Dr. Kaberi Banerjee
Clinical Director of Advance Fertility & Gynocological Center
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, MRCOG, Infertility Specialist. A seasoned Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with more than a decade of experience in IVF infertility management. An infertility and IVF specialist, trained from the prestigious Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London, where she went as a commonwealth scholar. Currently working as a clinical director of Advance Fertility & Gynocological Center, New Delhi. Has done more than 3000 IVF cycles so far and specializes in repeat IVF failures, donor and surrogacy. Completed her MBBS and MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Done her membership from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG), London. Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS). Writes articles & columns for international journals, scientific publications, presentations and IVF website. Has received many renowned national awards, including IMA award in IVF in 2007 and Bharat Jyoti Award in 2008, for outstanding contribution in medicine. Organizing chairperson of CUPART (Current Practices and Recent Advances in ART).

Contributions

  • How common is male infertility?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will talk on male infertility in this video. She highlights the point that male infertility is very common comprising almost 50% in couples who are visiting for the issue of infertility. The earlier myth was that infertility is only seen in females.

  • How can we differentiate between the various kinds of azoospermia?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss how to differentiate between the various kinds of azoospermia. Azoospermia is of two kinds: one is obstructive and the second is non-obstructive. In obstructive azoospermia sperms are generated in the testes but because of blockage of tubes are not released. In non-obstructive azoospermia, the sperms are not generated in the testes. The difference is detected by doing a FSH levels and testicular volume.

  • What are the blood test for infertility?

    The video talks about the necessary blood tests for infertility by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi. The routine blood tests such as haemogram, blood sugar should be carried out. A woman should have a thalassemia screening and rubella antibodies detected. Also, thyroid evaluation, prolactin hormones is done. Anti mullerian hormone test is done to check the ovarian reserve. She will also explain that both couples would also have their viral markers done along with blood group.

  • Is commercial surrogacy allowed in India?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will talk about surrogacy in India. She confirms that commercial surrogacy is allowed in India but only for Indian citizens. The couple should have Indian passports and is not allowed for foreign couples.

  • What are the causes of female infertility?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will explain the causes of female infertility in this video. The causes of female infertility are polycystic ovaries, tuberculosis, endometriosis and fibroids which are few significant causes.

  • Is single men or women surrogacy allowed in India?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss whether single men or women surrogacy is allowed in India. She confirms that single men or women surrogacy is allowed in India but only to them who has Indian citizenship. She further discusses that in surrogacy at least one parent must have their own gametes e.g. man’s sperm or woman’s egg, to have genetic relation with the child.

  • How common is IVF failure?

    The video talks about IVF failure and how common it is by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi. She tells that IVF failure is quite common and the success rate of IVF procedure varies between 30 – 50 %. Hence, depending on the patient profile the failure rate can be 50 – 70% in one attempt. The couple needs to be counseled about the chances of success in the beginning of the procedure.

  • How long we can store the sperms?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss regarding the storage of the sperms. She tells that the sperms can be stored for almost 10 to 15 years. She further adds that anything which is kept under liquid nitrogen can be stored for a long time. The couple should renew the storage agreement with the clinic to ensure that the storage is continued.

  • Evaluation of female infertility?

    The video talks about evaluating the causes of female infertility by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi. She tells that a detailed history, general physical examination and local examination is done. She further says that hormonal profile and viral marker screening is also done.

  • How to induce ovulation?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will discuss how to induce ovulation in this video. Ovulation can be induced either through oral drugs or through injectables. She will further explain which drugs are used for this procedure.

  • How long we can store the ova?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will talk about storing the female ova. The ova can be stored for a long time between 10 -15 years. This long time duration is because of the storage capacity of liquid nitrogen in which the eggs are kept. The female has to ensure that the storage agreement with the respective clinic is in place for continuing storage of her ova.

  • Emotional support during infertility evaluation?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will highlight the role of emotional support during infertility evaluation in this video. She says that it is an important aspect of fertility treatment as it can be extremely stressful. These couples are many a times stigmatized by society and are under tremendous pressure to have their own children. She further discusses that a huge financial burden is also present due to expensive fertility treatment.

  • How is the evaluation of male infertility done?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi talks about the evaluation for male infertility. Semen analysis is the main evaluation of the infertility tests. Semen analysis has to be done with two or three days of abstinence. If any problem is detected in the first sample then a second sample is collected and cross-checked in a separate laboratory. A detailed history with general and local physical examination is done along with hormonal profile and ultrasound.

  • How many times IVF can be done?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss about how many times IVF can be done in this video. There is no upper limit a couple can undergo for IVF trials. The most successful trials comes within first 2 or 3 trials. If after repeated attempts, there is no success in IVF, then there is a major issue of the egg, sperm or the uterus. As the IVF procedure is very expensive and very emotionally exhausting, it is generally not recommended more than three trials in a couple.

  • How common is female infertility?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss about how common is female infertility. Female infertility is very common in India as well in abroad. Almost 50% of the infertility issues are due to female problems. Polycystic ovaries and tuberculosis are some of the very common indications in the country.

  • What are the causes of male infertility?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the causes of male infertility in this video. The cuases of male infertility are very varied. Mostly smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, varicocele, radiation and chemotherapy and also the pollution which is affecting the spermatogenesis. Children can have testicular injury which leads to testicular torsion eventually resulting in azoospermia and hypospermia.

  • What are the indications of surrogacy?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the indications of surrogacy. Surrogacy is indicated for those couples who have had long standing fertility treatment, multiple IVF failures, absence of uterus from birth or surgical removal of uterus or tuberculosis damage of uterus where the womb is unable to carry the embryo.

  • What are the legal aspects in IVF?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss about the legal aspects regarding IVF in this video. There are certain legal aspects in IVF mainly through the consent procedure for any surgery such as the ovum pickup. Also, the consent for anesthesia or any procedure we are offering to the couple such as hysteroscopy or laparoscopy. She further discusses that the consent should be taken for IVF regarding the person’s egg and ovum are to be fertilized, whether it is their own or donor or through surrogacy. All these have to be documented and duly signed by the respective couples.

  • What are the unethical acts in IVF?

    The unethical acts in IVF are explained by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi in this video. Unfortunately, unlike any other specialty, there are certain practices which are unethical in IVF. The most common is utilizing eggs and sperms of other couples without consent. This is very uncommon as most clinicians are very strong regarding their ethics in IVF.

  • What are various IVF techniques?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will talk about different IVF techniques. The various techniques of IVF includes intracytoplasmic sperm injection, blastocyst culture, sequential transfer, endometrial receptivity analysis and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

  • What is IUI?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will explain about IUI in this video. IUI is intrauterine insemination in which the washed strong sperms are injected in the uterus at the time of ovulation to improve the fertility rate.

  • What is IVF?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will explain about IVF. IVF is in vitro fertilization which means the fertilization of the egg and the sperm is outside the body. It is usually indicated in couples who are suffering from long standing infertility with tubal blockage, low sperm count or very poor ovarian reserve or a damage uterus.

  • What is laparoscopy in infertility?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will talk on laparoscopy in infertility in this video. Laparoscopy is an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool in infertility. It is generally done for long standing infertility woman with pelvic conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, hydrosalpinx and also sometimes done in cases of tubal blockage. She further explains that there are three situations the couple might face:


    • The reports are normal and the couple have a good chances of conceiving with medical treatment. 
    • There might be severe tubal blockage and are asked to go for IVF.
    • In women with mild to moderate problems such as PCOS, fibroids or tubes, treatment is done in the same sitting and the couple has a better chance of conception after laparoscopy.
  • What is sonohysterogram in infertility?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will explain about sonohysterogram in infertility. Sonohysterogram is a way of checking tubal patency with the help of an ultrasound. The routine test HSG is done with X-ray in radiological center. Sonohysterogram can be done with a gynecologist who is good in transvaginal ultrasound. It is little less painful than HSG but the gynecologist should be trained efficiently to give accurate results.

  • What is surrogacy?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will explain about surrogacy. Surrogacy is a part of third party reproduction. In this process, the egg and the sperm of the parents are being transferred to another woman due to some problem in the woman due to which she cannot carry the baby.

  • What is the importance of age in infertility?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the importance of age in infertility in this video. The most important factor to decide the overall prognosis for any couple is the age of the woman. Any woman who is less than 30 has good chances of pregnancy and fertility treatment. Women who are above 38 face difficulties, IVF failure, etc. Hence, couples should be forced to start the fertility treatment as early as possible.

  • What is the role of hysterosalpingogram in infertility?

    The video talks about the role of hysterosalpingogram in infertility by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi. Hysterosalpingogram or HSG is an important test to check the tubal patency in females. The procedure is done by the dye and X-ray is taken to visualize whether the dye is coming out from both the tubes or not. If HSG shows blockage of tubes, then laparoscopy is usually offered to such women.

  • What is the role of hysteroscopy in infertility?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the role of hysteroscopy in infertility. Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which the inner walls of the uterus are seen with the help of a telescope. This is done to see if there are any missed issues such as polyps and small fibroids. It is also done to give a good wash to the uterine lining for IVF treatment. Endometrial scratching is done at the same time to improve implantation rate and provide endometrial tissue for tubercular testing which is a key factor in infertility.

  • What is the role of testicular biopsy and male infertility?

    The video talks about the role of testicular biopsy and male infertility by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi. Testicular biopsy or aspiration is usually offered to men who have obstructive azoospermia. In azoospermia and obstruction, sperms are retrieved either by aspiration or detailed biopsy. These sperms are later used for IVF with Intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

  • What is the significant of varicocele and male infertility?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the significance of varicocele and male infertility in this video. Varicocele, if palpable clinically and associated with oligospermia and infertility is significant. In such conditions, varicocele surgery must be offered which can improve pregnancy outcome. She futher tells that if varicocele is diagnosed on ultrasound with no sperm problem then there is no need of the varicocele surgery.

  • What is the success rate of first IVF attempt?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the success rate of first IVF attempt. The success rate of first IVF attempt is very variable ranging from 30 – 60 %.

  • What is the success rate of IUI?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will talk on the success rate of IUI in this video. The success rate of IUI usually varies from 15 – 25 % per attempt. Couples feel that IUI success rate is generally low. This is because it only hastens the natural process of fertilization which is inside the body.

  • What is the treatment for fibroid?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the treatment for fibroids. The treatment for fibroids depends on the main concern which is bothering the woman such as infertility, pain or heavy bleeding. Regarding infertility, if the fibroid is lying outside known as subserosal fibroid then it should be left but mucosal fibroid should be removed hysteroscopically and intramural fibroids which are large than 4 cm should also be removed.

  • What is the treatment of endometriosis?

    Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi, will discuss the treatment of endometriosis in this video. The treatment of endometriosis depends upon the presenting symptoms in a woman. If the presenting symptoms is infertility then it should be ovulation induction, IUI, laparoscopic removal of endometriomas in the first setting followed by IVF. IVF should be done once the lady has reached 35 years of age and failure to conceive after laparoscopic treatment. Repeat laparoscopic treatment is not a good option in endometriosis.

  • What is the treatment of polycystic ovary?

    The video talks about the treatment of polycystic ovary by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi. Polycystic ovary is a very common condition. The most important treatment starts with lifestyle changes of weight loss followed by treatment with glyciphage, metformin and few vitamins which can change the hormonal imbalance in the woman. It is further followed by ovulation induction and injectable hormones. The last option for these women is IVF. She will further explain the other options of treatment.

  • What is the treatment of male infertility?

    In this video, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi will discuss the treatment of male infertility. The treatment of male infertility can vary from medicines, surgery or IVF with ICSI. Medications might include antioxidants, zinc and selenium. Surgeries generally includes varicocele surgery or opening of blocked tubes. The last option is intracytoplasmic sperm injection with IVF.