Dr Shanthala Thuppanna | Senior Consultant Gynecological Laparoscopic and Gynecological Aesthetic Surgeon | Sakra World Hospital

Dr. Shanthala Thuppanna is among the best gynae laparoscopic surgeon in Bangalore, working as Senior Consultant & Head-Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Sakra World Hospital. She comes with more than 16 years of rich and varied experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology mainly in Gynecological Laparoscopy. Her last assignment prior to joining Sakra was with Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore, and has worked as a Senior Consultant - Gynecological Laparoscopy.
  • MBBS - Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka
  • MS, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  • Fellowship in Gynecological Endoscopy - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
  • Diploma in Gyne Endoscopy - University of Kiel, Germany.
  • Observership in Gynecological Oncology - Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada. Fellowship in Aesthetic Gynecology - American Aesthetic Association.
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy for Ovarian Cyst
  • Laparoscopy for Infertility
  • Laparoscopy for Prolapse
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopic Polypectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Cannulation
  • Follicular monitoring (Ultrasonography)
  • Artificial Insemination (IUI)
  • Laparoscopic recanalization
  • Laparoscopic sterilization
Her passion is for removal huge fibroid and uterus through laparoscopically.
She has removed 
  • Successfully huge uterus with many fibroids measuring 2500gm laparoscopically.
  • Successfully removed big fibroid (About 9-month pregnant size) in unmarried girl laparoscopically
  • Women in whom big fibroid (Eight months pregnant size fibroid) was removed laparoscopically, conceived naturally and underwent Caesarean and had a healthy baby with us.
  • She has received Kempegowda awarded for the year 2016 for the contribution in health care.
  • Awarded International gynecologic cancer society (IGCS) scholarship for Robotic gynecologic oncology training at Montreal Canada 2014.
  • She has been invited faculty for national and international laparoscopy conferences
  • She has been a national level Kho- Kho player with gold medals during school and college days
  • Member of Indian association of gynaecological laparoscopy
  • Member of IGCS
  • Received Kempagowda award on Kempegowda Jayanti 2016 for the service rendered in the medical field.
She has contributed a chapter on a book on fibroids.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Hysterectomy is a traditional surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus. 

  • Supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy
  • Total hysterectomy
  • Radical hysterectomy

Usually, Hysterectomy is considered for conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, cervical or uterine cancer, and abnormal bleeding. Some of the alternatives to Hysterectomy include medications, fibroid removal (through Uterine artery embolization and Hysteroscopy), or dilatation & curettage.

Laparoscopy, Endometrial ablation, and Uterine artery embolization. Other minimally invasive procedures are Hysteroscopic myomectomy and Radiofrequency ablation.

It is difficult to diagnose ovarian cysts, but if you experience symptoms such as bloating, swelling, or pain in the abdomen, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, nausea and vomiting, and painful bowel movements. Then, the doctor may perform diagnostic procedures such as:

  • Ultrasound scan
  • Blood test
  • Pregnancy test
  • Laparoscopy

The risks include bleeding, Infection, Hernia, Blood clots, and Abdominal inflammation.

Generally, most ovarian cysts disappear within 3 to 4 months or through medication. Complications include infection, ovarian torsion, ruptured cysts, etc.

  • Lesser pain 
  • Lesser hospital stay 
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Lesser infection

  • Uterine artery embolization is an advanced procedure to treat uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. In this procedure, the doctor uses a catheter to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the uterine body. The Risks involved are allergic reactions, fever, haemorrhage, and vaginal bleeding.
  • Endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the lining of the endometrium (uterus), which is performed to stop/reduce the menstrual cycle. The Risks involved are Pain, bleeding or infection, a puncture injury of the uterine wall, and damage to connected organs.
  • Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of fibroids leaving the uterus in place.

It is a procedure that allows your doctor to view your uterus by endoscopy with access through the cervix.

It is considered to diagnose and treat symptoms or problems like abnormal bleeding, unusual vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, miscarriages, and postmenopausal bleeding.

For hormonal problems, medications are prescribed by a doctor, hysteroscopy and when all the non-surgical treatments fail, then laparoscopic surgery is considered.

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