GKNM Hospital > Obstetrics & Gynecology > Dr. M. Pavithra Vengetesh
Consultant Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. M. Pavithra Vengetesh

MBBS., DGO.,MS., DNB.,Fellow in Fetal Medicine

Doctor Schedule
New OP Days
Mon to Sat9am - 1pm
Work Experience

4 years of experience in the field of Fetal Medicine

  • English, Tamil

Clinical expertise

  • Received accreditation from Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) for performing NT scan and anomaly scan.
  • Underwent training in Fetal interventional procedures at NUH, Singapore.
  • Underwent Advanced Fetoscopy training at Leuven, Belgium

Research & Publications

  • ‘Autoimmune diseases in Pregnancy: Maternal and fetal outcomes’ as an original article in The International Journal of Reproduction Contraception Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2015 Feb; 4(1):9-14.
  • ‘Choosing GnRH Antagonist Protocol Shows Improved Oocyte And Embryo Quality, Coherent With The Perifollicular Vascularity (PFV) In Assisted Reproductive Techniques’ as an original article in The Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2015 Nov; 9(11): QC24-28.

Professional membership

  • Member of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecology society of India (FOGSI)
  • Member of the Society of Fetal Medicine of India (SFM)
  • Associate member of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Accreditation from Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF), UK
  • Member of the International society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)
  • Member of Fetal Care Academy, Netherlands

About the Doctor

Dr. Pavithra M. Vengetesh is specialised in Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine and Interventions. This is a rapidly evolving sub-specialty of Obstetrics that deals with the fetal health in utero, starting from conception until delivery.

She is specialised in performing advanced obstetric scans

  • NT scan at 11-14 weeks and screening for aneuploidy, preeclampsia. An universally standardised software by the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) is used for risk calculation purposes.
  • Target scan for detailed anatomical study of the fetus at 18-20 weeks.
  • Third trimester scans for estimating fetal growth and assessing fetal blood flow by Doppler studies.
  • Specialised fetal organ system imaging studies – referred for suspicious fetal anomalies
    • Neurosonogram – Brain, spinal cord and Face
    • Fetal ECHO- Heart and major blood vessels
    • Urosonogram – Fetal Genitourinary system
    • Skeletal survey – Assessment of long bones, cranium, chest and spine.

She does Genetic Counselling for fetal anomalies so that the prospective parents can make an informed choice about the available genetic tests.
She is well trained and experienced to perform Fetal interventional procedures for both diagnostic and therapeutic indications.

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Multifetal pregnancy reduction
  • Intrauterine blood transfusion

Multiple pregnancy is her special area of interest. Monochorionic gestation (twins share the same placenta) poses great challenges and specific intrauterine procedures need to be performed at the right timing for optimal fetal survival. Dr. Pavithra has undergone training to perform these highly specialised intrauterine fetoscopy procedures.