Rare genetic lung condition treated at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
The double-lung transplantation for Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) genetic condition is the first case in India and second in the world. The first successful transplant was done in the US in 2005, said Dr Paul Ramesh Thangaraj, senior consultant cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon at Apollo Hospitals.
First Apollo insulin pump clinic opened in Chennai!
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai inaugurated its first ever Apollo Insulin Pump clinic in the city
100% blocked arteries can be opened with angioplasty!
Apollo Hospitals Ayanambakkam organized an international CTO (chronic total occlusion - 100% blocked arteries) workshop in the presence of world renowned Japanese cardiologist, Dr. Masahisa Yamane
Apollo Hospitals Ayanambakkam presents 30% off on al Health Checks.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai won the EXCELLENCE Award from Hospital Management Asia (HMA)
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has won an EXCELLENCE Award from Hospital Management Asia (HMA) for several categories
HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Award
HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific has announced that Apollo Hospitals Chennai has achieved Stage 6 of the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), a noteworthy recognition that the hospital has attained significant advancement in its IT capabilities further enabling it to successfully address several challenges faced by it as a healthcare provider, including one like reduction of medication errors.
Apollo Launches Children's Centre for Trauma!
Apollo Children's Hospital has dedicated a state of the art trauma care centre to save little lives providing 360 degree medical expertise in diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up care on World Trauma Day.
A Cutting Edge - EMCO Technology at Apollo Children's Hospital, Chennai saves the life of an 11 year old child !
An 11-year-old girl who suffered acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) becomes the first pediatric patient in South India to have successfully recovered by the use of artificial heart-lung by-pass machine known as ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) at Apollo Children Hospital.
Spread the smile! Not the Infection
Apollo Hospitals initiates a week long awareness campaign on healthcare associated infections like major clinical and public health problems among the doctors and patients.
Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital, Chennai celebrated Rose Day with South Indian Film Actors Srikanth & Khusboo.
Rose Day is a celebration of life for cancer patients. It was an evening filled with fun and cheer at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital, Chennai.
First navigation surgery for maxillofacial surgery/trauma in the country, performed at Apollo Hospitals Chennai !
The first navigation surgery in India for maxillofacial surgery/trauma was performed at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai by the team of Dr. Vinod Narayanan and Dr. Nirvikalpa, Consultants - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery !
Dedicated Bifurcation Stent technology used for Complex Bifurcation angioplasty at Apollo Hospitals Chennai, a first in Tamil Nadu, helps many !
A new dedicated specially designed Nile Pax stent was used by Dr. G. Sengottuvelu, Senior Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai to clear the blockage that was formed in the coronary artery involving two branches.
Spinal cord tumor removed safely by Neuro-Spinal Surgeon at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai !
Spinal surgery on tumors involving the spinal cord is the most challenging of all due to its high risk of possibly precipitating the neurological deficits that are disastrous. This highly vascular tumor ( Ependymoma) was meticulously removed in total using Microsurgical technique.
Apollo Hospitals performs a complex Robotic assisted Urosurgery on a 7 year old African child !
Robotic Surgery is a New Revolution in complex Pediatric procedures ! A 7 year old African child underwent a complex Uro surgery at Apollo Hospitals Chennai. Robotic assisted surgery helped in stabilizing the child.
Life saving surgery by suturing a slit throat performed at Apollo Hospitals Chennai !
Specialists at Apollo Hospitals performed a complicated surgery to bring back life and voice into a woman. A well-timed trauma care and accurate surgery helped in saving life !
World Continence Week - Free Check-up Camp for Women !
Apollo Hospitals Chennai organizes a week-long free Uro-gynecology check-up camp for women.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai organizes activities to create awareness on Oral & Lung cancer on the occasion of "World No Tobacco" day on May 31st.
Apollo Cancer Institute, Chennai urges people to kick tobacco chewing and smoking habits and organizes activities in collaboration with Madras Road Transport Corporation to create awareness on Oral & Lung cancer on the occasion of "World No Tobacco" day on May 31st.
Immune Adsorption columns used at Apollo Hospitals Chennai to enable ABO incompatible Kidney transplant !
The first ABO-incompatible kidney transplant at the Apollo hospitals Chennai was done by using the Immune adsorption columns to reduce the specific blood group antibody titer before the ABO-incompatible transplant. This is the first case in the country using column adsorption of blood group antibodies.
Endovascular Aneurysm repair at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
Aneurysms of thoracic aorta and abdominal aorta are rare and their treatment traditionally involved complex surgical repair with attendant morbidity and mortality. Nowadays, interventional non-surgical management with Endovascular grafting using covered stent grafts (EVAR : Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) has become the treatment of choice in the majority of cases.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai launches the Apollo Foot Care Service !
The Apollo Foot Care [Electronic Baropaedometer & Insole Maker] Service launched at Apollo Hospitals Chennai has been commenced to help in diagnosis of foot and ankle pains & production of thermoformed plantar insoles to treat them by introducing biomechanical corrections. It would deal with patients not only with foot problems [that may include lower kinetic chain problem, neuropathy, orthopaedic problems] but also fitness, sports, athletes and everyday walker. In short it would cater to both the ends of clientele illness as well as wellness.
Conquering Breast Cancer - A Panel Discussion organised by Apollo Cancer Institutes on the occasion of International Women's Day !
Apollo Cancer Institutes organised a Panel discussion on "Conquering Breast Cancer " along with a Breast Cancer Conqueror's meet, a one of its kind event at Chennai on the eve of International Women's Day.
Apollo Group of Hospitals launched the First of its Kind - Dental Wellness Center in India, the "WHITE", 7-star Dental Spa at Chennai.
WHITE Dental Care, initiative by the Apollo Hospitals Group, is to bring world Class Dentistry to India and to Light up A Billion Smiles across India and making it glow on the world map as a Nation free of dental problems and pain.
Apollo Cancer Institute, Chennai creates awareness against Cancer & urges people to take positive action to prevent cancer.
On the occasion of World Cancer Day (February 4), Apollo Cancer Institute, Chennai organized series of activities to spread cancer awareness.
Apollo Hospitals announces the launch of the MRI-HIFU, a breakthrough, non-invasive technology, for treatment of uterine fibroids.
Apollo Hospitals Group today unveiled a breakthrough MRI-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) solution from Philips at its Hospital in Chennai. This was announced by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group and Mr. Krishna Kumar, President, Philips Healthcare, India, here, today.
Apollo Reach Hospitals, Karaikudi - Taking quality healthcare to the heart of India !
Apollo Reach Hospitals, Karaikudi, to be inaugurated on the 26th of December, 2011, by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. The Guests of Honour will be the Union Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India, Shri P Chidambaram and His Excellency, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr. K. Rosaiah.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai launches the Apollo Institute of Robotic Surgery, the first world class robotic centre in Tamilnadu, in collaboration with the Vattikuti Foundation, USA.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai launched the Apollo Institute of Robotic Surgery, in collaboration with the Vattikuti Foundation, USA, bringing in the latest State of the Art " da Vinci Si Robotic system", the first of its kind in Tamil Nadu.
Interactive live workshop on Robotic Surgery in Urology by Dr. Mani Menon, Director of Vattikuti Institute of Urology, Henry Ford Hospital, USA.
The State of the Art "Da Vinci Si Robotic system" which is the cutting edge technology in Robotic Laparoscopic surgery, is being launched at Apollo Hospitals Chennai. As a part of the grand inauguration of the Institute of Robotic Surgery, a 2 day interactive workshop has been organized by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
Organ transplants transforms lives of four individuals at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
53 year old Thilagavathy, an accident victim was brought to Apollo Hospitals Chennai for treatment on 18th October and was declared brain dead. With her family’s consent a team of highly skilled surgeon at Apollo Hospitals harvested and transplanted her organs in 4 other individuals. Out of them, a 63 year old woman who had heart transplant, is the oldest woman transplant recipient in India.
Dr. M.K. Mani, Chief Nephrologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has been honoured with the Dhanvantari Award, 2011.
Dr. M.K. Mani, pioneer in nephrology in the country and Chief Nephrologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has been honoured with the 40th Dhanvantari Award. Dhanvantari Medical Foundation president and eminent cardiologist Dr.B.K. Goyal said that Dr. Mani pioneered innovative techniques and a new regimen in the management of kidney disorders.
Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital celebrates Rose Day by dedicating an exclusive and contemporary Chemotherapy Daycare Ward to Cancer Patients !
Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospitals, Chennai one among India’s foremost Cancer Hospitals dedicated a brand-new contemporary and exclusive Chemotherapy Ward to Cancer patients on the occasion of Rose Day. Popular South-Indian Film Star Karthi inaugurated this new Chemotherapy Daycare Ward and celebrated Rose Day with the patients.
Apollo Hospitals launches Tamilnadu’s first ‘Movement Disorder Clinic’ at Apollo Speciality, Hospital Chennai.
Apollo's Hospital's Neurosciences team successfully performs Deep Brain Stimulation surgery on second International patient ailing with Parkinson's. This led to the launch of Tamilnadu's 1st Movement Disorder Clinic, by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, with the intent to create greater awareness and to provide this benefit to more such patients ailing with chronic disorders.
Total Femur Replacement surgery, performed at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, enables 13-years-old boy from Mauritius to walk again !
Mohammad Ali, native of Mauritius, a patient of Ewing's Sarcoma, a patient of malignant (cancerous) bone tumor that affects children, underwent a Total Femur Replacement surgery performed by Prof. Dr.Mayilvahanan Natarajan and team, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, which has enabled him to walk again !
Apollo Hospitals Chennai introduces an innovative healthcare delivery model - Apollo Day Surgery, which is the first-of-its-kind in Chennai and a dedicated facility for minor surgeries requiring short-stay.
Apollo Hospitals has launched its first Apollo Day Surgery at Alwarpet in Chennai. An innovative healthcare facility, it has been designed to provide comprehensive healthcare services to address all the health related needs of a family. It is a dedicated facility for minor surgeries requiring short-stay.
Arm cut-off in accident re-implanted at Apollo Chennai !
Mr Sundar Raj aged 37 years an electrical engineer by profession can now hope to return to his work in a few months time. He had a tryst with destiny when he was involved in an industrial accident on June 3rd, 2011 and got his arm cut-off. He was then rushed by the Apollo hospital ambulance to our hospital with the severed limb well preserved in ice. He was soon on the operating table and our Team of Specialists worked together and got the arm re-implanted !
Apollo Hospitals Center for Liver disease and transplantation has completed 100 transplant surgeries in the shortest time span at a success rate over 90% !
Apollo centre for liver disease and transplantation has completed 100 liver transplantations in less than 4 years with over 90% success rate, creating a milestone in the history of medicine. There is a noticeable rise in the cases of liver diseases in India which will result in a greater need for treatment in the coming future than the current availability. As a pioneer in the healthcare sector, Apollo Hospitals is fortifying the facilities throughout the country to meet and battle the need.
Yet another Break through surgery at Apollo Hospitals Chennai !
Apollo surgeons saved a lorry driver from severe thermal organ burns by performing a challenging surgery. Replacing tissues that were cooked up by a red-hot-iron rod that pierced through the right side of his neck passing in between the food pipe and the wind pipe making its way out through his chest.
Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai successfully completes 1000 Micro Vascular tissue free transfers !
The Plastic & Reconstruction Surgical team at Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Chennai has added another milestone to Apollo Hospitals by successfully conducting exultant Micro vascular free tissue transfer and Aesthetic surgeries on more than 1000 patients by the end of March 2011.
First-of-it's-kind in South Asia - Full Field Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis (3D) system launched at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai.
Marking a new beginning in diagnosis of Breast Cancer, South Asia's first-of-its-kind, Full-Field Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis (3D) system was inaugurated at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospitals, Chennai by Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, in the presence of Mr. Jack Cumming, Chairman, Hologic Inc., USA and Dr. G S K Velu, Founder & Managing Director, Trivitron Healthcare.
Heart attacks can be mistaken for sun strokes !
Santhosh, 27, went into the emergency room of a hospital sweating profusely and with complaints of fatigue and mild chest discomfort after playing a cricket match on Sunday noon. Doctors quickly concluded that he was exhausted and dehydrated. Santhosh, who works for a glass factory, was sent home after doctors advised him fluids and rest. Four hours later, when he returned with breathlessness, an ECG was taken. The results showed that he suffered from acute heart attack. His family whisked him away to the cardiology care unit of Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
World's 1st iPod Navigation Hip Resurfacing Surgery performed at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai, by Dr. Vijay C Bose
The highly-skilled medical teams at Apollo Hospitals, frontrunners in harnessing the symbiosis of technology and medical advancements have now successfully performed the World's 1st iPod Navigation Hip Resurfacing Surgery at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai. They were also the third in the world to perform a Knee Replacement Surgery using the iPod Navigation technique.
New device used at Apollo Hospitals Chennai to help save larger area of heart muscle.
ClearWay RX - Rapid exchange therapeutic perfusion catheter helps save larger area of heart muscle in heart attacks.
Apollo Chennai has introduced a Bariatric Surgery procedure done through a single incision that leaves no visible scar !
Those who have been going under the surgeon's scalpel for weight-loss surgeries had one concern - the ugly scar the surgery would leave behind. No longer. Apollo Hospitals has introduced a Bariatric Surgery procedure done through a single incision in the belly button that leaves no visible scar. Bariatric surgery reduces the size of the stomach of morbidly obese people. Till recently, doctors had to either cut open the abdomen or make at least three holes to do these surgeries. The new technique does away with cuts and multiple incisions.
Deep Brain Stimulation relieves Cervical Dystonia in Iraqi patient Mr. Ghassan Mohamad, at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
Mr. Ghassan Mohamad Qublan from Iraq was admitted at Apollo Speciality Hospital Chennai with a type of movement disorder called Cervical Dystonia with Dysphonia. A Deep Brain Stimulation surgery was done and his dystonia has been almost rectified. This is only the second such case to be done in our country.
"It's possible to overcome cancer" - In observance of World Cancer Day and the UICC theme for the year 2011, Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital, Chennai organized a Human Chain at the Marina Beach, on February 4, 2011.
In observance of World Cancer Day and the UICC theme for the year 2011, Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital, Chennai organized a Human Chain at the Marina Beach, on February 4, 2011, which was inaugurated by the famous Tamil Film Star Mr.Karthi Sivakumar.
Sunshine Store at Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital a retailer shop catering to the needs of cancer patients. The store was inaugurated by renowned South Indian Actress, Ms. Gowthami.
Apollo Hospital Chennai's newest initiative for Cancer patients. Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital, inaugurated a special "Sunshine Store" - a retailer shop catering to the needs of cancer patients. The store was inaugurated by renowned South Indian Actress, Gowthami. It has all the things that would make the journey to better health just that much easier.
Apollo Hospitals first in Chennai to use bio-resorbable stents
The Apollo Hospitals, one of the six centres in India to be part of a global trial on using drug-eluting bio-resorbable stents, are the first in Chennai to use the product. The next generation in devices that relieve blood vessel blocks will dissolve within a couple of years. The device works like a regular stent by restoring blood flow to a clogged vessel. It also contains a drug that is slowly released to help the healing process.
Apollo Institute of Hospital Management & Allied Sciences in affiliation with Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University launches 7 new Allied Sciences Courses - A pioneering initiative in Paramedical Education
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Specialised Post-Diploma Nursing Courses launched
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has launched post-diploma nursing courses with an aim to evolve specialised skill sets in eight critical disciplines.
Latest M guard stent technology saves a 27 year old from acute heart attack ! Apollo Hospital first to introduce the technology in Chennai !
Team of super specialist doctors headed by Dr. G. Sengottuvelu, Senior Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals Chennai used a breakthrough specially designed mesh covered stent (M GUARD STENT) and saved a 27 year male's heart using this breakthrough technology. The man is the 1st person in Chennai to undergo this successful procedure.
India’s little citizens join the Billion Hearts Beating Campaign, inspired by Cine Star Suriya on the occasion of the first birthday of Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai.
At a special event organized on Apollo Children’s Hospitals First Birthday and inspired by Cine Star Suriya, young children joined the Billion Hearts Beating Campaign and made a promise to keep themselves, their family and thereby India heart healthy. Soon the Billion Hearts Beating campaign will encourage school children across the nation to join the march.
Adult Male from Peshawar, Pakistan, ailing with Parkinson’s disease treated successfully using the innovative ‘Deep Brain Stimulation’ surgical procedure at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai
Mr. Mohd Arif from Pakistan, ailing with Parkinson’s disease was treated successfully using the ‘Deep Brain Stimulation’ (DBS) Procedure, at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai. The patient was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in Pakistan many years ago and despite extensive treatment, his condition had been deteriorating with severe disability in walking and stiffness even on high doses of medication. His sleep was severely affected & appetite had become deranged and he had lost urinary control. This situation made him a candidate for surgical treatment offered for Parkinsonism, which is subthalamic nucleus (STN) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). After DBS Surgery, Mr. Arif has experienced tremendous reduction in body stiffness and is even able to walk up the stair case. He also feels to have got back his normal appetite, better sleep & has gained good urinary control.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai completes 10,000 Coronary Angioplasties !
Apollo Hospitals Chennai started performing Angioplasties in the year 1985 and has now completed 10,000 Coronary Angioplasties. In the initial years, only Balloon Angioplasties were performed. Over the years, we used metallic stents and medicated stents and we further advanced in the recent past to doing many refined procedures like Multi-Vessel Angioplasty, Left Main Angioplasty and Bifurcation Lesions. The Hospital also does Intraaortic Balloon Pump procedure for very sick cases, Rota Blator procedure for calcified lesions and Primary Angioplasty in acute heart attacks.
The first “Pediatric Critical Care” refresher course was conducted by Apollo Children’s Hospital for Nurses. Various hospitals across Chennai and Southern Indian States were invited for this refresher course for nurses. There was an overwhelming response and more than 100 delegates registered for the program. Various sessions on Recognizing a sick child, Common Pediatric Emergencies, Infection Control , Drug calculations, Basics in ventilation, Care of a Child on ventilator etc After each presentation, there was an interactive session which helped the delegates to get their doubts cleared.
Reinforcing its image as India’s premier super-specialty hospital, Apollo Hospitals Chennai launched the ‘Apollo Knee Clinic’ that offers a comprehensive solution for knee pain integrating the different elements of managing a knee disorder. The Apollo Knee Clinic was formally inaugurated at Apollo Hospitals Chennai by Cine Star Mr. Sarathkumar and the Apollo Knee Check programme launched by ace cricketing legend Mr. Krishnamachary Srikkanth.
Workshop on Pediatric Oncology conducted by Apollo Speciality Hospitals Chennai
Apollo Speciality Hospitals organized a 3 day National Workshop on Children and adolescent Oncology Nursing, wherein extensive talks were made on various topics including Cancer cell characteristics, treatment modalities, clinical trials, palliative care, toxicity and symptom management and focused on keeping abreast with the current trends in Oncology Nursing.
Infection Prevention and Control week celebrated at Apollo Chennai
Infection Control Week is an annual event at Apollo Hospitals to highlight the tremendous amount of work the staff do all year round, to keep patients who come into contact with healthcare services, safe and free from healthcare associated infections. Infection prevention and Control week, this year was celebrated by Apollo Hospitals Chennai from 31st August till 4th Sept 2009.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, celebrates medical breakthrough In Cardiac Care
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, celebrates medical breakthrough In Cardiac Care. Marks the successful completion of 25,000 coronary bypass procedures including 10,000 beating heart coronary bypass operations
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