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Apollo Hospitals Group Largest Private Health Care Group in India

Apollo Hospitals started as a 150 bed hospital in Chennai in 1983, founded by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy. 25 years later it is an amazing story of success and achievement. Today, Apollo Hospitals is not just one of the country`s premier healthcare providers, it has also played a pioneering role in helping India become a center-of-excellence in global healthcare.

The Apollo Hospitals group today includes over 10,000 beds across 43 hospitals in India and overseas, neighbourhood diagnostic clinics, extensive chain of Apollo Pharmacies, medical BPO and health insurance services, clinical research divisions that are working on the cutting edge of medical science.

By the start of the new millennium, Apollo Hospitals Group had become an integrated healthcare organization with owned and managed hospitals, diagnostic clinics, dispensing pharmacies and consultancy services. In addition, the group`s service offerings include healthcare at the patient`s doorstep, clinical & diagnostic services, medical business process outsourcing, third party administration services and heath insurance. To enhance performance and service to customers, the company also makes available the services to support business; telemedicine services, education and training programmes & research services and a host of not-for-profit projects.

 

Apollo Hospital Locations

Apollo Hospitals Group is the largest private health care group in India. Its major hospitals are located in:

 

Centers of Excellence

Centre of Cardiology and Cardio Thoracic Surgery

The Centres of Cardiology and Cardio Thoracic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals are one of the largest Cardiovascular groups in the world. Some of the commonly offered cardiology and cardiothoracic procedures include:

  • Off-pump CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) or beating heart surgery with mammary artery
  • Redo bypass surgeries
  • Closed cardiac and thoracic operations (closed heart surgeries)
  • Open Heart Surgeries
  • Valve repair/ replacement procedures 
  • Non-surgical closure of heart holes like ASD, VSD & PDA
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Surgeries of complex congenital heart defects
  • Surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot or TOF (congenital heart defect)
  • Repair of adult coarctation
  • Redo Tetralogy
  • Fontan type of operations
  • Treatment of Dextro-Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries or DTGA
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Coronary arteriovenouus fistula
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty or PTCA or Balloon angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Radial Artery Angiography and Angioplasty
  • Interventional Radiological procedures like Renal and Peripheral Angioplasty (Angiograms)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Intra vascular ultrasound
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Rotoblater
  • Cerebral Pulmonary and other embolization procedures

 

Centre of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Centre of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology at Apollo hospitals specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. Some of the commonly offered procedures in this center include:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Minimal access surgery or minimally-invasive surgeries like Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Splenectomy, Intestinal Resections, surgery for Hiatus Hernia, laparoscopic oesophageal surgery, gastric resections, colorectal surgery, pancreatic surgery and small bowel surgery
  • Bariatric procedures like gastric banding and gastric bypass procedures
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Upper GI (gastrointestinal) Endoscopy Colorectal Neoplasia
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography)
  • Sclerotherapy and band ligation of varices
  • Oesophageal dilations
  • Ballon treatment for Achalasia cardia
  • Prosthesis olacement
  • Extraction of stone from CBD
  • Stenting of CBD and pancreatic ducts
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or PEG
  • Colorectal Nepoplasia
  • Liver Transplant

 

Centre of Nephrology and Urology

The Centre of Nephrology and Urology at the Apollo hospitals includes some of the most eminent specialists in kidney disease. These specialists treat patients with rare disorders as well as common diseases, and provide the ideal environment for patients to receive the most advanced and innovative treatment for kidney disorders. Some of the regularly offered treatments in the center include:

  • Haemodialysis
  • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) 
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Plasmapheresis, plasma exchange and charcoal hemofiltration
  • Cadaveric renal transplantation
  • Cadaver-donor kidney transplantation
  • Living-donor kidney transplants (from both related and unrelated donors)
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy (removal of kidney through key hole surgery)
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Treatment of urological cancers or uro-oncology
  • Reconstructive surgery for both upper and lower urinary tract reconstruction
  • Endourology for stone diseases (including Flexible Ureteroscopy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy)
  • Lithotripsy (stone removal)
  • Neuro-Urology with neuro-urodynamic facility for evaluation and management of neuropathic bladders secondary to trauma (spinal cord trauma) and neurologic diseases like stroke and Parkinson`s disease
  • Andrology for treatment of male infertility and erectile dysfunction (including prosthetic surgery)
  • Female urology for treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse, voiding dysfunction, recurrent urinary tract infection, urethral syndrome and interstitial cystitis
  • Paediatric urology

 

Centre of Oncology

The Center of Oncology at Apollo hospitals are equipped to provide comprehensive cancer care to combat the disease. Treatment is provided through the Tumour Board which consists of a panel of competent medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, together with diagnostic consultants, who examine referred cases and jointly decide on the best line of treatment for each patient. Medical counselors, speech therapists, dieticians and other professionals, appropriate to the individual case, provide further support to the panel. Some of the cancer therapies and surgeries offered in the center are:

  • Medical Oncology (example: chemotherapy)
  • Surgical Oncology (complex tumour removals through specialized surgeries such as skull base, commando and lung resection)
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation or BMT (Autologous and Allogenic bone marrow transplants)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery or SRS and Radiotherapy (cost-effective and non-invasive radiation technique)
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Positron Emission Tomography or PET (a non-invasive test for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer)

 

Centre of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Surgery

Apollo hospitals has the finest capabilities and services to provide broad and comprehensive orthopedic care for fractures, joints, hands, shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, feet, ankles, osteoporosis, ligaments, cartilage, tendons and much more. As a leading orthopaedic facility, Apollo hospitals offer the most comprehensive health care system, virtually all of the finest, latest treatments, technologies and services available anywhere. The following procedures are commonly offered at the orthopedic and joint replacement center at Apollo hospitals:

 

Centre of Hand & Micro Surgery

The Centre of Hand Surgery, Microsurgery & Plastic Surgery- Apollo First Med Hospital Chennai offers:

  • Reconstructive surgery of the hand
  • Comprehensive care of hand injuries
  • Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries

 

Centre of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Apollo`s Neurology and Neurosurgery Centres are headed by world-renowned consultants backed by outstanding clinical staff and sophisticated equipment. The center serves to:

  • Investigate and treat diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves
  • Treatment of brain tumours, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, vestibular diseases, stroke and headaches

 

Critical Care Medicine (Critical Care Unit or CCU)

Critical Care units represent the apex of technical advancements in medicine. Such units integrate many specialities and diverse technologies, offering the possibility of survival to patients who would otherwise die. It is therefore obvious that the role of the Critical Care services is vital and crucial to a tertiary care hospital, as the Critical Care unit contributes immensely to survival of acutely and critically ill patients. Apollo hospitals have the following critical care units

  • Medical and Surgical CCU
  • Cardiac and Cardio thoracic CCU (for cardiac patients with Myocardial infarction, Acute coronary angina, Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Post Cath and Post PTCA)
  • Pediatric CCU
  • Neuro CCU
  • High Dependency Unit
  • Neonatal CCU
  • Burns Unit
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation or BMT CCU

 

Centre of Cosmetic Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

The Centre of Cosmetic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals is an acknowledged Centre of Excellence; the extensive experience of Apollo`s specialists in cosmetic and plastic surgery, state of the art infrastructure and a patient-centric ambience ensure world-class medical attention and care. Additionally, should the need arise; cross speciality consultation is easily available from the vast pool of specialists that Apollo offers, for over 50 disciplines within the same complex. Some of the cosmetic surgeries offered are:

 

Centre of Reproductive Medicine (Centre for Assisted Reproduction)

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is the term used for the many types of medical treatment offered to overcome infertility. The team at the Apollo Centre for Assisted Reproduction consists of expert doctors who specialize in reproductive medicine, nurse-counsellors and ultra sonographers, embryologists and andrologists - all under one roof. Treatments offered at Apollo to tackle infertility include:

  • IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)
  • IVF (Invitro Fertilization)
  • ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
  • TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration)
  • Semen Freezing and Banking
  • Oocyte Donation / Sharing
  • Embryo Freezing
  • Assisted Hatching

 

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