Deeply inspired by her heritage, Dr.Deepthi Jammi has single-mindedly worked towards equipping herself to serve society as best as she can. Chennai Women’s Clinic and Scan Centre, founded by Dr.Deepthi, traces its roots back to Dr. Jammi Venkataramanayya, a prominent physician and ayurvedic scholar, who started his practice in 1900 at Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Dr.Deepthi is a part of the 3rd generation of doctors descended from Dr. Jammi Venkataramanayya.
Dr.Jammi came to Chennai (erstwhile Madras) in 1927 at the invitation of Dr.T.S.Krishnamurthy, the then principal of Stanley Medical College. He was asked to attempt to cure a boy, who was the son of a prominent industrialist, affected by childhood cirrhosis. Where allopathic treatments failed, Dr.Jammi Venkataramanayya’s ayurvedic formulations bore fruit and saved the child. In 1928, he moved to Chennai, continued to save many more children and set up numerous satellite treatment centers across India.
Dr.Deepthi sees it as her responsibility to bear this proverbial torch handed down to her and Chennai Women’s Clinic is but a single step in this direction.
Our mission is to leverage the latest practices and technology in fetal medicine to provide the highest quality care for expectant mothers, experiencing
either normal or high-risk pregnancies, in strong collaboration with the referring obstetricians.
What exactly is fetal medicine and how does it help?
Fetal medicine consultants are trained to expertly diagnose and possibly address abnormalities in unborn babies. Fetal Medicine is a field whose scope is far-reaching – from performing routine ultrasound scans for low risk pregnancies to complicated interventional procedures to detect and/or mitigate risks in high risk pregnancies.
While a majority of mothers experience uncomplicated pregnancies, in the rare cases of complications, consultants work closely with obstetricians to plan the management of treatment.
For instance, if a mother is at low risk for delivering a child with a chromosomal problem, only the routine scans will be recommended (each patient is at liberty to choose if she wants to undergo intensive testing for confirmation). However, if a mother is at high risk to deliver a child with chromosomal abnormalities, invasive procedures such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) will be recommended to confirm the disorder. This would provide the patient, her family and the obstetrician with information to plan the management of the pregnancy, delivery and post-natal support.