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Dr. Kamini Rao


Dr. Kamini A. Rao, the Founder and Medical Director of Milann, is a pioneer in the field of Reproductive Medicine in India. Across her distinguished clinical and research career in reproductive medicine, Dr. Kamini Rao specialized in reproductive endocrinology, ovarian physiology and assisted reproductive technology.

Among her early contributions to the field are the establishment of South India's first semen bank, India's first SIFT baby and South India's first babies born through ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) as well as through Laser Assisted Hatching. Across a clinical and research career spanning three decades, Dr. Kamini Rao has taught and trained hundreds of fertility specialists and has served as a beacon of hope to thousands of infertile couples.

After training in fertility and medicine in the United Kingdom, Dr. Kamini Rao returned to India in 1989 to set up the Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre, now known as Milann - The Fertility Center.

Dr. Kamini Rao is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine, is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology of the Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare and the ICMR, as well as a member of the National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy instituted by ICMR and DBT. She is also the Chairperson of the International Institute for Training and Research in Reproductive Health.

Dr. Kamini Rao was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2014. Other recognitions of her contributions in the field of medicine include - the Karnataka State Award (Rajyotsava Award); the Vidya Ratan Award; Lifetime Achievement Honours Tribute Award from the Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad; the Aryabhatta Award from the Aryabhatta Cultural Organisation; the B.C. Roy District Award from the Shimoga district unit of the Indian Medical Association and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bangalore Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kamini Rao received her MS (OBG) from University of Liverpool, Diploma in Obstetrics from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Milann offers a range of fertility treatments including medical management, surgical procedures and special assisted reproductive techniques to ensure the best outcomes.

Our specialized assisted reproductive techniques include IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), IVF (In vitro Fertilization) and ICSI (Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection).

Milann manages male infertility using techniques such as Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA), Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) and reproductive surgery.

Fertility Treatment


Surrogacy has made parenthood an option for a couple who might not be able to bear a child. A gestational surrogate has no genetic ties to the child. Milann, in line with national regulations and ART guidelines, works with recognized agencies which provide surrogacy services to couples.


Milann, in line with national regulations and guidelines, works with recognized ART banks and agencies which provide donor services to couples.

Third Party Reproduction

Fertility Preservation during Illness

Certain illness like cancer may cause loss of fertility or reduced chances of bearing children in the future. HCG and Milann have joined hands to offer the Oncofertility Initiative, a fertility preservation program that is customized for cancer patients.

Biological Clock

As a woman ages, there is a decline in the ability to generate healthy eggs for fertilization. Fertility preservation treatment allows women to postpone child. Our doctors at Milann can guide you through the best options if you plan to delay conception.

Fertility Preservation

Milann provides the highest quality of cytogenetic analyses and prenatal diagnoses available to complement clinical practice. Our cytogenetics Laboratory provides comprehensive services like Chromosomal Analysis (Karyotyping) from Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS), Amniocentesis and Cordocentesis, Fluorescence In-situ Hybridization (FISH) and molecular diagnosis using PCR technique (Polymerase Chain Reaction).


Towards managing high-risk pregnancies, Milann has trained and dedicated consultants who will work with the couple in their journey to parenthood. Fetal Medicine and Genetic Counselling Clinic, Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic, Diabetes Management Clinic, Gestational Management Clinic and Hypertensive Disorder Management Clinic are specialized clinics to manage high-risk pregnancies at Milann.

High Risk Obstetrics

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat female disorders like pelvic problems, endometrial polyps, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. At Milann, we perform Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopies, and Diagnostic and Operative Laparoscopies.


Contact Address

#7, East Park Road,
Kumara Park East,
Bengaluru - 560 001
Ph: 1800 4076 45266

About Milann Shivananda

Milann was conceived at Shivananda Circle, Bangalore in 1989 as the Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre (BACC). The facility includes state-of-the-art embryology laboratory, andrology laboratory, endoscopy OT, IVF OT, labor room, inpatient rooms, as well as a NICU managed by an expert team of neonatologists. The centre also houses Milann's in-house molecular diagnostics laboratories.

Contact Address

#1109, 24th Main Road,
J. P. Nagar 1st Phase
Bengaluru - 560 078
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About Milann J P Nagar

Milann's second centre was established in J P Nagar, Bangalore in 2007. In 2014, the facilities were upgraded to a new centre with state-of-the-art modular embryology laboratory, andrology laboratory, endoscopy OT, labor room, NICU and IVF OT.

Contact Address

M S Ramaiah Hospital,
M S R Nagar,
Bengaluru - 560 054
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About Milann MSR

Milann MSR is our fourth centre in Bangalore, which is based inside the M S Ramaiah Medical Campus and commenced operation in 2015. The services offered including ultrasound, andrology and IVF related services. The centre has six day care beds with a state-of-the-art endoscopy and IVF OT. With a team of three full-time specialists and two embryologists, Milann MSR achieved successful outcomes with its first IUI and its first IVF patient in the very first month of its operation.

Contact Address

#82, CMH Road,
Indiranagar 2nd Stage,
Bengaluru - 560 038
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About Milann Indiranagar

Milann's third centre at Indiranagar, Bangalore commenced in 2012. The centre has a state-of-the-art embryology laboratory, an IVF OT and an andrology laboratory.

Contact Address

Milann - The Fertilty Center,
#396, Sector - 46-A, Chandigarh -160047

Ph: 0172-3005900 / 3005999
Mob: 73079-33055

Contact Address

E 580 - Greater Kailash Part 2, (Near DT Cinemas),
New Delhi 110048
Ph: 1800 4076 45266 or 8527699266

About Milann Delhi

Milann's fifth center situated at the heart of South Delhi started its operations in March 2016. The center is based at Greater Kailash - II. The center successfully performs IUI, ICSI, assisted hatching, IVF, gamete donation, surrogacy for Indians, male infertility, embryo donation, embryo freezing, genetic screening (PGS, PGD) and other natural infertility treatments with encouraging emotional and moral support. Our main aim is to treat patients with best possible techniques in a holistic environment with a patient centric approach.