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Apollo Hospitals Group announces a major expansion plan for Apollo Health City, Hyderabad with an investment of Rs 150 cr

Date: 23 Apr 2009

Apollo Hospitals Group has announced a major expansion plan with an investment of Rs 150 crores at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, Asia's first operational healthcity. As part of this expansion Apollo is acquiring Novalis Tx™ Radiosurgery. In addition the Group is launching a first of its kind International Healthcare Center in Asia, having state-of-the-art Knee Institute, Bariatric Surgery Institute and Institute for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group made this announcement today in the presence of Mr Phil Cardamone, Director, BrainLAB Asia-Pacific, Dr Hariprasad, CEO, Apollo Health City.

About Novalis Tx™
Novalis Tx™ Radiotherapy & Radiosurgery is one of the most precise, non-invasive and fastest treatments available for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the entire body. Novalis Tx™ Radiosurgery is manufactured by Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB. This acquisition places Apollo Cancer Institute alongside the top Cancer institutes in the world. Treatments are delivered from outside the body to destroy tumors without an incision, protects the patient's healthy tissue, so patients can avoid hospitalization, lengthy recovery periods and many of the complications often associated with conventional surgery. Since this is an outpatient procedure, patients typically walk out of the clinic to resume their normal activities that same day. A high-definition multi-leaf collimator shapes the treatment beam to match with the shape of the tumor from every angle, thereby delivering precise dose, he added. To ensure highly precise treatments, Novalis Tx incorporates three imaging systems. ""One provides us with information about the precise location and shape of the tumor prior to treatment and the other tracks motion during treatment, so we can adjust our targeting if the patient shifts by even a few millimeters. The third enables us to verify treatment accuracy. There are also tools for synchronizing treatment with the patient's normal breathing patterns that we can use to compensate for motion when treating in or near the lungs.

Knee Institute
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common problem among the elderly in India. It is a major cause of disability in this age group. Apollo's Knee Institute is committed to improving the quality of life for these people. The Knee Institute comprises of a team of dedicated and internationally trained orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation specialists who focus solely on knee diseases and replacements. Backed by the latest equipment and facilities the Institute is one of its kind, offering a comprehensive range of services to manage knee problems.

Bariatric Surgery Institute
India, today, is the diabetes and heart disease capital of the world. The number of people who have these problems far surpasses that of any other country. One of the major factors increasing the risk of these problems is obesity. The Bariatric Surgery Institute now offers surgical help for people who are extremely obese. These surgical techniques help patients achieve their weight loss goals. The team of internationally renowned surgeons at the Institute has over 10 years of experience performing these surgeries. This team is supported by physicians, dieticians and rehabilitation specialists who ensure that the patient's weight loss journey continues for a lifetime by helping them make the correct choices about their diet and lifestyle after the surgery.

Institute for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery
The demand for aesthetic and cosmetic procedures has grown rapidly in the recent past. However, most of these services have little or no scientific backing. This Apollo Institute for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery now offers these treatments and surgeries backed by an internationally trained team of surgeons and dermatologists with vast experience in this field. The services offered by the Institute include Botox and filler treatments, skin lightening, chemical peels, face lifts, surgeries for the face and eye, liposuction, implants and skin grafting to help people look and feel better. The Institute is also equipped with the latest lasers for hair removal, treatment of pimples, skin tightening and tattoo removal.

 
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