, Australia. She did her fellowship in Fetal medicine in Royal Prince Alfred hospital Australia. Dr. Jyothi has worked as a consultant in Australia and India since 2005.

Dr. Jyothi Mancheri

Senior Consultant

Fetal Medicine

Dr. Jyothi Mancheri is a senior consultant in Fetal Medicine at Aster MIMS. The doctor received her MBBS and DGO from Calicut Medical College and had DNB in O&G from National Board of Examination, New Delhi. She received fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology(FRANZCOG). Following that she received Diploma in diagnostic ultrasound in O&G (DDU) from Australasian society of ultrasound in Medicine, Australia. She did her fellowship in Fetal medicine in Royal Prince Alfred hospital Australia. Dr. Jyothi has worked as a consultant in Australia and India since 2005.

Dr. Jyothi Mancheri specializes in areas such as diagnosis of genetic disorders and congenital anomalies of the babies while they are still in mother’s womb and diagnosis and treatment of high-risk pregnancy. She is an expert in invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Her expertise includes diagnosing counselling and managing complicated pregnancies like, repeated pregnancy loss, premature delivery, pregnancies with severe blood pressure, diabetes, medical disorders, multiple pregnancies, pregnancies with birth defect of babies, severe growth restriction, genetic disorders etc.

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