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GEM Hospital Institute of Gastroenterology, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery

GEM Hospital was initially started as Coimbatore Institute of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgery (CIGES) in the year 1991 by its founder Dr.C.Palanivelu. Over the next 10 years, the institute grew in stature to become the sought after destination for laparoscopic surgery and gastroenterology. Sensing the importance of providing comprehensive gastro care, Dr.Palanivelu established Asia’s first exclusive gastroenterology and advanced laparoscopic surgery centre named GEM Hospital in 2001. In fact, the name GEM Hospital was derived from Gastroenterology and Medical Centre and true to its name. The hospital provides world-class gastro care under one roof.

The initial bed strength at Coimbatore was 100 and in 2008, another block of 100 beds were added to cater to the ever-increasing demand. Various facilities were being added one after the other keeping pace with this rapidly expanding field. As a result of these concrete and concentrated efforts, GEM Hospital earned a worldwide reputation in no time and continued to march towards its quest for quality gastro care. Not a year passed off without a major milestone being added to this illustrious journey in the world of minimally invasive surgery.

Gem Hospital with its pioneering work has evolved to be the first and the only centre in India with subspecialties in Bariatric, Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, Upper GI, Gastrointestinal cancer surgery, Endogynaecology, Scarless Surgery, Liver Transplantation, etc. GEM Hospital is also the very first centre in India to get an ISO 9001:2008 Certificate in the field of gastroenterology & Laparoscopic Surgery at Coimbatore. It also got NABH recognition for excellence in medical services.

GEM Hospital & Research Centre has over the years established itself as the leading health care provider in the fields of Gastroenterology, Robotic surgery, Gynaecology and Urology. It was made possible by the concrete efforts of the entire GEM team lead by its visionary Chairman Dr.C.Palanivelu. Its reach is beyond the confines of Coimbatore and nearby districts, where patients from all across the globe come here for quality health care. In order to provide affordable gastroenterology health care to wider section of the society, GEM Hospital has set up this single specialty concept at various cities including Tirupur, Erode and Thrissur with great success.

GEM Hospital has now spread its wings to Chennai which has long been established as health care destination and this hospital provide comprehensive gastroenterology care under one roof. It includes all the diagnostic facilities available for gastro related problems, latest state of the art treatment facilities and more importantly, preventive gastroenterology. The tradition of providing the best health care to the society that was started a quarter century ago at Coimbatore is being extended to Chennai incorporating the same compassion and dedication, the virtues on which the principles of patient care were derived at GEM.


To emerge as global health care facilitator providing world-class facilities in tune with evolving technology and promoting health endeavors with quality service.


To provide comprehensive health care by the dedicated efforts in bringing the wellness of the society to the fore through the harmonious blend of technology expertise and compassion.


GEM Hospital is committed to providing value-added, innovative, and continually improving quality health care services interfaced with futuristic technology.

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