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Chennai, 2nd June 2023: GEM Hospital, Asia’s first dedicated tertiary health care centre in Gastroenterology and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, inaugurated a new branch at Aminjikarai today. This is the 2nd branch in Chennai with its first branch located at Perungudi. The hospital was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Honourable Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management, Govt. of Taminadu, Thiru. Thangam Thennarasu, at a function held at the hospital premises at No.632, Poonamalle High Road, Opposite to Ampa Skywalk, Aminjikarai, Chennai-600029.


This is a Super Speciality Tertiary care hospital for Gastroenterology and Advanced Laparoscopy. This is also the first boutique hospital in Chennai.


Thiru. Thangam Thennarasu congratulated Dr.C.Palanivelu, Chairman – GEM Hospitals and the team for opening a boutique hospital and applauded GEM Hospital’s efforts in constantly striving to excel in providing the best healthcare services.


Along with Dr.C.Palanivelu, Chairman – GEM Hospitals, Dr.S.Asokan, CEO – GEM Hospital, Dr.P.Senthilnathan, Director – GEM Hospital, Dr.P.Praveen Raj, Director – GEM Hospital, and Smt. Priya Senthilnathan, Executive Director – GEM Hospital were present during the landmark day.


GEM Hospital has grown exponentially, gaining wide patronage of patients from India as well as abroad. GEM Hospital and Research Centre with its pioneering work has evolved to be the first and the only centre in India with sub specialities in Bariatric, Hepatobiliary, Upper GI, Colorectal and GI Cancer Surgery. Later Urology and Gynaecology departments have been added to provide COMPREHENSIVE ABDOMINAL CARE.


During the inauguration, Dr. C. Palanivelu, Chairman – GEM Hospitals said, “In 2001, GEM was established as a speciality hospital for Gastroenterology problems, first time in India, focusing mainly on GI cancers, hernia, obesity, liver problems and laparoscopic surgeries and later robotic surgery. Now, we are happy to spread our wings in the state and to introduce the concept for the first time in the city.”


“GEM solved many unsolved problems by innovating newer techniques which world follows as standard treatment. Our hospital provides world class health care in the field of Gastroenterology and laparoscopic surgery. With the Centre of Excellence in Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM hospital will provide Gastrointestinal Cancer surgery, Hernia Surgery & Repair, Esophagus and Foregut(upper GI Surgery), Gall Bladder surgery, Liver &, Bile duct surgery, Pancreas Surgery, Appendectomy, Whipple procedure, weight loss surgery, Esophagus Surgery and GERD Surgeries”, Dr. Palanivelu further added.


Dr. S. Asokan, CEO, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “This is the 7th branch for GEM Hospital which is very much situated in the heart of the city and conveniently accessible for patients. As a Boutique Hospital, GEM Hospital @Aminjikarai is committed to provide an exceptional and more personalized patient experience, thus managing to build a strong relationship and a solid sense of community with our patients. In fact, providing comfortable and inviting spaces can ultimately help speed up recovery by reducing stress and anxiety among patients”.


Speaking on the occasion Dr.P.Praveen Raj, Director – GEM Hospital elaborated, “GEM Hospital now comes to the heart of the city, bringing in more than 30 years of experience in providing world class gastroenterology and advanced laparoscopy surgery services. It’s a landmark day for GEM Hospital as we sets foot to inaugurate the 7th branch of our comprehensive medical centre”.


Dr. P. Senthilnathan, Director – GEM Hospital said, “The need for focused super speciality hospital is for advanced treatment and for identification of diseases at an early stage. Apart from providing tertiary care GEM will focus on the concept of Preventive gastroenterology programs aimed at identifying diseases at early stages for better outcomes and cure. Through Centre of excellence in Medical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital Aminjikarai will continue to carry the legacy of providing holistic treatment for the patients”.


About GEM Hospital:

GEM, as the name specifies ‘GastroEnterology Medical centre’ focused mainly on the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (including GI cancers, liver transplantation and obesity) and laparoscopic surgeries. GEM Hospital has grown exponentially gaining wide patronage of patients from India as well as abroad. GEM Hospital with its pioneering work has evolved to be the first and the only centre in India with subspecialties in Bariatric, Hepatobilliary, Colorectal, GI cancer surgery, Endogynaecology, Scarless surgery etc. Gem is the State of the art hospital with the most advanced and latest technology, equipments and infrastructure facilities and above all a team of well trained, experienced and dedicated doctors and paramedical staff. GEM Hospital is also the very first centre in India to get an ISO 9001:2008 Certificate in the field of gastroenterology & Laparoscopic Surgery. It also got NABH recognition for excellence in medical services. This hospital is providing world class health care with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic facilities and placed on the international medical map in the field of Laparoscopic surgery. GEM Hospital is present in Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruppur, Perungudi & Aminjikarai in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Thrissur in (Kerala) and Pondicherry.


More than one lakh laparoscopic operations had been successfully done at GEM hospital. More than 7500 laparoscopic cancer operations, 18000 hernia repair and More than 3500 Weight reduction surgeries have been done at Coimbatore hospital. Liver failure is increasing and liver transplantation is becoming very important as life saving. GEM team has done laparoscopic living donor liver transplantations.