With More than 4 decades (44 years) of experience in UK & UAE in this specialty, Dr. Mrs. Verma came to the UAE from the UK more than 3 decades ago, as a Consultant and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Sharjah Kuwaiti Hospital. She subsequently moved to Al Zahra Pvt. Hospital, Sharjah in June 1988.
In 1981 Sharjah Kuwaiti Hospital had only 26 beds, poor facilities and a high rate of birth injuries. With her hard work, dedication and determination, Dr. Verma managed to bring about the changes required not only to modernise the facility but also to improve the medical care to international standards. A challenging task though! After 7 years, in 1988, just before she left to join Al Zahra Hospital, it was a 99 bed unit with a well established labour ward, antenatal, postnatal, gynaecological wards, latest fetal monitors and better outcomes.
For 26 years, she was with Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah as a Senior Consultant. And for the last 21 years (September 1993 to April 2014) she has also been working at Al Zahra Medical Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, a satellite branch of Al Zahra Hospital, since the start of this branch.
Over the last 33 years, she has given round-the-clock service, her expertise and time to develop the departments at both Kuwaiti as well as Al Zahra Hospital, introducing the new technologies especially in the field of Endoscopy, Diagnostics and Operative service.
To give the best to her patients, she has always been readily accessible. Since the advent of mobile technology she had her mobile number on her visiting card. Her patients had the liberty to call her anytime of the day or night, whether she is in or out the country. Dr. Verma has been delivering all her booked patients herself, unless travelling abroad. She takes pride in the little bundles of joy she brings in to this world as for her “To Give a life is to have a life”.
After 33 years in Sharjah and with MOH, and more than 26 years with Al Zahra Hospitals, Dr. Verma decided to make a move and she joined the Institute for Biophysical Medicine (IFBM) in Dubai Healthcare City a Free Zone in Dubai.
Dr. Verma obtained her MBBS in the year 1967 from Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, Delhi, India, which is one of the most prestigious and the oldest institution in India. After finishing her internship, she spent one year on writing a thesis (for Masters Degree) on Malpresentations and their fetal and maternal outcome from the same institution.
While in the UK, Dr. Verma was able to gain extensive experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and had a privilege to work in some of the most prestigious teaching and general hospitals while gaining post graduate clinical training.
Prior to coming to the UAE, she spent 11 years in UK. She ‘s both a member (1974) and a fellow (1987) of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of London, UK. She has also had diploma (1973) from the same college. In addition to that, she has also done Special training and obtained her Diploma (1972) in Family Planning. At all times, Dr. Verna has made continuous efforts to update her knowledge by attending workshops and medical conferences in different parts of the world, especially in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Europe. She has kept pace with advances in medical technology. She has trained in endoscopic procedures – diagnostic & operative laparoscopy, Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy from Germany, USA and UK.
Recently she has been attending conferences and keeping up-to-date with the latest development and advancements made in Anti-Aging medicine and the use of Bio-identical hormones, management of Age-related disorders and life-style diseases, all of which are common practice now in the USA and which the rest of the world are also catching up on. She is successfully incorporating their techniques and technologies into her practice here in the UAE.
Dr. Verma has a special interest in menorrhagia and infertility. In order to be completely up-to-date, she attends all available infertility seminars, all Federation of International Gynaecology and Obstetrics world conferences, British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, meeting and conferences of Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology UK, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ACOG) and the Australian & New Zealand COG. She attends at least 2 international conferences a year and all the local UAE conferences.
She has traveled to UK and Australia (Sydney) to master the latest techniques for treating specially selected cases of painful heavy periods in which all medical management has failed. These techniques – “Uterine Balloon Therapy” and NOVASURE ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION avoid the need for hysterectomy.
As a gynaecologist, she routinely deals with Ovarian Cysts, Ectopic Pregnancies, Tubal Ligation, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Infertility Problems including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO/PCOS/PCOD), Endocrinology Disorders, Reproductive Awareness, Counselling for Sexually Acquired Infections, all other sexual health problems, and IUCD Insertion (including Mirena). This is in addition to the conventional methods of performing all major abdominal and vaginal complicated surgical procedures including hysterectomy, Multiple Mymomectomies, Repair procedures for Prolapse, Stress incontinence including TVT tape insertion and Adhesiolysis (Lapartotomy/ Laparascopically). She is adept at colposcopy, hysteroscopy, hysteroscopic endometrial ablation and the management of all related problems.
As an obstetrician over all these years she has dealt with innumerable cases of complicated pregnancies, deliveries and post-delivery complications. Patients with previous bad obstetric histories, long periods of infertility and with congenital uterine abnormalities have been taken care of and have had babies. Some years ago, a woman with a very rare congenital abnormality, a double uterus, two cervices, two vaginae “Uterus didelphys” (The first such case in UAE at that time) delivered a baby under her care and has gone on to have her second baby since.
Recently, she has dealt with a case of Twin pregnancy with Placenta Previa Major Accreta, which required the use of B lynch suture technique. She has delivered mothers and their daughters and daughter-in-laws and so much so that some of the baby girls and boys delivered by her have had their own babies delivered by her too!
Dr. Verma also has a special interest in prenatal diagnosis of congenital fetal abnomaliites. She also offers Genetic Counseling and all diagnostic procedures including Amniocentesis.
All patients booked under her for delivery are followed until six weeks after delivery when they have the postnatal checkup including Pap Smear (screening test for cancer of cervix) and Contraceptive advice.