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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in association with Apollo Munich launches an exclusive Hriday Suraksha Package!

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata in association with Apollo Munich Health Insurance introduced a unique health package on October 03, 2013 in Kolkata. This package provides medical insurance for heart check-up with double assurance.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals launches "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre"; A brand new support and service oriented department!!

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre was launched by Ms Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals gives a new lease of life to an Eight Month old Baby Boy with Encephalomeningocele presenting like Two Heads. Conducts a miraculous and life risking surgery: A First time in India !!

This surgery is indeed a miracle and among the most complex and challenging ones performed in this hospital till date, says, Dr. Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in North American Bengali Conference (NABC) 2013, Canada

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals participated in the North American Bengali Conference (NABC) 2013 held in Toronto, Canada from 5-7 July 2013

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata launches the first installation of its kind in the world - "128 Slice Ingenuity PET CT- Positron Emission Tomography"

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, introduced the country's most advanced "128 Slice Ingenuity PET CT- Positron Emission Tomography" in the city on June 17, 2013.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals launches Eastern India's first "Voice of Customer Online"

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, launched the country's very first "VOC Online - Voice of Customer Online" in the city on June 6, 2013. The hospital which has been one of the forerunners of new and advanced technology in healthcare in India has once again reinstated the same by introducing this unique customer feedback procedure. This system endeavours to protect the environment by using iPads for patient's feedback rather than traditional paper. The Voice of Customer Online was inaugurated by Dr Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals and Apollo Hospitals, Eastern Region, India along with Dr Dipankar Ganguly, DMS, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals launched the first of its kind comprehensive Voice Clinic in Eastern India!

This all inclusive service, a pioneer of sorts in Eastern India offers a 360 degree solution for treating all kinds of voice disorders.

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Apollo - YOUWECAN Cancer Screening Initiative - Apollo Cancer Institutes join hands with Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's YOUWECAN Initiative !

Apollo Cancer Institutes, an integral part of the Apollo Hospitals Group has joined hands with YOUWECAN, founded by Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, on December 3, 2012, at Kolkata, with an objective to organize mass Cancer Screening Programs across various locations in India.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata has won the "Institute for Competitiveness (IFC)" Mini Strategy Award!

Apollo Gleneagles, Kolkata has won the Mini Strategy Award during the Inaugural Portal Prize edition in India on 29th Sep 2012.Inaugral Porter Prize identifies and rewards firms which stand out for their strategy and innovation of products.

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Apollo Gleaneagles Hospital, Kolkata has become the First hospital in India to get the ISO 22000:2005 - HACCP certification by BSI of UK for its F & B Department

The Food and Beverage Department of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals (AGH), Kolkata is the FIRST F & B Department of any Hospital in India to get the coveted ISO 22000:2005 - HACCP certification. It is certified by British Standards Institution (BSIUK).

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First successful ABO Incompatible (Different Blood Group) Kidney Transplant in Eastern India

A 17 year old boy who had to skip his class X board exams because of an ailment has been able to return to school after receiving a kidney from his mother, who has a different blood group !

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata launches Sugar Clinic on World Diabetes Day, 2011

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals launched the 2nd Sugar Clinic in the City within its premises on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. The Clinic was inaugurated by legendry magician Shri P C Sorcar (Junior) and Mumtaz Sorcar in presence of Dr Rupali Basu, CEO – Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals.

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Apollo Gleneagles brings Robotic Surgery to Kolkata !

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals has introduced the first Robotic Surgery System in Kolkata. Surgical robots are gradually making inroads into the Indian operation theatre. It is a new and exciting emerging technology that is taking the surgical profession by storm. It is an established practice abroad which is now slowly gaining momentum in our country. Robot-assisted surgery has proven to have various advantages over the conventional methods of surgery. The process has greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access for the surgeon.

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Apollo Gleneagles Children's Centre, the first "Level III Pediatric Facility" in Eastern India, launched at Apollo Kolkata.

Eastern India's first dedicated comprehensive Level III Paediatric Care Facility - "Apollo Gleneagles Children's Centre" was launched at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata by Ms.Preetha Reddy, Managing Director - Apollo Hospitals Group.

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Apollo Hospitals Launches It’s 50th Hospital At Secunderabad!

The 50th hospital of the Apollo Hospitals Group was launched at Secunderabad on April 2nd, 2010. The 150-bed tertiary care hospital was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri K Rosaiah at Secunderabad. Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals presided over the function.

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Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital Inaugurated

Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital, Eastern India’s first Super Speciality Cancer Hospital, was inaugurated on March 23, 2010. It is the first comprehensive cancer care hospital in Eastern India, equipped with the latest radiotherapy - Novalis Tx Unit, Chemo-therapy Unit, Onco-Surgical Unit, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit with specialized wards.

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Apollo Medical Centre opens Sultanate’s first liver clinic

Apollo Medical Centre, an associate of Apollo Hospitals Group, India inaugurated the first liver clinic in the Sultanate of Oman. The liver clinic was inaugurated by Dr Ghazi Al Zubedi, the director general of Royal Hospital. Also launched on the occasion was the Apollo Liver Check Package.

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Revolutionary Ceramic Coated Knee Replacement performed for the 1st time in South India at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai

Headed by Dr. Vijay. C Bose, Senior consultant Orthopedic surgeon the team of Orthopaedic surgeons at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai have performed a revolutionary Ceramic-Coated Knee Replacement Surgery for the first time in South India.

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Our Chairman Dr. Prathap C Reddy conferred with the Padma Vibhushan Award !

We are delighted to say that our Chairman Dr. Prathap Reddy has been conferred with the Padma Vibhushan award by the Government of India, for his excellence and exceptional service in the Healthcare industry in the country.

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APOLLO HOSPITALS – Only Healthcare Super Brand in India

Apollo Hospitals is the only healthcare organization to achieve the Superbrand status in India. Mr.Eamonn Sadler, Chief Executive of Superbrands Worldwide presented the Superbrand award to Apollo Hospitals at a function held in Mumbai on 17 December, 2009.

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Sir Richard Hadlee launches the Apollo Knee Clinic program, - a 360 degree approach to managing knee pain with the Apollo Advantage, another pioneering initiative by the Apollo Hospitals Group

“Apollo Knee Clinic” will be the first of it’s kind program in this part of the world. Starting from prevention through early diagnosis and intervention, surgical intervention to rehabilitation, Apollo Knee Clinic offers a complete program. Research, inputs from experts in orthopedics and rehab medicine and experience of the entire team at Apollo Hospitals has provided the material required for this program. Where ever possible the protocols and guidelines have been benchmarked with global institutions to ensure that the product is comparable to the best institutions in the world.

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The Government of India releases a commemorative stamp felicitating Apollo Hospitals’ pioneering spirit !

The Government of India honors Apollo Hospitals with the Apollo Commemorative Stamp. This honor is a felicitation of our pioneering spirit, our commitment to healthcare and service to the Nation.

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The 64 Slice CT Angio System

This state-of-the-art imaging system provides high quality precise imaging from head to toe making it possible to detect abnormalities in any part of the body. Its high speed scanning reduces time, thus reducing patient discomfort during the imaging procedure.

Highlights:

  • With 40 mm of thin slice coverage, 64 Slice broadens horizons in cardiac imaging, pulmonary imaging, multi organ trauma evaluation and paediatric application to boost your clinical capabilities to the highest level attainable.
  • 1.62 m scannable range of the couch accommodates whole body scanning (upto 204 kgs) without repositioning.
  • "Dose Wise Design" delivers optimal dose efficiency without compromising on image quality.
  • Uses the patented "TACH Technology" which is a complete high-speed, multi-channel data acquisition system (DAS) in a single 8 mm x 8 mm chip.
  • The 64 - Slice CT uses a "Cone Beam Reconstruction Algorithm (COBRA)" for enabling three-dimensional data acquisition and reconstruction in axial and spiral scanning.
  • Exclusive to Philips, the Rapid View Reconstruction Technique uses "Ultra High Resolution Matrices".

PATIENT GUIDE TO 64 SLICE CT ANGIO

What is unique about the 64 Slice CT Angio?

The 64 Slice Computed Tomography Angio System is an advanced imaging system that scans your body from head to toe, in less than one minute. It helps accurately identify any abnormality.

The system uses X - rays to obtain cross-sectional images or "slice" of the targeted area. An electronic detector absorbs and measures the penetration and transmits the data to a computer system. The computer system calculates and analyses data from each detector and reconstructs multiple two-dimensional / three- dimensional cross-sectional images, which provide an accurate picture of the targeted area.

How is 64 Slice CT Angio beneficial to me?

  • It is non-invasive and does not require any hospitalization
  • It is simple, painless and super fast (just under 1 minute to scan the whole body) and hence it reduces discomfort normally faced during conventional diagnostic procedures
  • The shorter scan time promotes comfortable breath holding, thus making this procedure ideal for people of all ages.
  • If you are in high-risk category, CT Angio scanning can identify deposits on the walls of the heart blood vessels and indicate your vulnerability to cardiac diseases.
  • For patients with confirmed cardiac ailments, CT Angio scanning can help periodically monitor the status of blood vessels without resorting to invasive procedures.
  • In case of non-cardiac chest pain, CT Angio can detect any other abnormality / body condition causing the pain to facilitate timely and appropriate treatment.

Who should undergo CT Angio Scan?

Your doctor would advise you suitably.

In general, CT Angio is best suited for patients with atypical on non-cardiac chest pain or for them who are undergoing ECG tests and for people with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol/Blood Pressure/Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Family history of cardiac diseases
  • Sedentary Lifestyle

CT Angio will be useful for pre-employment and pre-insurance checks also.

How does CT Angio help in preventive cardiac care?

CT Coronary Angiography offers a non-invasive way to detect narrowed blocked vessels, your doctor can advise on how prone you are to coronary artery diseases.

How is it different from the conventional cardiac check?

Invasive conventional Angiography involves inserting a catheter through the groin or arm in to a artery in the heart. As against this, CT Coronary Angiography is a non-invasive outpatient procedure, which does not require any hospitalization or sedation and the whole examination including a calcium scoring is over in less than 20 minutes. The breath hold required is just 10 seconds making it accurate and near zero discomfort.

How is CT Angio useful to a patient who has undergone a cardiac procedure?

It involves injecting a dye into a vein in the arm followed by an X - ray scan. After a series of computations, the images of the deposits on the walls of the blood vessels are formed on the screen. It is an outpatient procedures lasting under 20 minutes and the patient feels no discomfort.

How do I obtain the results of the CT Angio test?

The results of the CT Angio scan with the Radiologist’s comments will be passed on to your Cardiologist, who in turn will explain the details to you.

Are there any risk factors involved in doing a CT Angio test?

Some minimal risks like radiation exposure and in some cases adverse reaction to the contrast agent could be there. But these are insignificant compared to the advantages of the CT Angio test.

For appointment and booking please contact:

Apollo Gleneagles Heart Centre
48/F, Leela Roy Sarani (Gariahat Road)
Kolkata - 700 019
Phone : 91 33 2461 8028/8451/9483/8079
Fax : 91 33 2461 8180
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