First of its kind Speciality Clinic in Tamilnadu for ‘Pelvic Floor Disorders’


Chennai, 10th April 2021: Dr.S.Gurunathan, Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, Chennai today inaugurated a comprehensive and first of its kind Speciality Clinic in Tamilnadu – ‘GEM Pelvic Floor Clinic’ at GEM Hospital Chennai.


Dr. S.Gurunathan extended his best wishes to Dr.C.Palanivelu, Chairman, GEM Hospital and GEM team of doctors for opening a speciality care centre and constantly striving to excel in providing the best healthcare services.


On the occasion, Dr.C.Palanivelu, Founder & Chairman, GEM Hospitals said, “Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are distinctive and comprise of complaints pertaining to multiple organ systems which need multidisciplinary team approach. The most common PFDs include Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Anal Incontinence. The need for a holistic, multidisciplinary approach has been the intent behind commencing a specialist Pelvic floor unit at our hospital”.


“PFDs cause serious social, economical, physical and psychological problems especially for women that significantly reduce their quality of life. Even though PFDs are stressful and cause serious discomfort to women, they often endure the pain in silence and are embarrassed to seek proper treatment for the problem. GEM Pelvic Floor Clinic will take necessary steps to create awareness among public on PFD symptoms and the need for getting the treatment at the right time”, Dr. Palanivelu further added.


Dr. S. Asokan, CEO, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “The tendency to develop PFDs increases with the age due to the weakening of pelvic floor muscles. GEM hospital Chennai has the state of the art facilities available along with the investigations and experienced team of doctors to manage this complex, yet common set of problems with the goal of providing the best quality of health care for patients suffering from PFD complaints. This facility will bring together Gastroenterologist, Colorectal Surgeon, Gynaecologist, Urologist, Pain Specialist and Bio-feedback Trainer under one roof”.


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