Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Why I love my work as an IVF specialist

In today's age , work is a very important part of the way society perceive us . Being proud of what you do also adds a lot to your self-esteem. I consider myself doubly blessed in the work which I do , because being an IVF specialist is extremely gratifying on multiple fronts.

We've been doing IVF for many years now, and I think it's one of the best jobs in the world , because we allow people to start a family - we help them to bring a new life into this world. Children born after IVF treatment are an asset to the country , because they are deeply loved. They are usually very well brought up, because their parents have moved heaven and earth in order to have a baby. When you help them to have a baby, not only have you transformed their lives, you've transformed the lives of all their family members as well , which means being an IVF specialist allows me to bring so much joy in people's life on a daily basis.

It also allows me a lot of professional autonomy . Our IVF clinic is a standalone clinic , and not part of a corporate chain. I don't need to be part of a large hospital , which means I can focus on doing what's right for my patients without having to worry about meeting financial targets or filling in paperwork and insurance forms. I can focus on doing the one thing I know how to do best - taking good care of my patients.

Because we've been doing this for many years, we've got very good at it. We have a high success rate, which means patients come to us from all over the world . This is very gratifying , because being able to help them to succeed after they have become despondent because they have failed IVF cycles in other clinics can be very exhilarating.

Our website allows me to share my knowledge with infertile couples from all over the world, and we try to help patients to make well-informed decisions. Our patients are well-read and intelligent, and they teach me a lot about how to cope with life's adversities, as they battle with their medical problems. Being infertile can be emotionally very stressful, and I learn how to remain graceful and unflappable even when life is unkind and unfair.

The beauty of IVF is that it is a superb blend of science and technology; medical therapy and surgery; advanced imaging; as well as counseling . All these facets are equally important, which helps me to become well-rounded. When I do a consult, I need to understand what the patient's going through , so I can empathize with her. We need to deploy advanced technology in our IVF lab , to be able to create high quality embryos. We have to do precise surgery , such as egg collections and embryo transfers. We need to interpret ultrasound scans to monitor the cycle; and we need to make sense of blood tests and design treatment protocols customised to the patient's specific problems. IVF is one of modern medicine's success story , and allows us to make babies for patients whom we would never have been to help even 40 years ago.

Finally, IVF allows me to work with my talented wife , Dr Anjali. She is much more caring than I am, and has far better clinical sense and intuition. This means we can combine our strengths to provide the best care to our patients.   Would you like to share this with your colleagues? Email Be the first one to share this post

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