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Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar

Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar, Indian obstetrician and gynecologist (Shiroda, Goa 27 April 1899 –Mumbai 07 March 1971)
 
 
 
Described cervical cerclage operation known as Shirodkar stitch (1955)
 
Invented 2 operations for genital prolapsed
 
Developed a technique of placing a vaginal hood over the cervix
 
Designed special instruments for the repair of the incompetent cervix  such as a retractor, a fasciotome, a speculum and Shirodkar needles