The flagship hospital of the Apollo Group, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, was established in 1983. Today it is one of the most respected hospitals in the world, and is also amongst the most preferred destinations for both patients from several parts of India, as well as for medical tourism and medical value travel. The hospital specializes in cutting-edge medical procedures. It has over 60 departments spearheaded by internationally trained doctors who are skillfully supported by dedicated patient-care personnel. It is one of the few hospitals in Chennai that have state of the art facilities for various health disorders.
It has been a pioneer among the hospitals in Chennai, and even in India, in many different treatments and procedures.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai – Milestones
First donor incompatible kidney transplant performed at Apollo Hospitals Chennai using technique of Column adsorption of blood group antibodies.
A new dedicated specially designed Nile Pax stent was used to clear the blockage that was formed in the coronary artery involving two branches, at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
Endovascular Aneurysm repair for 2 large aneurysms simultaneously performed at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
First hospital in India to perform Total Knee Replacement and the Illizarov Procedure.
Pioneers of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Procedure in India.
Pioneers of multi-organ and cord blood transplants in India.
27,000 heart surgeries with a success rate of 99.6%, on par with global standards.
In less than three years since inception, the team at the Apollo Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Chennai completed over 100 Liver Transplantations in June 2011, marking a noteworthy first-of-its-kind milestone in the city of Chennai.
A 70% success rate in Bone Marrow Transplant.
First Indian hospital to introduce newer techniques in coronary angioplasty, stereotactic radiotherapy and radio-surgery (for brain tumors).
First Indian hospital to be awarded the 1S0 9002 and ISO 14001 Certifications.
First hospital in South India to get accreditation from the Joint Commission International USA.
Declared as a 'Centre of Excellence' by the Government of India.
Rated as the "Best Private Sector Hospital in India" by The Week magazine.
Winner of healthcare awards 2008, instituted by the Express Healthcare Publications (The Indian Express Group) for Overall Best Hospital of the year, Operational Excellence and Leveraging Global Opportunity
Apollo Hospitals Chennai introduces an innovative healthcare delivery model - Apollo Day Surgery, which is the first-of-its-kind at Alwarpet in Chennai and a dedicated facility for minor surgeries requiring short-stay.
Centre for liver disease and transplantation, Apollo Hospitals Chennai has completed 100 liver transplantations in less than 4 years with over 90% success rate, creating a milestone in the history of medicine.
Latest M guard stent technology, a specially designed Mesh covered stent, was used to save a 27 year old man from an acute heart attack ! Apollo Hospital first to introduce the technology in Chennai !
Tamilnadu's first 'Movement Disorder Clinic' launched at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai.