The flagship hospital of the Apollo Group, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, was established in 1983. Today it is one of the most respected hospitals in the world, and is also amongst the most preferred destinations for both patients from several parts of India, as well as for medical tourism and medical value travel. The hospital specializes in cutting-edge medical procedures. It has over 60 departments spearheaded by internationally trained doctors who are skillfully supported by dedicated patient-care personnel. It is one of the few hospitals in Chennai that have state of the art facilities for various health disorders. It has been a pioneer among the hospitals in Chennai, and even in India, in many different treatments and procedures.
- First hospital in India to perform Total Knee Replacement and the Illizarov Procedure.
- Pioneers of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Procedure in India.
- Pioneers of multi-organ and cord blood transplants in India.
- Apollo Hospitals Chennai completed 10,000 Coronary Angioplasties in 2009. In the initial years, only Balloon Angioplasties were done, This progressed over the years to using metallic stents and medicated stents and further advanced in the recent past to doing many refined procedures like Multi-Vessel Angioplasty, Left Main Angioplasty and Bifurcation Lesions.
- 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.
- A 70% success rate in Bone Marrow Transplant.
- First Indian hospital to introduce newer techniques in coronary angioplasty, stereotactic radiotherapy and radio-surgery (for brain tumors).
- First Indian hospital to be awarded the 1S0 9002 and ISO 14001 Certifications.
- First hospital in South India to get accreditation from the Joint Commission International USA.
- Declared as a 'Centre of Excellence' by the Government of India.
- Rated as the "Best Private Sector Hospital in India" by The Week magazine.
- Houses revolutionary and cutting edge technology including the Cyberknife, Robotic surgical devices, PET CT, LINAC etc to name a few.
- Winner of healthcare awards 2008, instituted by the Express Healthcare Publications (The Indian Express Group) for Overall Best Hospital of the year, Operational Excellence and Leveraging Global Opportunity
- Successfully completed 25,000 coronary bypass procedures including 10,000 beating heart coronary bypass operations.
Chennai is the capital city of the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. Chennai is the fifth most populous city in India. The city is a major exporter of software, information technology (IT) and information-technology-enabled services (ITES). A major chunk of India's car manufacturing industry is based in and around the city. Chennai is the gateway to the South of India, and its culture is distinctly different from that of any other city in India. Tamil tradition and culture is exemplified through dance, clothing, and sculpture. Chennai is both an orthodox and a modern cosmopolitan city; the culture of the city reflects its diverse population. The traditional arts, music, dance and all other art forms of Tamilnadu grow and flourish here. The food is a unique blend of traditional, to fast foods. The architecture ranges from ancient temples to modern high-rises. Chennai has the second longest coast line in the world , as well as several ancient temples, churches and monuments such as the Fort St George.
The state of Tamilnadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula .It is a state that has a rich tradition of culture, spirituality and arts.Tamilnadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area and the seventh most populous state. Tamilnadu is also the most urbanised state in India. The region has been the home of the Tamil people since at least 500 BCE. Its official language Tamil has been in use in inscriptions and literature for over 2000 years. Tamilnadu is home to many natural resources, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.