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Apollo Hospitals Milestones

The first and the world’s largest Artificial Pulmonary Valve (32mm) was implanted without surgery by a team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

The first ever Transfemoral Pulmonary Valve Implantation using an Indian-made valve, MYVAL, was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed over 50,000 cardiac surgeries which includes Bypass, Valve replacements, Pediatric cardiac procedures, Transplants and Minimally invasive procedures.

Asia’s first simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplant was performed on a 38-year-old patient by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

India’s first successful combined cardiac and tracheal surgery was performed on 11-month-old baby from Oman by Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai.

India’s first Total Marrow Irradiation Procedure was performed on a 35-year-old patient from Oman by Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completes the highest number of Combined Heart and Double Lung Transplants in India.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed a combined heart and lung transplant on the oldest recorded recipient in India.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed the first simultaneous Liver-Intestine-Pancreas transplant in India.

Largest series of aortic valve replacement with stentless heart valve bioprosthesis performed.

Stealth Surgery, a subcutaneous endoscopic surgery which addresses concerns related to scarring was performed at Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai.

First donor incompatible kidney transplant performed at Apollo Hospitals Chennai using technique of Column adsorption of blood group antibodies.

Introduced cutting edge procedures like off-pump and beating-heart surgery, either by thoracotomy or classical sternotomy, trans-radial angioplasty and stenting, mitral valve replacement.

Apollo Bramwell Hospital Mauritius in conjunction with Global Biohealth Solutions, launched the Apollo Bramwell Stem Cell Therapy Program.

First American underwent a successful Heart Transplant at Chennai’s Apollo Hospitals and he was also the oldest person to undergo a heart transplant in the country.

Latest M guard stent technology, a specially designed Mesh covered stent, was used to save a 27 year old man from an acute heart attack, Apollo Hospital first to introduce the technology in Chennai.

World’s 1st iPod Navigation Hip Resurfacing Surgery was successfully performed at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai.

An 8 year old Omani child with aortoarteritis, uncontrollable hypertension with impending kidney failure and intestinal gangrene was successfully treated by vascular reconstructive surgery at Apollo hospitals Chennai.

Apollo performed an unprecedented revolution in orthopedics by equalizing limbs and deformity correction by the llizarov procedure.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed a double-lung transplantation for Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) genetic condition which was the first case in India and second in the world. HPS results from mutations in one of seven different genes.

Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital launched Eastern India’s first dedicated comprehensive Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals New Delhi commenced Robotic Surgery in the specialities of Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, during April to June 2012.

Apollo Health City Hyderabad commenced Robotic Procedures during April to June 2012, in the specialities of Gynecology & Urology.

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad performed the first coronary angioplasty in India using absorb fully absorbable stent-bioresorbable vascular scaffold (absorb-BVS) – 2012.

Pediatric Surgeons at Apollo Children’s Hospital Chennai evolved their own standardized techniques for valve repair, April to June 2012.

In 1995, Apollo Hospitals performed its first Bone Marrow Transplantation, as well as the first multi organ transplant in the country.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi completed over 500 liver transplants in February, 2011.

By 1992, Apollo Hospitals introduced Artery Stenting for the first time in India.

First private healthcare provider to perform a heart transplant in 1995.

Pioneered open heart surgeries and cardiac catheterization, in the early 80’s.

Thoraco Omphalopagus conjoined female twins from Tanzania were successfully separated at Apollo Children’s Hospital.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed a Robotic surgery for Cancer base of the tongue, a first of its kind in Tamil Nadu.

Apollo Health City, Hyderabad performed the First bilateral (on both the knees) revolutionary Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement (Resurface) Surgery (MIKRS) using OrthoGlide Medial Knee system.

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, Hyderabad successfully treats a critically ill eleven day old baby with a complex and rare cardiac surgery – a first of its kind in India.

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs Asia’s first en-bloc combined heart & liver transplant, joining a very small set of transplant centers in the world to have done this.

UPDATED ON 14/05/2024

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