GEM Hospital was initially started as Coimbatore Institute of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgery (CIGES) in the year 1991 by its founder Dr.C.Palanivelu. Prof. 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.
GEM Hospital has seven operation theaters and 200 beds each at Coimbatore and Chennai. Dure to Healthcare Excellence GEM Hospital earned 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, Hepatobilliary, 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. It also got NABH recognition for excellence in medical services. This hospital is providing world class health care with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic facilities and placed on the international medical map in the field of Laparoscopic surgery.