Honourable Member of Parliament Dr. Thamizhachi Thangapandian Inaugurates “Department of Reproductive Medicine and Comprehensive Women’s Centre” at GEM Hospital

Chennai, 28th August 2021: Dr. Thamizhachi Thangapandian, Member of Parliament – South Chennai today inaugurated Department of Reproductive Medicine and Comprehensive Women’s Centre” which is a Speciality Centre for Women led by women team of doctors at GEM Hospital Chennai, in presence of Professor Dr. Parveen Sultana.


Thirumathi Thamizhachi Thangapandian expressed great happiness and appreciated GEM hospital for having dedicated centre for women, and said, “Women are the backbone of every family and it’s important for every woman above 30 yrs to have a complete medical check-up at regular intervals and to consult a doctor if they face any health issues. The effort by GEM Hospital to address this sensitive issue is highly commendable and I strongly believe that they could bring up a change in the society”.


Next to breast cancer, cervix cancer is second most common cancer. Cancers in uterus and ovary are silent cancers only known after becoming advanced stage. Cancer cervix is caused by virus and preventable by vaccination. Regular screening is the only way to detect cancer. Laparoscopic and robotic cancer resections are highly successful and curable in early stage. Faster recovery is essential, since whole family depends on her. GEM Hospital is a centre of excellence in laparoscopic and robotic removal of fibroid and cancer of uterus and ovary. Infertility is very common because of PCOD but it can be treated easily by laparoscopy.


On the occasion, Dr.C.Palanivelu, Founder & Chairman, GEM Hospitals said, “Health problems like Incisional hernia, Obesity, gall stone,  Kidney & urinary tract infections, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer etc. are most common in women. Due to fear of society and lack of confidence to speak about their health issues, many women are hesitant to approach a specialist. GEM Hospital wants to bridge this gap between a patient and the doctor relationship and hence the ‘Department of Reproductive Medicine and Comprehensive Women’s Centre’ is born. GEM gynaec team will take necessary steps to give personalized care to their patients, to create awareness about health issues faced by women and the need to get treatment at the right time.”

Commenting on the launch, Dr. P. Senthilnathan, Director, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “This initiative is an important step in GEM Hospitals’ long history of service towards humanity. Our experienced team of Women doctors in the department consist of Dr.R. Karthikha – Laparoscopy and Robotic Gynaecologist, Dr. Niveditha and Dr. Rukkayal Fathima – Reproductive Medicine, Dr.Uthra Kumaresan – Internal Medicine and Diabetology, Dr.Monika.S – Breast & General Surgeon,  Dr. Vanmathy – Pain Medicine and Anaesthesiologist, Dr. Delphin Supriya – Gynaec Oncosurgery”.


“Our comprehensive centre will be a one stop solution for treatment of diseases from lifestyle changes to life threatening diseases in women. GEM Women’s Centre offers free pap smear, free fertility consultation and free scan facility to all patients for one month” he further added.


“One among 6 couples are having fertility issues that require medical intervention due to altered lifestyle changes, obesity, delayed age of conception, endometriosis and fibroids. In some cases, fertility outcomes are dependent on fertility enhancing Endoscopic Surgeries. GEM hospital has had an exclusive Department for Gynaecology dealing with gynaec problems from adolescent to post-menopausal period and providing minimally invasive surgeries (Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic and Robotic) since 17 years. With state of the art treatment and comprehensive approach we vow to help all these couples and bring them joy”, said Dr.R. Karthikha, Head – Dept. of Gynaecology, GEM Hospital.


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.


GEM Hospital focuses mainly on the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (including GI cancers, liver transplantation and obesity) and laparoscopic surgeries. GEM was the first to include the concept of organ-based specialization to provide much superior outcomes. This includes specialities like Upper GI Surgery (Stomach & Oesophagus), Colorectal Surgery (Small & large intestines), Hepatobiliary surgery (liver & pancreas), Bariatric surgery (obesity & diabetes), Interventional endoscopy, Liver transplantation etc. 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 only hospital to perform liver transplant using the laparoscopic technique.