Obstetrics and Gynaecology represents the most challenging and exciting frontier in medicine. In Gynaecology the main areas of interest are in endometriosis and endoscopic surgery.
The department is responsible for teaching Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics to undergraduate medical students. In addition, there are a number of undergraduates, post graduates and foreign elective students pursuing their research through the department. The teaching programme for undergraduates is mainly conducted at the De Soysa Maternity Hospital and at the Castle Street Hospital for Women. The department offers the most intellectually stimulating environment possible for the students.
The department academics provide treatment and care for women with normal and high-risk pregnancies and address a wide range of gynecological and women’s health concerns.
The department has had a tradition of being the centre of excellence for treatment of medical disorders in pregnancy. These include acquired and congenital heart disease, diabetes and other endocrine disorders complicating pregnancy. In a single ward round in our high-risk ward at the De Soysa Maternity Hospital one is bound to encounter a number of conditions that would take a long to see in many other settings.