GEM Hospital Inaugurates 24Hours Liver Helpline and Free Liver Camp


GEM Hospital, India’s premier Gastroenterology, laparoscopic and Robotic surgery hospital inaugurated 24Hours Liver Helpline and Liver Camp in Chennai.  Actor Sarath Kumar inaugurated this 24Hours Helpline and Free Liver Care Camp at the Hospital today.

Speaking on the Occasion Dr. C. Palanivelu, Chairman, Gem Hospital stated, “Our Hospital focuses mainly on the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (including GI cancers, liver transplantation and obesity) and laparoscopic surgeries. We are glad to conduct this Free Liver Care Camp which will benefit numerous people in the city. Specialists from our hospital will provide free consultation for Liver problems and procedures like Fibroscan, Live Function Tests, Test for Hepatitis B&C Virus and vaccination are to be carried out at free of cost for required patients throughout this week”.

Addressing the Media, Dr. S Asokan, CEO, GEM Hospital said, “We are happy to inaugurate this 24Hours Liver Helpline and Liver Care Camp at our Hospital today and this will help to educate people about the importance of a healthy liver. This Camp will be on till 28th of July 2019. We provide Free Fibroscan, a specialised ultrasound machine which measures fibrosis (scarring) and Steatosis (fatty change) in the liver. GEM hospital will continue to organise many such camps in future to create awareness”.

Dr. P. Senthilnathan, Director, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “This 24Hour Liver Helpline is first of its kind initiative by our hospital. This Helpline is useful in creating awareness and counsel patients with liver problems. People can either drop in or even call our Help Desk through Toll Free Number – 9500200600 for any kind of emergency situations. Our 24 hours gastrointestinal bleed care services is taking care of people with gastrointestinal bleed. We are also providing Free Fit bit band for all Liver Patients for effective treatment control”.

About GEM Hospitals:

GEM Hospital, India’s premier Gastroenterology and laparoscopic speciality hospital based out of Coimbatore have inaugurated their 5th and flagship hospital in Chennai recently. Pioneering laparoscopic surgeon Dr. C. Palanivelu is the founder of GEM Hospital. He was the first to introduce laparoscopic key hole surgery in south India. He has been instrumental for development of many innovative techniques in laparoscopic surgery and spreading laparoscopic surgery amongst the masses.

GEM Hospital focuses mainly on the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (including GI cancers, liver transplantation and obesity) and laparoscopic surgeries. GEM was the first to include the concept of organ based specialization to provide much superior outcomes. This includes specialities like Upper GI Surgery (Stomach & Oesophagus), Colorectal Surgery (Small & large intestines), Hepatobiliary surgery (liver & pancreas), Bariatric surgery (obesity & diabetes), Interventional endoscopy, Liver transplantation etc. It also has advanced treatment facilities in the speciality including da Vinci Robotic surgery, 4K/3D laparoscopy, Advanced Truebeam Radiotherapy, Comprehensive Obesity and Liver transplant departments. GEM Hospital is also the only hospital to perform liver transplant using the laparoscopic technique.