Choosing Your Obstetrician | Gynaes in Malaysia

Choosing your obstetrician could be a daunting task as you would like to have someone that you trust and get along well with to take care of you and your baby during pregnancy and labour. There are several issues that you need to consider prior to choosing your obstetrician:

1)  Decide where you want to deliver. Is the clinic/hospital location convenient, provides the necessary medical facility and the medical expenses are affordable for you?
2)  Ask recommendations from your friends, relatives or the hospital. Remember just because they like the obstetrician does not necessarily mean you would too.
3)  If you have a pre-existing medical condition or other obstetric factors that makes you in a higher risk pregnancy? If so, then it may be best to choose an obstetrician who specializes or have had experience in taking care of patients with similar condition. In addition, does the clinic or hospital have adequate medical facilities and expertise to care for you?
4) Does the doctor work solo or group practice with a group of doctors?
5) Does a male / female obstetrician matters to you?
6) Schedule an appointment with the obstetrician. Do you and your partner feel comfortable with him? Is your concern or question answered satisfactorily? Will the obstetrician meet your pregnancy needs or labour requirements?
Take time to research and decide which obstetrician you would be most happy to manage your pregnancy.

We know how hard it is to find that one special gynae who will answer to your every need and provide you with the assurance you crave for when something in pregnancy screams out.

We took a walk around our forum and found mothers with good recommendations of various gynaes in Malaysia. In no particular order, here’s the list as divided by the various hospitals.

Sunway Medical Centre

No. 5 Jalan Lagoon Selatan,

Bandar Sunway,

46150 Petaling Jaya

Tele No: 03-7491 9191.

1. Dr. Noor Aini

Dr. Noor Aini is experienced and known to be extremely knowledgeable in areas of childbirth.

2. Dr. Jason Lim Meng Hock

Dr. Lim is regarded highly among his patients and has his clinic open from Mondays till Saturdays. Although the wait can be long, many patients are quick to argue that seeing a gynae like Dr. Lim is worth the wait.

3. Dr. Wong Chin Yuan

A gentle and responsive doctor, even the husbands feel that their wife is in good hands!

 

Pantai (Bangsar) Hospital Kuala Lumpur (KL)

Lowyat.Net – Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital feedback
Aug 2012 to May 2013: Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital feedback
Hi all! I would just like to ask if there’s any of you here who have given birth in Pantai Hospital KL. My OB is Dr. Yap Moy Juan and will have me deliver in that hospital. I would appreciate any feedback that you may have…
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2467635/all

May 2013 – MamaAtWork
My wife gave birth in Pantai in May 2013. During monthly checkups, we saw a Dr with a private clinic which kept to appointment times; thus there was little to no wait time. The delivery was smooth; all but one staff respected all of our wishes (for a natural birth). Would go there again.
http://www.mamaatwork.my/hospital-medical-facilities/pantai-hospital-kuala-lumpur/

Oct 2012. Meena Sreenivasan (New Straits Times)
She says: “I was into the third trimester. I was referred to Dr Patricia in Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur for a second opinion. I was given three choices. The first was no mastectomy or abortion, but chemotherapy. The second was to remove the lump, keep the baby and do chemotherapy. The third option was to go for mastectomy, abort the baby and go with the chemotherapy.” http://www.nst.com.my/life-times/health/the-long-quiet-fight-1.160523#ixzz2AWPqjcjz

Nov 2011 – “we were recommended to see Dr. Paul Ng in Pantai Hospital Bangsar. According to some reviews, his queue is shorter (hence very suitable for working woman like me) and his charges is 1/3 of Dr. Guna’s…”

http://wishingforanangel.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-new-gynae-where-and-who.html
Sep 2011 – My Experience at Pantai Medical Center, KL

I’m gonna go according to the issues I had.
1. Admission and Labour Suite
I was impressed at first, since my admission was prompt. They immediately gave me a room and it didn’t take long for my husband to register me downstairs. The labour suite was also quite impressive, big and spacious, and the best part was that they allowed husbands and moms in…
http://lapis-lazulis.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-experience-at-pantai-medical-center.html

 

SJMC (Subang Jaya Medical Centre)

1 Jalan SS12/1A

47500 Subang Jaya

Tele No: 603-5639 1212

4. Dr. Ang Ching Kuan

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Giggling expectant mothers will be quick to liken Dr. Ang to a Hollywood star because of his looks. He is highly recommended because of his low charges.

5. Dr. Tang Boon Nee

Dr. Tang sees patients daily except for Thursdays and is known to be gentle and caring. She shuttles between SJMC and Taman Desa Medical Centre.

6. Dr. Delilah

Gentle, Dr. Delilah constantly explains the happenings to the patient and the patient’s husband, what the expectant mother is going through.

7. Dr. Fong Chee Kin

Patients of Dr Fong’s nickname him as the ‘Doctor Golden Hands’, especially when it is a C-section delivery.

More reviews:

Sep 2012 – Hie Mummies! This is my first pregnancy as well and I am 32 weeks in(ohh… getting closer to delivery date. Just want to recommend my gynae, Dr Delilah from SDMC. She is really good, thorough, and humourous.
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/1819-list-of-gynaes/page__st__750

Jul 2012 – My edd is 29th july, i was told natural delivery at sdmc (sime darby medical centre) cost 4.5k, anyone know what this charges cover? I think it doesnt cover room charges as i was told it cost150 for double room and 230 for single.Does it cover the baby fee ?
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/1704-fee-for-medical-center/page__st__540

Nov 2011 – I’d been a patient with Dr Tang SDMC. Delivered my baby boy under natural method. Am pleased with her but be prepared for the long queue. Well, to avoid disappointment during visits, jot down your questions in a paper and ask her all you want… her visit is normally short and nice. Dun think she is pro in c-sect but her experience in c-sect sure comes in handy should there be any complications in the labour process. Just make sure you clarify with her that you opt for natural delivery… Well, if any doctor trying to coax you to go for c-sect, ask for all the reason behind it…
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/1704-fee-for-medical-center/page__st__540

 

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre KL

282 & 286 Jalan Ampang

Kuala Lumpur 50450

Tele No: 604 – 257 7288

8. Dr. Jean Woo Lee See

Dr. Woo advices on natural birth and also doles out advice regarding cost saving methods.

9. Dr. Ravi Chandran

Dr. Ravi is known among his patients for his positivity and ability to make patients feel at ease even when the situation is a stressful one!

Some Reviews:

Oct 2009 – “Hi marcusee, i would recommend GMC if ur budget allows. There a few well
known and good gynae in KL who are attached with GMC namely, Dr. LS Tan, Dr. Jean Woo, Dr. Jimmy Tang, Dr. Teresa Chow and Dr. Wong. Perhaps you can go into GMC’s website and check it out.”
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1198935/+80

 

Taman Desa Medical Centre

45 Jalan Desa Taman Desa

Off Jalan Kelang Lama

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tele No: 0379820703

10. Dr. Loo Suat Chin

A partner of Dr. Tang’s, Dr. Loo is patient and displays care and concern over her patients.

11. Dr. Fan Poh Wah

His high flow of patients’ patronage credit him for his sense of humour, friendliness and most importantly, professionalism.

 

Damai Service Hospital (HQ)

No 109-119,1st Mile, Jln Ipoh

51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tele No: 603 4043 4900

12. Dr. Mahes Sittampalam

Highly recommended, Dr. Mahes Sittampalam, has been a resident consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist attached to Damai Service Hospital since 1999. Prior this, he was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in the General Hospital of Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

13. Dr. Chong Kuo Hsiang

A honest and thoughtful doctor, Dr. Chong encourages natural birth. Having a wife who is a lactation consultation explains his support of breast feeding.

 

Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre

19 & 21, Logan Road,

10400 Penang, Malaysia.

Tele No: (604)238 8888

14. Dr. Voon Meng Hoon

Known for her gentle ways, Dr. Voon explains thoroughly regarding any concerns the expectant mother should have.

 

QHC Subang

11A Jalan USJ 10/1A,

Subang Jaya, Selangor, 47620

Tele No: (6)03-56317730

15. Dr. Ng or Dr. Subra

Patients recommend either doctor because both are friendly, detailed and gentle with affordable charges.

 

Assunta Hospital

Jalan Templer,

46990 Petaling Jaya,

Selangor Darul Ehsan

Dr. Liew Fah Onn

A senior gynae, Dr. Liew has many years under his belt.

Remember, if you feel uncomfortable with your present gynae or need a second opinion, go ahead and see another gynae. You need to be comfortable with the doctor that is going to guide you through this journey!

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