Dr. Hrishikesh Pai – The Trailblazer of IVF Technology in India
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai is an excellent gynecologist and an IVF Doctor in India and across the world. His medical expertise and experience in assisted reproduction technology – ART with a focus on IVF technology have made it possible for many childless couples to bear their offspring.
Over the thirty years of medical practice, Dr Pai’s acumen in analyzing and solving the core reason for infertility in couples has increased manifold. His initiatives and efforts have led to the establishment of many state-of-art IVF clinics across India. It is for this reason that IVF treatment cost in India is very affordable and economical when compared to that in other countries.
His current focus is on treating patients experiencing recurring IVF failure across the globe. He is keen to tackle gynaecological challenges such as Infertility therapy, Family planning, Operative Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, and Endovaginal Sonography. He has been the first gynecologist in India to introduce numerous innovations in IVF
technology such as ICSI for male infertility, fertility preservation in cancer & lifestyle using egg freezing & ovarian tissue freezing, as well as successfully treating patients with repeated IVF failures.
He has specialized in Preimplantation and antenatal genetics using the latest technique of Next-Gen sequencing. He has assisted in setting up the first Assisted Laser Hatching unit in India and helped to deliver the first laser hatched twins in 1999. He has pioneered the spindle view, oocyte freezing, IMSI, and embryoscope technologies as well. He has made it possible to have highly advanced IVF techniques made available in India at economical rates. People suffering from infertility issues can seek Intra-Cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection, oocyte freezing & ovarian tissue freezing, and EmbryoScope – an IVF incubator to resolve them.
The Intra-Cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection or IMSI is a procedure that magnifies the image of the sperm nearly 7200 times. This highly magnified image helps to choose the healthiest of sperms for conception.
Oocyte freezing & ovarian tissue freezing is a technique where the women can preserve their oocyte and ovarian tissue that can be used in the future when they are ready to conceive. Dr. Pai offers the services of EmbryoScope – an IVF incubator for safekeeping and monitoring the fertilized oocytes in the desired atmosphere until they are transferred to the mothe wsafely.
Also, the presence of a Pre-Genetic Diagnosis – PGD laboratory at his clinics enables parents of abnormal children to identify genetic issues within embryos to ensure the birth of healthy children before implantation. These innovative IVF procedures and services have made many couples and individuals enjoy parenthood along with contented and meaningful existence.Currently, his professional associations include the founder and the medical director of Bloom IVF that serves nine cities pan India viz. Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Muzaffarnagar, Faridabad, and Nasik. Also, he is the Head of IVF Unit, at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, D.Y.Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, and the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Infertility Medicine at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.
Dr. Pai holds a prestigious position as the Member – Board of Directors of the World body of Infertility – International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS): a first for an Indian. He is the National Administrator and Coordinator of the FOGSI Manyata Program to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India. He on the editorial board of Global Reproductive Health IFFS Surveillance 2019.
His contribution in imparting the ART knowledge has been exemplary as he was a visiting faculty at D Y Patil Medical College and a postgraduate teacher at the MD and DNB examinations of the National Board Delhi. He has many research papers published in journals and books across India and worldwide. He has delivered lectures at more than 500
medical conferences and meets across India as well as the world.
In appreciation of his enormous contributions, the international agency Frost & Sullivan bestowed upon him the best IVF group in India award in 2013. He is the Editor, Indian Edition of British Journal of OBGYN BJOG and Founder Chair, Indian SIG ASRM. Dr. Pai states, “I am committed to my cause of resolving the infertility issues to the best of my capabilities and my experience. I will continue to do so in the coming times. I am contented to have delivered towards family planning and community health of India and the world as a whole.
Indeed, Dr. Pai has immensely contributed through innovative and breakthrough IVF- ART procedures in tackling infertility issues. He is one of the highly respected and most honoured personality amongst today medical fraternity.