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Apollo Hospital Chennai

Apollo Hospital Chennai - Overview

Apollo Hospital Chennai was the first medical institute established by the Apollo Group, in 1983. The Apollo Hospital Chennai is the pioneer for many revolutionary technologies and procedures in India including: total knee replacement, coronary angioplasty, stereotactic radiotherapy, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Procedure.

This hospital is the first hospital in South India to receive accreditation from the Joint Commission International, USA. It is recognized as a ‘Center of Excellence’ by the Indian Government. Furthermore, Apollo Chennai is the first hospital in India to de awarded ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 certifications. The Week Magazine has rated it as the “Best Private Sector Hospital in India”.

The Apollo Hospital shows statistics of 70% and 99.6% success rates in bone marrow transplants and heart surgeries respectively.

The hospital has an International Patient Services Department which is located on the fourth floor of the hospital’s Main block. The hospital offers interpretation services for major languages to assist in easy and convenient communication. The hospital offers a wide range of in-patient accommodation from General Wards to Suites.

Centers of Excellence

Apollo Hospitals has dedicated Centers of Excellence for several key specialties and super specialties. Cardiac Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Oncology, Urology, Surgical Orthopedics and General Surgery all are dedicated Centers of Excellence. As such, Apollo Chennai has achieved several milestones including:

  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completes the highest number of Combined Heart and Double Lung Transplants in India.
  • The Apollo Institutes of Orthopedics are the first in Asia to offer Robotic Spine Surgery, Robotic rehabilitation (Lokomat - a robotic treadmill and Erigo Robotic Tilt Table).
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed a rare complex intervention procedure on an 80-year-old man who had a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
  • First donor incompatible kidney transplant performed at Apollo Hospitals Chennai using technique of Column adsorption of blood group antibodies.
  • 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.
  • Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai is one of the few centers in India with facilities to search for a potential unrelated donor and offer transplantation. Also, In fact, the hospital has been instrumental in performing 50 such procedures over the past few years thus offering a unique opportunity for patients to get cured.

Apollo Hospitals Chennai – Other Milestones

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai introduces "the Ideal Knee" - the future of Total Knee Replacement through a new technique - Attune Rotating Platform Knee Replacement, a first of its kind in South India

Apollo Hospitals saves the life of 3 individuals; achieves the feat of transplanting the liver of a single donor into two adult recipients; successfully performs an isolated intestinal transplantation and transplants the abdominal wall - the first ever case in South India, all from the organs of a single donor

Apollo's Orthopaedics experts are front runners in the management of spinal surgeries in India and are one of the very few centres in Asia which provide robotic spinal intervention

The Apollo Institutes of Orthopaedics are first in the country to offer Total Knee Replacement and Hip replacement surgeries,3rd generation spinal implants, Lumbar disc replacement, Resorbable screw usage to correct congenital spine problems

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.

Pioneers of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Procedure in India.

Pioneers of multi-organ and cord blood transplants in India.

First Indian hospital to introduce newer techniques in coronary angioplasty, stereotactic radiotherapy and radio-surgery (for brain tumors).

Surgeons of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed the first simultaneous Liver-Intestine-Pancreas transplant in India

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai interventional radiologists perform Cutting balloon angioplasty for carotid in-stent stenosis.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai introduces a rare case of combined surgery, a Joint replacement of left knee and right hip in a patient with ochronotic arthritis.


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Departments and specialty centers at Apollo Hospital Chennai


  • Transportation services
  • Private nurse available


  • Family members can stay with patient
  • Vegeterian food
  • Special order food


  • Private Rooms
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Recovery facilities
  • Phone in rooms
  • Internet connection


  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi


  • Number of beds: 695
  • Year established: 1983
The data provided in this page was collected from the Apollo Hospital Chennai  website ( , and other internet sources. last updated on Aug 26, 2016.
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