BAROS at Institute of Bariatrics at Apollo Hospitals, is one of the first centres to start Bariatric surgery in India has been recognized as one of the best clinics for obesity and diabetic surgery across the globe. Apollo is where Professor of Bariatric surgery, Dr Raj Palaniappan is based.

With developing so many first bariatric surgical procedures and techniques including Robotic surgery & Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), the unit has won national and international accreditation. Being one of the best equipped facilities with outstanding surgical outcome, BAROS has won the award of best bariatric unit four years in a row.

Along with having specialized equipment geared soley towards bariatric patient, they achieve one of the highest number of surgeries per year and best surgical outcomes with regards to weight loss, resolution of comorbidities, mortality-morbidity rates. BAROS has been an accredited COE by International Excellence Federation (IEF) since 2014. The unit is also one of the first accredited center by Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) since 2018.

BAROS is the oldest and first corporate hospital to adhere to all the highest international safety requirements, has been the best facility to outscore all other hospitals in this regard. The unit’s safety index is one of the best in the world with no mortality and lowest complication rates across countries since its inception in 2004.

Joint Commission International (JCI) works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, advisory services, and international accreditation. In more than 100 countries, JCI partners with hospitals, and academic medical centers; health systems and agencies; ministries; academia; and international advocates to promote rigorous standards of care and to provide solutions for achieving peak performance. Apollo Hospitals, Chennai is one of the first Indian hospital to get this accreditation since 2006 for providing highest standard of care. As a part of the JCIA unit, all insurance agencies, both national and international will be able to approve the patient’s claims operated through BAROS.

Apollo Hospital, Greams Road Chennai was established In 1983 and is one of the best hospitals in India.  It has received JCI  (Joint Commission International) accreditation 4 time and it has been awarded The Best Private Sector Hospital in India several times.

Over 50,000 heart surgeries have been successfully performed at Appollo and it has continuously raised the bar in patient care.

Several major specialities beside Bariatrics such as Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radio-Surgery (For Brain Tumours), Coronary Angioplasty as well as  Cancer treatments, Orthopaedics, Heart and Organ Transplants, Gastro & Colorectal, Joints & Spine, Neurology, Gynaecology & Infertility.

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