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Dr. Urmil Verma
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Dr. Urmil Verma
Qualification:
MBBS, FPATC, DRCOG, MRCOG, FRCOG (UK), Colposcopy(UK & USA), Hysteroscopy & Laparoscopic Surgery(Germany)

Specialities
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Special Interests
Anti-Aging medicine and the use of Bio-identical hormones, Management of Age Related disorders and life-style diseases. Management of Menorrhagia with Endometrial Ablation ( Novasure) -as an alternative to Hysterectomy.

Languages Known
Fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Arabic

Memberships
Full Registration with General Medical Council ( GMC) UK
Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gyneacologists & on RCOG CPD register
Member of British Endoscopic Society

Biography

 With More than 4 decades (44 years) of experience in UK & UAE in this specialty, Dr. Mrs. Verma came to the UAE more than 3 decades (34 years) ago, in August 1981, from UK as a Consultant and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Sharjah Kuwaiti Hospital and subsequently moved to  Al Zahra Pvt. Hospital, Sharjah  in June 1988.

In 1981 Sharjah  Kuwaiti Hospital  had only 26 beds, poor  facilities and high rate of birth injuries.  

Dr. Verma with her hard work , dedication  and determination  manage to bring about the changes required  not only to modernize the facility but also to improve the  medical care to international standards.  A challenging task though!  after 7 years, in 1988 just  before she left to join  Al Zahra  Hospital, it was a 99 bed unit with a well established labour ward, antenatal, postnatal, gynaecological wards, latest fetal monitors and better outcomes.

 For the  last 26 years ( June 1988 – April 2014  ) She has been with Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah as a Senior Consultant (Consultant A).And for the last 21 years ( September 1993 to April 2014)  she has also been working at  Al Zahra Medical Center on  Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai , a satellite branch of Al Zahra Hospital ,  since the start of  this branch. As a matter of fact  Dr. Verma was the first doctor sent from the hospital  to get a DHA license  so that they could start  the work in the building to start the  unit .

Over the last 33  years she has given  round the clock  -(24/7)  her expertise and time to develop the departments at both Kuwaiti as well as  Al Zahra Hospital and introduced the  new technologies  specially the Endoscopy, Diagnostic as well as  Operative. To give the best to her patients she has always been readily accessible. Since the advent of mobile technology she had her mobile number on her visiting card . Her patients  had the liberty to call her  anytime of the  day or night,  whether she is  in or out  the country. Dr. Verma  has been delivering   all her booked patients herself,  unless travelling abroad . She takes a pride in  the little bundles of joy she brings in to this world as for her  “To  Give a life is  to have a life”.

 After 33 years  in Sharjah and  with MOH, and more than 26 years with Al Zahra Hospitals, Dr. Verma decided to  make a move and she joined  Institute for Biophysical Medicine (IFBM) in Dubai Healthcare City a Free Zone in Dubai.

 Dr. Verma did her MBBS in the year 1967 from Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, Delhi, India, Which is one of the most prestigious and the oldest institution in India. After finishing her internship and house-job, she spent one year on writing a thesis (for Masters Degree) on Malpresentations and their fetal and maternal outcome from  the same institution.

 Prior to coming to the UAE, she spent 11 years in UK. She ‘s  both a member(1974) and  a fellow(1987)  of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of London, UK.  She has also had diploma(1973) from the same college . In addition she also done Special training and obtained her Diploma(1972) in Family Planning. While in the UK, Dr. Verma amassed vast experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working in some of the biggest teaching and general hospitals there.in addition to her post graduate clinical training .

 All along, she has made continuous efforts to update her knowledge by attending workshops and medical conferences in different parts of the world, especially in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Europe. She has kept pace with advances in medical technology. She has trained in endoscopic procedures – diagnostic & operative laparoscopy , Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy from Germany, USA and UK.

 Recently she has been attending conferences and keeping up-to-date with the latest development and advancements made in Anti-Aging medicine and the use of Bio-identical hormones, management of Age Related disorders and life-style diseases, which is commonly being practiced all over USA and it is catching up in the other parts of the world including UK.  She is trying to incorporate it in her practice here in UAE. 

 Dr. Verma has special interest in menorrhagia and infertility. In addition to all infertility seminars, attended all the FIGO world conferences, British congresses of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , meeting and conferences of RCOG, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ACOG) and the Australian & New Zealand COG.  In summary attends at least 2 international conferences a ear and all the local UAE conference.

She has been to UK and Australia ( Sydney ) to master the latest techniques for treating specially selected cases of painful heavy periods in which all medical management has failed. These techniques - “Uterine Balloon Therapy” and NOVASURE ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION avoid the need for hysterectomy.

 As a gynaecologist, routinely deals with Ovarian Cysts, Ectopic Pregnancies, Tubal Ligation, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Infertility Problems including Polycystic Ovarian Disease/ Syndrome (PCO/PCOS/PCOD), Endocrinology Disorders,  Reproductive Awareness , Counselling for Sexualy Acquired Infections,  all other sexual health problems , and IUCD Insertion(including Mirena). This is in addition to the conventional methods of performing all major abdominal and vaginal complicated surgical procedures including hysterectomy, Multiple Mymomectomies, Repair procedures for Prolapse,  Stress incontinence including TVT tape insertion and Adhesiolysis (Lapartotomy/ Laparascopically)  .  She is  adept at colposcopy, hysteroscopy, hysteroscopic endometrial ablation and the management of all related problems.

 As an obstetrician over all these years she has dealt with innumerable cases of complicated pregnancies, deliveries and post-delivery complications. Patients with previous bad obstetric histories, long periods of infertility and with congenital uterine abnormalities have been taken care of and have had babies.Some years ago, a woman with a very rare congenital abnormality, a double uterus, two cervices,two vaginae-"Uterus didelphys"(The first such case in  UAE at that time was in the press aslo)delivered the baby under her care and has gone on to have her second baby since. Recently has dealt with the case of Twin pregnency with Placenta Previa Major Accreta, which required the use of B lynch suture technique.She has been here so long that she has delivered mothers and their daughters and daughter-in-laws and so much so that some of the baby girls and boys delivered by her have had their own babies delivered by her too!. Has cared for & delivered families across 2 generations. 

Dr.  Verma  has special interest in prenatal diagnosis of  congenital fetal abnomaliites . she does offer Genetic Counseling  and all diagnostic procedures including Amniocentesis.

All patients booked under her for delivery are followed until six weeks after delivery when they have the postnatal checkup including Pap Smear (screening test for cancer  of cervix) and Contraceptive advice.