GEM Hospital conducts “Advanced Colorectal Fellowship”for surgeons

This 3-day advanced fellowship course of IAGES covers all colo-rectal topics in great depth with live workshops


Chennai, 23rdOctober 2021:GEM Hospital Chennai, India’s premier Gastroenterology and laparoscopic speciality hospital, along with Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES)have launched a 3-day Advanced Fellowship Course in Colon & Rectal Surgery, for surgeons who desires to hone their skills on Laparoscopic Colo-rectal Surgeries and management of Colo-rectal disorders.

The inauguration of the program was held today in GEM Hospital Chennai in the gracious presence of our Honourable Chief Guest Dr. J.Radhakrishnan, IAS – Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, and our Guest of HonourDr. B. Krishna Rau, Professor Emeritus Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University.

During the inauguration, Dr. C. Palanivelu, Chairman, GEM Hospital said, “I am proud to share that GEM Hospital is the first to introduce Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancers. We have performed more than 5000 Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgeries in last 30 years. It gives us immense pleasure in organizing the fellowship course in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ‘FALS Colorectal 2021’ under the aegis of ‘Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons’ from 22nd to 24th October 2021.Senior surgeons with a minimum of 6 yrs standing and experience in colorectal surgery are entitled for this course certification.”

“Courses such as these are aimed to review all the best evidences and help fine tune the laparoscopic surgical skills of practicing laparoscopic and GI surgeons. We have selected the most relevant topics for discussion, so as to benefit all our colleagues, keeping up-to-date with all the recent advances in the field of colorectal surgeries.Didactic lectures, debates, panel discussions and video presentations by eminent faculties with rich experience in the field have been assigned”, he further added.




Dr. S. Asokan, CEO, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “The enthusiasm with which more than 200 surgeons have registered for this academic meet in which surgeries and innovative techniques are demonstrated is heartwarming! Such conferences only have helped dissemination of knowledge and their benefits to the people happen faster”.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. P. Senthilnathan, Director, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “With the advancement in the infrastructure and availability of latest technologies involving high definition 4K/3D laparoscopic system and Da Vinci Robotic System used for complex colorectal surgeries, the doctors as well as the patients can be rest assured a treatment with minimum of scar, less pain and faster recovery with cost effective methods. With great advances in every field come even bigger controversies which need substantial scientific evidence to validate and move forward, in pursuit of providing the best quality of healthcare to our patients”.

About Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES):

The Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES) is an organization of surgeons formed by Dr. T. E. Udwadia in 1993 to promote and spread the advancement of Endoscopic Surgery throughout India and beyond. The advancement and improvements in technology has resulted in significant changes in the surgical treatment of patients.Prof. Dr. Sunil D Popatis currently thePresident of IAGES.  IAGES is in its 28th year of existence is a very vibrant organisation of about 8000 Surgeons having many academic activities.

About GEM Hospitals:

GEM Hospital is India’s premier Gastroenterology and laparoscopic speciality hospital. GEM Hospital has its presence in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Thrissur & Chennai. Pioneering laparoscopic surgeon Dr. C. Palanivelu is the founder of GEM Hospital. He was the first to introduce laparoscopic keyhole surgery in south India. He has been instrumental for development of many innovative techniques in laparoscopic surgery and spreading laparoscopic surgery amongst the masses.

It also has advanced treatment facilities in the speciality including da Vinci Robotic surgery, 4K/3D laparoscopy, Advanced Truebeam Radiotherapy, Comprehensive Obesity and Liver transplant departments. GEM Hospital is also the first hospital to perform liver transplant using the laparoscopic technique.