The name GEM (Gastroenterology Medical Centre and Hospital) is derived from its own speciality. Being situated in Coimbatore, the emerging medical capital of South India, is Asia’s First and most advanced tertiary health care, in the field of Gastroenterology and Laparoscopic Surgery. It has grown exponentially gaining wide patronage of patients from India as well as abroad.
Dr Palanivelu was first to introduce Iaparoscopic surgery in south India. He was instrumental in popularizing this new branch of medicine in India. He applied Iaparoscopic technique to all types of surgery including cancer surgery.