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Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai launches comprehensive Obesity and Bariatric Surgery programme

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Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai today announced the launch of a comprehensive Obesity and Bariatric Surgery programme led by one of Europe’s renowned Obesity, Metabolic and Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Vigyan Jain, along with Internal Medicine Consultant, Dr. Sanjay Khare. The programme would take a one-of-its-kind approach in redefining obesity care and would be supported by a team of clinical nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists.

Dr. Vigyan Jain, Consultant, Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals Navi Maumbai said, “Obesity is today a burgeoning lifestyle problem and a major health risk in that it can lead non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Globally today, an estimated 1.5 billion adults are overweight or obese and this is expected to rise to more than 3 billion people by 2030. India today has over 30 million people with obesity and this is expected to rise to 70 million by 2025. A sedentary lifestyle reinforced by a carbohydrate-heavy and oil-rich Indian diet are the main contributing factors. The cost of this obesity is high as the expenditure on treating the diseases that arise from obesity are huge. The Obesity and Bariatric Surgery programme at Apollo Hospitals will address this major issue providing comprehensive management and treatment for obesity and related conditions.”  Read more

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals conferred with the Lions Humanitarian Award

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Dr. Prathap C Reddy Chairman Apollo Hospitals honoured with the Lions

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the visionary Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals was today conferred with the Lions Humanitarian Award for his work in increasing accessibility and affordability of world-class healthcare to bring it within the economic and geographic reach of millions. The award was conferred at a function held in the capital city today by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare. Dr. Prathap C Reddy is the fifth Indian and second medical doctor to be conferred with this honour. The Lions Humanitarian Award is the highest honour of the Lions Club International Foundation given to an individual or an organization with exemplary humanitarian efforts. Dr Reddy is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan conferred by the Government of India. Read more

Liver transplant on youngest recipient in Western India at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai

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From left, COO Santosh Marathe, Director Medical Services Dr. Prasad Muglikar, HPB and Transplant surgeon, Dr. Darius Mirza, CEO Dr. Narendra Trivedi, Group Medical Director Dr. Anupam Sibal, Pediatrician, Dr Vijay Yevale (in blue), Dr. Abhijeet Badde (in white), Dr. Vikram Raut, HPB and Liver transplant specialist

In a milestone achievement, Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, the advanced multi-specialty tertiary care centre, today announced on performing successful liver transplant on a 4-month old infant from Tanzania, the youngest ever recipient in Western India. The life-saving procedure marks a breakthrough in Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai’s Liver Transplant program, which has to date seen over 30 liver transplants being performed successfully since its launch. The infant was suffering from a congenital condition of the liver, ‘Biliary Atresia’ which had blocked the bile flow from the liver causing irreversible damage and scarring of the liver cells. The living-donor transplant came from the infant’s father who donated a portion of his healthy liver to his child. Read more

Apollo Hospitals enters Lucknow with acquisition of a 50% stake in Medics International Lifesciences’ 330 bedded super-speciality hospital project

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Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd. (BSE: 508869 / NSE: APOLLOHOSP), India’s first multi-speciality chain of hospitals today announced that the company has acquired a 50% stake in Medics International Lifesciences Ltd. (‘Medics’), a 330 bedded super-speciality hospital in Lucknow. The Apollo Medics Super Speciality Hospital would strengthen Apollo Hospitals’ leadership position in the hospital space as well as enhance its presence in the state of Uttar Pradesh where it already has a strong brand equity. Apollo Medics Super Speciality Hospital is expected to be commissioned by the third quarter of the current financial year. The acquisition of the 50% equity stake is through a primary issuance of shares by Medics for a consideration of Rs.910 million which would be utilised towards hospital commissioning and related expenses. The transaction was facilitated by Advay Capital Advisors as investment bankers. Read more

Apollo Hospitals organized the 1st Apollo Orthocon 2018, a Scientific Conference on Advancements in the Treatment of Orthopaedics and Spine Care

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From Left: Dr Anant L. Joshi, renowned, Orthopaedist, is being felicitated at Apollo Orthocon, post his paper presentation by one of the chairpersons of the conference

Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, announced its first annual conference on orthopedics ‘Apollo Orthocon’ – an all-day session with orthopedic and spine surgeons from Maharashtra. Attended by over 150 orthopedics and spine surgeons, the scientific sessions focused on knowledge sharing and in-depth discussion on latest trends and developments in orthopaedics and spine care. Topics discussed included ‘Recent Advances in Spine Surgery, Arthroscopy, Hand Surgery, Revision Knee Replacement, Revision Hip Replacement, Pediatric Fracture Management and Acetabular Fracture among others. The conference also witnessed a unique case presentation of a patient that was recently operated on by one of the robotic spine specialists at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai. Read more

Apollo Hospitals Celebrates Life with Over 1500 Patients Who Have Undergone Successful Bone Marrow Transplants (BMT)

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Apollo Hospitals, India’s first multispecialty chain of hospitals reached a new milestone with over 1500 successful Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) procedures conducted on patients across the Apollo Hospitals Group. The 1500 patients treated at Apollo BMT units have come from all over India including Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kozhikode, Gujarat, West Bengal as well as from foreign countries like Oman, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Dubai, UAE, and Mauritius. Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was the first hospital to conduct India’s first cord blood transplant and unrelated transplant, and the 1500 BMT landmark carried out successfully across the group hospitals endorses the success of these high end procedures for both children and adults with survival rates comparable to western centres. Bone marrow transplantation saves the lives of patients with blood cancer and serious blood disorders like thalassemia major, aplastic anemia and primary immune deficiency.  Read more

Apollo Hospitals launches online clinical opinion service for cancer patients

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The Apollo Hospitals Group announced the launch of a unique online cancer opinion service for patients and those seeking medical opinion on cancer from its specialists.

Through this service, patients anywhere in the world can login to the Apollo Cancer Opinion website at www.apollocanceropinion.com, upload their medical reports and have their cases reviewed by best oncologists in Asia across Apollo Hospitals network. With its large network of 71 hospitals, and 7 comprehensive cancer centers, Apollo aims to provide patients the best possible treatment plans keeping in mind the latest cancer research, before providing cutting edge treatments at its cancer centers.  Read more

Apollo Hospitals- Navi Mumbai performs liver transplant on a one-year-old baby

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Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, Advanced Multi-Speciality Tertiary Care, successfully performed a liver transplant on a critically ill one-year-old baby in February. He is the the smallest baby at 6.5 kgs to have undergone a liver transplant in Maharashtra. The baby’s aunt Divya, donated a part of her liver.

Master Ram Mistry was diagnosed with end stage liver disease due to a rare congenital condition called Biliary Atresia, which progressed to advanced liver cirrhosis within months of his birth. The parents of the baby, Ishani Mistry, mother and Pritesh Mistry, father are based in Gujarat. Finding a team familiar with transplanting small babies and managing the cost of treatment were the biggest concerns for the Mistrys.

This is when an NGO called ‘Transplants – Help the Poor’ Foundation stepped in. A combination of charitable donations from the above NGO, some funding arranged by the family and crowd funding through Ketto.com, contributed the bulk of the transplant costs.  Contributions from Tata Foundation Trust and a grant from the Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai CSR unit made up the difference, allowing baby Ram to have his life saving transplant.

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Apollo Pharmacy, India’s largest retail pharmacy chain, opens 3000th outlet

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Apollo Pharmacy, a part of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, India’s largest integrated healthcare player today commissioned its 3000th retail unit at Seevaram, Thuraipakkam. Apollo Pharmacy was started in 1987 with the single-minded goal of ensuring consumers were protected from spurious drugs and had round-the-clock access to genuine life-saving and OTC drugs. It is today India’s largest retail pharmacy chain with a presence in 18 states across India covering over 400 cities and dispenses over 3.5 Lakh prescriptions per day.

Chairman & Founder Dr. Prathap C. Reddy’s message on this occasion, “I am very pleased that the movement against spurious drugs that we started in 1987 with a single store has today blossomed into a countrywide presence.  Apollo Pharmacy has always upheld Apollo’s patient first philosophy and consumers can depend on us to always safeguard them when it matters most. We greatly value the trust that has been placed in us and as clinicians we appreciate the role pharmaceuticals play in the healthcare value chain.”   Read more

Quote from Dr Kashmira Jhala (MD, Chest Medicine), Sr. Consultant Pulmonologist, Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad on ‘World Sleep Day’

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Sleep disorder breathing is major but neglected health issue as snoring is believed to be normal and healthy sleep sign. Sleep Apnea is major and common sleep related breathing disorder mainly. It is believed to be more common in obese patients but recent studies depict that it is more common in Asian, lean & thin people also. Initially patient have night time symptoms like heavy snoring , stop breathing at night, poor quality sleep but all the patient is mostly not aware of it. The day time symptoms include morning headache, day time sleepiness, poor concentration at work place, uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus and uncontrolled Hypertension even after regular treatment.

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