Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Kolkata

Overview

A benchmark healthcare institute in Kolkata, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is a 510- bedded multi-specialty tertiary care hospital that exhibits a fine blend of medical experts, technological excellence, state of the art infrastructure, genial care and impeccable hospitality. Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is the brain child of Apollo Group of Hospitals and Parkway Health Group, Singapore. Also it is the only JCI (Joint Commission International of USA) accredited hospital in Eastern India.

Adding to the accolades of this newly launched hospital is the NABLcertificate (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories). Apollo Gleneagles has received NABL in six different categories- Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Haematology & Immunohaematology, Microbiology & Serology and Histopathology & Cytopathology.

The Parkway Group is a prominent healthcare chain running in India. Over 70% of private hospitals in Singapore belongs to this healthcare group. Parkway Group Healthcare and Parkway Hospitals Singapore are two prominent subsidiaries of this multi-care hospital chain. Apollo Hospital Kolkatta Specializing in various medical processes such as Robotic surgeries, Heart Disease Treatments, Oncology (Cancer Treatments), Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Urology. Dentistry, Orthopedics, Spine Surgery and so on, it has more than 60 departments which are headed by internationally trained doctors.

With the recent addition of Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital to the existing list of health care institutes, Kolkata has got a new destination for the world class treatment of Cancer. Multidisciplinary approach, state of the art technology and large pool of medical experts are the three elements that have built up the success story of this 100-bedded hospital. Since its inception, Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital has introduced several innovative facilities such as Novalis Tx with BrainLAB, the latest technology in Radiation Therapy. The best advantage of this technology is that it fully destroys tumor by inflicting less damage to normal tissues.

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital has several areas of specialization which are as follows:

Pediatrics : Pediatrics is that medical branch which deals with the healthcare of children, infants and adolescents. The medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician. There are several treatments offered in Apollo Gleneagles relating to pediatrics such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Nephrology, Neurology and Surgery.

Transplants : Organ Transplants refer to the procedure of moving a failing organ from the patient's body and replacing it with that of a donor. There are two types of transplants- Autografts and Allograts. While Autografts refer to the replacement of an organ/ tissue within the same person's body, Allografts can be taken from a living or corpse person.

Robotic Surgery : It is a computer based surgery/ robotic assisted surgery and the latest development in the field of medical science wherein robotic systems are used by doctors for an increased level of precision. The concept of robotic surgery was formulated to beat the restrictions of minimally invasive surgery.

Telemedicine : A new way of doing health care, Telemedicine is the process of providing medical assistance with the usage of telecommunication and information technologies. The purpose is to eliminate distance barriers and enhance mobility to medical services in rural areas.

Nuclear Medicine : It is a valuable medical tool used for the diagnosis and treatment of a disease with the implementation of radioactive substances. It is helpful in early detection, treatment and prevention of several diseases such as brain tumors, breast cancer, blood cell disorder, kidney function, heart disease and thyroid function among others.

Cardiology : Cardiology disease is that branch of medical science that deals with the diseases pertaining to heart or blood vessels such as arteries, veins and capillaries. This branch of medical specialty involves diagnosis and treatment of Coronary heart disease, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive heart disease, Bypass surgery, Valve replacement and Peripheral arterial disease.

Dentistry/ Dental Surgery : It is that branch of medical treatment which involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect oral hygiene. The medical practitioners who specialize in this area are known as dentists. Some common treatment procedures for oral health include root canal, dental implants, tooth fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures.

Neurology : It is a medical branch that deals with the disorders that affects the nervous system. There are three types of Neurology which include Neurophysiology, Child Neurology and Pain Medicine. The medical specialist who is trained to diagnose and treat neurological disorders is called Neurologist.

Oncology : Oncology refers to the medical practice wherein the doctor focuses on the treatment of cancer. The medical professional who practices oncology is known as an oncologist. The diagnostic methods include Biopsy, Endoscopy, X-Rays, CT scans, MRI and ultrasound etc.

Gasteroenterology : Gasteroenterology is an area of medical science that examines the digestive system and various diseases that affect it. It focuses on the gastrointestinal tract, which travel from the mouth to the anus, along with the alimentary canal. Physician who practice in this medical field is known as gastroenterologists.

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery : It is a medical specialty that deals with the correction/ restoration of physical form. The main role of cosmetic treatments is to enhance physical appearance and boost self-confidence by reshaping the normal body parts. On the other hand, reconstructive surgery is done to correct physical deformities and congenital defects.

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