Dr. Zokhumi Poey (better known as Dr. Zovi), is one of our Senior Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologists. She had most of her education in India including her medical education at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and received her degree in medicine from Madras University. After 8 years of practice, Dr Zovi trained at various hospitals in England and received the Membership in 1983. She was elevated to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 2003.
Dr Zovi has years of within almost 30 years experience behind her, continues to upgrade herself. Dr Zovi has interest in laparascopic surgeries like ectopic pregnancies and laparascopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). And she is proficient in gynaecological and obstetrical ultrasound and colposcopy. In addition to the usual gynaecological surgeries, she does surgeries for cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers.
Her obstetric practice emphasises the joy of motherhood and early infant-parent bonding, especially through exclusive breast feeding for the 1st 6 months of life. To promote this, she lectures regularly at pre-natal classes to help couples prepare for parenthood.
Dr Zovi is a proponent of Preventive Medicine and a firm believer in the prevention of lifestyle diseases (Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Heart disease etc.), especially in women, through correct diet and lifestyle. She holds nutritional talks and cooking demonstrations.
In spite of her busy life she enjoys gardening, reading and entertaining. She keeps herself fit by exercise and practices the principles of healthy eating.
She helps people to learn that food is medicine and medicine is food, showing them how to add years to their life. Above all she wants everyone to see the happy side of life by cultivating an attitude of gratitude.