Dr Sarmistha Choudhuri
FRANZCOG, MRCOG (UK), MD,
MBBS (Hons, Gold Medals)
Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Tasmania (UTAS)
- FRANZCOG (Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists)
MRCOG, UK (Member of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists)
- ASUM (Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine)
- ISUOG ( International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
PPFA ( Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia)
I am providing care for the women in the North West of Tasmania for last almost 3 years as a specialist in O & G in the Tasmanian Health Service. However, working as a private Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for last almost 2 years, has been really a great and satisfying experience. I feel the women in this region deserve a standard, high quality, evidence-based care which can be individualized best by a private O & G specialist with appropriate experience in this field. I have bonded very well with the women whom I have cared for and every birth of a new baby that I have brought to this world, has been such an amazing experience. My team of dedicated midwives have helped me to make this such a successful and great experience.
I have extensive experience in O & G for nearly two decades, working in different parts of the world including Australia, UK, Middle East and India. I worked in tertiary hospitals in London (Queen’s Hospital), Newport (Wales), Westmead Hospital (Sydney), Sunshine Hospital (Melbourne) & Royal Hobart Hospital before starting a new chapter in a regional hospital like NWRH, Burnie. My training in Obstetrics is enriched by working in Maternal and Foetal Medicine departments of busy hospitals like Queen’s in London or Westmead in Sydney. My interests in O & G ultrasound originated while working in the busy MFM unit of Westmead hospital. I gained considerable experience in laparoscopy while working as Fellow in Melbourne & Hobart.
I have treated women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds with respect and empathy. Providing a holistic, woman-centric care, has been a cornerstone of my management. Personally, as a mother of two young boys, I understand the bliss and the challenges of motherhood. I am lucky and proud to have a husband who is also a Paediatrician. As a private Paediatrician, he takes out his time to look after babies after delivery to ensure they get a baby-check from an experienced consultant. He also has special interests in children with behavioural or developmental issues.
Areas of Special Interest:
High Risk Pregnancy
I have a vast experience in managing pregnant women with complex issues including multiple pregnancy, preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-existing diabetes mellitus, with high risk of preterm labour, short cervix, history of stillbirth or recurrent miscarriages, previous multiple Caesarean Sections, clotting disorders and other medical conditions. I am in charge of the high risk pregnancy clinic and Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic in the North West Regional Hospital. I am also happy to continue a collaborative care with MFM sub-specialists from Hobart or Melbourne in case of complex congenital malformations in my private set-up.
Due to my enrolment in the DDU program, I can provide valuable input in Obstetric & Gynaecology ultrasound as another special area of interest. I also perform amniocentesis when required.
Laparoscopy & vaginal surgery
I perform laparoscopies for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, sterilization etc when indicated.
Chronic pelvic pain
I am keen to understand and treat patients with CPP following the current evidence based strategies, as this continues to be a subject still shrouded with bias, mystery and unproven theories. As a member of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, my goal is to offer a multidisciplinary care to my patients in a supportive environment.