Madam gives detailed elobration of the Genetic condition. Dr is in no hurry to explain the Genetic condition or its complexity.
Dr does a detailed study of the patient case and so is quite clear about them when explaining to us.
Dr leaves the decision to the patient and does not push for any of them.
And above all Dr know the hardship we go through and a genuine effort to decode the Genetic link is evident.
I had lost a baby before to a suspected genetic condition. Then my second baby had similar complaints too. I was guided to meet Dr Bajaj. I found her counseling excellent. The way she explains is at the level of patients, simple and lucid. She is very helpful and sincere. She tried and mobilized expensive tests for our baby, free of cost due to contacts with research labs. l am very thankful to her Best wishes for you.
It has been a pleasure to have been associated with Dr. Shruti Bajaj, for most of my term at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, while we were both working as Faculty, Asst Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr Shruti has been an inspiration in pursuing her passion for genetics. Her enthusiasm towards genes and genetics was infectious. Despite my limitations in genetics, I have found it to be immensely satisfying to have a genetic diagnosis after referral to a genetic specialist.
I have observed her diligently working up conditions ranging from chromosomal disorders ,syndromes, metabolic disorders, storage disorders, neurological conditions with a genetic basis, and many many more. Genetics may seem morbid to many, as it can be distressing to have a child with an inherited condition with poor prognosis. However my observation with Dr Shruti has been that sometimes it's important to seek a diagnosis to prevent future recurrence of the genetic disorder and to carry out active surveillance in the affected child to minimise the complications.
I have specialised in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care. I remember this one particular case, of a small infant having congenital nephrotic syndrome admitted in the PICU. We worked on that case together and proved it (and published it) to be Nail patella syndrome.
As a pediatrician, I find it extremely helpful to seek her expertise when I come across children with possible genetic manifestations. I sincerely hope that she continues her passion in genetics and achieves her commendable goal to make good genetic care available to most of the general population. I wish her luck in all her future endeavours.
DR CHHAYA DIVECHA
Assistant professor (Pediatrics)
Oman Medical College
Ex-Assistant professor in Pediatrics at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
We had visited Dr Bajaj for genetic evaluation and genetic counseling, because our child has autism. We did not want a recurrence in our family. Dr Bajaj was very helpful. She did not ask for unnecessary tests. She explained to us in very simple language. She helped us find positivity in the different situations faced by us. We are very thankful to her for her guidance.The doctor was good.she suggest less necessary tests.she help with positivity on any situation.hopes everything goes all right with her suggestions.
We had visited Dr Bajaj for genetic evaluation and genetic counseling, because our child has autism. We did not want a recurrence in our family. Dr Bajaj was very helpful. She was very practical and approachable. She explained to us in very simple language. She helped us find positivity in the different situations faced by us. We are very thankful to her for her guidance.
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It has been a pleasure knowing and working with Dr Shruti Bajaj. As a Consultant Pediatric Neurosurgeon, I have required inputs from Dr Shruti Bajaj, for simplifying the genetic angle to my cases on many occasions. Some instances where her inputs have uncovered a genetic etiology include congenital hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, cord compression secondary to storage disorders and neural tube defects. There is an upcoming and exciting role of genetics in neuro-oncology and brain tumours.
I am impressed by Dr Bajaj's detailed and comprehensive evaluation, lucid and simple genetic counseling and practical approach to a complex science. Best wishes!
Dr Dr Naresh Kumar Biyani
Consultant Pediatric Neurosurgeon Mumbai
It has been a pleasure knowing and working with Dr Shruti Bajaj.
I have seen her grow through her Residency years in Pediatrics, followed by the crucial tenure as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, at Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
I had worked closely with her on a project pertaining to a Knowledge Attitude and Practice study with respect to Kangaroo Mother Care in newborn babies, amongst the mothers of the babies. This study went on to bag the very prestigious Gold Medal for the Best Oral Paper in Social Neonatology at the National Neonatology Forum at New Delhi in 2012. It also got presented as a Poster at an International conference on Neonatology the same year. That all this was achieved by Dr Bajaj, while she was recovering from a very recent attainment of motherhood, speaks volumes about her commitment and dedication towards any cause that she pins her heart to!
I have interacted with her on multiple occasions discussing NICU babies, having a likely genetic disorder. These include babies with syndromic congenital birth defects (congenital heart disease, neural tube defects, cleft palate and cleft lip, evident craniofacial dysmorphisms etc.), suspected inborn errors of metabolism, floppy newborns and families having a suspicious family history where the previous child has died of a suspected/proven genetic condition.
The Department of Neonatology had conducted a Special Guest Lecture Series for the doctors persuing DM Neonatology, to address to the common practical genetic issues faced by a practicing neonatologist. Along with the rest of the team from the Genetic Clinic at KEMH, Dr Bajaj took some very informative, yet lucid talks. To make something as difficult as genetics, seem so palatable, requires a very sound understanding of the subject, in the first place.
Her drive and passion for families struck with rare disorders, is rare too. May I add, that though perceived as 'rare' individually, these disorders are actually very common when taken as a group. There is a huge untapped burden of genetic disorders in our country.
I wish her the best for shaping up this branch, for the betterment of millions of families, who need an answer, but don't know where to go to!
Dr Dr Ruchi Nanavati
Professor and Head Department of Neonatology Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital Mumbai
Being affected by a kidney ailment can be the worst nightmare coming true for the one who suffers from it. It not only affects the patient but shakes up the entire family and support system. In the era where awareness about diseases is increasing among general public it is very common for us to face questions regarding chances of acquiring a disease especially when a near relative suffers from the same. Thats where a role of a geneticist would be important.
Dr Keyur Dave
Consultant Nephrologist and renal transplant Physician
Orthopedic complaints having a genetic basis are commoner than appreciated by most of us. As we know, some of the red flags in pediatric orthopedics are recurrent fractures, recurrent joint dislocations, limb deformities, limb disproportion, skeletal dysplasias, short stature; to name a few. Dr Shruti Bajaj has helped me in each of the above case scenarios with utmost expertise and acumen.
Orthopedic conditions having a genetic basis, if not diagnosed in time can lead to a battery of unnecessary tests. These disorders can be detrimental to the mental and social well-being of the one who is suffering from it.
Dr Bajaj has helped many of my patient families, trying to simplify complex diagnoses. In one of the cases (recurrent joint dislocations eventually diagnosed as Ehler Danlos type 6) Dr Shruti Bajaj, also helped in prenatal counseling to prevent recurrence of the condition in the next baby.
Her knowledge of any genetic disorder is remarkable. I wish Dr Shruti Bajaj all the best for her future.