ADVANCE FERTILITY & GYNAE CENTRE (AFGC): A DISTINGUISHED NAME FOR REVOLUTIONARY IVF SOLUTIONS
Infertility is one of the popular and melancholic medical concerns in India, especially for a woman. However, to surmount this hindrance, technology has conceived In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or ‘test-tube baby‘. The process has provided hope to many disconsolate couples to have their own children and enjoy parenthood. However, In-Vitro Fertilization is sometimes considered a very exorbitant process and some couples tend to avoid it. This is where Advance Fertility & Gynae Centre (AFGC) comes to the picture. With 9 years of successful journey and its Medical Director, Dr Kaberi Banerjee having more than 20 years of experience in the field of fertility, the company is leading the Indian market with its cost-effective, cutting-edge services.
A CELEBRATED FOUNDATION
AFGC, is a proficient IVF Centre providing a trove of IVF services, with the best results. Headquartered in Delhi NCR, the center stands as an outstanding assisted reproduction center, for every couple willing to adopt a child through comprehensive technologies. The center is structured with, all the contemporary inventions of the century, making them a preferable choice for centric solutions.
AFGC was founded in 2011, by Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Founder/Director. Dr Bannerjee is an Internationally acclaimed Infertility Expert, having two decades of experience. Along with her, the center is accommodated with, seasoned professionals of the domain, whose professional qualification and experience offer guarantee and success at an affordable price.
A STATE-OF-THE-ART CENTRE
AFGC has built an advanced embryology laboratory, capable to provide best results even in complicated cases. The lab is separated into two parts – the first part is where the tests are conducted. Some of the prominent procedures undertaken in the lab are In-Vitro Fertilization, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, Blastocyst Culture, Assisted Hatching and Pre-implantation Screening and Diagnosis.
Second, is the cryopreservation chamber. Here vitrification of sperms, oocytes as well as embryos is done for future use, if necessary. Cryopreservation helps patients to conceive another child with good results, through frozen embryo transfer. In addition to the lab, the center has segregated surgical operating theatre, IVF operating room, where laparoscopic/hysteroscopic procedures are conducted to enhance fertility. The post-operative area is maintained by trained staff nurses and reproductive medicine consultants at all times. Apart from the OTs, they have consultation chambers, where patients can discuss their issues, with consultants and injection room, where patients receive their scheduled injections.
FUNCTIONAL AMID THE PANDEMIC
In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, AFGC has been communicating, with their patients through teleconsultations. Since physical interaction, can be harmful to both the doctor and patient, the centre is venturing on telemedicine solutions to help and advise patients with medicines, treatments, etc. However, they have to physically attend to NRI patients, aged patients with poor egg reserves and indispensable cases, for which they are maintaining strict safety measures like constructing Triage areas, Checking Aarogya Setu App, Thermal checking, Social distancing, Very minimal waiting time, COVID test for wife and husband for IVF/IUI cases and COVID test, for the wife for endoscopic procedures.
Nurses are explaining and teaching the patients to take injections themselves, through a telemedicine platform. Laboratory staffs and doctors are being called on a shift basis. Also, the administration team that handles patient appointments and smooth functioning of the OPD collaboratively, with the financial team had to resort to telephonic consultations, to ensure hassle-free services. To keep their employees motivated, salaries were provided on time as per their duties and schedules. To ensure safety, staff members in the centre are suited, with PPE kits- N95 mask, gloves and face shield.
A CULTURED WORKFORCE
AFGC has garnered a distinguished set of professionals, who play a prominent role in keeping the center preferable. Every employee is customized, with designated duties, which helps to maintain the serenity of the establishment. The nursing team helps in administering the injections, Laboratory staffs’ play a crucial role in embryo formation and Doctors’ counseling, and follicular monitoring are important for the IVF process.
USPs THAT MAKES THEM FAVOURABLE
At AFGC Dr Banerjee believes in explaining treatment options and empowering couples in decision making. She does not propose advanced tests like IVF/ICSI unless their tests leave them, with no other option. Dr Banerjee asserts, ”we believe in treating the couple as a whole instead of just managing the women and male partner separately and parallely”. Transparency and comprehension; these are the cornerstones of AFGC’s services. This is further backed by the consultants, who uphold a benevolent approach towards their patients.
AN ACCOMPLISHED PERSONAGE
Dr Kaberi Bannerjee is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist, with more than 12,000 accomplished cases and stands as a maestro of the arena. Her area of expertise mainly encircles complicated cases of repeated IVF failures, donor, and surrogacy. Dr Banerjee has completed a noteworthy stretch in the medical arena and has been a prized learner from her school days. She was accredited, “scholar badge” from her school (DPS – R.K. Puram) for her meritorious performances. Moving on, she completed her MBBS and MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She is an apprentice of the prestigious Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital, London, where she accomplished 3 years of arduous training in the domain of infertility and IVF. She is a certified fellow of Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FRCOG), London and is a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), as well.
She has also worked as an IVF Specialist in many speciality hospitals across New Delhi. She is the organizing chairperson of CUPART (Current Practices and Recent Advances in ART). She is currently the Chairperson of Delhi ISAR.
In addition to these, she is an ardent writer and a publisher of several papers and articles. Some of the notable mentions are:
- Banerjee K, Singla B. A boon for infertility patients: Ovarian stimulation with GnRH antagonist. FertilSci Res 2015;2:150-3.
- A retrospective study of different endometrial preparation protocols and its impact on the outcome of frozen embryo transfer, donor-recipient and surrogacy cycles. JPOG 2016;7:155-59
- Banerjee K, Singla B, Bajaj P. Does traveling after embryo transfer affects the pregnancy outcome? GJRA 2017;6: 390-91
- Banerjee K, Singla B, Mishra A, Agaria K. Successful Pregnancy outcome in Retrograde Ejaculation – Interesting Case Report. J GynecolReprod Med 2017;1(4):1-2
- Banerjee K, Kumar R. Absolute Asthenospermia.
- Banerjee K, Singla B, Mishra A, Kiran. HIV uninfected conception in a serodiscordant couple: Case reports. Accepted in the Journal of HIV and Human Reproduction in September 2017.
- Banerjee K, Singla B. Pregnancy outcome of home intravaginal insemination in couples with unconsummated marriage. J Hum ReprodSci 2017;10 (4): 293-96.
Her position is commemorated, with notable accolades including:
- IMA award in IVF in 2007 and Bharat Jyoti Award in 2008.
- Indie Excellence Award in Medicine in 2015.
- President’s Prize for poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tokushima, Japan in April 2000.
- IMA – NatCON – Best Clinician Award –2015, and many more.
Furthermore, she has trained several postgraduates and diplomates in Obstetrics & Gynecology in IVF and Reproductive Medicine at AFGC. Her papers and other articles are widely accepted and presented at national and international forums.