SURGERY IS NOT JUST ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT, IT BRINGS BACK THE QUALITY OF LIFE LOST
GEM Obesity & Diabetes Surgery Centre is now the proud recipient of South India’s FIRST & ONLY Bariatric Surgery Centre of Excellence (COE).
Internationally renowned Prof. C . Palanivelu , a pioneer in the field of laparoscopy and robotic surgery started the department way back in 2002, proudly so as to say that GEM hospital was oneof the earliest hospitals in the country to start an exclusive bariatric surgery centre.
Dr. P. Praveen Raj is responsible for placing GEM Obesity and Diabetes centre as a centre of excellence globally. He and his team are credited with performing over 3000 bariatric surgical procedures.
Our mission is to “holistically and safely approach to treat obesity and its associated disorders”. This is effectively done with our multi disciplinary team headed by Dr.Praveen raj. The team consists of Bariatric surgeons, Bariatric anaesthetist, bariatric nutritionist, Psycologist, pysiotherapist, fitness trainer,intensivist,Physician, Cardiologist and a bariatric coordinator.
Our vision is to ‘motivate and empower people in their fight against obesity’ by creating awareness, giving support and extending out our resources for effective coverage of affected people.
- Patient first approach
- High ethical values
- Highest level of safety and professionalism
- Empathy and kindness
- Quality teamwork