Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery launched

Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery launched
Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery launched

Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest and most trusted multi-specialty chain of hospitals, today announced the launch of Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery, the most advanced spine surgery centre in South Asia. The institute was launched by Hon. Health Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. C. Vijayabaskar in the presence of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group and Dr. Mrs. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Group.
The Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery offers specialized spine service that can offer 360 degree care from the most advanced robotics system called the “Exelsius GPS Spine Surgery Robot” for complex spine surgeries. This advancement reduces instances of infections, implant inaccuracies, revision surgeries, radiation exposures, and patient’s length of stay at the facility.
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “Apollo Hospitals Group have a unique track record of pioneering complex spine surgery procedures in South Asia. The first artificial lumbar disc replacement, first use of shape memory alloy, first to do Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery using Mazor robotics about 6 years back, robotic rehab with Hocoma units and today the Apollo Spine Unit is equipped with the most advanced 3rd Generation Spine Robot to perform extremely complex and challenging spine surgeries with extreme safety and precision.”
He also added, “The clinical team well supported by neuro physicians, rheumatologists, neurosurgeons and specialized physiotherapy and rehab team will have unmatched clinical bandwidth not only in Afro-Asian region but will match the outcomes of the best centres in the western world.”
On the momentum, three patients with complex spine issues will be undergoing robotic procedures at Apollo Hospitals using the newly introduced “Exelsius GPS Spine Surgery Robot”, which includes 31 year old Raghavan (Name Changed) for complex cervical deformity will be undergoing robotic cervical instrumentation with deformity correction and a 75 year old lady with degenerative lumbar canal stenosis, to be operated with single position lateral with decompression and robotic stabilization also for the first time in India and also a 16 year old girl with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis lenke to be operated with novel motion preservation, non-fusion anterior scoliosis correction. 
Speaking at the event Dr. Sajan Hegde, Chief Spine Surgeon, Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery (Centre for Robotic & Complex Spine Surgery), said “Patients who have been affected with neck or spineconditions will immensely benefit from this advanced technology. This will allow the surgeon to perform less invasive surgical procedures with smaller incisions and less operative bleeding, helping in fast patient recovery.”

This event includes live surgical demonstration of three complex spinal disorders with the use of the Exelsius GPS Robot to demonstrate the advantages of robotic spine surgery over regular spine interventions. 
The surgical demonstration also includes the treatment of spinal deformity using fusion less scoliosis correction. This concept of treating spinal deformity will be a game changer in the future. Three renowned spine surgeons Dr. PerTrobisch (Germany), Dr. Peter Douglas Klassen (Germany), Dr. John Choi (Australia)are participating in the program. All these surgeries are being performed for the first time in India. Over forty spine surgeons from across the world are participating in the program.

About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. 
Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals, 3400 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care clinics and 150 Diagnostic centers, 110  plus Telemedicine Centres, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai. 
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. 
For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.